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Health Care Assistant Vacancy

We are currently looking for a part-time Health Care Assistant for 8-12 hours a week. 

Download Application Form with closing date of 23rd November 2018. 

Job Description provides more information about the role together with the application letter which provides some of the terms and conditions of service.

For further information contact charlotteleggatt@nhs.net

Flu Immunisations

This year there are four different flu immunisations for four different age ranges and our vaccines are being delivered from October through to late November through central Scottish Government procurement arrangements.  Please note the practice has no control over the scheduling of vaccine deliveries.  Therefore, this year our clinics will go on later into the year than previously.

Patients aged under 74 will be invited in on two Saturday clinics in October and November.

Patients over the age of 75 - will be invited to a weekday  clinic as soon as vaccine becomes available (it is being delivered in late October and late November).  Therefore you may not be called until late November/early December for immunisation. 

Primary aged children will receive their nasal flu at school.  Children aged 2-4, not yet at school, and those at secondary school (who have a long term health condition) can get a nasal flu at the practice by booking an appointment with the nurse from late October onwards. 

If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled flu clinics to which you have been invited, you can request immunisation on a private basis at a community pharmacist for which a small fee will be charged.  This is subject to them having available vaccine.  Alternatively if you have an appointment to see a GP or nurse between December and end of March then you can ask if they have time to do the flu jab for you during that appointment.

Shingles immunisation is available for those aged 70 to 79 who have not yet had (this is a one off immunisation).

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's Privacy Notice for more information.

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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