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PATIENT NOTICE

Dr Roger Paterson has now retired from his work at St. Margaret's Health Centre, having been with us for 30 years. We will all miss him as a colleague and a friend as part of the health care team and know that the many patients he has helped will miss him too. We wish him many happy and healthy years of retirement.

 

 COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

We are very keen to keep our patients informed of where we are in the COVID vaccination programme but occasionally we fall behind due to the current workload.

Drop in Clinics

We are strictly bound by the rules on priority groups to be vaccinated set by the Scottish Government and currently have finished all 1st vaccines to groups 1 - 6 with only a few patients still to be appointed and are rapidly working our way through the 2nd vaccines.

If you are an unpaid carer and have not yet been vaccinated you can click the link below to register for a vaccine.


Self-registration portal for unpaid carers

For Patients in Groups 7 – 9 and patients 49 years and under

You will be appointed by NHS Tayside using the national ServiceNow appointing system.

This system utilises patient postcodes and appoints them into one of their vaccination centres at Dewars, Pitlochry or Blairgowrie. 

As with all new systems there may be a few patients who would prefer a different appointment, or appointment venue and the letter you receive will advise you how change this

 
Face Covering Exemption Card application link or call 0800 121 6240

CORONAVIRUS - If you have a persistent cough and fever or CORONA VIRUS related symptoms and are managing at home please self isolate in line with national guidelines.

If you feel you need further clinical assessment please call NHS24 on 111 at all times.

PLEASE SEE OUR Covid-19 (coronavirus) section on the right hand side of this website

We now have a face book page

We'll Keep You Right - If you're not sure where to go for treatment or who to see visit: nhsinform- your community health care services

A feedback form can be found at the bottom of Contact Details page

Carers

What is a carer?

"A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support” (Carers Trust)

Carers come from every walk of life. Regardless of age, gender or culture, if you are looking after another person on a regular basis, you are a carer. Every carer’s story is unique and many do not see themselves as a carer, they feel they are fulfilling a role that anyone else would do in a similar situation.

You are a carer if you are looking after someone with:

  • A long term condition i.e. neurological disability, physical disability, Autism
  • An addiction i.e. drug and alcohol abuse
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s
  • Mental Health problems
  • A learning difficulty

These are only some of the many conditions that may result in you being a carer.

The person you care for may:

  • Be a family member e.g. parent, sibling, grandparent, spouse
  • Be an adult or a child
  • Be a neighbour or a friend
  • Live with you or somewhere else, such as in their own home or a care home
  • Need regular care throughout the day/night or maybe just need checking on to make sure they are alright
  • Need physical or emotional support – maybe both.

How can PKAVS Carers Hub help you?

  • By providing information, support and advice, including:
    • Information on support services for carers and how to access them, including key contacts
    • Information and guidance on respite opportunities
    • Financial advice i.e. Carers Allowance, Self-Directed Support
    • Advice on guardianship/power of attorney
    • Information on Carers Rights
  • Referral to Carers services to offer tailored support to meet your needs
  • Signpost you to relevant services that can meet your needs
  • A calendar of events and training for Carers including support groups, conferences and much more
  • A forum for carers and professionals to offer peer support

Our goal is to help carers to have a voice. We want to give you the tools to be able to manage your caring role in an effective way and to plan for the future so that you can have a life outside of caring. If you feel that you may be a carer and require some support or advice you can access our referral form from the link above.

Alternatively you can contact PKAVS Carers Hub on 01738 567076 and speak to someone directly.      

http://www.pkavscarershub.org.uk/

St. Margaret's Health Centre have a carers notice board at the entrance to the waiting room which is regularly updated with information about what is on and available locally.



 
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