16/03/20
CORONAVIRUS
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and following Government advice we would ask that no patients attend the surgery unless they have been telephone triaged by a doctor who has specifically asked them to attend an appointment at the surgery. A lot of minor illnesses can be managed with self care and we will provide advice over the telephone.

GP practices and Community Pharmacies are working incredibly hard to keep our services operating and medicine supply flowing in this extremely challenging time.

Medicines are NOT in short supply, so please only order the medicines that you need. This can be done via this website, via our prescription telephone line, or by putting your request in the external mail box. do not order all of your medicines automatically every time. If your prescriptions are not already sent directly to the Pharmacist, please let us know which pharmacist to send your prescription to. We will work with the Pharmacies to ensure you get your medicines when they are due. Pharmacies are extremely busy, so please allow at least FIVE days from ordering your medicine to collection from the Community Pharmacy.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (new continuous cough, fever, shortness of breath) or had contact with someone with corona virus DO NOT go to your Community Pharmacy. Stay at home and self-isolate. Please ask someone else to collect your medicines. If you have coronavirus symptoms and can't manage these at home please telephone 111, if you have coronavirus symptoms and need advice, please visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus for more information and details of how to manage your symptoms at home.

Please be reassured that our practice remains open, however due to the current situation and to ensure the safety and well being of all our patients, GPs and staff, we are unable to offer routine appointments or chronic disease bloods and review appointments.

Please ensure that you always follow the Government advice - this will save lives.

For a copy of the Government Letter being sent out to vulnerable patients, please go to our Policies Page.

We really appreciate your co-operation in helping us manage this global pandemic.

Thank you
South Beach Medical Centre

OPENING HOURS
Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm and we are closed everyday between 1 - 2pm.

VACANCIES
We currently have no vacancies

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM
We now have a Physiotherapist, Clinical Pharmacist, Community Link Worker & soon to have a Mental Health Practitioner based at the surgery. Our dedicated team of Patient Advisors have now all been fully trained in sign-posting so they will ask for brief details on the reason you wish to make an appointment in order that they book the most appropriate clinician for you. Please be assured that everyone who works at the practice is bound by the same confidentiality agreement.

Current Prescribing Advice for Cannabis Based Products for Medicinal Use
Click on this link to read the review of recent evidence
Review of recent Evidence for Cannabis Based Products

Updating Records
We are currently updating our database & would be grateful if you could provide us with your email address, either via the contact us page or by giving this to one of our Patient Advisors.

2020-21 Public Holidays
Please note the surgery will be closed on the following dates:
  • Friday 18th September 2020
  • Monday 21st September 2020
  • Friday 25th December 2020
  • Monday 28th December 2020
  • Friday 1st January 2021
  • Monday 4th January 2021

Training Afternoons
The surgery will be closed for training from 12.30pm on the following dates:
  • Further dates to be confirmed

Recent Changes
Dr Stefan Hindmarsh is our GP Registrar who joined us in February 2020 for his 1st year of GP training
Sister Joanne Milliken joined us on 13 November 2019 as our Practice Nurse
Dr Maureen McGuire retired on 16 August 2019 after being with the practice for 27 years