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FLU VACCINES ARE NOW AVAILABLE PLEASE TELEPHONE 226673 AND ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT. When attending your appointment please do not attend early and wear a face covering.  Entry will be through the front and back door, Exit will be to the front of the building only.

WE ARE OPERATING A TRIAGE SYSTEM, SHOULD YOU NEED TO SEE A GP PLEASE TELEPHONE FIRST ON 226673 .  PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE A NEW COUGH OR TEMPERATURE AND OR LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL.

IF YOU REQUIRE A PRESCRIPTION PLEASE POST THE REQUEST THROUGH OUR LETTER BOX OR USE OUR ONLINE SERVICE.  WE CAN ARRANGE FOR THIS TO GO TO A CHEMIST OF YOUR CHOICE, PLEASE ALLOW MORE THAN 48HRS DUE TO THE HIGHT DEMAND AT THIS TIME. 

If you have a new continuous cough or temperature or change to taste or smell and would like a test for COVID-19 this can be arranged at https://www.nhsinform.scot/ 

Scottish Government letters regarding chronic conditions can be found here:  https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-tailored-advice-for-those-who-live-with-specific-medical-conditions/ 


 

Information on Covid-19 can be found at the links below

 

Other useful links are available for patients with long term health conditions below:

British Heart Foundation https://www.bhf.org.uk/

Diabetes uk  https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus

Asthma uk https://www.asthma.org.uk/

Chest Heart Stroke Scotland https://www.chss.org.uk/

British Lung Foundation  https://www.blf.org.uk/

Should I see the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner?  Nurse Practitioners are highly trained specialist nurses who have completed further education and training so that they can provide advanced nursing care and prescribe medication.  They can provide treatment and advice for many of the problems that traditionally you saw your Dr about in the past.  If you are unsure if they can deal with your problem please ask at Reception.

NHS Inform


NHS InformNHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, which is available on line and over the phone. The site includes an a-z of health conditions, Common health questions, Health Zones which provide more detailed information on topics like cancer, screening, mental health, bereavement palliative and more.

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Everything you need to know about illnesses, tests, treatments, operations and services. Find out more

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Find answers to Common Health Questions. Not able to find what you are looking for? Ask a Health Information Advisor .  Find out more

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Information on Local and National groups & organisations that can help you with any health or well-being problem.  Find out more

Changes for NHS Inform website for 2017

The website www.nhsinform.scot has been redesigned with the needs of people first and foremost, bringing a range of new content and features to help people manage their own health and wellbeing and to make positive choices. Visitors to the site can use the digital tools to tailor the information, making it more personal  for each individual.

The site includes enhanced features to help make it more accessible and personal:

  • Info for Me is a personalisation tool which enables people to bring together everything which is relevant to them into a single place, which can be easily shared, printed or saved.
  • National Services Directory: all the health and social care information from across Scotland in one place, making it easier for you to get the right information about your local services.
  • Self Help Guide: fully revised, updated and aligned to the 111 service the new Self Help Guide allows you to check your symptoms online  and get advice to manage your condition or signpost to the right service.
  • Browsealoud is a feature that makes the website more accessible with speech, reading and translation tools.
  • Webchat access is available throughout the site.

 People who choose to talk to the health information team can call the service on 0800 22 44 88 (8am-10pm) every day.

The enhanced search function means all relevant content will be presented easily and quickly.

People can use the website to interact with other users and professionals around specific conditions in community forums to support self-management.



 
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