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Noticeboard

**May Bank Holiday Update:  The practice will be open on Monday 25th of May. Opening times are as normal **

We are continuing to follow the advice provide by Health Protection Scotland regarding the latest developments with Coronavirus. Please see below for updated information. 

**For advice and information about the Coronavirus please click the link below**

https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/public-health/public-health-protection-unit-phpu/news-items-january-2020/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-wn-cov-jan-2020/

**PLEASE NOTE: The emergency clinic at 11 AM has now been suspended for the time being. Also the online booking system has now been suspended. If you wish to make an appointment please telephone the surgery**

We would like to remind all our patients that Antibiotics are not effective for viral illnesses or will not prevent viruses developing 

**NHS Inform - for advice and information on common illness and complaints please go the the website nhs inform https://www.nhsinform.scot/ **


We offer 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.


Coronavirus update 23rd March 2020

If you have no symptoms and are looking for general advice about Coronavirus please call 0800 028 2816. For more Coronavirus advice https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

For advice on Social Distancing https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-infection

If you have mild symptoms and can manage these at home, there is no need to call the GP or 111. Please visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus for advice
There is no need to get a sick line from your GP. Instead you should visit www.111.nhs.uk/isolation-note to get an isolation for your employer.

If you have any new symptoms of fever, persistent cough or shortness of breath, do not call your GP.
All such calls should be directed to NHS24 on 111.

We would like to thank you for your understanding over the last few weeks as the GP’s and staff struggle to deal with an overwhelming amount of health and medication queries. Please use www.nhsinform.scot as much as possible and please only order medication if you are genuinely running out. DO NOT order extra or stock up. The surgery is working very hard to manage the increased demand whilst still trying to maintain a safe environment that will allow us to continue to operate in the weeks ahead.

Welcome to the Ashfield Medical Practice Website


Through this website we hope to improve our services to all our patients and enable you to find the information required at the click of a mouse.You can download registration forms, cancel existing appointments, change your name and address and much more.

You can find out information about medical conditions and diseases through our patient information leaflets as well as keep up to date with all the latest practice news and developments.

We are always looking to improve our services so please leave some feedback on our contact page.  We hope that with your help and co-operation we will be able to make this website a better portal for all your online needs.

 

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BREAST SCREENING

The Scottish Breast Screening Programme invites all women between 50 and 70 for breast screening approximately every three years - although this may be earlier due to changes in the screening department. Invitations are not sent to people over the age of seventy, but you remain at risk of developing breast cancer and are still welcome to attend.

The practice has been allocated October 2019 for Breast Screening for our patients.

Please see the link below for more information;

https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/screening

You may also find it helpful to;

  • Contact the NHS Inform helpline on 0800 22 44 88 ( the helpline also provides an interpreting service)
  • Talk to your friends and family who have already attended

NEW REGISTRAR

We welcome Dr Louise McNeil who will be with us until December 2020 and Dr Pravish Kashyap who will be with us until August 2020.  __________________________________________________________________

TRAINING

We are delighted to announce that Sister Fiona Bennet is training as an Advanced Nurse Practioner. This is a two year programme and will require her to shadow the GP's in their consultations.  We hope you will support her in her training.

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2020/2021

The surgery will be closed on the following dates:

2020

Wednesday     1st of January

Thursday        2nd of January

Monday          20th of July

Monday          28th of September

Friday            25th of December

Monday          28th of December

2021

Friday            1st of January

Monday          4th of January

For all emergencies please call NHS24 111


TEXT ALERT REMINDER SERVICE 

Would you like to be included in the following services?

  • Text Messages to your mobile phone 

We have the facility to use the above services to contact you. These may be used to notify you of, for example

  • Changes to your booked appointment
  • FREE appointment reminders
  • Cancelled clinics including GP, Nurse and Health Care Assistant
  • Other notifications the practice deem necessary to your health care provision

If you would like the GP Practice to contact you by this means please sign up by making sure we have your up to date Mobile Phone number. This can be done at reception by filling out an up to date contact form or by filling out a change of address form - Link on Change of Address Information page 4.

PLEASE NOTE 

If you agree to the GP Practice contacting you via test message to your mobile phone, the GP Practice agrees to adhere to the following:-

  1. The mobile phone number  will only be used by the GP Practice and will not be passed to any other parties. 
  2. No personal details will be included in the message to identify you.

 


HOUSE OF CARE APPROACH TO ANNUAL REVIEW

The practice are introducing a new model of delivering annual reviews to patients with chronic disease.  This model has been introduced across the UK and involves a two appointment process.  Measurements will be gathered by our Health Care Assistant and the results will be sent to the patient before the second appointment with the Nurse.  We will role this approach out over the next year commencing with our diabetic patients.  Please note you will be invited to attend for this new style of annual review by letter as we have done in the past.  More information on this approach can be found at:

Care and support planning


BOWEL SCREENING

All men and women aged 50–74 are invited for bowel screening. Bowel screening involves taking a simple test at home every two years.

We strongly encourage you to take this simple test. In Scotland the screening programme will prevent at least 150 deaths from bowel cancer each year

For more info, go to

http://www.nhsinform.co.uk/Screening/bowel

 If you mislay your bowel screening kit please call 0800 0121 833 to order a new kit. 


  

(Site updated 21/05/2020)
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