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Please click on the link below to NHS INFORM SCOTLAND for the latest information on Coronavirus

https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

Covid 19 vaccination programme

We are continuing to arrange vaccination clinics for COVID-19. Appointments are being offered based on the JCVI criteria (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) and we will contact you by phone or letter when you are eligible.

Changes to Access as a result of COVID-19.

This GP Practice is currently restricting access for the safety of all patients and staff.

We remain open for all essential primary care problems but on the advice of Health Protection Scotland we have put in place a process whereby everyone is screened by telephone prior to being seen.

All patients will still have access to the care they require.

We understand that for some patients, it is frustrating that we cannot offer face to face appointments as easily as in the past. We are being guided by Scottish Government in how we offer appointments. For further information please click here.

PLEASE TRY TO PHONE OR USE THE ONLINE REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUEST SERVICE. WE WOULD APPRECIATE NO REPEAT SLIPS BEING HANDED TO THE SURGERY. WE WILL BE CONTINUING WITH OUR DISPENSING SERVICE AS USUAL.

Please allow 4 working days after requesting a prescription before coming to collect it.

SCREENING APPOINTMENTS

Cervical screening, breast screening, diabetic retinopathy and bowel screening appointments are now being sent out.  If you have any queries with regard to these screening programmes please contact  NHS inform on 0800 22 44 88 or contact a Screening Centre.

Cervical Screening

Many of you will be aware that the age range for routine recall for cervical screening has changed.  Previously all women aged 20 years were routinely called for cervical screening, but the age range has now changed along with the frequency of routine recalls.  All women aged 25 years will be recalled on a 3 yearly basis until the age of 50.  Women from the ages of 50-64 will be routinely called every 5 years.

Cervical screening is very important and to emphasise this the government are running a national campaign beginning on the 8th of February.  We shall have leaflets and posters with details of the current campaign in the surgery.

If you are concerned, or you have not had a cervical smear test in some time please contact the surgery and we will arrange for an appointment with our practice nurse to see whether you can have a smear or if you should be added to the recall system for routine recalls.



 
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