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Isolation Note for employer - 111.nhs.uk/isolation-note

'ATTEND ANYWHERE' VIDEO CONSULTATIONS

Due to the risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic, we are not offering any routine face-to-face appointments at the surgery. We will attempt to manage your health concerns as best we can over the telephone. However, in some situations, additional information may be gained from a video consultation. You may be asked to use the NHS-approved video conferencing application 'Attend Anywhere' for a follow-on consultation. Please see the information below, which provides details of this service and how to dial in:

Attend Anywhere Patient Instructions

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NO PRE BOOKABLE APPOINTMENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

ALL APPOINTMENTS REQUESTS ARE NOW TAKEN ON THE DAY ONLY.  THESE APPOINTMENTS WILL BE TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS.  THE CLINICIAN WILL DECIDE IF YOU NEED TO BE SEEN ONCE THEY HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU.

DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN AN APPOINTMENT BY THE CLINICIAN.

IF YOU HAVE A NEW COUGH AND/OR FEVER YOU DO NOT NEED TO INFORM YOUR GP.  SELF-ISOLATE FOR AT LEAST 14 DAYS OR IF STILL NOT RESOLVED AT THIS POINT, UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER YOUR SYMPTOMS SETTLE.  SEE NHS INFORM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

ONLY IF YOU FEEL UNWELL SHOULD YOU CONTACT THE SURGERY.

SICK NOTES WILL NOT BE ISSUED - PATIENTS SHOULD SELF-CERTIFY FOR THESE DAYS.  Please go to 111.nhs.uk/isolation-note where you can complete this if a Note is required for employer.

IF YOU SUSPECT YOU MAY HAVE CORONAVIRUS.

 

Please call the Practice  DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY - if the practice is closed call 111

 

Have you returned from foreign travel especially High Risk Area 14 days before onset of symptoms?

Have you had contact with confirmed case?

Definition of contact is defined as:                                                                      Click here for more information  https://www.nhsinform.scot

      • living in the same household
      • direct contact with the case or their body fluids or their laboratory specimens, or in the same room of a healthcare setting when an aerosol generating procedure is undertaken on the case
      • within 2 metres of the case in any other setting not listed above, for any length of time.

Fever, fatigue and dry cough are the main symptoms in the early stage of illness.

 

Dr Holden will be leaving the Practice at the end of April.  We hope to have a permanent replacement soon but will have Locum cover until then. 

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BOOKING ROUTINE GP APPOINTMENTS

After feedback from patients we are changing when routine GP appointments become available.

Mondays after 2pm we will release appointments for Monday (all day), Tuesday (all day) and Wednesday morning  the following week

Wednesday after 2pm we will release appointments for Wednesday afternoon, Thursday (all day) and Friday (all day) the following week

Patients can call at anytime after they are released to make the appointments.  We just ask everyone to avoid 8.30 - 10am each day to allow us to deal with emergency calls. 

Appointments are bookable up to 9 days in advance for GPs.

 

Appointments with Nurse or Health Care Assistant

Appointments with a Nurse or Health Care Assistant can be booked at least 1 month in advance

 

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