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Letter from Chief Medical Officer

Letter from Chief Medical Officer

Information for patients at risk of severe complications of COVID-19: In the next week or so the Scottish Government will send out a letter to patients who are at the highest risk of severe complications should they catch COVID-19. The letter will contain advice about...

Thank You

Thank You

Dear All, Firstly, thank you. Thank you for your overwhelming support and understanding during this time of crisis. For the most part, you have adapted well to changes implemented to our appointments, reception, prescription procedures and more. You have heeded our...

LOCKDOWN MEASURES

LOCKDOWN MEASURES

Dear All, Last night’s announcement by the PM was a big game changer for all of us. Effectively, the country is in “lockdown”. We all now need to stick to staying indoors and only essential travel. Anyone who still has an appointment booked from before these measures...

New Coronavirus Community Hubs

New Coronavirus Community Hubs

* IMPORTANT UPDATE * As of 8am this morning, all suspected COVID-19 cases will be dealt with via specially designed hubs instead of the GP Practices. This is to make sure that the focus on COVID-19 is being undertaken by dedicated teams, allowing us to get on with the...

Social Distancing

Social Distancing

Dear All,   It's a very important fortnight coming up for us. What happens in terms of the spread of coronavirus in the next two weeks will have a huge impact on what the subsequent few months are like for us, for you and for the hospitals. Here is a video explaining...

Advanced Care Planning

Advanced Care Planning

Dear All, Spotted this BBC article https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51981099 this morning   explaining more about the issues surrounding advanced care planning, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. It’s a worthwhile read and ties in directly with our...

Care Planning

Care Planning

Dear All, This is never an easy subject, but in these times of crisis we all need to plan for the worst and hope for the best. COVID-19, whilst affecting most people mildly, has clearly been hitting more vulnerable people much more severely. That means that some of...

Coronavirus Update 18th March

Coronavirus Update 18th March

Dear All, Not much change overnight as far as we’re aware. Thought would just give some brief reminders / links, aware that some of you may not have seen some of the older posts. Many of you may be thinking that the 14-Day isolation rules seem a bit OTT, so I wanted...

Coronavirus Update 17th March

Coronavirus Update 17th March

Dear All, Sorry for the late update. We met in the afternoon to discuss direction of travel and also wanted to check if there were any significant announcements/changes to advice. Due to the situation with COVID-19 changing on an almost daily basis, we have struggled...