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Kingsmills Medical Practice18 Southside RoadInvernessHighland, IV2 3BGTel: 01463 235245
All of the doctors provide maternity, contraceptive, minor surgical and child health surveillance services.
Practice Nurses run clinics for routine monitoring of coronary heart disease, diabetes, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease/Asthma
These are separate clinics which are run on a regular basis in the Practice. The Practice Nurse will review your respiratory condition and advise on any new treatment or care plan if required.
Coronary Heart Disease
All patients with heart disease are invited to attend this clinic. The Practice Nurse will assess/review your condition and advise on any amendments to your medications/care. Appointments for this clinic are available at regular intervals.
We hold a clinic on a regular basis. Our Practice Nurse will review your diabetic medication and care at regular intervals. Onward referral to the local hospital diabetic clinic may be required in certain situations. Chiropody and annual diabetic eye screening are advised for all diabetic patients and these are dealt with outwith the Practice.
All patients over 75 years of age are encouraged to have an annual medical assessment.
Child Health Surveillance
Appointments can be booked with the GP for a baby's 6 week child development check. For a baby's 8 week routine immunisations, appointments can be booked with a Practice Nurse.
For other routine childhood immunisations, appointments are available to be booked with our Practice Nurses.
Many common illnesses are preventable and you should obtain information about staying healthy abroad by making an appointment with the Practice Nurse and visiting one of the websites below. It is also worth contacting the Foreign Office (see Useful Resources below) to check whether there are any advisory restrictions regarding the countries you are visiting.
The practice has up to date vaccination advice for travellers. The practice uses the most up to date recommendations regarding health needs for foreign destinations.
You should allow two months to complete any course of injections, which the Nurses will give you, although it can be carried out more quickly if necessary.
Click here to download our travel questionnaire.
As a Practice we are providing this additional service which, at the moment, we do not charge for. A Charge is made for certain travel vaccinations which are not part of NHS Service. You will be asked to pay for the cost of the vaccination at the time it is given. Once payment is received, you will receive your vaccination certificate. Please ask at Reception for current costs.
You may need these depending on the countries to be visited and the time of year. The more detail you are able to give about the parts of each country you are going to visit and the time of year, the more accurately we can advise you regarding the anti-malarials you need.
These are not available on an NHS prescription. Some anti-malarials can be bought from a chemist without a prescription, whilst others require a private prescription.
Travellers to countries within the European union (EU) should obtain a EHIC prior to travel to reduce medical costs incurred in a EU country. These are available free on-line from the Department of Health website.
We strongly advise that you take out adequate travel insurance for your journey. It is important that you inform the insurance company of any medical conditions you have, otherwise your insurance may be invalid.
If you are uncertain whether you are fit to fly, please make an appointment with one of the doctors. There will be a charge if a certificate needs to be issued or an examination carried out. Alternatively, some airlines have medical officers who can advise on your fitness to fly.
Fit for travel:http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/Foreign and commonwealth office:www.fco.gov.uk/travelDepartment of Health Advice for Travellers:http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Policyandguidance/Healthadvicefortravellers/index.htmBritish Airways Travel Advicehttp://www.britishairways.com/travel/healthintro/public/en-gbMASTA:www.masta.org
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Practice Based Services for young people.
Our range of services tailored for the needs of young people include:
We would like to reassure young people about their rights to medical help and privacy (confidentiality).
Even if you are under 16 years of age, doctors still have to keep anything you tell them private, just as they would for an adult. So if you seek advice on any problem ranging from a cold to something as personal as contraception or a sexual problem, your doctor will not tell anyone what has been discussed.
Are there exceptions to this?
In exceptional circumstances the doctor may believe that keeping a secret puts either a patient or someone else at risk of harm. For example a doctor may suspect you are being seriously hurt in some way, and may wish to involve other professionals in helping you. No information would be passed without first discussing this option with you.
Do I need my parent's permission?
You don't need your parent's permission to see a doctor, and no information will be discussed with your parents without your agreement. Many parents and young people can talk about their problems together, but many do find it extremely difficult. It can be reassuring to ask a doctor for help and advice.
Equally, keeping a sexual relationship, drug problem or depression secret for example, can be stressful so confiding in your parents, an adult you trust or your doctor may make life easier.
Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?
It can be supportive to have someone with you. This may be a parent, a friend or a partner.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Please note: Kingsmills Medical Practice is not responsible for the content of any of these sites nor do we endorse them.
National Asthma Campaign
Bone & Joint Problems
Arthritis Research UK
National Osteoporosis Society
Osteoporosis Patient Information Leaflet
Cancer Research UK
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Campaign UK
Foreign Travel Health
Department of Health Travel Advice
Fit for Travel
The British Heart Foundation
Mental Health and Counselling
Mental Health Organisation
Mind - The Mental Health Charity
Royal College of Psychiatrists
British Nutrition Foundation
Patient Information Leaflets
Sexual Health and Family Planning
Marie Stopes International
The Family Planning Association
Brook Advisory Service
Giving Up Smoking
NHS Travel Immunisations
Department of Health - Advice for Travellers