Hawkhill Medical Centre
Welcome along to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services. Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home.
One Click Away
Convenience doesn’t stop there and you can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription is just a click away.
Bowel Cancer Screening
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland. But even your doctor can't see it in its early stages. Therefore the best way to find it is to do a home screening test. Everyone aged 50 to 74 is sent one every two years. If you have not done one in the last two years you can ask about receiving one by calling 0800 0121 833 or visit bowelscreeningtest.org
Failure to Attend Appointments
Due to an increase in the number of wasted appointments (average 174/month) through patients failing to attend appointments without informing the surgery, it has become necessary to implement the following policy:
"If you fail to attend appointments you may be removed from this practice list and required to find an alternative doctor"
If you cannot attend your appointments for any reason please let us know as soon as possible, giving at best 24 hour notice. We can then offer the appointment to someone else.
Beating the Blues
Beating the Blues is a free, confidential, self-help computerised treatment that uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help people experiencing anxiety and depression. It can be accessed within 10 working days, is very simple to use and support is provided. The treatment is recommended in the National Institute for Health anc Care Excellence (NICE) and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidelines. Studies show Beating the Blues is effective at reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression for patients aged 65 years and over.
"It made you look at things in a different way ... you can talk yourself or think yourself out of situations that are crippling".(NHS Tayside patient, 80-90 years of age)
There are 8 x 60 minute sessions that you can access online to help you focus on resolving your issues. You work at your own pace on a computer or laptop to develop helpful ways of thinking and behaving which help you to feel better and stay better.
Contact Bronagh Weir on 01356 692807 or on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or speak to your GP. Alternatively if you are currently experiencing mood difficulties, are aged 65 years or over, and wish to be referred, please discuss this by appointment with your preferred GP.
(Site updated 27/02/2018)