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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

When We Are Closed

outofhoursThe Out of Hours Service in Lochaber is provided by the Mid-Highland Community Health Partnership and operates at weekends and public holidays, from 6:00 pm in the evening until 08:00 am the following day and all day Saturday and Sunday.

This service offers telephone advice from NHS 24.

 As a consequence an appointment may be offered to attend the Belford Hospital – where you can see a GP – or a home visit will be made, if necessary.

The normal surgery telephone number will get you through to the service during these hours. Our number is 01397 702947

NHS 24

In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS 24

PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM THE 20TH OF APRIL 2014 THIS NUMBER WILL BE 111

Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.

Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

 
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