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Coronavirus

We will not be opening up routine face to face appointments from 30th March onwards for GPs, Advanced Nurse Practioner or Nurse. We will provide an on-the-day service and would ask patients to phone in on the day should they need to be seen urgently . We will be offering more telephone consultations and will see patients who need a face to face appointment having gathered some initial information. This is to enable us to plan ahead and assess the situation as it develops in the UK.  We will not be offering online bookings until further notice. Please be patient when contacting us by phone and continue to select Option 5 - we have seen a significant  increase in calls already so please be aware it may take longer than usual to get through to us.

If you have already have a booked appointment please contact the Health Centre so this can be changed to a telephone consultation. If it is still felt to be essential to see you in the surgery, a further appointment will be made.

NHS Inform has the most up to date advice https://www.nhsinform.scot There is an online tool to help patients who are concerned they may have the virus follow this link for more details https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

There is also a Helpline number for patients who have visited the countries affected - 0800 028 2816

 

Think you may have a urinary tract infection? If you are female and between the ages of 18 and 65 then you can go to your Pharmacy for treatment without an appointment. There is no need to take a sample and they can prescribe a course of antibiotics just like the GP.  Patients contacting the surgery may be directed to Pharmacy rather than treated here.  Please note this is not suitable for those who are allergic to Trimethoprim  or have recurrent symptoms - Pharmacy First!

NATIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION SERVICE - www.nhsinform.scot
Access to obtain answers to everyday questions about your health:
seasonal topics; self-help guides; healthy living topics; mental wellbeing; food & nutrition; smoking & alcohol information

Please note the community pharmacies are experiencing unprecedented numbers of prescription requests and staff absences as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and as such it may take up to 7 days to process prescription requests.  Please allow sufficient time for the medications you need and don't order anything you do not require.

 

 

 

 

 

TRAVEL CLINIC for REGISTERED PATIENTS  
If you are arranging foreign travel or a holiday that may require immunisations, please can you complete the online travel form provided here. The completed form should then be emailed to the surgery via our Practice email or can be handed in at Reception if you prefer.  Blank forms are also available from Reception.  Our Nurse will then review your travel and contact you  to discuss any immunisations required at an agreed time.

The Travel appointments are very busy and it is advisable to make arrangements to have your travel vaccinations well in advance of your travel date as last minute appointments are seldom available. 
We require a MINIMUM of 6 - 8 WEEKS NOTICE before your date of travel and would ask for 8 weeks during peak periods such as travel dates in July/August, particularly in the event a series of vaccinations are required.  All vaccinations should be administered at least 2 weeks before you travel in order for them to be effective.  Please be aware that some immunisations may not be covered under the NHS.

If we cannot offer you a suitable appointment there are alternative private travel clinics.   Details of these clinics are noted below.  There is also a public information website which you can access by clicking www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk.  


OTHER TRAVEL CLINICS
Local GECKO Travel Clinic  - geckotravelclinic.co.uk
Contact:                                 01786 845542 or on mobile: 07769 172357
Email:                                    anne@geckotravelclinic.co.uk
Address:                                 Airthrey Park Medical Centre, University of Stirling, FK9 4NJ

OR

Glasgow Airport - 0141 848 4800
(this clinic has a satellite clinic which is held locally - to arrange an appointment please telephone the number above)

Kennington Centre, Glasgow - 0141 429 0913

Ochilview Travel Health Clinic, Newlands Road, Reddingmuirhead, Falkirk FK2 0DY - 01324 715876 or enquiry@ochilview.com


CHARGES   Note: these services are for our Practice registered patients only
Some travel immunisations and anti-malarial treatments fall outside the remit of the NHS and recent changes in NHS policy have made it necessary to introduce charges for some treatments.   These charges are in line with other Practices in the region and are noted below.The doctor will give you a private prescription for your vaccine and anti-malarial medication.   Please note that you will also be required to pay the Pharmacist for your vaccine and anti-malarial medication.   Pharmacy charges may vary and it is wise to shop around.

Prescription for non-NHS immunisation.........................................£30

Yellow fever immunisation and certificate.....................................£50

Prescription for anti-malarial treatment........................................£15

Vaccine certificate..................................................................... £10

Non-NHS Immunisations include the following:

Hepatitis B............................................................................... £45 per course (3 inj)

Junior Hepatitis B

Jap B Encephalitis

Cholera

Meningitis A & C

Rabies.................................................................................... £45 per course (3 inj)


Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:

Europe Europe & RussiaNorth America North America
Central America Central Americaindia South America
egypt Carribeanlithuania Africa
bulgaria Middle Eastpoland Central Asia
china East Asiachina Australasia and Pacific
 
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