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WE ARE OPEN and offering patients a telephone and video appointment service

Whilst we appreciate all people are doing what they can to help the NHS during this time, it’s vital those with non-coronavirus health concerns still seek help as they would have before the outbreak.

The NHS is here for you, so don’t ignore the warning signs.  You are not being a burden, you are looking after yourself and our NHS by doing so.

If you notice deterioration in your health or someone in your household;

  • call us in normal hours (Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm) on 01463 712233
  • call 111 out of hours
  • or in an emergency dial 999

Remember your community pharmacy is also open and you can also contact them for advice or with concerns.

  • If you are concerned about a potential sign or symptom of cancer contact us to get checked.
  • If you or your child has an immunisation appointment, make sure you attend, or reschedule if you’re showing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If you have a regular appointment for a chronic condition such as asthma or diabetes you should contact us for advice.
  • If your hospital appointment has not been cancelled you should still attend.

For further information visit www.nhsinform.scot


FUND for women affected by TRANSVAGINAL MESH COMPLICATIONS

Please read the bulletin below and if you feel it applies to you then you may wish to discuss this with your most appropriate Cairn health care professional to arrange the required evidence by calling the practice on 01463 712233.

To access the mesh fund guidance and claim form, visit the NSS website.

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COVID-19: Facial Coverings and Exemption Cards

From Friday 10 July, it is compulsory across Scotland to wear a face covering in all shops, including pharmacies and on public transport. We also ask patients and visitors to wear a face covering when attending the practice unless medically exempt. Wearing a face covering will further help to stop the spread of covid19. Together we can protect each other and especially, the most vulnerable in our communities.

A doctor’s letter is NOT needed for facemask exemption. If you have a disability or are distressed by wearing a mask you can print one of these cards at home. Click here to download these.

If you have asthma the below link from asthma UK may be useful. This gives links to travel companies and also has a graphic regarding breathing issues which can also be used by those with COPD.

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/what-should-people-with-asthma-do-now/ 


SMS Communication

During the Covid-19 pandemic the practice has realised the value of the ability to communicate quickly and effectively with our entire patient population by SMS.  From June 2020 we plan to make SMS our default means of communication. Please see our SMS Service page to understand the advantages of SMS and what information you can expect to receive by SMS.


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11 March 2020

Cairn Medical: New logo underpins Practice ethos

Cairn Medical Practice (previously Ardlarich) is delighted to share the rationale behind their new logo and vision for their 57 year old Practice.

For some time now Cairn has promoted active health and wellbeing and works very closely with the local community in championing initiatives to improve people’s health and welfare. Following ongoing monitoring and review of its service the Practice has also been focussing on improving the patient experience which includes improvements to the appointment booking process and telephone system. The Practice is also active in reducing its carbon footprint and in 2018 agreed an environmental action plan. Since then the Practice has successfully introduced several changes targeting waste and energy reduction and promoting environmentally and ethically conscious purchasing.

Dr Beth Macfarlane, Practice Chairperson, explained: “We made the decision to introduce a logo which depicts our ethos of care, community, compassion and conservation.

“The blue C turns into a hand that cradles two figures.  This represents care and our desire to support our patients holistically. The two figures represented in the centre depict our patients – at the centre of what the whole Cairn team does. The leaves above the two figures represent our keenness to support activity in the outdoors as a vital health intervention as well as recognition that we take our responsibility as a business in terms of the environment seriously.”

Cairn has embraced a range of initiatives such as Park Run, Couch to 5K, Spokes for Folks, Wheelness and Health Walks to encourage active health and wellbeing and has worked in partnership with Paths for All, Cycling Scotland and Cycling UK to develop new initiatives. Staff members and patients alike participate in these projects and clinicians also use the Practice Ebikes to attend home visits and local meetings. Practice Partners regularly lobby local influencers around active travel opportunities for the community too. The Practice was closely involved with local social enterprise Velocity in setting up a national pilot ‘Active Health’ link worker project, which gives motivational support to patients struggling to become more physically active.

Dr Macfarlane continued: “Many of our patients and friends of the Practice are avid supporters of these wellness projects; whether as active participants or volunteers and it is this community spirit that ensures project effectiveness and popularity. In addition to reflecting the high quality care and compassion we endeavour to offer our patients, it is our hope that our new logo resonates with our staff, patients and friends as we are so grateful for their support in representing the vision of our Practice.”

Cairn Medical Practice is excited with the direction the Practice is taking as it looks ahead to many more years of caring for the local community and promoting health and wellbeing in the broadest sense.


Our SMS alert service is now LIVE

We are pleased to announce that the new patient SMS alert service is now live. This means patients who have registered their mobile phone number with the practice will receive appointment reminders. Please note this is an opt-out service. This is because Cairn Medical Practice does not use patient SMS communication for any commercial or private gain but rather for individual healthcare benefits. The data opt-out option allows patients to opt-out of receiving SMS appointment reminders and alerts. To register for our SMS service please complete our consent form.


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Changes to Our Online Service

Our Online Appointment Booking and Repeat Prescription Ordering system is changing, read more about it here: http://www.cairnmedical.co.uk/doitonline.aspx


Recall of Children's Cough/Cold medication.

Bell, Sons & Co is recalling 15 batches of the cough syrups listed above to patient-level as a precautionary measure due to a small number of reports of mould. Please see the table below for information on which products/batches are affected.

Brand & Product Description  

Batch Number

D Code

Expiry Date

Pack Size

Date Released

Asda Children’s Dry Cough Syrup Glycerol Blackcurrant Flavour

274V1

D10- 5120

01-Aug- 2020

200 ml

27/09/2017

Asda Children’s Dry Cough Syrup Glycerol Blackcurrant Flavour

276V1

D10- 5120

01-Oct- 2020

200 ml

31/10/2017

Asda Children’s Dry Cough Syrup Glycerol Blackcurrant Flavour

278V1

D10- 5120

01-Dec- 2020

200 ml

02/01/2018

Asda Children’s Dry Cough Syrup Glycerol Blackcurrant Flavour

283W1

D10- 5120

01-Feb- 2021

200 ml

19/02/2018

Bell’s Healthcare Children's Dry Cough   Glycerin 0.75g/5ml Syrup

280V3

D10- 4315

01-Dec- 2020

200 ml

04/01/2018

Morrisons Children’s Dry Tickly Cough   Glycerin 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution

282W1

D10- 4325

01-Jan- 2021

200 ml

30/01/2018

Numark Children’s Dry Cough 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution

280V1

D10- 4042

01-Dec- 2020

200 ml

04/01/2018

Numark Children’s Dry Cough 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution

288W1

D10- 4042

01-Apr- 2021

200 ml

27/04/2018

Sainsbury’s Children’s Dry Cough   0.75g/5ml Syrup

275V1

D10- 0112

01-Sep- 2020

200 ml

11/10/2017

Superdrug Children’s Dry Tickly Cough   Glycerin 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution

280V2

D10- 4695

01-Dec- 2020

200 ml

04/01/2018

Superdrug Children’s Dry Tickly Cough   Glycerin 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution

284W1

D10- 4695

01-Mar- 2021

200 ml

24/03/2018

Tesco Children’s Dry Cough Syrup  

277V1

D10- 4271

01-Oct- 2020

200 ml

31/10/2017

Tesco Children’s Dry Cough Syrup  

278V2

D10- 4271

01-Dec- 2020

200 ml

02/01/2018

Tesco Children’s Dry Cough Syrup  

281W1

D10- 4271

01-Jan- 2021

200 ml

30/01/2018

Wilko Tickly Cough 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution

275V2

D10- 0310

01-Sep- 2020

200 ml

11/10/2017

Advice for Patients and parents

It is important for people to check if they have any bottles from the batches of the blackcurrant cough syrups listed above. If they do, they should not take them or give them to others. They should return any bottles of the batches above to the shop or pharmacy they bought it from. The mould is not always visible so they should return any bottles of the cough syrups from the batches above even if they can’t see the mould.

Whilst the possibility of a reaction to the mould is low, if parents are concerned their child has had a reaction they should speak to their GP, pharmacist or other healthcare professional.


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