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.
These services are routine clinical investigations and reviews such as:
- blood tests
- monitoring prior to the practice review of your long term condition
- wound care
- ear care
- leg ulcer management
If you are required to have any of the above services, the GP surgery will give you a number to call to make an appointment.
As is the case currently, the results of any of these tests will come back to the practice or requesting clinician (if requested by hospital consultants) for review and any action to be taken.
This is part of a nationally agreed plan to increase the support provided to general practices and their patients, and increase the space within general practice for a wider provision of services. The Whitehills Outpatient based model builds upon the wide range of services, including anticoagulation monitoring, already provided at Whitehills Hospital on behalf of all practices.
Feedback is being gathered from anyone attending the clinics to help further improve and develop the service moving forward.