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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The latest information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19), including who to phone with symptoms or general enquiries, and sources of advice and information.

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4 May 2020 · Practice news

May Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features Sun Awareness Week, Deaf Awareness Week, and Anaphylaxis Awareness Week.

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30 April 2020 · Practice news

Coronavirus and Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

Staying at home just now may be difficult but in doing so you are helping protect yourself and others. You may be feeling anxious, low, worried, bored, frustrated but this situation is temporary. Here are things from Angela Gorman, our Mental Health & Wellbeing Nurse, that you could do to manage your mental health and wellbeing whilst at home.

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13 April 2020 · 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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12 March 2020 · Practice news

My Guide Sighted Guiding service

The My Guide service supports people who are blind and partially sighted get out and about in their community. My Guide partners trained volunteers with a blind or partially sighted person to help them get out and about on their own terms.

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12 March 2020 · Practice news

Practice Newsletter: Spring Issue

The latest practice newsletter is now available. The Spring issue includes information about your Key Information Summary (KIS), children and young peoples’ mental health, our dedicated mental health and wellbeing nurse, spring/summer public holidays, and top tips to help when dealing with stress.

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5 March 2020 · Practice news

March Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features No Smoking Day on Wednesday 11 March and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, as well as some other news from your PPG.

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4 March 2020 · Practice news

Patient Information Leaflets

We now have all of our revised patient information leaflets available to view or download online, as well as in the practice. Covering many aspects of the practice, our information leaflets are a good way to find out about the services we provide.

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18 February 2019 · 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 mental health for children.

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7 February 2019 · Practice News

February Health Hub

Our next Third Sector Health Hub will take place on Monday 17 February at Academy Medical Centre between 2pm – 3:30pm. These events are open to anyone to attend, regardless of which medical practice you are registered with. No booking required, just come down for information or a chat. Organisations in attendance include ANGUSalive Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service, Angus Citizens Advice Bureau, Angus Alcohol and Drug Partnership (AADP), Dundee & Angus ADHD Support and Home Energy Scotland (HES).

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28 January 2019 · Scottish News

Future Pathways

Future Pathways offers help and support to people who were abused or neglected as children while they were living in care in Scotland.

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17 January 2019 · Practice News

January Health Hub

Our next Third Sector Health Hub will take place on Monday 20 January at Academy Medical Centre between 2pm – 3:30pm. These events are open to anyone to attend, regardless of which medical practice you are registered with. No booking required, just come down for information or a chat. Organisations in attendance include Angus Citizens Advice Bureau, Housing Solutions, Angus Falls Service, and Move More ANGUSalive.

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14 January 2020 · Practice News

Final 'catch up' flu vaccination clinic

People in Forfar and Kirriemuir who have not yet been vaccinated against flu in the 2019/20 flu season have another chance to protect themselves against flu at a catch up session. This final session will be held at Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre on Saturday 18 January from 8am to 12 noon.

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10 January 2020 · Practice News

Warts or Verrucas: AN UPDATE TO TREATMENT PROTOCOLS

From January 2020 patients will no longer receive liquid nitrogen treatment in the practice for warts or verrucas. Instead patients will be directed to the community pharmacy for over the counter preparations for treatment of warts or verrucas.

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7 January 2020 · 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 some suggestions for information resources, Cervical Cancer Awareness, and Young Carers Awareness Day.

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13 December 2019 · Practice news

Margaret Murray Leaves the Practice

This week we said a sad farewell to Margaret Murray. Margaret has been a Practice Nurse and latterly Nurse Practitioner with us for the last 12 years.

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6 December 2019 · Practice News

December Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features International Volunteer Day, Crohns and Colitis Awareness Week, and Decembeard for Bowel Cancer.

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2 December 2019 · Practice news

Practice Newsletter: Winter Issue

The latest practice newsletter is now available. The Winter issue includes information about our new Online Appointment Service, our Patient Participation Group (PPG), staff changes and successes, Christmas opening, and Third Sector Health Hub events.

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2 December 2019 · Practice News

December Health Hub

Our next Third Sector Health Hub will take place on Monday 16 December at Academy Medical Centre between 2pm - 2:30pm. These events are open to anyone to attend, regardless of which medical practice you are registered with. No booking required, just come down for information or a chat. Organisations in attendance include Angus Citizens Advice Bureau, Housing Solutions, Angus Falls Service, and Move More ANGUSalive.

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28 November 2019 · Practice news

Additional Flu Clinics in December

We have three additional flu clinic dates in December for adults who have not yet attended for flu vaccination. The clinics will take place at Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre, Forfar. Find out the dates and times.

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28 November 2019 · Practice news

Job Vacancy: 6-8 Session Partner/Salaried GP

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated doctor to join our practice. We are a friendly, long established and innovative practice with a commitment to providing high quality person-centred care to our patients.

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5 November 2019 · Practice news

Forthcoming Closure

Please note the Practice will be closed from 12:30pm on Wednesday 6 November 2019 for training and staff development.

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4 November 2019 · Practice News

November Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features World COPD Day, Alcohol Awareness Week, Self Care Week and Movember.

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8 October 2019 · Local news

Managing Fatigue Course

If you are an adult living in Angus with Fatigue you are warmly invited to register for the Fatigue Management Programme.

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3 October 2019 · Practice news

Forthcoming Closure: Monday 7 October

The surgery will be closed on Monday 7 October in line with the public holidays for GP practices across Tayside. We will be open as usual from 8am on Tuesday 8 October.

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2 October 2019 · Practice News

Falls Service

Falls are a common problem and as we get older we can be more likely to experience a fall. It is therefore important to identify what is causing you to fall in order to reduce the chance of it happening again. The Falls Assessor, Joyce Simpson, can triage patients who are at risk of falls, or who have had falls, giving advice on awareness and prevention of falls.

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2 October 2019 · 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 Month, Back Care Awareness Week and World Osteoporosis Day.

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2 October 2019 · Practice News

October Health Hub

Our next Third Sector Health Hub will take place on Thursday 10 October at Academy Medical Centre between 10.30am – 12 noon. These events are open to anyone to attend, regardless of which medical practice you are registered with. No booking required, just come down for information or a chat.

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25 September 2019 · Practice News

Flu Clinics

Details of flu clinic times for Academy Medical Centre patients at Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre (you will not be able to get your vaccine at Academy Medical Centre this year).

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20 September 2019 · Practice News

Online Appointment Service

Academy Medical Centre has now introduced an Online Appointment Service. The first available appointments to book online will be chronic disease appointments, smear appointments, and physiotherapy appointments.

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11 September 2019 · Practice News

Programme of Health Hubs

Our next Third Sector Health Hub will take place tomorrow (12 September) at Academy Medical Centre between 10.30am – 12 noon. These events are open to anyone to attend, regardless of which medical practice you are registered with. No booking required, just come down for information or a chat.

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5 September 2019 · Practice News

September Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features Self-Care Awareness Month, National Dementia Carers' Day and World Alzheimer's Day.

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20 August 2019 · NHS Tayside news

Transforming Tayside Public Engagement Events

People from across the region are being encouraged to share their views on NHS Tayside’s Transforming Tayside plans. The three-year Transforming Tayside 2019-2022 plan sets out key programmes which will deliver important service changes for the people of Tayside and North East Fife.

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16 August 2019 · Practice news

Forthcoming Closure

Please note the Practice will be closed from 12:30pm on Wednesday 21 August 2019 for training and staff development.

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6 August 2019 · Practice news

August Third Sector Health Hub

We are holding a Third Sector Health Hub on Thursday 8 August between 10.30am – 12 noon. Health Hubs are open to anyone to attend, regardless of which medical practice you are registered with. No booking required, just come down for information or a chat.

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6 August 2019 · NHS Tayside News

New Open Access X-Ray Hours

Has your doctor referred you for an x-ray? An open access service is available at various locations (no appointment is required).

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2 August 2019 · Practice News

August Awareness Campaigns

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

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10 July 2019 · Practice news

Forthcoming Closure

The surgery will be closed on Monday 22 July in line with the public holidays for GP practices across Tayside. We will be open as usual from 8am on Tuesday 23 July.

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10 July 2019 · Practice News

July Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of some of the health and wellbeing campaigns running nationally and worldwide. This month features 'Talk To Us', the Samaritans annual awareness-raising campaign, and World Hepatitis Day.

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25 June 2019 · Practice News

Practice News Update: June 2019

An end of month update, including news on staff changes, monies raised at the recent Cake & Candy Stall run by our Patient Participation Group, the date of our next Third Sector Health Hub, plus forthcoming Angus Arthritis & Diabetes Forum meetings.

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13 June 2019 · Practice News

Move More from ANGUSalive

If you have had a cancer diagnosis, whatever stage you are in your cancer journey, Move More ANGUSalive is here to support you to get and stay active.

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12 June 2019 · Practice News

June Awareness Campaigns in Patient Participation Week

We are celebrating the achievements of the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group in National Patient Participation Awareness Week, along with other national health and wellbeing campaigns. Patient Participation Awareness Week aims to highlight the importance of patient participation in achieving excellence in care for all patients.

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10 June 2019 · Practice news

June Third Sector Health Hub

We are holding a Third Sector Health Hub at Academy Medical Centre, Academy Street, Forfar, DD8 2HA this Thursday, 13 June, between 10.30am – 12 noon.

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28 May 2019 · Practice news

HELP WITH TRAVEL EXPENSES

Patients may claim travel expenses for admission to hospital or attendance at an out-patient appointment if they or their guardian are in receipt of relevant benefits or allowances. Find out who qualifies and how to claim.

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21 May 2019 · Practice news

Forthcoming Closures

Please note the Practice will be closed all day on Monday 27 May 2019. We will also be closed from 12:30pm on Wednesday 5 June 2019 for training and staff development.

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21 May 2019 · Practice news

New GP Joins the Team

We are delighted to announce that Dr James Denholm joined our team at the end of April. Following a short period of induction and orientation Dr Denholm will be responsible for his own list of patients as from 20 May 2019.

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11 May 2019 · Practice news

POWWOW workshops on wellbeing

POWWOWs are workshops on wellbeing and they are running at Academy Medical Centre during May. Come together to share knowledge and experience about a particular area of wellbeing, with a focus on tips, ideas and practical steps that can be taken to improve wellbeing in the chosen area.

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9 May 2019 · Practice news

Practice Newsletter: Spring Issue

The latest quarterly practice newsletter is now available. The Spring issue includes information about our nurse practitioner service, surgery pod, and changes to repeat prescriptions.

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30 April 2019 · Practice news

Job Vacancy: Part-time Medical Secretary

We are seeking to recruit a part-time, preferably experienced, medical secretary to work 12 hours per week over 3 days. The closing date for applications is Friday 10 May 2019.

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1 April 2019 · Practice news

Long Term Repeat Prescriptions

GP practices have a new system for patients receiving long term repeat medication. The new system involves prescriptions lasting 24, 48 or 56 weeks and will allow you to collect your medication every four or eight weeks directly from your pharmacy. This will mean you do not need to place an order with the practice.

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5 February 2019 · Practice news

Social Prescribing - Community Development Worker

Ashley McGregor from Voluntary Action Angus is a community Development Worker who has taken referrals from Healthcare staff in the practice to offer individual, one to one advice and provide any non-medical support they may benefit from. This is available for anyone who could benefit, including people who's health is affected by social and environmental issues which cannot be dealt with by only a medical response, which can be called Social Prescribing.

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18 January 2019 · Practice news

Practice Closures

Details of when the practice will be closed for public holidays and protected learning days in 2019.

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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 - 6pm (except public holidays).

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