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Covid vaccination passports

Please do not contact your GP Practice to ask for a Covid vaccination passport or status certificate – they will not be able to provide any standard document. International certification standards have not yet been agreed.

 The Scottish Government is working to support the re-opening of international travel once it is safe to do so. We are working with the other UK Nations and with the World Health Organisation to agree on potential future COVID certification requirements for international travel.

 As part of this, we are developing a technical solution that could allow people to access their Covid vaccination status directly

Covid vaccs - 45-49 years of age

We have just started phoning patients aged 49 years old for their Covid vaccination and will be working through our list in age order from 49 down to 45 years of age as instructed by NHS Highland. Please do not phone the Health Centre but wait for your telephone call.
 
When we phone our number may show up as "withheld" or an "0800" number or even a "89****" style number. Please try and answer this call so we can make an appointment for you.
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Covid vaccs - Over 50 years and At Risk and Boosters

We have now almost finished phoning all of our over 50 year old and At Risk patients but there are still some people we can't get hold of. We will try to phone and text you (where we have valid mobile numbers) and failing that we will be sending letters out in the post. If you are over 50 years old or an At Risk patient and feel that you have been missed please get in touch with the practice to book an appointment for your Covid vaccination.

 
We have also started the 12 week booster vaccinations for the over 80 year old category and will be working our way through the lists and telephoning patients when their boosters are due. Please do not ring in to the practice about boosters as this is tying up the phone lines. We will be in touch with everyone when they are due.
When we phone our number may show up as "withheld" or an "0800" number or even a "89****" style number. Please try and answer this call so we can make an appointment for you.
 

Practice Update - Lockdown Tier 4

Due to the current lockdown conditions we thought it would be best to update everyone on what is happening in the practice.

To keep everyone safe and minimise the footfall within the practice we will need to reduce our routine appointments but will remain open for urgent health issues. We will continue to offer telephone and video consultations and, where it is clinically necessary, you may be asked to attend the practice to be seen face to face.
Screening services such as childhood vaccinations and cervical smears will still be undertaken as per NHS Highland guidelines.
 
If you have an enquiry regarding COVID19 symptoms, Shielding or the COVID19 vaccination then please visit the NHS Inform website or phone the helpline on 0800 030 8013. If you think you have symptoms of COVID19 then you must self-isolate and book a test immediately. Tests can be booked via the website https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by phoning 0300 303 2713.

Covid Testing - Test and Protect

COVID TESTING: You should request a test only if you develop symptoms (fever, new continuous cough, loss of taste or smell) or you have been asked to by Test and Protect.
If you can’t access the site call 0800 028 2816
Please note this number only has access to the same testing slots accessed through https://www.nhsinform.scot/test-and-protect
These slots are released through the day so please check regularly to find a local slot or alternatively book a home test.
NHS 24’s ‘Ask Inform’ chat bot can help with many questions relating to coronavirus and testing too. NHS 24 does not arrange testing or deliver the results.
Stay safe. For more information visit www.nhsinform.scot

Coronavirus

The practice has closed the doors to reduce footfall in the practice. All calls are being triaged by telephone and if necessary patients will then be asked to attend the practice by a GP. If you have a new continuous cough and/or high temperature please stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days. Go to www.nhsinform.scot for advice or contact your GP practice by telephone during daytime hours. On evenings and weekends please contact NHS24 on 111.

We would be grateful if you could order your prescription online, by telephone if no access to internet, or by dropping your prescription in the postbox on the wall at the side of the front doors. Please nominate which chemist you would like to collect your prescription from. Pharmacies may be taking up to 7 days to process repeat prescriptions at the moment so please order 7 days before your medication runs out and only order what you need.

Thanks for everyone's cooperation and understanding.

New Physiotherapy Service

From Wednesday 29th January the way we answer the telephone will be changing.

A new Physiotherapy service will be starting in the practice late January/early February and so that the admin staff can make sure that you are allocated an appointment with the most appropriate Health Care Professional they will ask the patient for a brief indication of their problem at the start of the telephone call as per the Doctor's instructions.

The new Physiotherapy service will be available from Monday to Thursday at selected times and these appointments are only bookable on the day. The Physio can assess, diagnose and treat patients with musculoskeletal conditions of the spine,arms, hands and legs. Please see the attached leaflets for more details of conditions they can treat, how to book an appointment and what will happen at your appointment.

Covid vaccination passports

Covid vaccs - 45-49 years of age

Covid vaccs - Over 50 years and At Risk and Boosters

Practice Update - Lockdown Tier 4

Changes to Flu Clinics

Covid Testing - Test and Protect

Coronavirus

New Physiotherapy Service

Covid vaccination passports

Covid vaccs - 45-49 years of age

Covid vaccs - Over 50 years and At Risk and Boosters

Practice Update - Lockdown Tier 4

Changes to Flu Clinics

Covid Testing - Test and Protect

Coronavirus

New Physiotherapy Service

Covid vaccination passports

Covid vaccs - 45-49 years of age

Covid vaccs - Over 50 years and At Risk and Boosters

Practice Update - Lockdown Tier 4

Changes to Flu Clinics

Covid Testing - Test and Protect

Coronavirus

New Physiotherapy Service

Covid vaccination passports

Covid vaccs - 45-49 years of age

Covid vaccs - Over 50 years and At Risk and Boosters

Practice Update - Lockdown Tier 4

Changes to Flu Clinics

Covid Testing - Test and Protect

Coronavirus

New Physiotherapy Service

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