15/01/21
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS 2021
The COVID-19 vaccinations of the over 80s will be on Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th January.
Please now telephone the surgery if you fall into this category to arrange your appointment.
The vaccination clinic will be in the marquee at the rear of the building, please note:
  • There will be limited parking / no access to a toilet / no seating available
  • Face coverings MUST be worn
  • You should wear loose short sleeve clothing (& a warm jacket!)
  • You will be required to stand outside in a queue
  • If you feel unwell or have a high temperature, new or continuous cough or loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, or have been advised to self-isolate, DO NOT attend the surgery.

We ask for your patience and understanding as this is a new process for everyone. Our top priority is to ensure everyone’s safety.

APPOINTMENTS
Please be reassured that our practice continues to remain open and due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we kindly ask all our patients to follow this guidance:
  • Do not attend the surgery unless you have been telephone triaged by a doctor who has specifically asked you to.
  • Everyone attending the surgery must now wear a mask.
  • Please only order the medicines that you need, this can be done via this website, via our prescription telephone line, or directly with your pharmacist and allow at least FIVE days from ordering your medicine to collection from the Community Pharmacy.
  • If you have a new continuous cough, fever, change in or loss of sense of taste or smell, or if you have had contact with someone with coronavirus DO NOT attend the surgery or pharmacist.
  • 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.

THE WAY YOU ACCESS URGENT CARE IS CHANGING FROM TUESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2020
  • For conditions where you would have previously attended A&E (if not immediately life threatening) you must now phone NHS24 on 111
  • You will then be triaged and either advised to self treat, seek care at your local pharmacy or optician, contact your own GP or be given an appointment to A&E.
  • If you are told you need to see your GP then this will be within a 3-5 day time frame.
  • 999 should still be called for life threatening emergencies.
  • Out of hours contact remains 111.

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

2021-22 Public Holidays
Please note the surgery will be closed on the following dates:
  • Friday 2nd April 2021
  • Monday 5th April 2021
  • Monday 3rd May 2021
  • Monday 31st May 2021
  • Friday 17th September 2021
  • Monday 20th September 2021
  • Monday 27th December 2021
  • Tuesday 28th December 2021
  • Monday 3rd January 2022
  • Tuesday 4th January 2022

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

Recent Changes
Dr Linsey Stewart joined the practice as a GP Partner on Monday 3rd August
Dr Jennifer Shennan started her first year of GP training with us on 5th August.
Dr Stefan Hindmarsh left on 4th August to complete his second year of GP training in the hospital, and will return to South Beach in August 2021 to complete his GP training.

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.

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.

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