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Welcome to Cairn Medical Practice!

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Anticipating Your Care Needs.

If you suffer from an on-going condition that may result in a crisis of either a health or social care nature, then you can leave instructions about your wishes for treatment at a time when you might not be able to tell the medical staff yourself.  The instruction is called an Anticipatory Care Patient Alert, or ACPA.  They are particularly beneficial for patients in care homes, patients with conditions such as Cancer, early stages of dementia or any other condition that is likely to result in a crisis or emergency admission.  This information is shared with the NHS Out of Hours Service and NHS 24, so that the whole system is aware of your wishes.

If you would like to discuss an ACPA, please ask your doctor at your next appointment.

Attendance at Appointments

Each week, we lose approximately 1 doctor day to patients that fail to attend for appointments.  If you cannot make it to your pre-booked appointment then please let us know.  In that way, we can give the time to another patient. 

At Cairn, we have a policy for dealing with persistent non-attendance and that policy could result in a patient being removed from our list and having to find another doctor.  Full details are here: DNA Policy 

Cairn Medical Practice

About Cairn

Cairn is a busy, urban practice located a 10 minute walk from Inverness City centre.  We have approximately 9500 patients, serviced by 11 doctors, 3 nurses and 2 Healthcare Assistants. 

Our building is on two floors with no lift access. The building is accessible at ground floor level for wheelchair users and patients with other disabilities. For patients who cannot use the stairs, we can make arrangements for you to be seen in a ground floor consulting room. Please let us know when booking your appointment if you need to be seen downstairs

Cairn is a training practice; we participate in the education of doctors and other healthcare staff at all levels, from university students to qualified doctors who are specialising as GPs.  Occasionally, there may be a student or a trainee GP present during consultations.  If you are not happy for them to be there then please tell us - you will not offend anyone!

(Site updated 01/09/2015)
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