People concerned about Coronavirus should initially go to the dedicated NHS Inform web page.
Please note we are changing the way we work in our current Coronavirus pandemic.
We will endeavour to continue to provide high quality medical care where it is required.
To keep you and us safe, we will do as much as we can without bringing you into the surgery. This means we will use telephone consulting a lot more, along with video-consulting.
You can book a telephone appointment up to 24 hours in advance. If we feel there is a need to bring you to the surgery, we will arrange this at that time.
See our home page for details.
Flu Season 20-21.
Please note that there is greater pressure on services this year due to increased numbers of patients eligible for the flu vaccination. Increased numbers requiring vaccination this year means that GP Practices will be working with the local Health & Social Care Partnership to deliver this service. Be aware that information provided on Patient Access in regards to flu vaccinations do not reflect the flu programme offered by ourselves this year. Please refer to all information below. Thank you.
If you turn 65 before 31st March 2021, you will receive a letter from the local Health & Social Care Partnership inviting you to attend an appointment to receive your vaccination. If you cannot attend the appointment given, contact details will be provided in the letter and you should contact the organiser directly. Please note that we are unable to offer over 65s their vaccination in the practice this year as we will not hold stocks of the vaccine given to this age-group. Letters will be arriving shortly. Please do not phone the practice as we do not have further information to give and are not involved in the organisation of this programme.
18-64 Eligible Group
If you are 18-64, and have received a text message from us, you are entitled to a flu vaccination this year. This will run differently from previous years due to the current health pandemic. Please read all of the information below.
Flu Clinics will run on the following dates from 5 – 6.30pm:
Mon 5th Oct, Tues 6th Oct, Wed 7th Oct, Thurs 8th Oct
Mon 12th Oct, Tues 13th Oct, Wed 14th Oct, Thurs 15th Oct
Mon 19th Oct, Tues 20th Oct, Wed 21st Oct, Thurs 22nd Oct
No appointments will be given for the flu clinic. If you wish to receive your vaccination you should attend on the above dates. We are unable to give appointments for the flu vaccination outwith our set flu vaccination times.
Due to the need for clinicians to wear PPE, social distancing and increased hygiene measures, the queue for the flu clinic will remain primarily outside the practice. There will be socially distanced markers on the ground to assist with queuing within the practice car-park. People will be directed to enter the building as others leave. The clinic will begin at 5pm, with normal surgeries finishing earlier than normal on these dates. Those within the car park queue, who are standing on the socially distant markers by 6.30pm will be seen that night. The queue will be closed at 6.30pm. Please use your judgement when looking at the length of the queue and if busy come back on a later date. If possible please do not begin queuing too early as we will have patients coming and going from the practice for afternoon surgeries.
We plan to have you in the practice for the minimum time as possible.
- wear accessible clothing which allows the vaccination to be administered to the upper arm.
- wear your own mask - the practice will require you to wear one to come inside (we unfortunately cannot offer masks to patients).
- bring as little with you as possible to avoid placing bags or clothing down on the furniture or the floor.
We would ask that you work with us as we try to deliver this extended programme and your patience would be greatly appreciated. Please be mindful of our local residents and park responsibly if travelling by car.
If you are aged between 18-64 and have a chronic disease i.e. Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Heart Disease, Chronic Kidney disease or Liver Disease OR currently pregnant please let us know if you wish to decline your flu vaccination this year.
NHS Inform Link for Flu Information
A plan of the car park is shown.
Express Clinic Crib- check if you are suitable to request on the day appointment- discuss with the reception staff if you are unsure.
When should I Worry? - A self management leaflet regarding illnesses in children
Appointment Time-Keeping – Please Help Us
We have become aware of an increase in patient late attendance for appointments. This places stress on practice resources and has an impact on waiting times for other patients who have attended on time.
If you attend late for an appointment, it is very likely you will be asked to re-appoint.
We appreciate that sometimes surgeries can run late, because an urgent situation has arisen or because some patients require more time with the GP/nurse. You would be offered the same courtesy, should you require it.
If you are continuously late for appointments, or very late in cancelling appointments, we will deem this to be a breakdown of doctor/patient relationship and you will be removed from our practice list.
We would appreciate your co-operation with this.
Bowel Screening Programme
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. Every year, almost 4,000 people are diagnosed with the disease. The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme will invite all men and women in Scotland between the ages of 50 to 74 for screening every two years. We would strongly encourage you to participate in the screening programme if you are eligible to do so. Further information can be found on the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme website or via the helpline number 08000121833.