Our very own Denise UPDATE

Our very own Denise WON! the award, excellent achievement, very well done from us all here at Brechin NHS Tayside has four finalists in the Royal College of Nursing Scotland Nurse of the Year Awards 2024 Representing NHS Tayside in

Self Referral

Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP. However, there are a number of local services, listed below, that you are able to make self referrals to.

NHS Tayside Podiatry Self-Referral

Patients can complete a self-referral form for Podiatry Services within NHS Tayside. Please complete ALL sections of this form by filling in the boxes and answering all of the questions. INCOMPLETE REFERRAL FORMS WILL BE RETURNED.

Angus Integrated Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (AIDARS)

AIDARS is an integrated health and social work service incorporating Angus Council’s Alcohol, Drugs and Blood Borne Virus Team and NHS Tayside’s Substance Misuse Service. AIDARS provides a person-centred, whole family approach to assessment and intervention with adults who misuse drugs and alcohol.
01241 822502

Angus Falls Service

Self Referral - if you have had a fall, or are concerned about falling, you can refer yourself to the Tayside Falls Service. The Falls Service Team will be able to give you information about what classes are on in your area and whether you are likely to benefit from attending the class.
01356 665170

Insight Counselling

Insight Counselling was founded in 1995 as the National Counselling Service to provide therapy in socially deprived areas of Dundee. As time went on, the service was extended to anyone in Dundee who needed help with a problem in living. Over the years the National Counselling Service supported many thousands of people across all of Dundee.
01382 305706

Podiatry (Foot Functions)

Podiatry is a medical speciality which diagnosis and treats foot related problems of patient with an assessed risk; providing education and support for self management in order to promote foot health. Patients can self-refer to this service.
01307 475056

Community mental health service for older people and people with dementia

We offer a community mental health service for: people with dementia of all ages people over 65 years of age with mental health problems. These teams include staff from health and social work including mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and support workers, who work together to help people with mental health problems.
03452 777 778

Audiology Tayside

Self referral is a direct route to Audiology for hearing assessment and provision of National Services hearing aids if required. You do not have to see any other health care provider including your GP or Practice Nurse first.
01382 596965

Sexual & Reproductive Health Services

NHS Tayside Sexual Health & BBV Services aim to provide inclusive, friendly, confidential and high quality services for anyone who needs to access them. People tell us that our staff are kind and friendly and in surveys say that they would be happy to return and would recommend the service to a friend.
01382 425542

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Helpline

The helpline is operated by the Musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service (MATS) and is provided by fully trained call operators, nurses and physiotherapists. This service can help by: finding out if you need to see a doctor, providing key information and advice to help with your problem, referring you to a physiotherapist or podiatrist if you need it.
0800 917 9390

Breathing Space – Feeling Low, Anxious or Stressed?

Breathing Space was launched in 2002 to address serious concerns about the mental wellbeing of people in Scotland. The service became a national phone line in 2004. Breathing Space complements the work of other phone lines and agencies which are endeavouring to reduce suicide rates in Scotland.
0800 83 85 87

Penumbra – Mental Health

We work to improve mental health and wellbeing across Scotland and offer services and support throughout the country, administered by Area Offices. We believe and statistics show that people can and do recover from significant mental health problems. Penumbra supports people to live fulfilling and contributing lives. By following our person centred model of HOPE. For us hope is a vital part of recovery and supporting people to have and hold hope for the future is a key part of our work.

Care equipment and adapting your home

If you’re elderly, disabled or have a long term health condition and want help to live safely and independently in your home, using equipment, technology or making adaptations to your home may be a good option for you. This could include: getting equipment, like shower rails, adapting your home by installing a ramp or widening the doors, using everyday technology like computers or tablets to keep in touch with friends and family, or do your shopping online. Care Information Scotland can advise
0800 011 3200

Arranging or changing your DRS (Diabetic retinopathy screening) appointment

Most health boards have a diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) service that can arrange appointments and answer any questions or problems you might have. When you receive your DRS invitation letter you might need to contact your local service to arrange a time to have the test. You can also ask for a new appointment if you fail to, or can no longer, attend your appointment.

Book your Midwife appointment online

The Maternity Service is designed to meet the needs of all women from Tayside and North-East Fife during their pregnancy, birth and post natal care. Care is delivered in a way that promotes pregnancy and childbirth as a normal life event, whilst recognising the needs of mothers with pre-existing medical conditions and associated risk factors, who require medical or obstetric interventions. Throughout Tayside the midwives work in a continuity model.
Angus Midwifery Unit 01241 822537

Request transport to your Healthcare Appointment

Patient Transport Service provides ambulances to patients who need support to reach their healthcare appointment, or for their admission to and discharge from hospital, due to their medical/clinical needs.
0300 123 1236

My Diabetes My Way

The NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends. You'll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and games containing information about diabetes. You can now also use this website to view your own up-to-date diabetes clinic results, to help you manage your condition more effectively.