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.
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.
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. If you cannot attend the appointment issued in your letter please phone the contact number in the letter, NOT the practice. If you cannot get through you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
- Full Name
- CHI Number (if known)
- Date of Birth
- Original Appointment Details
- If you wish an alternative appointment
- Mobile Number, which is used to text your new appointment details to.
The practice is not involved in any aspect of the over 65 vaccinations this year and so cannot answer queries regarding this.
Patients in this category will receive a letter from the Health and Social Care partnership inviting them to a 'drop-in' flu clinic. Letters for this will go out shortly if they have not already done so. This will take place on Sunday 13th December at Eastwood Health & Care Centre between 9am and 3pm. Letters must be taken along. If you cannot attend on this date other clinics are running on different dates for other practices.
60-64 Flu Drop-in Clinic Dates
18-64 Eligible Group
UPDATE*****We believe we have completed this group. If you are eligible, wish one and not yet received it, please get in touch.
Patients 55-64 will receive a letter from the Health Board within 8-10 weeks inviting you to an appointment. It is not the Practice that is sending this out and so please be patient.
Children aged 12-17 who are at risk should telephone 0141 532 8768 to book an appointment.
Primary school children will be given the vaccination at school. If you child misses their appointment then their parent/guardian should call 0141 201 4190.
Pre-school children will also receive a letter from the health board with an appointment. If you need to rearrange their appointment then their parent/guardian should call 0141 201 4190 Mon – Fri 10am to 4pm, or email email@example.com.
All of the above information, and more, can be found at https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/healthy-living/seasonal-flu/#
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.