Services available from the Practice
We provide medical care for all our patients when they are unwell. In addition to this we provide the following servies:
We also participate in the following local initiatives:
Methadone substitution programme for patients with drug abuse problems
Flu immunisation programme for the elderly and at risk
Regular monitoring by blood and urine tests for patients on a wide range of medications for arthritis and bowel problems
Annual reviews for patients with chronic disease
Annual reviews for patients who are carers
More specialised Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
Non NHS Services
Some services provided fall outside the scope of the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc)
Insurance claim forms
Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
Private sick notes
Our reception staff will be happy to advise you about appointment availability and applicable charges.
Please note we are an approved centre for the following:
Bowel cancer (or colorectal cancer) is a major public health problem in Scotland. The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme commenced a phased roll out in June 2007 and by December 2009 all NHS Boards in Scotland were participating in the Programme. All men and women aged 50-74 years are invited to participate and be screened every two years.
Eligible men and women are posted a guaiac-based faecal occult blood test kit (FOBT) which should be completed at home. This involves collecting 2 samples from each of 3 separate bowel movements. The kit is returned in a pre paid envelope to the central screening centre in Dundee and tested for hidden traces of blood in the stool. Individuals who have a positive FOBT result are referred to their local hospital for assessment and, where appropriate, offered a colonoscopy as the first line of investigation.
Detailed information about the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme can be found in the Bowel Screening Manual.
Further information including a helpful DVD is contained below. If you have any further queries please feel free to contact the Lorn Medical Centre on 01631 563175 or come by to collect a leaflet from the front desk.