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Latest News

Practice Closures:

  • The practice will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and the 2nd January, open as normal from 3rd January 2020. Please see our newsletter for details of Festive period opening hours.

During closures NHS24 out of hours service will receive phone calls and will respond to queries regarding advice and treatment.  They can be reached by dialling 111.

In an emergency, as always, call 999.

Flu Vaccines

Patients are now being invited to attend dedicated flu clinics.  All eligible patients will receive a letter from the practice giving them details of the date and time.  If you cannot attend the date you have been allocated you will be invited to an alternative clinic in November.

We have just under 1500 patients eligible to receive the flu vaccination.  Patients are being invited in groups so we can manage space within the waiting room and to ensure we have sufficient staff available on clinic days.  Please therefore only attend on your designated clinic time in order to help our staff. 

A flu fact sheet is available to collect from the Practice providing patients with information about the flu, shingles and pneumococcal vaccine.

MEDICATION:
For all our patients on repeat medication, please remember to check how much you have, and if you will run out around the holiday periods/practice closure dates, please submit your repeat request in plenty of time for us to action.

Be aware, that our standard turnaround time for prescription requests (48 hours) only counts WORKING DAYS, so we will not be processing any repeat prescription during days when we are closed.

General Data Protection Regulations

The GDPR Regulations come into effect on the 25th May 2018.  The aim of the regulations is to provide greater levels of protection in relation to personal information.  Please refer to the Practice Privacy Policy for more information.

Duty of Candour

The practice is required to comply with the duty of candour legislation.  This involves providing an annual return to the Scottish Government, a copy of which can be obtained by speaking with the Practice Manager.

Minor Ailment Service - The Role of Community Pharmacy

You may not necessarily need a GP appointment.  Speak to your Community Pharmacist first who can provide advice and remedies for a huge range of ailments.  Wart treatment, calpol and head lice treatment can be provided without the need to see your GP.

From May 2018 most community pharmacists can provide treatment to women (aged 18 -65) for Urinary Tract Infections and to children for Impetigo.

Children and some adults can be provided with a range of other treatments for which there is no charge. 

Drop into your local Community Pharmacy to see what services they can provide.

Trying to get an appointment?  - 400 appointments lost in the last three months

Every three months we loose around 400 appointments as patients book them but then fail to show up without letting us know they wish to cancel.  This is a staggering 7 weeks of GP and Nurse time over the course of a year.   Help us to help you.  Your unwanted appointment could be used by someone else if you let us know.  Please protect your NHS and use its services wisely.

 

 

 

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