All doctors provide both antenatal and postnatal care. Appointments are arranged by the receptionists. The community midwives provide care and advice during pregnancy. They hold an antenatal clinic every Tuesday at 2.00 pm by appointment.
We recommend that asthma patients be monitored on a regular basis. The practice policy is to review all our patients who are on treatment for asthma annually, this may be a telephone review. If you are having problems with your asthma or would like an asthma check-up please phone for an asthma check appointment with the Practice Nurse.
Baby and Child Immunisations
The first immunisations are given at approximately 2 months of age and comprise:
Meningitis B, Rotavirus,Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (DTaP) + inactivated Polio (IPV)+ Haemophilus Influenza B (HIB) = 1 injection
Pneumococcal = 1 injection
The second immunisations are given at approximately 3 months of age and comprise of:
Rotavirus, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (DTaP) + inactivated Polio (IPV)+ Haemophilus Influenza B (HIB) = 1 injection
Meningococcal C = 1 injection
The third immunisations are given at approximately 4 months of age and comprise of:
Meningitis B, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (DTaP) + inactivated Polio (IPV)+ Haemophilus Influenza B (HIB) = 1 injection
Pneumococcal = 1 injection
Meningococcal C = 1 injection
At 12 months your child’s initial immunisations will be completed with Haemophilus Influenza B (HIB) and Meningococcal C = 1 injection
At 13 months your child will be Men B, Mumps, Measles and German Measles (Rubella) (MMR) = 1 injection and Pneumococcal = 1 injection.
The safety of all these immunisations is well established and there are few genuine contra-indications. If, however, you have any concerns please discuss them with your Health Visitor or Practice Nurse. The child immunization clinic is held on a Tuesday afternoon between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm.
Between the ages of 50 and 70 years, you can participate in the National Breast Screening Programme. You will automatically receive an invitation to attend before your 50th birthday and three yearly thereafter.
Both doctors and nurses provide this service. Appointments are available at any time during the working week. We encourage all women to attend regularly for smears. A call/recall letter will be sent to you direct from the Scottish Cervical Cytology Call/Recall Service when your cervical smear is due. However, if you are overdue for a cervical smear please contact our reception staff.
Chronic Disease Management
Our Practice Nurses provide this service. Patients with a chronic disease are invited to attend for a health check and recalled as appropriate. The health check may involve a blood test.
Contraceptive Services/Family Planning
All of our GPs and Practice Nurse are qualified to provide you with contraceptive advice. We work closely with the Family Planning Clinic and G.U.M. Clinic. Please make an appointment with the doctor or nurse of your choice if you wish to discuss contraception.
Cryotherapy Clinic (freezing of warts)
The cryotherapy clinic is held on a Tuesday once a month and is run by the Practice Nurse.
We recommend that diabetic patients be monitored on a regular basis. The practice policy is to review all patients who are either diet controlled or who take oral medication to control their diabetes at least once a year.
Flu Vaccination/Pneumococcal Vaccine
The Practice will advertise Flu vaccination programme details around September/October time. It is recommended if you are:
- over 65 years of age
- live in residential homes
- are a carer
- suffer from any of the following: asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease, some other chronic diseases, immunosuppression
Dr McKenna provides a joint injection service. Please contact reception to book a consultation appointment.
Whether through heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or bad circulation in the legs, smoking is a major threat to health. It is possible to stop. Many people who succeed have previously failed at least once. We can help you succeed. For further information contact the Kirkcaldy & Levenmouth Smoking Cessation Service on tel. 01592 715213.
We can give up to date advice for those travelling abroad. If you wish advice prior to travelling abroad, please give information about your destination and travel dates to the receptionist and if necessary an appointment will be made for you to see the practice nurse or a doctor. Whenever possible it is advised that you seek advice at least 8 weeks before departure. Some immunizations are available free on the NHS, you will have to pay for immunisations not covered by the NHS.
Well Person Check
All patients over 75 years of age are encouraged to make an appointment for a good personal check. Similarly, any individual who has not seen a GP in the past 3 years is welcome to make an appointment for a Well Person Check
General practitioners and practice nurses are often the first contacts for couples concerned about their fertility. We can offer advice and support that can alleviate anxiety. Our role includes giving general preconception advice, taking a history and starting appropriate tests. We should try to see both partners together, although this may be difficult if they are registered with different practices. However, the couple should be encouraged to approach the problem together and must understand that they will both need investigation. We can also ensure a prompt and appropriate referral and advice on local services available in secondary care together with local funding policies for investigation and treatment.
If you would like to discuss this further please arrange an appointment with either the doctor or practice nurse in the first instance. It may be necessary for you to return with your partner, and if so, you will be allocated a 20-minute appointment.
Services for Patients with Special Needs
The practice has access to services for patients with special needs. Interpreters can be arranged for the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf/blind patients. A transcription service into accessible formats can be arranged for patients who are partially sighted or blind. If you would like more information, please ask the receptionist.
If English is not your first language and you would like an interpreter to be present at your appointment, please inform the receptionist and they will make arrangements with the Fife Community Interpreting Service.