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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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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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22 December · Practice news

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Patients will be contacted to invite them for Covid-19 vaccination, and this may not be at the practice. The first vaccinations will be in the over-80 age group. Please do not call the practice to request vaccination.

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15 December 2020 · Practice news

Practice Newsletter: Winter 2020/21 Issue

The latest practice newsletter is now available. The Winter issue includes information about how coronavirus has changed the way GP practices work, staff changes, COPD, lung cancer awareness, our patient participation group, and suicide prevention.

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3 December 2020 · Practice news

December 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 Grief Awareness Week, alcohol awareness, and sexual health. Please talk, share and raise awareness.

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24 November 2020 · Practice news

Flu Vaccinations for Patients aged 60-64

We are now accepting bookings for flu vaccination appointments for all patients aged 60-64 years inclusive. Find out how to book and view a video about what to expect during your vaccination appointment.

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23 November 2020 · Practice news

November PPG Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features Lung Cancer Awareness Month, COPD Awareness Month and Men's Health Awareness Month (Movember). Please share and raise awareness.

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Updated: 22 October 2020 · Practice news

Job Vacancies: Nurse Practitioner Posts

We are seeking a Lead/Advanced Nurse Practitioner and a Nurse Practitioner to work closely with the existing Nurse Practitioner Team to provide an extensive minor illness service and work alongside a GP to look after their defined patient list. Closing date for applications extended until 30 October 2020.

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12 October 2020 · Practice news

October PPG 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 and National Cholesterol Month. Please share and raise awareness.

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22 October 2020 · Practice news

Job Vacancies: Nurse Practitioner Posts

We are seeking a Lead/Advanced Nurse Practitioner and a Nurse Practitioner to work closely with the existing Nurse Practitioner Team to provide an extensive minor illness service and work alongside a GP to look after their defined patient list. Closing date for applications extended until 30 October 2020.

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22 September 2020 · Practice news

Job Vacancy: Receptionist

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

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18 September 2020 · Practice news

Angus Mental Health Peer Workers service

The Angus Mental Health Peer Workers service is a new service from Hillcrest Futures to provide peer support to people with their mental health and wellbeing. Find out about this and other services in Angus.

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15 September 2020 · Practice news

Flu Vaccinations

Academy Medical Centre are offering vaccination to all eligible patients. Appointments will be available to book from Wednesday 16 September 2020. Find out how to book and view a video about what to expect during your vaccination appointment.

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8 September 2020 · Practice news

September PPG 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. Please share and raise awareness.

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31 August 2020 · Practice news

SilverCloud Online Programmes

SilverCloud online programmes help reduce symptoms of low mood, anxiety and stress. There are several programmes available each specifically tailored to treat a different clinical condition.

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27 August 2020 · Practice news

Practice Closures for Staff Training

The practice will be closed between 1pm and 2pm for staff training on various days in September, December, January and February. Details of the dates are available on our list of practice closures.

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Updated 21 August 2020 · Public health announcement

Coronavirus outbreak at the 2 Sisters Factory, Coupar Angus

Staff working at the 2 Sisters factory in Coupar Angus have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past few days. The specialist teams from NHS Tayside, Perth & Kinross Council and Public Health Scotland, have taken a number of decisions to keep everyone safe.

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Updated 29 July 2020 · Practice news

Face Masks/Coverings

From Friday 10 July it became mandatory to wear a face mask/covering in shops and indoor public areas including our surgery. Find out about exemptions and print out a card.

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23 July 2020 · Practice news

Forthcoming Closure: Monday 27 July

The surgery will be closed on Monday 27 July 2020 in line with the public holidays for GP practices across Tayside. We will be open as usual from 8am on Tuesday 28 July.

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6 July 2020 · Practice news

July Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features Sickle Cell Awareness Month, World Hepatitis Day, and Talk to Us - Samaritans Awareness Month. Please share and raise awareness.

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22 June 2020 · Practice news

Keeping Well at Home Booklet

The Keeping Well at Home printed booklet is for older people who are digitally excluded. This free resource is specifically targeted at those who are currently unable to go outside, or have limited or no access to online resources. Please print and share it with your friends, family and community.

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22 June 2020 · Practice news

Community Alarm & Telecare

Community alarm and telecare cover a range of devices and services that use technology to keep you safe in your own home and help you to maintain your independence. Find out more about the technology available and how to make a referral direct to Angus Health & Social Care Partnership.

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10 June 2020 · Practice news

June Awareness Campaigns

Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of health and wellbeing campaigns. This month features Carers Week, Men's Health Week, and Cervical Screening Awareness Week.

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9 June 2020 · Practice news

Practice Newsletter: Summer Issue

The latest practice newsletter is now available. The Summer issue includes information about services during the Coronavirus pandemic, staff changes, a welcome back to our Behavioural Health Psychologists, Near Me Video Consulting, physical activity and keeping active at home, osteoporosis prevention and care, First Contact Physiotherapy Service, and living with pain.

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3 June 2020 · Practice news

Video Consultations

Academy Medical Centre is now using Near Me, a video consulting service, that enables you to have health care appointments from home or wherever is convenient. All you need is a device for making video calls like a smartphone and an internet connection.

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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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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.scot