If you are waiting for an outpatient appointment, please use the link below for up to date expected wait times.
NHS Tayside Podiatry Assessment
Download the NHS Tayside Podiatry Assessment Self Referral Form (DOCX, 26KB)
Midwifery Self Referral
If you are pregnant you can register with the midwife services at the following link
Community Listening Service
People can discover their strength and find hope when they share what's on their mind with a trained Listener.
Call 01382 423 116 or text 0796 777 1941
- 50 minute confidential appointments, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
- NHS trained, experienced Listeners
- For anyone going through a difficult life situation
Please note all samples must be handed in before 12 noon. There is a sample bucket at reception, ensure your name and date of birth are on any sample so we can identify who it is for. You will be asked why you are providing the sample and if it has been requested by a clinician.
NHS inform – for everyday questions about health
Finding the right health and care information can make a real difference to how people manage their wellbeing. Making information accessible, quality assured and up to date helps people to make positive choices.
NHS inform (www.nhsinform.scot) is Scotland's dedicated resource offering up-to-date facts on health, services and campaigns. It also has a wealth of information available online, over the telephone or via webchat:
- tests and treatments
- illnesses and conditions
- healthy living (including stopping smoking, screening and keeping active)
- care, support and health rights
One of the many great features of the new website is that people can personalise the information that's relevant to them using the 'Info for Me' tool. People can also interact and find out about specific conditions in community forums using the 'Health Unlocked' facility. Of course, there is always the option to talk to the health information team by telephone or using webchat.
Want to try the new service? Visit: www.nhsinform.scot or call: 0800 22 44 88
Chronic or persistent pain is commonly defined as any pain which lasts more than 12 weeks. whereas acute pain is the normal sensation which alerts us to an injury or illness. Chronic pain affects 1 in 5 people in Scotland and can affect all ages and all parts of the body. When suffering with chronic pain, it can affect every aspect of life. The following resources are good for understanding chronic pain and provide practical suggestions to help you manage pain.
Understanding pain – what to do in less than 5 minutes. This explains about pain and provides background information and practical steps to manage chronic pain.
Tame the Beast – Its time to rethink persistent pain (5 minute clip)
Chronic Pain Toolkit (10 min) This provides 12 handy tips and tools to support individuals to manage persistent pain. youtu.be/pbqrM8W7D48
12 tips to understand self pain management
- Building a support team
- Setting Goals
- Be Patient
- Track Progress
- Setback Plans
- Team Work
- Daily Practice
Pain Association Scotland has a lot of really useful resources on their website
What is chronic pain?
- Pain lasting more than 12 weeks.
- Can affect all ages and
- Any part of the body.
- Affects 1 in 5 of Scottish Population
Chronic pain can affect many aspects of life including:
- Ability to work
- Ability to engage with activities you previously enjoyed
There are self management tools which can help you continue your daily activities despite your pain.
What’s in your pain toolkit?
- Doing more of the things you enjoy
- Keeping as active as you can
- Spending time with friends and family
- Improving Sleep
- Mood management
- Managing stress
- Pacing activities
- Medication alongside these to allow you to better manage your pain
- TENs machines and hot water bottles can help
- Apps such as mindspace
- Kindness to yourself
North Perthshire recovery group
Breadalbane, Pitlochry, Strathtay & Strathmore Recovery Café Info
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Breadalbane Recovery Cafe
Aberfeldy Care & Treatment Hub PH15 2BH
1.30pm to 3.00pm
Pitlochry Recovery Cafe & Recovery Garden 1.30pm to 3.00pm
Atholl centre Pitlochry PH16 5BX
Blairgowrie & Strathmore Recovery cafe New Venue
SCYD, Wellmeadow House, Gas Brae, Blairgowrie, PH10 6AY
For more info or to request a link to meeting contact Liam McLaughlin on ljmclau email@example.com or 07825 256999 Audra Webster on audra.Webster@nhs.scot or 07896 280852
We recognise all unique individualities, support one another and above all respect each other.