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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.

Currently we are not booking flu clinics, information so far 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, we will notify you when the clincs are available for booking. 

All other flu vaccinations 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 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.

 

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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