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The surgery is closed bank holiday Monday 27th September 2021 

September 2021

Due to the recent spike in covid cases we have several staff affected and self isolating.  This has impacted our workforce and we ask you to be patient and kind to our staff working under extremely difficult circumstances.   We are here for help, advice and appointments should you need seen.   Reception will take your details and a clinician will call you back to arrange, prioritise and help in the best way they can to your requests.  We do ask for your help in using the appropriate resources available - eye problems visit your optician, mouth/teeth/gum problems call your dentist and also note the vast services your local pharmacy can offer ;

PHARMACY FIRST SCHEME

BEAT THE APPOINTMENTS QUEUE! Before you call the Practice about acne, athlete’s foot, constipation, cough, diarrhoea, earache, headache, eczema and allergies, haemorrhoids (piles), hay fever, head lice, indigestion, period pain, thrush, sore throat, threadworms, warts or verrucae - have you asked your Pharmacist about treatment for these on the ‘Pharmacy First’ Scheme? Advice, treatment and medications can be provided through the Scheme, so patients can access treatment directly from your local pharmacy at no cost. Advice and treatment can be given on a 'walk-in' basis with no appointment needed and patients can leave with the treatments you would receive from your GP surgery. This service is also available at weekends;

Pharmacy First for advice in a wide range of common conditions that your chemist can help with

Please note that between 12-2pm and 5-6pm Monday to Friday only emergency calls can be taken

Information on Covid-19 Vaccination passports

Please do not contact your GP Practice to ask for a Covid vaccination passport or status certificate

Information on the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

Those aged 18 to 29 (as of 17 May 2021) are currently being invited to register for their coronavirus vaccine.

Under 30s COVID-19 registration service - Home page (nhs.scot)

The Covid Vaccination national helpline is there for advice and we ask you to please call should you require any further information or advice regarding the covid vaccination 0800 030 8013 OR   0800 028 2816

Information on Covid-19

Or phone the NHS Inform Coronavirus help line number on -0800 030 8013

DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION, WE ARE TRYING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF SPREADING THIS VIRUS SO WE ARE ONLY SEEING PATIENTS IN THE SURGERY WHO HAVE BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND BY TELEPHONE.   Please arrive as near to your appointment time, press the INTERCOM to speak with a receptionist who will alert the clinician that you have arrived.

All consultations are carried out by clinicians wearing protective equipment.  Rooms are cleaned after each appointment.   Due to these changes the number of our appointments are significantly reduced.  We are continuing to provide a safe and effective service and ask for your understanding and patience shown to ALL our staff working very hard under difficult circumstances.

ALL PRESCRIPTIONS WILL BE SENT TO YOUR DESIGNATED PHARMACY. There is therefore no need to attend the surgery in person to collect prescriptions

Other resources that could help you are  The Community Hub or phone 0141 876 9555

USEFUL LINKS BELOW FOR SELF REFERRAL AND USEFUL RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HEALTH SERVICES

www.nhsinform.scot is a great website with detailed information on medical problems and how to manage them.

www.nhsinform.scot/scotlands-service-directory is really useful resource giving advice on which health professional in the local area is the best person to deal with your medical problem and how to contact them.

Follow this link for other community services in the East Renfrewshire area

http://www.knowwhototurnto-eastren.co.uk/

Aliss - Community Health & Wellbeing information is another service to help you find help and support close to you when you need it the most.

www.aliss.org

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

https://www.finnsplace.org/

https://www.ercultureandleisure.org/ageingwell

http://www.housingcare.org/service/list/s-22-companionship-befriending/l-17-east-renfrewshire.aspx

https://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/bridges

http://yourweeredbus.org.uk/

http://www.whatsoneastrenfrewshire.co.uk/listings/voluntary-action-east-renfrewshire/

Ready Steady Baby! - NHS inform:Your guide to pregnancy, labour and birth and early parenthood up to 8 weeks

https://www.nhsinform.scot/ready-steady-baby

Urinary Tract Infections

Your local pharmacy can now provide antibiotic treatment for this. If you are female and aged 16-65 and think you may have a Urinary Tract Infection you should now contact your nearest pharmacy where they will assess you and provide necessary treatment.

Newsletter

Follow the link above for "News", then "Latest news" and then "Read our Newsletter" for information on recent changes to the practice

The practice supports the NHS policy of Zero Tolerance which defines violence as:

"Any incident where staff are abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances related to their work, involving an explicit or implicit challenge to their safety, well-being or health".Violence and aggression towards a person may also be defined as:

"A physical contact with another person which may or may not result in pain or injury. The contact is uninvited and is an attempt to cause harm, injury or to intimidate. Non-physical aggression includes the use of language which causes offence or threatens the safety of a member of staff".

The practice takes a serious view of any incidents of physical and verbal abuse against its employees and will support them, if assaulted, threatened or harassed, so long as the employee is correctly carrying out his or her duties

Over 18s can now log on and book a Covid Vaccine Appointment at

https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/.incoming/covid-scotland-over-18s-can-20664651

The Covid Vaccination national helpline is there for advice and we ask you to please call should you require any further information or advice regarding the covid vaccination 0800 030 8013 OR   0800 028 2816

Information on Covid-19

Or phone the NHS Inform Coronavirus help line number on -0800 030 801

Pharmacy First for advice in a wide range of common conditions that your chemist can help with

ALL PRESCRIPTIONS WILL BE SENT TO YOUR DESIGNATED PHARMACY. There is therefore no need to attend the surgery in person to collect prescriptions

Other resources that could help you are  The Community Hub or phone 0141 876 9555

We may contact you by text message if there is any information that is necessary.

USEFUL LINKS BELOW FOR SELF REFERRAL AND USEFUL RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HEALTH SERVICES

www.nhsinform.scot is a great website with detailed information on medical problems and how to manage them.

www.nhsinform.scot/scotlands-service-directory is really useful resource giving advice on which health professional in the local area is the best person to deal with your medical problem and how to contact them.

Follow this link for other community services in the East Renfrewshire area

http://www.knowwhototurnto-eastren.co.uk/

Aliss - Community Health & Wellbeing information is another service to help you find help and support close to you when you need it the most.

www.aliss.org

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

https://www.finnsplace.org/

https://www.ercultureandleisure.org/ageingwell

http://www.housingcare.org/service/list/s-22-companionship-befriending/l-17-east-renfrewshire.aspx

https://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/bridges

http://yourweeredbus.org.uk/

http://www.whatsoneastrenfrewshire.co.uk/listings/voluntary-action-east-renfrewshire/

Ready Steady Baby! - NHS inform:Your guide to pregnancy, labour and birth and early parenthood up to 8 weeks

https://www.nhsinform.scot/ready-steady-baby

Urinary Tract Infections

Your local pharmacy can now provide antibiotic treatment for this. If you are female and aged 16-65 and think you may have a Urinary Tract Infection you should now contact your nearest pharmacy where they will assess you and provide necessary treatment.

Newsletter

Follow the link above for "News", then "Latest news" and then "Read our Newsletter" for information on recent changes to the practice

The practice supports the NHS policy of Zero Tolerance which defines violence as:

"Any incident where staff are abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances related to their work, involving an explicit or implicit challenge to their safety, well-being or health".Violence and aggression towards a person may also be defined as:

"A physical contact with another person which may or may not result in pain or injury. The contact is uninvited and is an attempt to cause harm, injury or to intimidate. Non-physical aggression includes the use of language which causes offence or threatens the safety of a member of staff".

The practice takes a serious view of any incidents of physical and verbal abuse against its employees and will support them, if assaulted, threatened or harassed, so long as the employee is correctly carrying out his or her duties

 

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