Sam’s Mental Health Drop In

Mental Health Drop in at Sam’s – no appointment needed drop in any time 7 days a week throughout Fife. One to one chat with mental health peer worker alongside a free cup of tea or coffee.

Leven Forth Street Hall, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 12noon-8pm for other venues across Fife and general information check out the website for Sam’s

www.samscafe.org.uk

GP Vacancy

We are recruiting for a GP, if you are a GP looking for a friendly, supportive, innovative Medical Practice visit http://www.GPjobs.scot we would love to hear from you and welcome informal visits.

Link Life Fife

Improving Mental Health

Link Life Fife recognises that many things can impact on health and general wellbeing. Link Life Fife support people better understand what is causing personal stress and help people to respond most effectively through the Community Connectors Project.

If you are 18 and over, experiencing emotional distress affected by social circumstances; and/or persistent poor mental well being despite mental health problems being treated; and/or a long-term health condition where there is an adverse effect on mental wellbeing. Discuss this with your GP/ANP or Practice Mental Health Nurse as they may be able to refer you to the Link Life Fife Community Connectors Project

Health & Social Security Benefits Applications

Clients who apply for benefits

When someone applies for a disability benefit, they can ask for help by requesting that Health & Social Security gather supporting health information that proves their entitlement. This information maybe from the GP or other health or social care professionals. This is a new new approach to the existing DWP process. · Forms will be tailored to the individual client’s case and sent securely to the GP Practice by the Health & Social Security Department.

This removes the need for clients/patients to gather evidence themselves and approach the GP directly for information to support their application.

Travelling Abroad – Important Information

Make Fifefitfortravel Your First Destination when Travelling abroad for vaccination sand other travel health information

https://www.nhsfife.org/fifefitfortravel

If you are unable to navigate fifefitfortravel there is a telephone-based access point provided by NHS24 telephone 0800 22 44 88. This is an information service not a travel risk assessment

Medication for going abroad

Travelling out of the country for less than 3 months. For patients who inform us they will be out of the country for less than 3 months we will provide sufficient medications for an existing condition for the period while the patient is away, where it is safe to do so. Drugs that require frequent monitoring may not be prescribed where there are safety concerns. Patients who inform us they will be travelling out of the country for more than 3 months will be prescribed sufficient medication to enable them to make alternative arrangements at their destination (up to a 3 month supply where it is safe to do so). They will also be removed from our Practice list. We will be pleased to register patients on their return to our Practice area. Electronic medical notes are kept by NHS Scotland for reference for your return. In the case of illness whilst abroad, please seek medical help using your Travel Insurance, Global Health Insurance Card or privately.

GENERAL PRACTICES IN FIFE NO LONGER PROVIDE A TRAVEL SERVICE MAKE FIFEFITFORTRAVEL YOUR FIRST DESTINATION TO FIND OUT HOW TO ACCESS TRAVEL VACCINATION AND TRAVEL HEALTH SERVICES

COVID-19 Symptoms and Need Medical Advice

NHS Inform has a wealth of information if you have COVID-19 symptoms. If you need further medical advice please call your GP practice during opening hours or call 111 when your GP practice is closed. Visit nhsinform.scot/COVID-19

From Friday 1 April your GP practice will be your first port of call if you are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms. If you need medical advice when your GP practice is closed, call NHS 24 on 111.

Sore? Know more? long-term pain

Sore? Know more! is a support service run by the Fife Pain Management Service. Explore the options available and find out about community based support to self-manage your pain. Sessions are being run on alternate Thursdays until 31 March 2022 at Leven Leisure Centre 12-2pm. Booking is essential for safety.

Book your free session now 01383 674106 (9.30am-4pm Mon-Fri)