NHS24 on 111 is now the first point of contact for all those with COVID-19 related symptoms. People with mild symptoms are advised to stay at home for 7 days, they will not be tested and they do not need to seek healthcare (even by phone).
To get further information on what to do next if you have developed any of the symptoms, please visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/
DO NOT stockpile medications.You should only order what you need when you are due to run out. Requests submitted early will be declined.
DO NOT come to the surgery without speaking to us first.
The coronavirus outbreak has led to all GP practices taking exceptional measures. These measures are aimed at enabling us to cope with the anticipated rise in the number of cases of coronavirus whilst also continuing to provide care to those with other acute conditions. The following measures have therefore been put in place:-
No appointments may be made at our Reception Desk or on-line. No appointments may be booked in advance as we can only deal on the day with acute conditions. If you require our assistance please call 0131 657 3341 our Patient Advisors will take your information and arrange for a GP or Nurse to call you back.
All long term condition clinics such as asthma or diabetes reviews have been cancelled until further notice.
We are not able to test for coronavirus at the practice.
DO NOT come into the Surgery with requests for repeat medication. Requests can be made by telephoning the prescription line on 0131 669 9130 ,via Patient Access, or be submitted to the local pharmacies.
DO NOT come into the Surgery to collect prescriptions. Please indicate on your request which chemist you wish to collect from.
Health Protection Scotland has published guidance for patients who have been advised to stay at home. There is also guidance for other members of the household. These documents are available below:-
Home Isolation - Guidance for Patients
Home Isolation - Guidance for Household Members
Social Distancing and protecting older and vulnerable people
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(Site updated 24/03/2020)