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MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST

 

The Practice is looking to recruit a medical receptionist to work as member of the Practice reception team.  Hours available are up to 34 hours

 

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join a busy established reception team.  Experience of working in a health setting would be beneficial.

 

Details of the Practice can be found on our website www.elginhealthcentre.co.uk.

 

An application form can be downloaded from our Practice website.  Completed application forms should be returned to the Practice by posting in the letter box outside Elgin Health Centre or completed application forms can be emailed for the attention of Practice Manager to gram.rothesadministrator@nhs.scot and marked for the attention of the Practice Manager.

 

If you require any further information then you can email these to gram.rothesadministrator@nhs.scot or phone the main Practice number 0345 337 0610 and ask to speak to the Practice Manager.

 

Closing date Friday 12 November 2021

eConsult opening times

As outlined in the recent 'Message from the Practice' (available in 'Latest News') we are currently working to improve our use of triage.  Part of this involves a reduction of the hours the eConsult service will be available.  The service will now be available between 8 and 11am Monday to Friday.  Patients should use this as their first point of contact for routine medical conditions or administrative requests.  As always more urgent matters will be dealt with on the day by the duty team.  The Practice is also developing new Triage streams that should improve access for all patients and we will keep you informed of developments here. 

FLU and COVID-19 booster IMMUNISATIONS

As you are aware the practice will again not be carrying out you flu immunisations this year. Please do not call the practice to make flu appointments

Flu Call Centre –  0345 337 9899,    Email – Gram.flu-info@nhs.scot

In 2017, the Scottish Government and the Scottish General Practitioners Committee (SGPC) agreed vaccinations would move away from a model based on GP delivery to one based on NHS Board delivery through dedicated teams.

There followed the significant work around the COVID-19 vaccination program that is ongoing.

Clinics will again be set up in a number of locations across Grampian within secondary schools and community spaces such as sports halls, churches and any other large venues that can allow for social distancing. Measures will be put in place to ensure health and safety is priority.”

The www.nhsinform.scot website will have information about eligible groups for both Flu and COVID-19 boosters when this information is released.

When We Are Closedout_of_hours

This practice is a member of the Gmeds on-call service. If you require to be seen urgently between 6:00 pm and 8:00 am or at weekends or are requesting a house visit as an emergency please contact the usual practice number. The call will be diverted to NHS 24 then onto Gmeds if necessary where you may be seen by a nurse or doctor at the Out of Hours service at Dr Grays Hospital.

As from 1 January 2005, NHS Grampian have been responsible for providing out of hours care for our practice population, and not the GPs in the practice.

NHS 24

In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS 24 Hour Advice Line on 111 to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.

 

Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

Health Centre Closures 

 

 

NHS24 AND GMEDS WILL PROVIDE EMERGENCY MEDICAL COVER DURING THESE PERIODS .

Due to the above closures please remember to order your prescriptions in plenty of time.

 
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