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PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY WITH REGARD TO THE COVID-19 VACCINE. WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING OUR WAY THROUGH THE ELIGIBLE GROUPS AT THE MOMENT. PLEASE BE PATIENT AS CLINICS ARE BOOKED AS AND WHEN VACCINE SUPPLY IS AVAILABLE. IF YOU ARE N.O.K FOR AN ELDERLY PATIENT THEN PLEASE CALL THE SURGERY TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE UPTO DATE CONTACT DETAILS. MANY THANKS AND  PLEASE VISIT NHS INFORM WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO

PLEASE NOTE: REGARDING THE TEXT MESSAGE ALERT, ALL CURRENTLY BOOKED APPOINTMENTS WILL STILL BE GOING AHEAD. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS

COVID-19

If you suspect that you may have Covid-19, please do not attend the surgey. For all Covid-19 advice, please visit NHS Inform (link below), call NHS 24 on 111 or visit our Covid Information page below.  

** https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19 **

Due to the current circumstances, please be aware that we are experiencing a high demand of phonecalls therefore we would appreciate your patience during this difficult time. Thank You and Keep Safe 

Covid Information

COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION

Vaccine roll out to the general public, based on age and underlying health conditions, has began however this will depend on vaccine supply. It will take place in Milngavie Town Hall and you will be called by the surgery to organise an appointment time.

The eligible groups to receive this from the GP surgeries will be the OVER 80'S, 75-79 and Shielding patients. Please avoid calling with any queries about the vaccine or when you will be vaccinated as we need to try to keep the phone lines open for people who are unwell and in need of medical care.

If you are a patient who is eligible, we will be in touch in due course.

Many thanks for your ongoing patience

DO NOT VISIT THE SURGERY:

  • If you suspect or may have Coronavirus 
  • e.g. you have a Fever or New Onset Continuous Cough or Loss of taste/smell

DO NOT VISIT THE SURGERY:

  • Unless you have been advised by a member of staff to attend

If it has been arranged for you to attend the surgery please wear a face covering and please use the doorbell to let reception know you have arrived.

For advice on Coronavirus Covid-19:

Symptoms of a COVID-19 infection

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are a new continuous cough and/or a fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater).

A new continuous cough is where you:

  • have a new cough that’s lasted for an hour
  • have had 3 or more episodes of coughing in 24 hours
  • are coughing more than usual

A high temperature is feeling hot to the touch on your chest or back (you don’t need to measure your temperature). You may feel warm, cold or shivery.

Loss of taste/smell

Some people will have more serious symptoms, including pneumonia or difficulty breathing, which might require Admission to hospital.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19

If you’ve developed possoble Covid-19 symptoms please follow national advice on self isolating even if you think your symptoms are mild. Do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital.

Phone 111 if your symptoms:

  • have not improved after 7 days
  • are severe or you have shortness of breath
  • worsen during home isolation

If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms.

Testing for COVID-19

Please follow the advice on NHS Inform to arrange testing (only if you are symptomatic)

How COVID-19 is spread

Because it's a new illness, we don't know exactly how the virus spreads from person to person. Similar viruses spread by droplets in coughs and sneezes.

How to avoid catching COVID-19

You can reduce your risk of getting and spreading the infection by:

  • avoiding direct hand contact with your eyes, nose and mouth
  • maintaining good hand hygiene
  • avoiding direct contact with people that have a respiratory illness and avoiding using their personal items such as their mobile phone
  • covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with disposable tissues and disposing of them in the nearest waste bin after use
  • wash hands regularly


 
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