We run a wide range of clinics at the practice, most of but not all are nurse-led. We are keen to promote health education and preventive medicine. Our clinics include:
Cervical smears help prevent cancer of the neck of the womb. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 25 to 35. A smear is the best way to protect yourself from the disease. Your smear test can pick up changes to your cells which, if left untreated, could turn into cancer. All women in Scotland aged 25 to 49 are invited for a smear test every 3 years, while women aged 50 to 64 are invited every 5 years.
For further information see the Introduction to cervical screening from NHS Inform.
Following on from the birth of your baby, you will be sent an appointment for a postnatal appointment and child health surveillance. The appointment will be scheduled for approximately 8 weeks post birth and is with one of our GPs. At the appointment, the GP will check how mum is doing as well as checking growth and development of baby.
Appointments for your child's immunisations will be sent to you direct from the Child Health Team who are based in NHS Fife. It is important that you attend for these appointments at the allocated time as these immunisations need to be given at specific times in your child's development (8, 12 and 16 weeks, 1 year and pre-school). If you have any queries regarding immunisations, please telephone the Immunisation Team direct on 01383 565456.
Many things can impact on our health and cannot always be cured by medicine and tablets so your doctor may offer you an appointment to see a link worker.
The Link Worker will listen and support you with any decisions you make, help you to identify areas that you feel ready to work on and offer guidance to make the necessary changes to improve your health and wellbeing.
The Link Worker can help you get advice with;
- Improving your Health & Wellbeing
- Community Based Adult Learning and Training
- Employability support
- Getting involved in your local community
- Reducing Stress
It’s free and confidential. Appointments can last up to 45 minutes. This will give you the opportunity to discuss any issues that you feel are affecting your health and give you the chance to look at positive solutions. You can find out about different organisations or activities that can offer you support. Ask your doctor or nurse about this service.
The practice offers a weekly Cryotherapy Clinic with the practice nurse on both a Tuesday and Friday afternoon for the removal of warts/verrucas. NHS Inform offers some guidance in the identification and removal of warts/verrucas click here for more information
. For helpful advice on the management of Verrucas and Warts click here for more information. To book an appointment please call the surgery on 01382 651201.
What causes earwax to build up? Some people regularly get blocked ears because they naturally produce a lot of earwax. Other factors that can increase the risk of too much wax include:
- Producing naturally hard or dry earwax
- Having narrow or hairy ear canals (the tube between the opening of the ear and the eardrum)
- Being elderly, as earwax becomes drier with age
- Bony growths in the outer part of the ear canal
- Earwax can also block your ear if you frequently insert objects into your ear canal, such as cotton buds, ear plugs or hearing aids.
Ear care clinics run at Bank Street Medical Group. These clinics are delivered by our practice nurses, who use a technique called ear irrigation. For further information and details of how to book an appointment please read this leaflet
or follow this link
to find out more.
The Practice endeavours to provide a full range of services during normal surgery hours. Our experienced Practice Nurses will be happy to provide contraception advice.
The services offered include the insertion/removal of contraception coils (IUD) and the insertion/removal of contraceptive implants (Nexplanon). Dr Katie MacLaren and Dr Sarah Mills manage these services, with clinics available every Friday from 11.30am to 1.00pm.
Should you wish to use this service please make an appointment with Dr MacLaren/Dr Mills to discuss your options before an appointment is arranged.
It is recommended that you have your IUD checked 6 weeks after it has been fitted. An appointment can be made with the Practice Nurse or a GP for this.
Our influenza vaccination clinics run in the autumn of each year (usually starting in October through to March). They are for patients in the flu "at risk" groups and also patients aged 65 and over. Details will be announced on our news page and advertised in the waiting area.
A flu vaccine is available for free on the NHS for:
- anyone over the age of 65
- pregnant women
- anyone who is very overweight (with a body mass index over 40)
- children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or lung disease)
- children and adults with weakened immune systems
You should have the flu vaccination every year so you stay protected, as the viruses that cause flu change every year. For more information on who should have the flu vaccine, please visit the Immunisation Scotland website.
The practice offers patients access to a Listening Service based in the practice every 2nd Thursday. To book an appointment call the practice on 01334 641201
Minor injuries can be seen and treated by the Treatment Room team between the hours of 8.00am to 6.00pm.
You can attend without an appointment if you have had an accident within the last 48 hours.
The nursing team will treat such injuries as:
- Burns and scalds
- Sprains and strains
- Soft tissue injury
- Foreign bodies with have been lodged in ears, nose etc.
Our GPs may be able to perform some minor surgery procedures within the practice. Procedures usually carried out can include the following:
- Excision of lesions
- Skin biopsies
- Nail removal
- Injections of joints and muscle/tendon
If you would like to discuss the possibility of minor surgery, please make an appointment with one of the GPs.
This initial assessment is necessary to discuss the availability of various procedures and to decide on the best course of action.
If, after your initial GP consultation, it has been agreed that minor surgery at the practice is the best way forward, you will be given an appointment when the surgery will take place.
The Treatment Room is based in the Adamson Hospital. The team can be contacted by telephoning the main reception desk on 01334 651200.
The nursing team will carry out a variety of services as:
- Removal of stitches
- Removal and applying dressings
- Referrals for tests (bloods and urinalysis) by GP’s
This service is by appointment only between 9.00am to 5.00pm. This can be arranged by telephoning the number above.