Coronavirus Information and Updates

                   

                        

Coronavirus Update:

  

  • All eligible patients will be contacted via letter by the Scottish Government to invite them for a Covid Vaccination. Please do not contact the surgery to ask about your 1st Covid Vaccine appointment. The Government will be in touch via letter. 


  • Covid Vaccination Status:  Please Visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid19status where you can view your status. Your vaccination status can be used to confirm that you have received a dose of the coronavirus vaccine and might be required when you are travelling internationally. There are international plans to issue coronavirus COVID Status Certificates for travel in future, however, nothing has been agreed yet.


  • Coronavirus Vaccine Self Registration: The registration portal for registering for a Covid Vaccine is now live. If you are over 18 and are still due to receive your first Covid Vaccine, you can click on the following link to register and receive an appointment 

    https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/registering-for-a-coronavirus-vaccine

             
  • Pregnancy and Covid Vaccines: The Joint committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that all pregnant women should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as people of the same age or risk group. The COVID-19 vaccine can be given at any stage during pregnancy. The COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are the preferred vaccines for women of any age, because of more extensive use in pregnancy. For the latest advice about the COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, please visit :

    http://www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccinepregnancy

    http://www.rcog.org.uk/covid-vaccine

     

  

         

      

    

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This Week's Covid Drop in Clinics

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  • Prescriptions: We no longer take prescriptions over the phone. We request that you fill in the repeat slip on your form and post it through our letterbox or email your request. Alternatively you can use Patient Services to order your medication. Please allow 48 hours for prescriptions to be processed.

           
  • Appointments: All GP and Nurse Practitioner appointments are currently an initial phone call. Practice staff cannot book face to face appointments at this time for these clinicians. If a GP or Nurse Practitioner feel that a face to face appointment is required, they will book this whilst on the call. 

                            

  • 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/  - we do not facilitate covid testing at the practice. 

                                                                           
  • To keep updated on who is currently being vaccinated and for all other COVID-19 vaccine information, please visit http://www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccin. If you think you should have been invited to your vaccination by now, you can access the missing invites form at http://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/missing-appointment-details. Your enquiry will then be looked into. You will receive a communication within a couple of days.

                                                                        
  • Carers - The Scottish Government and NHS Scotland have launched a self-registration service for the COVID-19 vaccination for eligible unpaid carers who have not already been given an appointment. More information can be found by clicking here

                                                     
  • News - We try to keep you updated as possible and have a page dedicated to any recent news or updates. All this information can be found here


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/



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