CORONAVIRUS - Other information

Covid-19 Vaccine Information

https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine/who-will-be-offered-the-coronavirus-vaccine

Help us to help you.

NHS Services, including GP Practices are open and it is safe to attend if you need to. Appointments may feel a little different. Some may happen by phone or video link. If people do need to be seen face to face we can arrange that too.

The Accident & Emergency Department is still seeing patients but as always please use it properly. The pandemic does not mean we have stopped seeing patients with other health conditions.

Please telephone the Practice about any health issues you wish to raise with our clinical team. We will ensure that your concerns are dealt with. We are unable at present to carry out Occupational Health Medicals or applications for HGV licences. If your HGV licence is due for renewal it can be extended for 12 months  - see the undernoted link.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/applications-for-renewing-lorry-and-bus-driving-licences-at-age-45-and-over-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/important-applications-for-the-renewal-of-lorry-and-bus-driving-licences-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

Shielding

Patients thought to be at a higher risk should they catch the Corona Virus are being sent a letter from the Government. Click the link below to see what the letter says:

Shielding letter (Update) 140420

Our clinical Team has been given a list of patients who have received that letter and will be contacting each patient to discuss the letter's contents. If you have received the letter and don't think you should have please phone the surgery and make an appointment to discuss it with one of the clinicians. If you believe you should be shielding but haven't received a letter you should also contact the Practice and discuss it with one of the clinical team.

Screening

Due to COVID-19 (Corona Virus) the following screening programmes have been temporarily paused until further notice:

  • Breast screening  (Mammograms)

To find out more (including symptoms of the conditions which we screen for) visit: www.inform.scot/screeningupdate

Corona Virus Helpline

Updates on public health advice for coronavirus can be found on the NHS Inform website, and a free helpline has been set up for those who do not have symptoms but are looking for general health advice: 0800 028 2816.

The helpline is open:
• Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 10.00pm
• Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

CORONA VIRUS - Emergency help

If you are struggling with bills, shopping or anxiety as a result of the Corona Virus crisis, click on the undernoted link for information and contact details that may be helpful:

Emergency help and Contact information

Corona virus update (We also now have a dedicated page for further information - see button 2 under "Further information)

Do you have symptoms of Corona Virus?

From Monday 23 March, anyone who feels they have symptoms of the Corona Virus should phone 111. An assessment hub has been set up to assess patients and you will be offered an appointment at that hub if it is felt you need to be seen. In normal GP hours the 111 number should not be used for anything other than assessment for the corona virus. All other queries should be directed to the practice.

If you have asthma and are worried about whether you are covered in the new guidelines for shielding vulnerable patients, please check the Asthma UK website which gives very clear guidelines: www.asthma.org.uk/coronavirus

If you have COPD guidance can be found at www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/coronavirus

Help us to help you.

NHS Services, including GP Practices are open and it is safe to attend if you need to. Appointments may feel a little different. Some may happen by phone or video link. If people do need to be seen face to face we can arrange that too.

The Accident & Emergency Department is still seeing patients but as always please use it properly. The pandemic does not mean we have stopped seeing patients with other health conditions.

Please telephone the Practice about any health issues you wish to raise with our clinical team. We will ensure that your concerns are dealt with. We are unable at present to carry out Occupational Health Medicals or applications for HGV licences. If your HGV licence is due for renewal it can be extended for 12 months  - see the undernoted link.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/applications-for-renewing-lorry-and-bus-driving-licences-at-age-45-and-over-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/important-applications-for-the-renewal-of-lorry-and-bus-driving-licences-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

Please only ask the surgery for a traditional sick line for something that is not related to the Corona Virus.

Please see NHS inform for more information on the Covid-19 vaccine.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine/coronavirus-vaccine-leaflets



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