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The Atholl Medical Centre
The medical practice at Atholl Medical Centre is the sole medical practice in the Pitlochry district and covers an area of approximately 700 square miles of North West Perthshire. The practice has its main premises at Ferry Road, Pitlochry but also has a branch surgery at Ford Road, Blair Atholl. The nearest District General Hospital is Perth Royal Infirmary.
The doctors are responsible for providing community medical facilities, including the care of the patients in the Pitlochry Community Hospital, servicing the medical needs of our many visitors and working closely with the statutory emergency services.
The Atholl Medical Centre,
Tel: Pitlochry 472558
New Patients - How To Register
When you wish to register with this practice as a new patient, report to reception where you will be asked to complete a registration form and a questionnaire. Alternatively, you can visit our registration page and download and print the relevant documents. You can then arrange for a consultation with the practice nurse to record your medical details.
Practice News and Notices
Access to Atholl Medical Centre for Patients
Feedback from findings
During the months of September and December 2014 (for one week each month) the practice undertook an analysis of our appointments system.
The findings were as follows:
· 299 patients requested appointments. Of those, 263 (88%) were given what they asked for
· Of the 36 patients that didn’t get their initial request 21 (a further 7%) were offered and accepted an alternative appointment.
What we found from the data:
· Demand is higher for morning appointments than afternoon (although the majority of patients were happy with either)
· 63% of patients were looking for pre-bookable appointments
· 37% of patients were looking for same day appointments
· A significant number of the appointments given could have been dealt with in a telephone appointment
As a result of this information we have:
We also found patients not turning up for appointments (without cancelling beforehand) lost us 2 hours 30 minutes of GPs consulting time, 30 minutes of nurses consulting time and 1 hour 20 minutes of Health Care Assistants consulting time in one week. This has a significant impact on our appointments system and the appointments cannot be used by anyone else who may have wanted to see a GP/Nurse/Health Care Assistant on that day as we have no advance notification.
We would be obliged if you could avoid telephoning the surgery between 8.30am and 10am unless your request is for an appointment or house visit.
The phone lines are very busy at this time.
If you are looking for results please telephone between 2 and 4 pm as most results do not come in until later in the day.
Ebola Outbreak - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
If you have recently visited West Africa, in particular
If you have developed any of the following symptoms, particularly of a sudden onset, within 21 days of visiting any of the above affected areas you should contact the practice immediately by telephone only and ask to speak to a GP. Please do not come in to the surgery without getting advice from a GP in the first instance. Symptoms: fever, headache, sore throat, profuse diarrhoea & vomiting, general malaise.
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