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Practice Closure 2/8/21

Tain & Fearn practice will be closed on Monday 2nd August. We will re-open on Tuesday 3rd August at 8am.
During this brief closure if you require advice or help on any of the following matters here are the numbers to contact:
Medication advice / minor ailments - please contact your local pharmacy. (Balintore - 832291, Well 23-25 - 892002 and Well 5-9 - 892009). Please check with them for their opening hours.
Medical advice / minor injuries - please dial 111 for NHS24
Medical emergencies - please dial 999

Covid vaccs - 18-39 years of age

Please note that we are not giving first doses now for 18-39 year olds as we do not have any Pfizer vaccines in stock. We will be arranging to give the second dose vaccine for those aged 18-39 who have previously attended our clinics when our next delivery of stock arrives.
There are still drop in clinics for first and second doses in Inverness on the following dates - 
Smithton Church, 1 Murray Road, Smithon, IV2 7YU
3rd-6th August - 8:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 17:00
9th, 10th and 12th August - 8:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 17:00
13th and 14th August - 9:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 16:00
16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, 24th and 26th August - 8:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 17:00
Please share this message to make your friends and relatives aware if they do not have access to the internet. Thank you for your help

Covid vaccs - Over 40 years and At Risk and Boosters

If you are over 40 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 only have two more clinics left so if you are unable to attend these then you can still attend a drop in clinic in Inverness on the following dates - 

Smithton Church, 1 Murray Road, Smithon, IV2 7YU
3rd-6th August - 8:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 17:00
9th, 10th and 12th August - 8:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 17:00
13th and 14th August - 9:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 16:00
16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, 24th and 26th August - 8:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 17:00

We have also started the 12 week booster vaccinations 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 2

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.

Practice Closure 2/8/21

Covid vaccs - 18-39 years of age

Covid vaccs - Over 40 years and At Risk and Boosters

Practice Update - Lockdown Tier 2

Changes to Flu Clinics

Covid Testing - Test and Protect

Coronavirus

New Physiotherapy Service

Covid vaccination passports

Practice Closure 2/8/21

Covid vaccs - 18-39 years of age

Covid vaccs - Over 40 years and At Risk and Boosters

Practice Update - Lockdown Tier 2

Changes to Flu Clinics

Covid Testing - Test and Protect

Coronavirus

New Physiotherapy Service

Covid vaccination passports

Practice Closure 2/8/21

Covid vaccs - 18-39 years of age

Covid vaccs - Over 40 years and At Risk and Boosters

Practice Update - Lockdown Tier 2

Changes to Flu Clinics

Covid Testing - Test and Protect

Coronavirus

New Physiotherapy Service

Covid vaccination passports

Practice Closure 2/8/21

Covid vaccs - 18-39 years of age

Covid vaccs - Over 40 years and At Risk and Boosters

Practice Update - Lockdown Tier 2

Changes to Flu Clinics

Covid Testing - Test and Protect

Coronavirus

New Physiotherapy Service

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