Welcome To Carolside Medical Centre
The surgery will be closed over the Easter Weekend on Fri 2nd April and Monday 5th April.
Please do not attend the surgery if you are worried you may have corona virus.
If you are worried you may have symptoms of corona virus there is plenty of useful information on the NHS inform website at https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19. This includes information on self isolation, social distancing, advice for those with underlying health conditions. You can also access a self-certificate here for self isolation.
If you feel you need medical assessment for coronavirus please call NHS 24 on 111. This service is available 24/7. You may receive self care advice or you may get a call back from a GP to decide if you need face to face assessment. This is now done at dedicated COVID-19 assessment centres. Locally a new centre for this has been set up within Eastwood Health Centre. This is accessed by appointment through NHS 24.
Please see the following youtube video for more information regarding the assessment centre. Eastwood Community Assessment Centre
For further information regarding the use of face masks please see advice here.
If you have any other health concerns not related to Corona virus the practice remains open, but we have a different way of working to protect both patients and staff.
We are changing the way we work to enable us to continue to deliver high quality medical care where and when it is needed, although this will look quite different to what you are used to.
To keep everyone as safe as possible, we are limiting access to the surgery, and will do a lot more of our consulting remotely. This includes both telephone and video-call appointments. We will send prescriptions to a local pharmacy of your choice.
You will be able to book a remote appointment by phone up to 24 hours in advance. If we feel we then need to see you at the surgery, this will be arranged. Reception is currently closed between 12 midday and 2pm. Routine phone enquiries will not be available during this time, however we are still available for emergency advice.
Please phone after 10am for any non-urgent queries - this allows our staff to deal with more urgent requests quickly earlier in the day.
Covid-19 Vaccination for Unpaid Carers - Self Referral Process
As part of the government's rollout, the COVID-19 vaccine is now being offered to unpaid carers aged 16-64 who provide face-to-face care for someone else. Some carers may have already received appointment letters over the last few weeks, however on 15th March the Scottish Government launched a new self-referral system for carers to register for the vaccine.
For full eligibility details and to self-refer, carers can go to: www.nhsinform.scot/carersregister. Alternatively they can call the COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 to complete the registration from.
Over 80s **** UPDATE****
Covid vaccinations for the over 80s group have taken place. Patients in this group will be contacted directly by telephone for their second dose. Please do not phone reception to ask as no further details are yet available. We aim to do this as quickly and as efficiently as possible, but invitations will be dependent on the speed of delivery of the vaccine required. Appointments will be timed such that you receive your second dose 12 weeks after your first. Appointments will likely be in the morning during the week.
Patients will be advised that -
- they should wear loose clothing
- they must wear a mask and bring as few belongings as possible
- they should not attend if the have COVID symptoms
Patients cannot have the vaccination if -
- they have had COVID within the last 4 weeks
- if they have received any other vaccine in the last 7 days
Covid Vaccinations - Over 75-79 & Shielders **** UPDATE****
Covid vaccinations for the 75-79 group and shielders have taken place. Patients in this group will be contacted directly by telephone for their second dose. Please do not phone reception to ask as no further details are yet available. We aim to do this as quickly and as efficiently as possible, but invitations will be dependent on the speed of delivery of the vaccine required. Appointments will be timed such that you receive your second dose 12 weeks after your first. Appointments will likely be in the morning during the week.
Covid Vaccinations - Under 75s **** UPDATE****
Covid vaccinations for the under 75 group are being organised through mass vaccination centres. People in this category should receive an invite through the post. Please do not phone reception to ask as we have no further information regarding this.
Flu Season 20-21
Information is now posted online regarding arrangements for this season's flu immunisation programme. Please look under 'News'.
Further information from Greater Glasgow, including a breakdown of all the eligible age groups and arrangements and contact numbers can be found at https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/healthy-living/seasonal-flu/#
If you wish to have a video appointment please contact the surgery as usual, and ask for this. The link to access your appointment can be found by clicking the link below to take you to a virtual waiting room. Once logged in, please wait for the doctor to initiate the appointment. Please note you have to use google chrome to access this service. Click here to enter the Virtual Waiting Room
(Site updated 16/04/2021)