Fares4Free - Service for veterans and their families
Please see information below from Unforgotten Forces partner Fares4Free, a fantastic service for veterans and their families
• Co-ordinate and provide free transport for veterans, helping them to combat loneliness and isolation, and providing access to important services.
• Can provide transport for any age group for essential reasons - this can cover anything from extreme isolation to health appointments and even assistance getting to benefits assessments, advice services, foodbanks etc...
• In short, if the referring partner feels the journey is of an essential nature for a veteran their family, we'll cover it. We are regularly at CAMHS for veterans' children.
• Journeys from Inverness, Moray and Aberdeen to Combat Stress or to tribunals in Edinburgh are not unusual either, whether it's a taxi all the way or help connecting at stations.
• Coverage includes Inverness, Moray, Aberdeen and surrounding areas.
For more information and any queries:
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British Wireless for the blind fund
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Macmillan Move More Classes
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Stop Smoking Service
Smoking is an addiction that for most smokers is hard to quit.
We are not here to tell you all the bad things about smoking as you already know what they are. We are here to help, advise, encourage, motivate and support you at every step of your journey. We will tailor a unique programme for you and support you in that programme. Many people can quit on their own but there is much evidence to show that quitting with our help is four times more successful and that you are likely to stay smoke free. With your determination and commitment, and our encouragement and support we are confident that you too can be smoke free.
If you would like further support
Phone/text Fiona MacLeod on - 07966 262 103 or ask at reception
Nasal spray flu vaccine now available for children aged 2-5 (on 1 September 2019) and not yet in school.
Please call us on 01349 863034 to book an appointment.
For more information visit:
Just Ask Enquiry Line
Adult Flu Vaccine Appointments now available
For more information visit: https://www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/get-the-facts-about-flu
Shingles Vaccine Appointments now available
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HPV vaccine for boys and girls
The HPV vaccine is offered to all pupils in S1 at school, from academic year 2019/20. For more information visit:
Dingwall Men's Shed
More information can be found at: https://www.carrgomm.org/self-directed-support
Maggie's Highlands Timetable of activities, courses and groups
Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)
For more information visit: https://www.cprd.com/public
Physical Activity for early years (birth - 5 years)
Local Dementia Advisor Information
PeoplePlus: Fair Start Scotland Provider Network
PeoplePlus currently deliver the Fair Start Scotland employment support service across the Highlands & Islands, working alongside other providers, to support individuals into sustainable employment (further information below).
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Trial with The Scottish Ambulance Service
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Highland Hospice Wear Yellow Day Amount Raised
Text Message Reminder Service
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Teen Clinic Highland Sexual Health
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Ross Memorial Hospital Appeal for Donations
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Online Appointment Booking Service
Minor Injuries Unit - Ross Memorial Hospital CLOSED
NHS Highland has closed the Minor Injuries Unit at Ross Memorial Hospital until further notice.
The Health Centre is not a Minor Injuries Unit.
Patients with minor injuries should attend the MIU at Invergordon or A&E at Raigmore.
Treatment of Impetigo
Under the Pharmacy First Service, a number of local pharmacies now offer a assessment and treatment for Impetigo, without necessarily needing to see a doctor first.. Pharmacists can now directly issue a prescription if it is thought to be appropriate. We hope this new service will provide an efficient and convenient way to deal with your symptoms
We are delighted to have Falk Schlaghecke joining us as a Specialist Physiotherapist. You can book directly at reception to see him with any strains, sprains or joint pains, or stiffness. He can assess and give you some advice on how to manage your problem or refer you for investigations and more physiotherapy treatment if needed.
Falk Schlaghecke (MCSP) completed his physiotherapy training in Berlin in 1999. After working in Germany for 6 years he moved to the Highlands and has been working for the NHS since. He has been part of the Dingwall physiotherapy team since 2007. Falk is working for the Scottish rugby Union alongside his NHS job. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine as well as sports and exercise medicine. His personal interests include all forms of outdoor activities and history.
Dingwall Medical Group Privacy Statement
We have updated our Practice Privacy Statement to comply with new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that come into place on 25th May 2018. The statement explains why we collect information about you, how that information will be used, how we keep it safe and confidential and what your rights are in relation to this. Please find a link to this below:
Dingwall Medical Group Privacy Statement
Urinary Symptoms In Women Aged 16-65
A number of local pharmacies now offer a ‘one stop’ service for assessing women aged 16-65 with urinary symptoms. Pharmacists can now directly issue a prescription if it is thought to be appropriate. We hope this new service will provide an efficient and convenient way to deal with your symptoms.
If you answer ‘no’ to all the questions below then it is likely that your local pharmacy will be able to deal with your problem. If you answer ‘yes’ then you may need to speak to a GP.
- Are you pregnant?
- Are you allergic to trimethoprim or cotrimoxazole (Septrin)?
- Have you had a urine infection in the last 28 days or multiple urine infections in the last few months?
- Are you diabetic?
- Have you any kidney problems?
Please do not deliver urine samples to the GP practice unless specifically requested to by a GP or member of staff on their behalf