Important changes to ordering your prescriptions

In order to make our prescription service safer, and after careful consideration, our GPs have made the decision that it is in our patient’s best interest and for safe prescribing of medications that we will no longer take medication requests over the telephone, this includes the removal of our repeat ordering telephone message service as of the 15th April.

Self Referral

Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP. However, there are a number of local services, listed below, that you are able to make self referrals to.

Tayside Substance Misuse Services

Tayside Substance Misuse Services provide recovery orientated treatment for individuals experiencing serious problems with drugs and alcohol in Tayside.
01738 564261

Pain Association Scotland

The Association is unique in having pioneered the development and delivery of self-management training for those burdened with Chronic Pain. Its courses are designed specifically to target those in the community who are affected by Long Term (Chronic Painful) Conditions. The Association’s overall aim is to improve the quality of life for chronic pain sufferers by supporting and empowering them to live independently in the community.
0800 783 6059

The Neuk Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Prevention Centre

Day to day this service is responding to crisis presentations made to the service from individuals aged 16+. We support people in transition points in their lives where there are acute and chronic periods of pressure. Our intervention and prevention support the learning of coping mechanisms. We accept referrals from individuals directly, via their GP and from Police Scotland
01738 718070

Perth & Kinross: Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

Supporting people to have healthy, positive sexual health and wellbeing including all aspects of blood borne virus prevention, testing, treatment and care.
01382 425542

Podiatry (Foot Functions)

Podiatry is a medical speciality which diagnosis and treats foot related problems of patient with an assessed risk; providing education and support for self management in order to promote foot health.

Mindspace

Mindspace is a mental health charity that has been based in Perth for over 40 years. We provide services such as counselling, peer support and group courses that help you to understand and manage your mental health. All our services are completely free and open to anyone who feels they need support with their daily well-being.
01738 639657

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health consists of two dimensions - Mental Wellbeing (for example, life satisfaction, positive relationships with others and purpose in life) and Mental Health Problems (the presence or absence of mental health problems: for example, depression and anxiety)

PKAVS

PKAVS are a local charity supporting the wellbeing of people and communities throughout Perth & Kinross, at the times when they need it most, for over 50 years. PKAVS supports thousands of unpaid carers in Perth & Kinross. We help people be individuals first, carers second. Our support is divided into distinct areas: Young Carers, Young Adult Carers, Adult Carers, Development, and Respite.
01738 567076

Perth and Kinross Credit Union

Come and join us in promoting regular saving in, and providing low cost loans for our community. If you live or work in Perth and Kinross then you can become a member.
01738 624872

Self referral for Hearing Assessment

If you are eligible to self refer and wish to do so then please call us. You will speak with a member of the team who will ask you a number of questions to ensure that you are eligible to access this service and if you are, an appointment will be given at a location close to you.
01382 596965

Anchor House

Anchor House is charity based in Perth and Kinross. We were established in 1988 and since then have offered a range of support services to meet local demand. Anchor House provides a comprehensive range of needs-led services, this includes accommodation and support services to those that experience homelessness, mental illness, disadvantage and exclusion.

Tayside Maternity Services

We provide care during pregnancy, labour birth and postnatally for over 4,500 women and pregnant people and their babies each year in our maternity units at Arbroath, Dundee and Perth.
01738 473270

Scottish Welfare Fund

Is a discretionary scheme which provides two types of grants. Community Care Grants Crisis Grants Scottish Welfare Fund helps families and people in Scotland who are on low incomes.

Living life to the full

Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resilience. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more. Our courses are free for individuals using them in their own lives.

Solihull Online Courses for parents/carers

The Scottish Government has negotiated access to Solihull Online. These are courses which help nurture a a caring and supportive relationship by carers and help understanding of the stages of a child's development from pregnancy through to 19 years through interactive activities. Courses available are; Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby, understanding your baby, understanding your child. understanding your teenager's brain. To access these for for FREE use the code TARTAN.

Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Act 2021

This new Act establishes a legal framework for consistent access to “self-referral” where a victim (over 16 years of age) can access healthcare and request a Forensic Medical Examination (FME) without first having to make a report to the police. In addition, and as part of a person centred approach, individuals will be able to request the sex of their examiner involved in their care.
0800 148 88 88

Sleepio

Self-referral web-based support for sleep problems.

SilverCloud – Self Referral

SilverCloud – interactive computer programme accessible without a referral for these packages: · Managing Stress · Managing Sleep · Developing Resilience · Managing During Covid-19 You will be asked to set up an account by creating a username and password. You will also be asked to enter a pin which is Scotland2020.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Services

This service can help by: finding out if you need to see a doctor, providing key information and advice to help with your problem, referring you to a physiotherapist or podiatrist if you need it.

Breathing Space – Open up when you are feeling down

Breathing Space is Scotland's mental health phone and Webchat service responding to people who are experiencing distress in their lives. It is an integral part of NHS 24's suite of mental health support services.
0800 83 85 87

Penumbra – Mental Health

We work to improve mental health and wellbeing across Scotland and offer services and support throughout the country, administered by Area Offices. We believe and statistics show that people can and do recover from significant mental health problems. Penumbra supports people to live fulfilling and contributing lives. By following our person centred model of HOPE. For us hope is a vital part of recovery and supporting people to have and hold hope for the future is a key part of our work.

Scotland’s Financial Health Service

Working together with various stakeholders from the financial advice and support sector, the Scottish Government has developed this website to provide a one stop shop for those who have money problems or are seeking general help with their financial worries. We are an impartial website and do not provide advice directly but our aim is to signpost those in need to the most appropriate area of support, ranging from debt solutions, borrowing, managing your money or general welfare concerns.

Care equipment and adapting your home

If you’re elderly, disabled or have a long term health condition and want help to live safely and independently in your home, using equipment, technology or making adaptations to your home may be a good option for you. This could include: getting equipment, like shower rails, adapting your home by installing a ramp or widening the doors, using everyday technology like computers or tablets to keep in touch with friends and family, or do your shopping online. Care Information Scotland can advise
0800 011 3200

Arranging or changing your DRS (Diabetic retinopathy screening) appointment

Most health boards have a diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) service that can arrange appointments and answer any questions or problems you might have. When you receive your DRS invitation letter you might need to contact your local service to arrange a time to have the test. You can also ask for a new appointment if you fail to, or can no longer, attend your appointment.

Book your Midwife appointment online

Your first main appointment is your booking appointment (booking visit) with your midwife normally between 8 and 12 weeks of pregnancy. If you've just found out that you're pregnant, get the best start for you and your baby by making an appointment with a midwife Most Health Boards in Scotland allow patients to book directly without seeing your Doctor, if your Health Board area is not shown, then contact the Practice for further advice.

Request transport to your Healthcare Appointment

Patient Transport Service provides ambulances to patients who need support to reach their healthcare appointment, or for their admission to and discharge from hospital, due to their medical/clinical needs.
0300 123 1236

My Diabetes My Way

The NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends. You'll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and games containing information about diabetes. You can now also use this website to view your own up-to-date diabetes clinic results, to help you manage your condition more effectively.