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Cromarty Medical PracticeAllan SquareCromartyHighlands, IV11 8YFTel: 01381 600224
Prescription requests can be taken over the phone for shielding patients only. All other requests need to be posted, or via the online ordering process through our website. You may be asked to create a password to use this service.
Please visit the NHS inform website - Complete this form if the advice is to self isolate.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
The Epilepsy Scotland check-in service for anyone feeling lonely or anxious during this period of new restrictions due to Covid19. We are offering a check-in service that will allow your patients to discuss their concerns, ask any questions relating to their epilepsy or just have a conversation with someone who will check in to see how they are coping.
They promise to contact them at least once week to help support them through this difficult time. Anyone can register by calling our helpline on 0808 800 2200 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN)
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Funding available - Click below
Residents of the Cromarty Community Council area
Help and support lines available
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000
Professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’. www.mind.org.uk
YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus. https://youngminds.org.uk
ICON: Babies cry: You can cope. http://iconcope.org/SafeLives
Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID. http://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domesticabuse-and-covid-19
For support already available within the community please click on Community
Please phone 01349 862220
If your child is due any immunisations the Health Visitor will make an appointment with you to come to the surgery. For your child’s routine development checks you will be given an appointment for the Baby Clinic when they will be seen by the Health Visitor and the Doctor. The Health Visitor can be contacted on 01381 621873
This is held on a Tuesday afternoon by the Community Midwife. She can be contacted on 01381 621512
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At around 12 months old:
At around 13 months old:
Three years four months to five years old (pre-school):
13 to 18 years old:
As Cromarty does not currently have a regular Practice Nurse, we advise that you contact a travel advice clinic, available in pharmacies.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you should make an appointment to discuss your arrangements with the Practice Nurse but before doing so please fill in our online Travel Health Questionnaire
Once you have submitted your questionnaire you should arrange an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge of £15 per prescription. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
If you are due your annual COPD or Asthma review please contact the surgery to book an appointment. Prior to your review appointment, if possible please review the website below.
Websites to support Asthma or COPD review.