Noticeboard

Over the past 2 weeks we have had to operate an emergency service only due to critical levels of staff absence across all teams due to COVID illness, this has included turning off econsult. We would like to thank our patients’ for their understanding and support over this time. By operating this system we have been able to continue to offer urgent care to those who required it.  
Whilst we are still significantly impacted by staff absences due to COVID illness, and by no means back to usual staffing levels, we are hoping to offer greater accessibility by re-opening e-consult on Tuesday 5th April. We would still request that this is used for urgent and emergency health problems currently, whilst we are not back to full staffing levels. Your local pharmacist continues to be a great first port of call for minor illness, and they are able to treat by prescription through the pharmacy first scheme.

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.

 
NHS ScotlandThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website