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COVID-19 BOOSTERS FOR 50-59 YEAR OLDS AND CARERS- IF YOU DO NOT YET HAVE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR COVID-19 BOOSTER, THERE IS SPARE CAPACITY IN EDINBURGH UP TO 13.12.2021- PARTICULARLY AT THE LOWLAND HALL CENTRE IN INGLISTON. YOU WILL NOT BE SENT A LETTER - PLEASE EITHER BOOK VIA THE NATIONAL WEBSITE (NHSINFORM.SCOT) OR HELPLINE (0800 030 8013). AT THE TIME OF APPOINTMENT, YOU NEED TO ENSURE THERE IS A GAP OF 24 WEEKS/168 DAYS SINCE YOUR 2ND DOSE COVID VACCINATION. YOU WILL ALSO BE OFFERED A FLU VACCINATION WHEN YOU ATTEND, IF RELEVANT.

HOUSEBOUND VACCINES- THE HOUSEBOUND VACCINATION TEAM WILL BE VISITING ELIGIBLE PATIENTS TO ADMINISTER FLU VACCINES AND COVID-19 BOOSTERS (AS LONG AS IT HAS BEEN AT LEAST 24 WEEKS SINCE 2ND DOSE) BETWEEN 30.11.2021 AND 05.12.2021. THEY EXPECT TO HAVE VACCINATED OUR ENTIRE HOUSEBOUND PATIENT LIST BY WEEK COMMENCING 06.12.2021.  

ROWLANDS PHARMACY UPDATE (10.11.2021): Rowlands have asked us to note their telephone prescription ordering protocol as follows- they will accept prescription requests via telephone from elderly or housebound patients only between 09:00-11:00 each day. All other requests must be made either via our website or by dropping your request form off to the pharmacy or ourselves. Thank you 

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GP PRACTICES CANNOT ISSUE COVID VACCINATION EXEMPTION CERTIFICATES - please visit www.nhsinform.scot or call 0808 196 8565 for more information. 

 

HOW TO: ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS, CANCEL APPOINTMENTS, UPDATE CONTACT DETAILS OR COMPLETE A SURVEY

You can access the following services by scrolling to the bottom of the home page and clicking on the relevant link.  At present we have a larger amount of information on our home page meaning they are a bit further down than normal.

  • Ordering repeat prescriptions
  • Cancelling appointments
  • Updating contact details
  • Completing practice surveys

NOT SCOTLAND - NHS DIGITAL DATA SHARING OPT OUT

We would like to reassure our patients that the proposed extraction of GP data by NHS Digital does NOT include any patients registered with this practice or in NHS Scotland.  NHS Digital provide services in England so are not able to access any data held in Scotland.  You are not required to opt out as your data is already safe.  We take patient confidentiality extremely seriously and safeguards are in place to protect this, including when data is used for research. 

 

URINE SAMPLES

Please only hand in a urine sample if this has been requested by a GP/Nurse. If you have UTI or other symptoms, this should be discussed with a Pharmacist or GP who will then ask for a sample if required. Any sample not specifically requested or that does not have full information including name, date of birth, will be discarded.

WHO IS FLORENCE? 

Do you have high blood pressure? FLORENCE has been designed to enable patients to increase their involvement in the management of their treatment, condition or lifestyle. Clinical staff use Florence to collect blood pressure readings or symptom information remotely from patients in relation to their healthcare needs. In return Florence sends health advice based on the readings, as agreed with their clinician. Florence can also alert clinicians if a patient's condition worsens to allow them to intervene appropriately. Florence can also send reminders and health tips to support engagement and compliance with health or lifestyle advice.

Do you want to find out more?  Please see this link FLORENCE Blood Pressure Telehealth or collect a leaflet from Reception

 

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