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All GP Practices are contracted to provide "essential services", that is basic treatment of ill people. We hold contracts with NHS Grampian for the following "enhanced services"
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Repeat prescriptions can be obtained by: Placing your repeat slip marked with the items you require into the surgery prescription post or complete this online form
 
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Self Help
Back Pain
Usually, the pain will have been caused by lifting or bending, so be sensible and take things easy.  Take care to sit as upright as possible, with a support for the small of the back.  Take Aspirin or Paracetamol, which will help to relieve the pain and consult the doctor if it persists for more than a few days.
 
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Burns
Apply large quantities of cold water to the affected area as soon as possible and maintain this until the pain subsides.  This may take as long as 15 minutes!  If the skin is unbroken but blistered, apply a loose dry dressing.  If you are worried contact the surgery or casualty.
 
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Colds
Even in this day and age there is still no magic cure for the common cold.  Take Aspirin or Paracetamol, rest and drink plenty of fluids.  Antibiotics do not help.
 
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Diarrhoea
Diarrhoea is usually caused by a viral infection.  The symptoms in adults can usually be eased by the traditional Kaolin and Morphine mixture or by medicine containing Codeine.  In babies, sudden bouts of unusually watery diarrhoea should be treated by taking the baby off solids and feeding it on an electrolyte solution or even cooled boiled water which will be recommended by your chemist.  If the symptoms persist for more than 48 hours, consult your doctor.
 
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Earache
Ear pain can be treated with Paracetamol or Ibuprofen.  The pain would normally resolve if taken regularly.  Any discharge from the ear should be checked by a nurse or a doctor.
 
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Nose Bleeds
Sit in a chair (leaning forward with your mouth open) and pinch your nose just below the bone for approximately 10 minutes, by which time the bleeding should have stopped.  If symptoms persist, consult your doctor or go to casualty.
 
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Minor Cuts & Grazes
Wash the wound thoroughly with water and a little soap.  To stop bleeding, apply a clean handkerchief or dressing firmly to the wound for about 5 minutes.  Cover with a clean dry dressing.
 
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Sore Throat
A sore throat usually goes after a few days.  Simple treatments such as Paracetamol and Ibuprofen usually ease the symptoms if taken regularly.
 
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Sprains
First apply a cold compress, containing ice if possible, for 15 to 30 minutes to reduce swelling.  Apply firmly a crepe bandage and give the sprain plenty of rest until all discomfort has subsided.
 
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Sunburn
Treat as for other burns with cold water to remove the heat.  Calamine Lotion will relieve the irritation whilst Paracetamol will also help.  Children are particularly susceptible to sunburn and great care should be taken to avoid over-exposure to the harmful effects of the sun.
 
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T : 01542 831555 F : 01542 835799
 
Useful Numbers
Surgery 01542 831555
24hr Prescription  Orderline 01542 833311
District Nurse 01542 832756
Midwives 01542 839054
Health Visitors 01542 833757
NHS 24 Freephone 111
Opening Times
 
Lines Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Surgery Monday - Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm
Normac Pharmacy Monday - Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm - 2.00pm -6.00pm

Evening surgery by appointment only - Mondays and Thursdays