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Noticeboard

What is GDPR?

GDPR is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed, kept safe and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. The regulation applies from 25 May 2018. GDPR will supersede the Data Protection Act 1998 which the practice already complies with but strengthens many of it’s principle.

You can find more information on the further information tab under the heading 'GDPR'. We have all of this information displayed in the patient notice board in the practice. If you have any questions then please speak to the Practice Manager.

New Physiotherapist service - We now have two Specialist Physiotherapists based at Pathhead Medical Centre. They can be booked as an alternative to an appointment with the GP, for people with a muscle, bone or joint problem. There is no need to see the GP first.

Contact reception and they will ask you a few questions to make sure you are allocated an appointment with the most appropriate person.

MEDICATION IMPROVEMENTS - the practice is now running some prescribing improvement projects to ensure that you receive the safest and most cost-effective medications for your conditions. You will receive a letter directly if you are affected by any of these changes.

PRESCRIPTION CHANGES FROM APRIL 2017 - all prescription requests will now take 4 working days to process. Any urgent requests must go to the duty doctor.

Emergency Care - Sandpiper Bag

 

Following pre-hospital emergency care GP training in May 2013, Pathhead Medical Centre has now been approved for the provision of a “Sandpiper Bag” – a standardized portable and effective immediate medical care kit. New_Image

The bag will be provided by charitable funds raised by the Sandpiper Trust which was set up in memory of Sandy Dickson, a 14 year old boy who tragically drowned in August 2000. The Trust does a remarkable job in raising funds to buy such bags, at around £1000 per bag.  750 Sandpiper bags have now been distributed throughout rural Scotland.

The aim of the Sandpiper Trust is to help save lives in Scotland by improving immediate care especially in the remote and rural areas. The administering of rapid and appropriate medical intervention to a patient during the critical “Golden Hour” contributes to an increase in positive patient outcomes - in simple words – more lives are now being saved.

For more information about the project go to www.sandpipertrust.org



 
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