Community Services

 

Community Nurses
Are available to give nursing care to patients in their own home and work closely with the GPs. They are based in the Health Centre and can be contacted by telephoning 01349 862220. If they are out on their rounds a message may be left on their answering machine. The nursing team also have a responsibility to assist with the training of student nurses. You may occasionally be asked if you are willing to have a student nurse assist with your nursing care. 

They are available from 9.00am - 5.00pm, seven days per week.

 

Community Midwives
Help to look after women during pregnancy and during and after giving birth along with GPs and hospital consultants. They hold regular antenatal clinics in the Health Centre as well as parentcraft and relaxation classes. Further details are available and appointments can be made by contacting them on 01349 864571.

 

Health Visitors
Are registered nurses or Midwives who have undertaken further training enabling them to work to promote the health of children and families.  The Health Visitor is now the named person for all pre-school children.   Health Visitors usually start visiting families when their new baby is around 10-14 days old and continue with regular contact until the child starts primary school.  Health Visitors and other members of the team organise parenting groups, baby massage and other activities to promote good health. They can also offer practical advice and help on an individual basis.  Health Visitors are based within the community and usually visit families at home.

They work Monday - Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm and have an answerphone service operating when they are unavailable or out on visits etc. They can be contacted on 01349 868520. Please phone them to make an appointment.

 

School Nurses
Provide health care in the school setting for all children from primary 1 to secondary 6. This includes screening, health education, counselling, 'drop-ins' and home visits. They can be contacted on 01349 868833

 

Podiatry
Please be aware you are required to complete a self referral form if you wish a podiatry appointment. 

The self referral form is available from our Reception or via this link Podiatry Service Self Referral Form 

The podiatry department presently has reduced appointment availability in all their clinics due to Covid-19.  All new referrals are being prioritised.  Please bear this in mind when waiting to be seen.    

Please be aware NHS Highland Podiatry Service do not carry out simple nail cutting.

 

Substance Misuse Nurses
Are mental health nurses who specialise in helping people with alcohol or drug problems.  Substance misuse nurses recognise it can be very difficult to change established habits and would initially meet with a patient to discuss to what extent alcohol or drugs are a problem for an individual and to look at what treatment options may be suitable.

They work Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm. Please ask your doctor to refer you if you want help to address an alcohol or drug problem.  Alternatively, the nurses can be contacted directly on 01349 869231.


NHS Pharmacy First Scotland Service

NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is a new Pharmacy led service which launched on the 29th July 2020 replacing the Minor Ailments Service.  You can use NHS Pharmacy First Scotland if you are registered with a GP practice in Scotland or you live in Scotland.

Further information and a patient leaflet can be found via the links below:
 

https://www.gov.scot/…/nhs-pharmacy-first-scotland-informa…/

https://www.nhsinform.shttps://www.gov.scot/news/right-care-right-place/?fbclid=IwAR3BrFkXUEIaRJirHrw7e1B7xJyjtF8bCmJmiIQwcPdIPyRVxeEUnIddxJE

https://www.gov.scot/publications/nhs-pharmacy-first-scotland-information-patients/

https://www.nhsinform.scot/

Pharmacy First Scotland Poster

 

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