UPGRADE OF PRACTICE COMPUTER SYSTEMS
The practice will be operating an emergency only system on Thursday 29th November and Friday 30th November. This system is being put in place to allow for crucial computer upgrades to occur at both of our practices. This means the practice will be unable to access medical records which includes the medical history of patients and medication records for patients.
Routine appointments will not be offered during these days and the practice will be operating a reduced, emergency appointment only, service for those patients who require urgent assessment. We will be unable to process repeat prescriptions for these two days and would encourage patients to request their repeat prescriptions early to ensure they do not run out of medication.
Our Tayport practice will be closed on Friday 30th November due to this upgrade however our Newport practice will remain open both days.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this period.
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 and it is very important that you attend the clinic which applies to you during the specified time.
We must also make you aware that there is currently a shortage of vaccinations for patients aged 75 years and over. Due to this shortage, all practices in Scotland will only receive a limited number of vaccinations in October, November and December. The restriction of this vaccine is completely out-with the control of the practice and we must make you aware that once the supply of this vaccine is used up, you may be turned away from the drop in clinic and advised to attend the following month. There is no shortage of vaccine for patients aged 18-74. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you are aged 18 - 64 and in an at risk group, you should:
Contact the practice on 01382 543251 to arrange an appointment.
If you are aged 65 to 74, you can attend either of the following clinics:
Newport - Tuesday 20th November between 13:30 - 16:00
Tayport - Friday 23rd November between 15:00 - 16:30
If you are aged 75 and over, you can attend either of the following clinics:
Newport - Tuesday 20th November between 12:30 - 13:30
Tayport - Friday 23rd November between 14:00 - 15:00
Children aged 2 to 5 and not attending school:
Any parent / guardian who wishes their child to receive a flu vaccination should contact the practice to arrange an appointment.
SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN WILL BE VACCINATED AT SCHOOL
As per previous years, we will be offering Shingles vaccinations to patients aged 70 to 79 who have never been vaccinated before. If you have received a Shingle vaccination previously, there is no need for you to be vaccinated again. Shingles can be an extremely painful condition and this vaccination helps reduce the chance of you catching Shingles. If you do catch Shingles, this vaccination can help reduce the symptoms. We would encourage all patients aged 70 to 79 to consider being vaccinated. If you wish to receive this vaccination, please speak with a receptionist who will assist you in making an appointment.
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 AUTUMN NEWSLETTER
Our Autumn 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 08/11/2018)