Welcome to North Glen Medical Practice
Our G.P's and staff at North Glen Medical Practice in Glenrothes are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.
We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups. Please have a look around our website and meet our team. We welcome feedback from our patients.
What's new at North Glen?
Continued Provision of GP Services at North Glen Medical Practice
Following the recent retirements of Drs MacLeod and Davidson, we would like to update our patients on the current situation with GP services in North Glen Medical Practice. We would like to reassure our patients that we have been very proactive to recruit a replacement G.P. for our Practice, and we are delighted to advise that Dr Smaranda Lydon will be joining North Glen on 6th January 2020. Dr Lydon brings a wealth of knowledge to the practice and we are very excited to have her join us.
However, between now and the end of December 2019, the practice will face challenges and this may result in patient's having to wait longer than usual for an appointment.
In order to support North Glen Medical Practice during this challenging time, we would like to respectfully remind all our patients;
- NOT EVERY CONDITION REQUIRES AN APPOINTMENT WITH A G.P.
- Our Advanced Nurse Practitioner supports our G.P.'s, can see most health concerns and is a nurse prescriber and can refer patients if required
- Our Nurse Practitioners are all nurse prescribers and offer a comprehensive nursing service and can deal with a wide range of ailments
- The local Pharmacy is an invaluable resource that can also assist you with advice on medication for self care with minor ailments (please select Services from the top menu and Minor Ailment / Pharmacy from the drop down menu for more information)
- Podiatry - Patients can now self refer and do not require to see a GP first. Forms are available from our main reception area
- Pelvic Health Physiotherapy - Adult patients can self refer under certain criteria. Forms are available from our main reception area.
- Pregnancy - Appointments can be made directly with the Midwife team
We thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.
MENTAL HEALTH TRIAGE SERVICE
North Glen Medical Practice is delighted to offer a mental health triage service to our patients aged 17 years and over. Appointments are available on a Tuesday and a Friday. You may be referred to our mental health triage service by one of our triage nurse practitioners, or by a GP. You are also welcome to request an appointment with our admin team. Our Mental Health Triage Nurse will be able to assess you and offer support as required.
THE MUSCULOSKELETAL HELPLINE - NHS 24
Do you have muscle or joint problems?
The Musculoskeletal (MSK) Helpline is a phone service for people experiencing symptoms of MSK problems - such as back pain or sports injuries.
Do you need help with a muscle or joint problem?
Is it interfering with your life or work?
Do you want to know how you can help yourself?
Not sure if you need to see a healthcare professional?
Aged 16 or over?
For advice and self care information you can:
Download: 'MSK Help' app, free from app stores
Phone: The Musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service on 0800 917 9390
Speak to our trained advisors who will direct you to key advice to help you. If required, they can send your details to your local NHS service.
Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. 0800 numbers are free to call from mobiles and landlines.
Did you know, that in the last year alone, 28 TONNES of unused medicines waste was returned. The cost to NHS Fife was over £2.1 million.
North Glen Medical Practice would like to share these key messages with all our patients:
Check before you order
Only order the medicines you need
Talk to the pharmacy teams in your local pharmacy or GP practice if you have questions about your medicines
Bring your medicines into hospital
Unused medicines are a safety risk
Unused medicines cannot be recycled but can be returned to your local pharmacy for safe disposal
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North Glen Medical Practice is now on Twitter! Please follow us by clicking the link below to keep up to date with relevant health and surgery information. @MedicalGlen
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new, Europe-wide law that replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK. It is part of the wider package of reform to the data protection landscape that includes the Data Protection Bill. The GDPR sets out requirements for how organisations will need to handle personal data from 25 May 2018. In view of this, NHS Fife has reviewed and updated its privacy notices and these can be downloaded for North Glen Medical Practice:
North Glen Medical Practice - Privacy Notice
North Glen Medical Practice - Privacy Notice Other Rights
North Glen Medical Practice - Participation in Research - Data Privacy Notice
Research Data Privacy Notice
KNOW WHO TO TURN TO
When you’re ill or injured it’s vital to know who to turn to for the right medical assistance.
Choosing the most appropriate service ensures that you receive the best treatment in the shortest possible time and also helps NHS services to run more efficiently.
This website will help you to select the best service for your needs when you feel unwell or are injured.
Most of the time you will be able to receive the most appropriate care from your Local Pharmacist, GP Practice or by looking after yourself.
It’s important to remember that Accident and Emergency and 999 services should only be used when people are seriously ill or injured.
The surgery has a ramp to enable wheelchair access to the surgery. The treatment rooms are fully accessible to wheelchairs but in some of the older rooms it is difficult to maneouvre a large wheelchair, please inform staff at the front desk if this is the case and they will ensure you are seen in a suitable room with minimal inconvenience .
If you are looking for accessible information that is easy to read, visit the NHS Fife Communication for Health website at www.nhsfife.scot.nhs.uk/easyread. This site was developed by staff working in Learning Disabilities services across Fife and features downloadable resources on a variety of health topics
(Site updated 14/11/2019)