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The surgery will be CLOSED on Monday 28th of September for the public holiday. If you require urgent medical advice please contact your local pharmacy, minor injury unit or call NHS 24 on 111.

Flu Vaccine: We are now currently booking flu vaccination appointments for the patients detailed below. Information from the Health Board and Scottish Government is that we will vaccinate the 18-64 year olds at risk category and this will be carried out in the surgery, please call the surgery to book an appointment for the vaccine.

All other flu vaccinations outwith this category will be carried out in the community, a letter will follow soon to advise you of this from either the Health Board or Scottish Government.

Our Patient Access online sign up system is currently down, we hope to have this back up and running as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Our Practice Policy for COVID-19 - https://www.northcotesurgery.com/info.aspx?p=4

Coronavirus - Visit the NHS inform website or call 0800 028 2816 for general information and advice. If you have symptoms STAY HOME and call NHS 24 on 111.

The Monday evening clinics at the surgery are currently SUSPENDED, we will close at the normal time of 6pm.

Prescriptions - We are NOT issuing early or extra prescriptions. To reduce the number of patients attending the surgery, a number of pharmacies offer a collection service and we would be happy to give your prescriptions to their driver.

The surgery will be CLOSED every Tuesday between 12.30 - 13.30 for the forseeable future for staff training. For urgent matters, there will still be a telephone service.

LGBT Health and Wellbeing COVID 19 Support

Online booking of GP appointments via. Patient Access is currently SUSPENDED due to coronavirus.

We now require 48 HOURS to process ALL PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS. Prescriptions will be available for collection at the surgery after 48 hours from the request. This change is due to increased pressure on resources, thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

Click here to apply for Patient Access to make appointments and order repeat prescriptions online.

 

Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP):

Majella Beattie

We have recently welcomed Majella Beattie to the practice staff to work as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP). ANPs are nurses who have acquired extra skill-sets that enable them to operate at a higher clinical level than normal practice nurses. An ANP can diagnose, prescribe and manage patient conditions in a way similar to GPs. At the moment our ANP appointments are suitable for the following conditions:

    • Coughs/Colds

    • Chest/sinus infections

    • Cold sores/athletes foot

    • Diarrhoea/constipation

    • Ear/nose/throat infections

    • Eye infection/stye/conjunctivitis

    • Hay fever

    • Headaches

    • Indigestion

    • Impetigo/shingles

    • Muscular pain

    • UTIs (but only if the patient does not meet criteria for the Pharmacy service)

    • Vaginal discharge

    • Wound infections



 

The ANP clinics are always supported by the Duty Doctor for advice when required.

 

 

Limitations

    1. The ANP clinics are for self-limiting conditions not linked to an on-going medical condition, in other words patients that have a new set of symptoms that are not part of a chronic pre-existing condition

    1. If a patient has a recurrent infection they should book an appointment with a GP.

    1. Pregnant women and children under five years old should book an appointment with a GP. 



 

 
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