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NEW - ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING & REPEAT PRESCRIPTION ORDERING

From Tuesday 14 March 2017 we will be offering a new Patient Access Service which allows patients to book appointments online and order repeat prescriptions.  To Register to use the system, please collect your unique Pin Number and Information Leaflet at reception.  More information is available at Online Services tab below.


We are increasingly contacting patients via text. Please make sure we have your mobile number.


 **FOR LOTS OF USEFUL HEALTH ADVICE PLEASE SEE

WWW.NHSINFORM.SCOT**


Partnership Announcement

We are sorry to announce that Dr McPherson will be leaving us in July 2017. While he will be missed by patients and colleagues, we wish him every success in his new practice.

New Registrar

We welcome Dr A.Findlay who will be with us for a year until July 2018.

  

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NHS 24 - 111     Change of Phone Number

 Please note that the telephone number for NHS 24 has changed to 'Free to Call' 111 .

 

 

Flu Clinics

WINTER VACCINATION PROGRAMME  2016/17

Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter. The flu vaccinations are usually available from the middle of September until the end of March, but the surgery has a limited supply and tries to carry out all the flu vaccinations by the end of December. 

 

During the winter months the surgery operates a certain amount of walk in clinics where the patients that are eligible for the vaccine can attend. The dates for this year are listed below. 

Flu Clinic Dates 2017

 

Monday 23rd October

2.00pm – 5.00pm

Tuesday 31st October

8.00am – 11.00am

Thursday 2nd November

6.00pm – 8.00pm

Saturday 11th November

8.30am – 12.00noon

 

These are walk in clinics

No appointment needed


Children ONLY Clinics

Wednesday 11th Oct 9.00am - 12.00noon
Wednesday 11th Oct 2.00pm – 4.45pm

*note for children normally entitled to vaccine and all 2-5 year olds not at school*      Please call to book an appointment time with one of the sisters.

Who is entitled to the flu vaccine?

  • Patients aged 65 years and over
  • Chronic respiratory disease aged six months or older
  • Chronic heart disease aged six months or older
  • Chronic kidney disease aged six months or older
  • Chronic liver disease aged six months or older
  • Chronic neurological disease aged six months or older
  • Diabetes aged six months or older
  • Immunosuppression aged six months or older
  • Those living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality
  • Unpaid Carers and young carers
  • Pregnant Women - at any stage of pregnancy

 

Click on link before for more information:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/who-should-have-flu-vaccine.aspx

 

1 Influenza vaccine - This vaccine is free to all patients 65 years and over and to patients considered to be at risk.  All over 65's will receive a letter from the Health Board.  Any patient who is eligible should attend the surgery at one of the drop in clinic therefore no appointment is necessary.  If you already have an appointment around this time, the clinician may be able to vaccinate you during this appointment. More information is available on the flu link on the right hand side of the page .

 

2 Fluenz - This influenza vaccine is intended for children.  It is being offered to all children normally at risk and all pre school children (aged 2 and above). Please note there is now a programme being delivered in the primary schools for Primary 1 - 7 year old children. All parents will receive a letter and a leaflet explaining the vaccine. Please call the surgery to book an appointment at one of our Childrens Flu clinics, if your child does not attend school. If your child is less than 18 years of age and 'at risk' they may be offered Fluenz (nasal flu vaccine).

More information is available on the flu link on the right hand side of the page .

 

3 Zostavax - This vaccine is for the prevention of Shingles.  There is also a limited supply of this vaccine and for that reason this year it is being offered to patients aged 70-73 and 76 - 70 on the 1st September. Please make an appointment with Sister Bennet or Waterfield to have this vaccination.

More information is available here:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/shingles-vaccination.aspx

 



 
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