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15 June 2022 · Practice news

Job Vacancy: Receptionist

We are seeking an enthusiastic employee to take up a Receptionist post to compliment our well established and friendly Practice team.

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9 June 2022 · Practice news

June Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features falls awareness, dementia awareness, carers week and cervical screening.

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2 June 2022 · Practice news

Jubilee Holidays

The surgery will be closed on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June, in line with the public holidays for GP practices across Tayside.

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18 May 2022 · Practice news

May Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features deaf awareness, sun awareness and asthma awareness.

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6 April 2022 · Practice news

April Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features mental health and bowel cancer.

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5 April 2022 · Practice news

Practice Newsletter: Spring 2022 Issue

The latest practice newsletter is now available. The Spring issue includes staff updates, Who Cares? Scotland, Strathmore Cricket Club meeting centre for people living with dementia, Forfar Loch parkrun, NHS Tayside virtual walking challenge, website tips and advice, your feedback, and opening hours and forthcoming closures.

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21 March 2022 · Practice news

March Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Kidney Disease.

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8 February 2022 · Practice news

February Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features National Heart Month and Children’s Mental Health Week.

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13 January 2022 · Practice news

January Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features "New Year New You", with lots of sources of information about health and exercise, and details of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week including reducing risk and symptoms of the disease.

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6 January 2022 · Practice news

Practice Newsletter: Winter 2021/22 Issue

The latest practice newsletter is now available. The Winter issue includes staff successes and updates, children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, your feedback and our responses, Scotland’s anti-bullying service, and website hints and tips.

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17 December 2021 · Practice news

Festive Season Closures

The practice will be closed on the following days over the festive season: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December, and Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th January. If you require urgent medical advice when the practice is closed, please call 111. Call 999 in a medical emergency.

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17 December 2021 · Practice news

December Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features alcohol awareness and sexual health.

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20 November 2021 · Practice news

Practice Closures, 2022-23

Details of when the practice will be closed in 2022, and the remainder of 2021, for public holidays and protected learning days.

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17 November 2021 · Practice news

November Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features men's health awareness and lung cancer awareness.

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28 October 2021 · Practice news

Practice Newsletter: Autumn 2021 Issue

The latest practice newsletter is now available. The Autumn issue includes information about forthcoming public holidays, the chronic medication service, our new Instagram account, flu vaccinations, our eConsult service, your feedback, our fundraising success, and changes in the practice.

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8 October 2021 · Practice news

October Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features breast cancer awareness and self-care awareness.

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30 September 2021 · Practice news

LOG-IN DETAILS FOR COVID VACCINATION STATUS

We are receiving lots of enquiries with regards to log-in details for patients to access their vaccination status certificate online. Please do not contact your GP practice about log-in details as staff have no access to this system.

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10 September 2021 · Practice news

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Planning for the seasonal flu campaign has been taking place over the summer months and it has been agreed through negotiations with Scottish Government, Tayside Health Board and GP representatives that general practices will only vaccinate two specific groups of patients. They are: patients aged 70 years and over (as at 1st September 2021) and those patients who are clinically extremely vulnerable (who would shield for Covid purposes). If you fall into either of these groups, you can now book your appointment with us.

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3 September 2021 · Practice news

September Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features suicide prevention and blood pressure awareness.

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18 August 2021 · Practice news

August Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features LGBT+ health and well-being and World Breastfeeding Week.

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20 July 2021 · Practice news

Covid Protocols for Patients & Visitors to the Practice

The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitals and shops. From 19 July 2021 (when we go to Level 0) various rules still apply in General Practice.

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12 July 2021 · Practice news

REGISTER FOR ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING

NOW is the time to register for our online appointments service. We are starting to plan for the 2021 seasonal flu campaign, which we anticipate will include a Covid booster vaccination as well for eligible patient groups.

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2 July 2021 · Practice news

July Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features nutrition and physical activity, sickle cell awareness, world hepatitis day, Samaritans awareness month, and osteoporosis.

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25 June 2021 · Practice news

Practice Newsletter: Summer 2021 Issue

The latest practice newsletter is now available. The Summer issue includes information about our video consulting service, the Educational Psychology Service, the resilience and well-being programme for S1-3 pupils, how we're responding to your feedback, Medlink, how your pharmacy can help if you have a wart or verruca, and the Care and Treatment Centre.

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16 June 2021 · Practice news

Change to Services Provided at the Practice

In line with the national GMS contract changes, some services that were previously carried out in the GP surgery are now being carried out at the Angus Care and Treatment Centre situated within the Outpatient Department at Whitehills Hospital, Forfar.

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8 June 2021 · Practice news

June Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features dementia awareness, carers week, falls awareness and cervical screening awareness.

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10 May 2021 · Practice news

Skin Clinic Restart

With the easing of restrictions, we are planning to restart our regular in-practice Skin Clinic, starting on Tuesday 8 June 2021.

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10 May 2021 · Practice news

May Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features deaf awareness, sun awareness and asthma awareness.

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8 April 2021 · Practice news

April Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features Stress/Anxiety Awareness and Bowel Cancer Awareness.

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8 April 2021 · Practice news

Practice Newsletter: Spring 2021 Issue

The latest practice newsletter is now available. The Spring issue includes information about Covid vaccinations, LGBT health and wellbeing, staff changes, patient feedback messages, and bereavement support.

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24 March 2021 · Practice news

SMS Reminder Service Restored

Some weeks ago we informed you that the SMS reminder service was suspended due to incompatibility issues with NHSMail and Microsoft Exchange. We are very pleased to say this service has now been restored.

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23 March 2021 · Practice news

Video about Accessing our Services

A video about how to easily access services at the practice, and what to expect when you come in. Includes how to request repeat prescriptions, collect sample bottles, hand in forms and attend appointments, all while keeping yourself and others safe.

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16 March 2021 · Practice news

Vaccinations for Carers

People who provide vital face-to-face care and support for others, and who haven’t already been given an appointment, are now being invited to register for the vaccine.

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12 March 2021 · Practice news

An Update on Covid-19 Vaccination

We have completed Covid-19 vaccinations for the cohort groups 1-5 and are now working our way through patients aged 18-64 years with at risk conditions (cohort 6).

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8 March 2021 · Practice news

March PPG Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns and issues. This month features No Smoking Day, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and World Kidney Day. You can get involved and raise awareness by talking about the campaigns, tweeting or sharing on social media, or by donating, fundraising and pledging your support.

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11 February 2021 · Practice news

February PPG Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns and issues. This month features National Heart Month and Mental Health Week for Children, with a video about supporting children and young people's mental health. There's also a reminder to update your contact details with the practice, and add your mobile and email addresses if you haven't provided that information previously.

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1 February 2021 · Practice news

Patient Notice: Prioritisation of Covid Vaccinations

The Scottish Government have issued updated guidance requesting that we prioritise the Covid-19 vaccination campaign, and that some age groups will be accelerated. To accommodate this, we will have reduced capacity this week, and possibly next week too.

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29 January 2021 · Practice news

An Update on Covid-19 Vaccination

We have nearly completed Covid-19 vaccinations for the over 80 year old age group. We are now moving on to the age group for patients aged 75-79. Please make sure we have your up-to-date contact details.

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29 January 2021 · Practice news

Patient Text Reminders Suspended

We have been informed by our local IT Support Desk that problems have arisen with our method of sending text reminders. Uuntil a solution is found patients will no longer receive text messages from the practice.

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19 January 2021 · Practice news

After Your Covid-19 Vaccination

The practice is giving advice to patients about after their Covid-19 vaccination, including to keep following FACTS and to wait for 15 minutes outside the surgery before driving off, if you came by car.

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13 January 2021 · Practice news

January PPG Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns and issues. This month features keeping moving, with ideas for physical activity during the restrictions, and Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Please talk, share and raise awareness.

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5 January 2021 · Practice news

Job Vacancy: 6-8 Session Partner/Salaried GP

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated doctor (or doctors) to join our practice. Child friendly hours/job share can be considered. Closing date for applications: Friday 26 February 2021

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Academy Medical Centre

We are one of the largest GP practices in Tayside, Scotland, with approximately 10,000 patients on our list.

The surgery is open Monday to Friday from 8am-1pm & 2pm-6pm (except public holidays).

Academy Medical Centre
Academy Street
Forfar
DD8 2HA
Tel: 01307 462316
Email: academymc.tayside@nhs.scot