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Practice News Update

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June 2019 Update

Posted: 25 June 2019 · Practice news

Staff Changes

Fiona Doig will be leaving us on Friday 28 June to take up a Nurse Practitioner post in a Dundee practice. Fiona has provided us with over three years of excellent and loyal service working initially as a member of Dr MacCallum's team, and then as a member of Dr Barry's team. We wish her well in her new venture but will be sad to see her leave.

Teressa Forbes has been promoted to Office Manager and took up her post in May 2019. Teressa has been with the practice for a number of years and her promotion will expand her wealth of knowledge in the day to day smooth running of the reception.

Cake & Candy Stall & Health Hub

Our Patient Participation Group raised £135 at the Cake & Candy Stall held at the practice on 13 June. The Third Sector Health Hub, which ran alongside, was well attended, with lots of useful information shared about the various different agencies. Patients and staff were able to purchase some very tasty goodies and all the money raised will help our PPG provide and improve services within the practice. Thank you to all for your support!

The next Third Sector Health Hub will take place on 11 July 2019, 10.30am to 12 noon. People (from any surgery) are welcome to come along to meet organisations and staff for information, and to chat about how they can get help locally. Find out more about the Third Sector Health Hubs.

Support Forum Dates

Dates have been announced for the meetings of the Angus Diabetes Forum and the Angus Arthritis Forum:

  • The next meeting of the Angus Arthritis Forum will take place on Wednesday 14 August 2019 from 1815-2015 in the Links Health Centre, Marine Ave, Montrose. The topic is 'Joint Care in Arthritis'. Please note the earlier than usual time for this event.
  • The next meeting of the Angus Diabetes Forum will take place on Thursday 22 August 2019 from 10am-12 noon in the Lintrathen Room, Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre, Station Road, Forfar. The topic will be 'food and activity'. A dietitian will be on hand to answer your food questions.

No booking is required for either of these events, and there's no charge. If you would like to know more, please contact the Primary Care Development Team on 01307 492549.

Find out more about patient forums and support services.

RCGP Scotland’s Outstanding GP Practice Award 2019

The Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland Patient Group has asked us to distribute information about the RCGP Scotland’s Outstanding GP Practice Award 2019. This is their only patient nominated award. The award recognises the outstanding achievement of quality patient care by a practice team. They are keen to identify practices that show outstanding teamwork in delivering quality patient care. The deadline for nominations is 29 July 2019. More information is available on the RCGP website.

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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