Staff: Community Teams

Attached Community Team

The Lade Medical Practice attached community team includes the district nursing team, health visitors, midwives and social prescribers.

The following provides an introduction to some of these teams and how they may be able to help.

District Nursing

The District Nursing Service provides care to people in their own home or home care setting. The District Nursing Team will assess the health care needs of patients and families, monitor the quality of care they receive and be professionally accountable to care delivery.


NHS Tayside provide a single point of access for all maternity referrals in the Perth and Kinross, Dundee and Angus. The aim is to make sure you have access to the right care from day one. NHS Tayside will triage your referral based on the information you provide and the hospital will contact you to start your antenatal care. In the meantime if you are worried about your pregnancy, please tell your GP straight away. You can self-refer at Your midwife will then contact you to arrange your initial appointment.

Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Nurse

Your mental health and wellbeing needs attention, just like your physical health and wellbeing. Whether its relationship or money worries, caring for someone or do you just need someone to talk to? You can ask to see our community mental health and wellbeing nurse, Yna.

Community Listening Service

Many of us find it helpful to talk, particularly during stressful events at home or work, or after a bereavement or loss. Telling your story uninterrupted and judgement-free could help you to sort through your emotions. You may then be able to rediscover your strength and find a way forward.

Our Listener is called Sarah and is in the Practice on a Friday afternoon – appointments can be either face to face in the practice or by telephone if you prefer. If you request a telephone appointment please make sure we have your up to date phone number.

Social Prescribing

This is a patient-centred service offering support to patients to help identify issues, concerns and barriers to make positive changes that affect their health, mental wellbeing and quality of life. This is a non-medical service that can address issues such as social isolation/loneliness, patients who are carers, looking for more support at home, financial concerns and much more.

Our social prescriber is Samaira and she can be contacted on 01738 475671/476811, or you can ask at reception when Samaira will next be in the practice.

First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP)

Common conditions likely to benefit from FCP include low back, joint or Neck pain, muscle strains, and soft tissue injuries like a twisted ankle or wrist sprain.

Reception can book you straight into this service. For advice and self care information go to or call the Musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service (MATS) on 0800 917 9390.

Community Care and Treatment Centre (CCATS)

Blood tests, dressings, suture removals and annual disease register reviews take place at our Community Care and Treatment Centre (CCATS) which is located at Beechgrove House on Hillend Road (PH1 1DL)– these are new clinics started up by the Health Board which are available every Monday to Friday. The direct phone number is 01738 783524. CCATS hubs also provide treatment for minor injuries. Minor injury appointments are arranged through NHS 24 on 111, which is the national helpline set up to do this across Scotland.

About Us

We are a friendly GP Practice in Perth city centre situated within a modern health centre. It has good wheelchair and disabled access and is close to major bus routes.

We have approximately 3,700 patients on our patient list, and welcome new patients from our practice area, which includes Perth and Scone.

Our aim is to provide a high level of family medical care.

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The Lade Medical Practice
Drumhar Health Centre
North Methven Street
Perth, PH1 5PD

01738 622421
from 1-2pm call 07704741673 (emergencies only)
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