Aultbea & Gairloch Medical Practice

The Health Centre, Achtercairn, Gairloch, IV21 2BP

Telephone: 01445 712229

nhsh.gp55357-reception@nhs.scot

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Aultbea Surgery, Birchburn, Aultbea, Achnasheen IV22 2HZ | Telephone: 01445 731221 | nhsh.gp55357-reception@nhs.scot

Tick Bites

At certain times of the year ticks are more prevalent in the local area. Every year we get requests for “emergency” appointments because a patient or visitor to the area has been bitten by a tick. We have produced a practice patient information leaflet that may help answer questions about preventing tick bites, how to remove them if bitten and the risks of contracting lyme disease. The leaflet is available for download along with other information leaflets that may help with prevention and treatment of tick bites:

Patient leaflet Tick Bites English language

What do I need to know about ticks and tick borne diseases?

Health Protection Scotland tick bites information sheet

NHS Inform lyme disease including useful video

Wester Ross tick information

Tick_Talks_Information_Sheet_W_Ross

Health board public health advice

NHS Highland tick bites public health newsletter

Check For Ticks – Forestry Commission Scotland, including useful diagram of the places on the body to check for ticks

http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/activities/walking/check-for-ticks

Check For Ticks – dedicated University of Highlands and Islands website:

https://checkforticks.wordpress.com/

Dr Jim Douglas is a GP based in Fort William at the bottom of the Great Glen south of us on the west coast of the Highlands. He has produced a Youtube video which has health information about ticks and lyme disease plus demonstrations of how to remove ticks from the skin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCuWVqWdWUE

Shorter version with advice about removing ticks safely

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAG2wI9EiNM 

Pour nos visiteurs étrangers , nous avons également produit une copie de la notice patient avec la première page en français. Toutes les lecteurs avec des commentaires sur l’ exactitude de la traduction ou autrements’il vous plaît devraient pas hésiter à entrer en contact ici . En Francais

Für unsere Besucher aus dem Ausland haben wir auch eine Kopie der Packungsbeilage mit der ersten Seitein deutscher Sprache produziert. Alle Leser mit Rückmeldung über die Richtigkeit der Übersetzung odersonst sollten Sie nicht zögern, in Kontakt hier. Auf Deutsch

Gairloch

  • Monday
    09:00am to 05:00pm
  • Tuesday
    09:00am to 05:00pm
  • Wednesday
    09:00am to 05:00pm
  • Thursday
    09:00am to 05:00pm
  • Friday
    09:00am to 05:00pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Aultbea

  • Monday
    09:00am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 05:00pm
  • Tuesday
    09:00am to 01:30pm
  • Wednesday
    09:00am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 05:00pm
  • Thursday
    09:00am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 05:00pm
  • Friday
    09:00am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 05:00pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
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