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Eye problems - Specsavers Dingwall

Specsavers in Dingwall are happy to see and assess eye problems and if appropriate treat and/or refer.   

They are working as an emergency eye assessment and treatment centre and can be contacted on 01349 869850.

Ear wax management during COVID-19

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3 before GP 

Think 3 before GP

Can you self care?  Consult trusted sources?  Seek the advice of a pharmacist?

3 before GP

Guide to Services

Guide to Services

NHS Pharmacy First Scotland

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NHS Pharmacy First Scotland Information for patients:     Pharmacy First Leaflet

The NHS is still here for you


Whilst we appreciate all people are doing to help the NHS during this time, it’s vital those with non-coronavirus health concerns still seek help as they would have before the outbreak.

The NHS is here for you, so don’t ignore the warning signs. You are not being a burden, you are looking after yourself and our NHS by doing so.

If you notice a deterioration in your health or someone in your household, call your GP in normal hours, 111 out of hours, or in an emergency dial 999.

Your community pharmacy and your GP are open, please contact them for advice or with concerns.

If you are concerned about a potential sign or symptom of cancer contact your GP practice to get checked.

If you or your child has an immunisation appointment, make sure you attend, or reschedule if you’re showing symptoms of COVID-19.

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  • Don’t delay in getting potential cancer signs and symptoms checked during COVID-19 your GP practice is still here for you.
  • It’s probably nothing serious, but it’s best to get checked, as the earlier cancer is found the easier it is to treat.
  • Information on the common signs and symptoms of cancer can be found at

  • NHS screening services for breast, bowel and cervical cancer have been paused during COVID-19 but if you’ve noticed symptoms and are concerned, your GP practice is open and ready to help. Getting checked early is one of the main reasons why more people are surviving cancer.


Fast deteriorating conditions

  • If you or anyone in your household notices a rapid deterioration in their health, seek help immediately.
  • Don’t ignore the early warning signs of serious conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, severe asthma, or diabetic collapse.
  • The NHS is still here for you.  Call 999 for an emergency or your GP in normal hours and 111 for out of hours support.


Dingwall Medical Group

During COVID-19 we are advising patients to contact the surgery by telephone and our administration staff will take your details and a note of your symptoms. One of our GP’s will then contact you by telephone and review how you are feeling.  They may offer you a video consultation using ‘Near Me’ video consulting or arrange for you to come in if they are unable to complete the consultation during their phone call with you.

For further information about ‘Near Me’ video consulting please visit:

** Immunisations **

It is important to attend immunisation appointments during #COVID19.

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Imms Social Media

Just Ask Enquiry Line

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Scottish Government Helpline


A New Government Support Helpline has been set up to provide essential assistance to those who don't have a network of support and are at high risk of contracting COVID-19.

The service is aimed at those who are over 70, disabled, require the support of mental health services, are pregnant or receive a flu jab for health reasons.

The service will connect callers to local services which can help provide food and medicine as well as emotional support.

The helpline - 0800 111 4000

* Screening Programmes Temporarily Paused *

If you have concerns please contact NHS Inform or Screening Centres in between screening appointments or as you wait for rescheduled screening appointments, please continue to be aware of and act on any symptoms associated with the conditions being screened for.

For more information on screening as well as symptoms please visit:

Individuals should contact the Health Centre if they are concerned about symptoms.

Screening Programmes Paused


Your Mental Health and Coronavirus

For support relating to your mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic, please follow the link below

Your Mental Health and Coronavirus

Changes to Access as a result of COVID-19

This GP Practice is currently restricting access for the safety of all patients and staff.  The practice remains open for all essential primary care problems but on the advice of Health Protection Scotland we have put in place a process whereby everyone is screened by telephone prior to being seen. All patients will still have access to the care they require. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time. 

Please phone 01349 863034 if you feel you require medical advice and we will call you back. 

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

If you have a new continuous cough and/or a fever, please do not come to the surgery. Please visit the NHS Inform website or call 0800 028 2816 and follow their advice.

Please be aware that for the foreseeable future we have put a temporary suspension on our online booking system.

Thank you from all at Dingwall Medical Group.


Coronavirus Information

For further information and the latest updates on Coronavirus please visit:

Coronavirus Poster

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening

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AAA Screening Poster

The Cancer Support Worker Service

The Cancer Support Worker Service Poster

Unforgotten Forces Information Leaflet

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Facing redundancy?


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Fair Start Scotland

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Facebook: @PeoplePlusScotland


Local contact details People Plus

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Donation to Dingwall Medical Group

Donation Jan 2020

Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland is changing

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ELC Entitlement Poster

How does your drinking add up?

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Digital Maternity Notes (Badgernet)

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Student Doctors

Student Doctor Poster

Consultations with Medical Students

Student Doctor Leaflet

The winter vomiting bug - Norovirus

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Haemochromatosis Poster

Future Pathways

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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:

Phone:07708 299399
Facebook: Fares4free

Here is some useful advice If you have symptoms of a cold

Link to Video: Kaitlyn's Cold

Keep Antibiotics Working

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Antibiotics Poster

British Wireless for the blind fund

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Leaflet on the Home Meals Service

Home Meals Service Leaflet

My Well-being and me Leaflet

My Well-being and me Leaflet

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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:

HPV vaccine poster

Dingwall Men's Shed

Dingwall Men's Shed

Self-Directed Support



More information can be found at:

Connecting Carers

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Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)


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CPDR Poster

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).

Fair Start Scotland

Trial with The Scottish Ambulance Service


Specialist Paramedics in Rural Health Centres 

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Do you have cancer in your family?

Do you have cancer in your family poster

Highland Hospice Wear Yellow Day Amount Raised

Highland Hospice Wear Yellow Day amount raised poster

Text Message Reminder Service

Text Message Reminder Service

Please click the link for the Text Message Opt-in Form.

Text Message Opt-in Form

Spinal Injuries Scotland

Spinal Injuries Scotland

Teen Clinic Highland Sexual Health

Teen Clinic

Do you know the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer symptoms

Cervical Screening

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Alzheimer Scotland

Dementia Advisor

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Ross Memorial Hospital Appeal for Donations

RMH Appeal for Donations

Local Foster Carers Needed

Fostering Poster

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NHS Near Me

NHS Near Me Poster

Inverness Macular Support Group

Macular Support Group Poster

Sepsis Kills.  How to spot it.

Sepsis Kills Poster

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Poster

Scotland's Domestic Abuse Helpline

Safer Scotland Poster

Befrienders Highland

Befrienders Highland Poster

LGBT Helpline Scotland

LGBT Helpline Scotland Poster

Online Appointment Booking Service

Patient Services Poster

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

In-house Physiotherapist

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.

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.


  1. Are you pregnant?
  2. Are you allergic to trimethoprim or cotrimoxazole (Septrin)?
  3. Have you had a urine infection in the last 28 days or multiple urine infections in the last few months?
  4. Are you diabetic?
  5. 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

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