A Practice Nurse is available from 8:00am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday. An appointment system is operated.
Asthma, Diabetes and Cardiovascular clinic appointments are available most days.
Please call to arrange an appointment at one of our dedicated clinics which run most days, quoting the reference on your letter/text or email.
Some clinics require two appointments so as blood results can be available for the Nurse to discuss at your review.
We try to make our appointments as flexible as possible but if none are suitable please let the practice know and we will try and accommodate as best we can.
These reviews are important and your doctor may not be able to continue to prescribe some of your medicines if you do not attend your review. Many tablets for heart disease , diabetes and high blood pressure are dangerous if not monitored at least annually.
The service provided includes;-
- Treatment of minor injuries
- Ear wax removal- only if causing deafness or pain- See a doctor first.
- Immunisation and foreign travel advice- complete a travel form please
- Well person clinics 40 – 65 yrs (Keep Well)
- New Patient Medicals- Done in our POD- Ask for details.
- Injections e.g. Vitamin B12
- Cervical screening
- Hypertension (high blood pressure) can be done in the POD
- Management of chronic (long term) illness such as heart disease , diabetes, etc
We have many specialists Practice Nurses who are all part of our team, looking after patients with heart disease, diabetes, asthma and other long-term conditions. An appointment can be made with them directly via the reception staff. The reception staff may ask the nature of the appointment to ensure the correct amount of time is allocated for your appointment.
Health Care Assistant (includes phlebotomy service)
One of our Health Care Assistants (HCA) is available from 08.00 am – 2:30 pm Monday – Friday. Their main roles are taking blood, performing ECGs, testing samples, doing routine blood pressure readings and giving basic lifestyle advice, helping with self BP and Pod.
Clinics led by our Practice Nurses
Specialist nurses are Noranne, Ruth and Zoe.
Please complete the Asthma Attack Risk Checker below. It only takes a few minutes and you will get a personal asthma report. Your report will show as either low, medium or high, followed with simple tips and advice. Please email your result (low, medium or high) to Westgate’s email [email protected] and we will be in contact. If low risk your asthma review will be updated for 12 months, medium a telephone review will be arranged and if high a face to face appointment will be arranged, if you are happy to attend the surgery, otherwise a telephone review can be arranged. If you are medium or high risk and have not heard back regarding an appointment, after 2 weeks of emailing, please call us on the usual number. If you have any concerns at all regarding your asthma please do not hesitate to call. Many thanks for your cooperation.
Specialist Nurses are Val and Zoe.
Specialist Nurses are Val, Ruth, Noranne, Karen, Fiona and Zoe.
Specialist Nurses are Val, Karen, Ruth and Zoe.
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Specialist Nurses Ruth, Fiona and Val.
COPD (Chronic lung disease)
Specialist nurse is Noranne.
Health Visitor Clinics
Appointments for your child’s routine imminsations are co-ordinated and sent to you directly from the Department of Child Health at Tayside Health Board.
Please note that to minimise upset for your child and to ensure safe practice these appointments are for immunisations only.
If you do not attend a further appointment will be sent to you. If you are unable to attend for any reason, please let us know in advance. Missed appointments mean longer queues for everybody.
This clinic runs on a Friday from 9 am. Appointments will be sent to you. The clinics are run jointly by a member of the Health Visiting Team and Dr Lowe and Dr Gallagher.
Drug Problem Counselling
Requests for appointments are arranged after referral by your General Practitioner.