Recently, the practice (in line with other practices) has noticed a drop in patients contacting us regarding challenges faced when using the online services. At present, we will continue to monitor this situation. Patients who experience challenges when using the service should click on the link 'supportcentre' in the top right of your screen on the patient access website for support. It is important that you advise the support centre that you live in Scotland.
LIQUID NITROGEN CLINIC
The General Medical Services contract has been updated in 2018. In line with this, practices are no longer obliged, or directly funded to provide liquid nitrogen. The evidence base for liquid nitrogen for simple skin problems may be left alone or treated with alternatives in the vast majority of cases. Unfortunately, due to the increasing demand placed on our practice nurse appointments, and to reflect similar moves by other practices locally and nationally, the Partners of Tayview Medical Practice have taken the decision regrettably to cease providing a liquid nitrogen service. This ensures that our nurses are more readily available to be more involved in clinical work that improves outcomes that are more clinically relevant thereby helping the health of the local population.
Patients who are currently booked in for treatment will continue to receive their treatment until their treatment period concludes. We are unable to accept future bookings for liquid nitrogen. We would advise patients to approach their local pharmacy for advice on over the counter treatments which may be available to them. Where patients have concerns regarding any skin problem, they should arrange an appointment with a GP to discuss their concerns further. The GP will then advise patients of any options available to them. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will, of course, continue to refer patients to dermatology when it is deemed that there is a good clinical need.
EAR IRRIGATION (SYRINGING)
Current medical evidence shows that ear irrigation can lead to ear infections, perforated ear drums and/or tinnitus (persistent noise). For this reason, Tayview Medical Practice will cease to provide an ear irrigation services from April 2019. Patients who require their ears irrigated prior to attending an audiology appointment will be referred, internally, by the audiology department for micro-suctioning.
Please click the link below which will provide you with self-care guidelines for managing your symptoms.
Self-care Ear Wax
Please note, any incoming or outgoing calls may be recorded by the practice.
All patients aged 65 and over, carers, pregnant ladies and those patients who are in an 'at risk' group are entitled to receive an influenza vaccination (Flu Jag). This year, patients will receive a different type of vaccination depending on their age group. Please contact the practice on 01382 543251 to arrange an appointment.
Any child aged 2 to 5 who is not currently registered and attending school should contact the practice to arrange an appointment.
SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN WILL BE VACCINATED AT SCHOOL
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed, kept safe and also advises you of the legal rights you have in relation to your own data. The regulation applies from 25th May 2018.
These regulations will supersede the Data Protection Act. It is similar to the Data Protection Act (which the practice already complies with) but strengthens many of the DPA’s principles.
Please click on the links below to find out more information regarding how the practice processes your personal data and what GDPR will mean for you.
GDPR Patient Information
Patient Privacy Statement
PRACTICE WINTER NEWSLETTER
Our Winter newsletter is now available to view by clicking on the link below or selecting the "Practice Newsletter" tab at the left hand side of this screen.
Welcome to Tayview Medical Practice
Welcome to Tayview Medical Practice. The doctors and staff of Tayview aim to provide you with a very high standard of patient care. In order to achieve this aim, we provide a number of clinics for the management of chronic diseases and offer a variety of appointment options which include pre-bookable appointments, online appointments, on the day appointments and emergency appointments. We also offer a wide variety of other medical services, details of which can be found under the "Our Services" tab at the top of this page.
We provide general medical services from two medical practices at both Newport-On-Tay and Tayport. The addresses for both surgeries can be found under the "Contact Details" tab at the top of this page. Our present Tayport surgery opened in 1996, having previously operated from converted cottages, with our Newport surgery opening in 2006.
You will also find useful information contained under the "Further Information" section to the right of this page.
We are a long, established, training practice for medical students and have close links with both the Universities of Dundee and St. Andrews.
We are happy to receive feedback from our patients in order to help improve our service to you. Feedback can be provided by using our comments/suggestions forms which can be found at both practice reception areas.
We offer a variety of IT systems available to help improve patient access. These systems include a 24/7 appointment telephone line which allows you to book an appointment with any GP, over the telephone, at any time. We also offer the facility of being able to arrange online appointments and request your repeat medication online too. You must register to use these services and a receptionist will be able to assist you further with this. We also offer all patients a text reminder service to remind them of any appointment booked.
Newport Surgery has parking spaces for the disabled and automatic doors. Tayport Surgery has a parking space for the disabled and automatic doors. On both sites, all patient services are provided at ground floor level and are accessible for disabled person. However, if you require assistance please ask any member of staff who will be happy to help.
National Health Hearing Aid Batteries
Are now available in the practice. Please ask at reception. P13 and P675 only. Please contact Ninewells Hospital Department for any other type required.
The practice has a list of Interpreters with the Fife Community Interpreting Service. Patients requiring the services of an interpreter should contact the practice directly.
Keep up-to-date with news about the practice by downloading a copy of our quarterly newsletter. Copies can be found by clicking on the "Practice Newsletter" tab which can be found under the "Further Information" heading at the right side of this page.
(Site updated 14/02/2019)