Sunday, May 28, 2017

Nairn Healthcare News May 2017

The Latest From Nairn Healthcare Group


Nairn Healthcare would like to welcome new receptionist, Leanne, to the team. 

We also have a new locum GP, Dr Lorna Young, who will be with us for the next month or so. 

We would also like to extend our congratulations to Practice Nurse, Nicola Thomson, who has passed her prescribing exams. 

Ransomware Cybre Attack

Most patients may be aware that on Friday 12th May, there was an NHS-targeted ransomware cyber attack which was reported on the news. 

We are happy to reassure patients that Nairn Healthcare WAS NOT one of the sites affected by this attack. 

Cervical Screening 

The cervical screening programme is available to all women between the ages of 25-64. Women aged between 25-49 will be called three yearly and those aged 50-64 every five years.

Women will be invited for screening via letter at the time they are due.

Cervical screening aims to reduce the likelihood of cervical cancer in women by detecting pre-cancerous cervical changes and we would like to encourage more women to attend for their check-up. 

5,000 lives are saved every year by cervical screening and we cannot stress how valuable this is for stopping cancer before it starts. A smear test can save your life. 

The current HPV vaccine does not protect against all types of HPV so although the vaccine offers good protection, the combination of immunisation and regular screening offers the best protection. 

For more information on cervical screening, please visit:

Lung at Heart

Anyone with breathing problems, heart problems, stroke or other chronic medical problems are welcome to attend Lung at Heart. 

Lung at Heart offers a short period of exercise both sitting and moving. It will make you feel better, help your mobility and breathing and increase your stamina. It is a combination of light exercise and fun and laughter. 

Lung at Heart is on every Thursday at 11.30am at Nairn Community Centre. Each meeting costs £3 (including refreshments). Carers are also welcome to come along with you.

Sharps Bins/Blood Tests

Can we ask patients that when returning Sharps bin, can you please ensure that the bin is sealed properly and the window is “clicked” shut at the top. These two steps will need to be completed before the reception staff will accept the Sharps bins. 

Can we also remind patients that blood test procedures will not be available after 12noon on a Friday. 


eConsult is available now and can be accessed through our website –

This can save you waiting in the phone queue for a telephonist. The eConsult will be given to the duty clinician and you will receive a response by 6.30pm the next working day.

We would like to stress that this is an additional service and will not replace current services available at NHG.

Private Fees

Nairn Healthcare can provide medicals (HGV, taxi, extreme sport etc), copy of medical records, shotgun licenses, private medical insurance claims, power of attorney, private laboratory testing and more for standard fees. 

This work is non-NHS and therefore we have to ask that payment is provided before the work is undertaking. We can accept Visa, Mastercard and Maestro.

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