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Coronavirus, Cold or Flu?

Coronavirus, Cold or Flu?

Dear all, please find below a useful guide to the typical symptoms of coronavirus, the common cold and 'flu. Click on the picture to make it bigger. Going into cold & flu season you will be exposed to all of them - though the masks and hand gel help prevent the...

Flu Vaccinations 2020

Flu Vaccinations 2020

Dear All, This year the delivery of the annual flu vaccination programme is going to different to previous years, to acknowledge the extra pressure of, and safety issues related to, COVID-19. Consider our usual format - up to 1081 of you in the premises in a 4 hour...

Coronavirus Advice for Parents

Coronavirus Advice for Parents

Here is a very useful government-endorsed website aimed at parents, with lots of advice about school, contact, testing etc. It should answer any and all questions you have about your children and coronavirus. https://www.parentclub.scot/topics/coronavirus

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...