Cos Lane Medical Practice,Cos Lane, Woodside Road,Glenrothes, KY7 4AQTel: 01592 752100
Consultations for all GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and nurses are by appointment only and can be made
1/ online with EMIS Patient Access
2/ by telephone between 8.30a.m. - 5.00p.m.
3/ or in person between 8.00a.m. - 6.00p.m.
Our administration staff will ask you a number of questions regarding the reason for your appointment. We require them to do this, to ensure your appointment is made with the most appropriate member of our healthcare team. The most appropriate person will often be one of our Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Alicia, Liz or Michelle, can assist you with many health issues. Our nursing team are also highly skilled and we delegate many routine tasks to them.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else. 100's of appointments are wasted each month with patients failing to turn up for them.
A wide range of healthcare issues can be dealt with by our Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Michelle Horne, Elizabeth Melvin and Alicia Miller.
All Nurse Practitioners can deal with a wide range of problems including common infections e.g. chest, throat, ear; skin problems, hayfever, thrush and urine infections.
Michelle Horne sees a wide range of patients from 1 years upwards for a variety of healthcare issues. She is experienced in dealing with contraception initiation and review and gynaecological issues and chronic disease management.
Elizabeth Melvin specialises in Paediatrics, having many years experience in a hospital environment advising and treating children of all ages.
Alicia Miller is qualified to advise and treat patients on a wide range of healthcare issues. She is experienced in chronic disease management and contraception (including emergency contraception)
Minor Illness appointments are usually available on the day of request. All the ANPs are prescribers so prescriptions will be given as appropriate and should the Advanced Nurse Practitioner feel you need to be seen by a GP she will organise this.
Alternatively you may be able to use the Minor Ailment Service or Pharmacy First Service* available at your pharmacist for advice and free treatment. Please select the tab above for more information on Minor Ailment Service.
*Pharmacy First - is a new service where community pharmacies will see and treat
a/ mild cases of impetigo or
b/ uncomplicated UTI in women aged 16 - 65
Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 10:30a.m.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide full information when requested.
If the visit is required urgently please make this clear.
Should you believe the patients condition might be life-threatening please dial 999.
Only in exceptional circumstances will home visits be made to children.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
If you require an extention to your fit note please contact the surgery in plenty of time. (at least 2 working days notice).
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
We are a training practice and regularly have GP Trainees, who are qualified doctors gaining experience in general practice. They are considered full members of the practice team, and work under the supervision of partners.
As part of their training, GP Trainees often have to videotape consultations. These tapes are used only for training and assessment purposes. They are only seen by doctors involved in training, and are deleted after use. Consultations are only taped with the written consent of patients involved.
Dr Brown and Dr Smith are our GP Trainers.
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