at 15 Culduthel Road, Inverness, IV2 4AG United Kingdom
A medium sized friendly, family practice with 12GPs, a Clinical Pharmacist, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and 3 nurses. City location, 10 minute walk from the high street- ideal if you live/work in Inverness.
Cairn is a busy, urban practice located a 10 minute walk from Inverness City centre. We have approximately 9500 patients, serviced by 11 doctors, 3 nurses and 2 Healthcare Assistants. Our building is on two floors with no lift access. The building is accessible at ground floor level for wheelchair users and patients with other disabilities. For patients who cannot use the stairs, we can make arrangements for you to be seen in a ground floor consulting room. Please let us know when booking your appointment if you need to be seen downstairs Cairn is a training practice; we participate in the education of doctors and other healthcare staff at all levels, from university students to qualified doctors who are specialising as GPs. Occasionally, there may be a student or a trainee GP present during consultations. If you are not happy for them to be there then please tell us - you will not offend anyone!
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We have a job available as a Receptionist. The position is temporary, with an immediate start available and contracted until 28 October 2016. There is a good chance that the position will become permanent. Hours/shift pattern negotiable. Please see our website for more details. http://www.cairnmedical.co.uk/info.aspx?p=13
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Unfortunately,Dr Macfarlane is ill today and will not be consulting. If you have an appointment with Dr Macfarlane today, please don't call in as the lines are extremely busy; we are trying to contact her patients to save them a wasted journey and to rearrange their appointments.
Do you want to stop smoking? Do you need to stop Smoking? Well, there's an App for that!! Visit the NHS choices website to learn about the risks of smoking and how to kick the habit, or why not make an appointment to speak to Rena, our HCA, for practical advice and help. Did you know that wherever you live in the UK, you have easy access to a free service proven to help you stop smoking? http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/smoking/Pages/stopsmokingnewhome.aspx
The Age triggers for Cervical Screening are about to change. Look out for more information during Cervical Screening Awareness week, 13th - 19th June 2016. https://www.jostrust.org.uk/get-involved/campaign/cervical-screening-awareness-week
It would appear that there has been a change to the Online Prescription ordering through our website. It isn't something that we have asked for but it is something with which we are stuck until we change systems in late September/October this year! If you have not done so already, you will need to register to use the service. Once registered, your details are recalled each time that you log on - so it saves time in the long run. If you are having trouble registering then you may be partially registered already and, in that case, all that you need to do is to click the 'forgotten password' link. Please note: If you are receiving a message about being registered already - at the moment this system is not the same as our online appointment system, so your password/email address that you used to register for the 2 services may be different. (combining the 2 is the change due in Sep/Oct).
Did you participate in the Health and Care Experience Survey? Cairn's results are at the link below and we will be using them to input into the 2016 review of our services and practices. http://www.hace15.quality-health.co.uk/index.php/reports/gp-practice-reports/1674-cairn-medical-practice-inverness-pdf/file
Our new Server is installed and the functionality is gradually coming back online. We can now make appointments over the telephone/at the counter and hope to have the online appointment facility running later this evening. Repeat Prescription requests should be available from 08:00 tomorrow morning We anticipate being fully functional somewhere between 12:00 and 15:00 tomorrow, Thu 2nd June. Thank you for your understanding, which has made this transition relatively painless for the staff and clinicians.
Just a reminder that we are open on Bank Holiday Monday and have appointments available. We are releasing more and more appointments to our online booking system - Why not register to book your appointments online?
Antibiotic Resistance is becoming a real threat to your health. Help us buy time: antibiotics cannot help with a viral infection, such as a cold or flu; although they may be prescribed to help with secondary complications of those ilnesses. If you are prescribed antibiotics - always finish the course - even if you start to feel better! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36396663
Our main server is due for replacement on Wed/Thu the 1st/2nd June. We will not have access to the clinical system for most of that period and will be unable to process Prescriptions or make advance apointments. We will have a manual process in place to allow 'on the day' appointments to be made. If you are likely to need a repeat prescription next week, please order now to give us time to process the request. We would be grateful if you can share this post so that as many of our patients as possible are aware.
The work on our Disabled Toilet is almost complete. The facility is now useable and the final touches will be put in place over the next week or so. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the disruption.
Please note that there will be no Extended Hours appointments on Tue 24th May and the Practice will close at 6pm.
The refurbishment of our Downstairs/Accessible W/C is overrunning. Unfortunately, the plumbers found several things that needed attention before they could proceed with the work. We apologise for the delay and for the inconvenience of not having a downstairs W/C and will post more when we have an esimate for completion.
The roadworks on Culduthel Road have reached the entrance of the Practice and there is severe congestion at peak times. Also, the Bus Stop outside the Practice (heading out of town) has been closed for the duration of the work; we can't see a temporary stop buit will keep this page updated!
Chest Heart and Stroke (Scotland) are holding an Awareness Day on Friday 6th May. Why not find out more - Visit their stand in the Eastgate Centre between 10am and 3pm. http://www.chss.org.uk/
Are you registered for SMS appointment reminders and Online Appointments? Currently only 10% of our patients have registered for our SMS service, which provides confirmations when you book your appointment and a reminder the day before. Online Appointments allows you to book your own routine GP & nurse appointments. You can also check your future appointments and cancel them if you can't make it. Registration is easy - just give the reception team a call and they will issue you with a temporary logon.
Sonring at night? Really tired during the day? Read this!! http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/snoring/Pages/sleepapnoea.aspx
Dr Rod Sampson's latest paper!
Downstairs Toilet refurbishment The plumbers have given us a new date for the refurbishment of the downstairs Patient Toilet: the work will be conducted on Thu/Fri 12&13th May. Regrettably, the downstairs toilet will not be available on those days.
Dr Rod Sampson, Dr Douglas Naismith and Elaine Townsend - our Pharmacist, have published a paper on 'Medicine Sick Day Rules' These rules improve patient safety by instructing them to stop taking certain medication if they become ill with things like diahorrea and vomiting; this helps prevent kidney damage. "The big motive behind the initiative is patient education and safety; to raise awareness of the causes of kidney injury, and go some way to preventing associated hospital admissions. The idea is neat since it could be readily adopted by practices across the United Kingdom." http://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/bright-ideas/autopopulation-of-at-risk-medication.aspx
Due to a cancelled family planning clinic, we have a block of Nurse appointments free from 14:00 to 15:15 today. If you need an appointment, please call us on 01463 712233 - if not, please share!
The plumbers have notified us that there has been a delivery issue with the W/C sanitary ware. Unfortunately, there will be a delayin the upgrade to the downstairs patient toilet facilities and we will post more here as soon as we have details.
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1 - 30 April, Bowel Cancer Awareness Month For 26 years, Bowel Cancer UK has aimed to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer Read more below about the symptoms and how to get tested. http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/