Summary of Clinics
By appointment only in a set clinic
(Female - Tues, Weds, Fri AM) (Male - Tues, Weds mid-AM)
If female and asymptomatic - any 10 minute nurse appointment
Contact Central Sexual Health on 01324 673554 https://centralsexualhealth.org/
|Baby Clinic (Child health development 5 years old and under)||As of October 2019, you will be sent a letter and required to attend Bridge of Allan Child Health Vaccination clinic|
|NHS Travel Appointments|
Phone to book - need to pre-fill a form and needs to be at least 8 weeks before your date of travel
|Health visitor||By appointment (0-5/pre-school)|
By 20-30 minute appointment with Practice Nurse
|Diabetic||By arrangement (double appt with Dr. Whyte)|
|Winter protection and flu vaccinations||From October, you will be contacted|
|Emergency contraception||To attend pharmacy or to come into walk-in/ phone for appointment. A nurse can also assist you and may be quicker|
|Minor surgery||The doctors and/or nurses carry out minor operations on the premises by arrangement. These include coils, implants, ingrown toe nail removal. Please inquire for more details|
We are interested in the health and well being of the carers within the practice as well as those they care for. If this applies to you, please identify yourself to us and make a half hour appointment to see Dr Doherty
Child Health Development Clinic
Child health surveillance checks are arranged for all children registered with this practice and are performed by Dr Whyte and our local health visitors. These take place at the age of eight weeks.
All doctors offer counselling appointments where patients may benefit from more than the routine 10 minute appointment. The decision is made by the doctor as to which patients should be allocated a longer consultation. Your GP can refer you to a suitable healthcare professional. Anything talked about in a session is completely confidential unless otherwise agreed with the counselor.
Nurse-led emergency contraception appointments are available daily. You may also attend any pharmacy for this or speak to your GP.
The practice is pleased to give advice on family planning including the insertion of coils and the contraceptive implant. We operate a computerised recall system for cervical smear tests. Cervical smears should be carried out every three years for women aged 25 to 60, unless otherwise stated.
The practice nurse offers annual Influenza (flu) vaccinations, in addition pneucaoccal vaccinations, pregnancy vaccinations, shingles, catch-up vaccinations missed at school (please inquire first) and some NHS travel vaccinations (as long as you are more than 8 weeks away from travel).
Childhood vaccinations, as of October 2019, will be by invitation to Bridge of Allan Medical Practice.
For maternity services please contact the Maple Team Midwife. The Midwife is in charge of their own schedule. Please contact your midwife in order to discuss. To discuss this, or to book/reschedule appointments, please contact 01786 434027. These appointments are now at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, and not the practice (as previously).
Minor surgical procedures may be carried out at the surgery, such as ingrown toenails, insertion of Nexplanon, etc. Please see your own doctor for details.
We also have close links with one local psychiatrist Rebecca who holds clinics at the medical centre and a Behavioural Therapist Kathleen who run clinics on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the practice. Referrals are made as necessary by your doctor.
Please note that you may be charged a fee for certain non-NHS examinations - i.e. insurance forms, fitness to work medicals, special medicals for driving licences, etc, in accordance with BMA recommendations. Please check at reception if in any doubt.
If you feel you require physiotherapy referral you can either ask your GP to refer or telephone The National Musculoskeletal Advice & Triage Service (MATS) - Helpline 0800 917 9390
Musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service (MATS)
As many of our patients are actively involved in sports, Dr Jane Dunbar, a recognised expert in Sports Medicine, holds a clinic every fortnight in the medical centre. Patients are referred to this service by the doctor or physiotherapist, and only registered APMC patients may attend these.
Stop Smoking Service
Medical evidence confirms that stopping smoking is good for your health. If you are a current smoker and would like to stop please contact your local pharmacist or ask for further details from your GP.