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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

CORONA VIRUS- COVID-19


CORONA VIRUS (COVID -19)

STAY HOME      PROTECT OTHERS       SAVE LIVES

 Reviewed 18.8.21 

FIRSTLY - PLEASE NOTE - WE ARE OPEN!

The following information we hope is of use to you.

 


IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE COVID-19

 Highland Testing Sites

    • If you feel you need immediate medical attention, please dial 111 for advice and referral for treatment/testing. 

    • If you are required to book a PCR Test, please phone 01463 706015

 

    • FOR ALL  GENERAL  INFORMATION GO TO

https://www.nhsinform.scot

OR

    • Telephone the COVID-19 Helpline on 0800 028 2816

    • Telephone the COVID-19 Vaccine Helpline on 0800 030 8013 - open from 8.00am - 8.00pm

    • Download the Protect Scotland Ap to your smartphone if you can
    • For a Vaccination Certificate please go to www.nhsinform.scot

Social Distancing in General Practice

19.7.21 - Please read the above document, which is guidance regarding face masks and attending General Practice appointments. 


VACCINES 

(The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advises the order of priority for the corona virus vaccination)

All patients - aged 18 - 64 - have been invited directly by NHS Scotland to attend for their first vaccine at a Caol Community Centre.  

If you have never received an invitation, please contact the 

Vaccine Helpline on 0800 030 8013

or 

click on the link below:-

https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/missing-appointment-details

If you choose not to take the vaccine, please also let the sender of your invitation know (not the Practice) 

For more information about the Coronavirus Vaccine, please visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine


For information if you are worried/concerned about the incidence of blood clots following immunisation click on the link below.

Advice regarding Blood Clot Risk from Vaccine

 


SURGERY APPOINTMENTS

Routine Appointments

Contacts with our GPs will be by telephone appointment only in the first instance.  If the GP then decides that you need to see you, they will give you an appointment time – generally on the same day if urgent.  When you arrive at the surgery, use the Self-Check-in screen or ring the reception bell then please take one of the marked seats and your GP/Nurse will come for you. We also ask to please attend alone if you can, so we can maintain safe  distancing. 

Please also ensure that you arrive in time for your appointment and have an appropriate face covering.  There is limited seating so arriving early not only mean a longer wait, but there may be insufficient space.

You must ensure that anyone accompanying you to your appointment does NOT have Covid-19 symptoms (as described earlier) and also waits in a specified seat

All appointments will be screened in the usual way by our staff and they will continue to direct you to other local resources, as appropriate, such as the local pharmacy or physiotherapist services.

Telephone Appointments

Please make sure you are available to answer our call on the agreed contact number, at the appointed time.

Our call back number displays an 0800 number ending in --3393

If you do not answer the call it is treated as a missed appointment and you will have to re-arrange.

Chronic Disease Patients

Recalls have now resumed as normal.  We look forward to seeing you all again.

Childhood Immunisations

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATIONS ARE NOT AFFECTED SO PLEASE ATTEND WITH YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN WHEN REQUESTED

Video Appointments

We are also offering Video Consultation (called NearMe) for those patients who find attending the surgery difficult.

You will be offered a time when you book and you can connect via the link below. 

https://nhsattend.vc/gpnearme/cns

 

You will need a Smartphone or other device - such as a PC/Tablet.  It must be enabled for video, have audio (sound) and a microphone.

FURTHER INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS USING NEAR ME CONSULTATIONS

The following links will assist in understanding this new consulting format.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOeLnYPpU_Q&feature=youtu.be

Near Me (Video Consulting) Information

https://www.nearme.scot/


If you have any difficulty or are running late, please telephone the practice - we may be having technical issues, which we will be able to advise you about. 

 


NEW PATIENT REGISTRATIONS

Please download the two (2) forms in the New Patient Tab, to your desktop or alternatively complete the forms online, save to your desktop and email as attachments to the practice at

 nhsh.gp55605-admin@nhs.scot.

A GP will phone you to discuss your registration, but only if you need immediate care or medications.   

Alternatively complete, and post to us, as we are trying to reduce footfall into the surgery to maintain safety. 


SCREENING PROGRAMMES

All Scottish Screening Programmes have now recommenced.  We urge you to respond to any invitation you may receive for these important health checks.  

Additional Information links for local services etc.


Information for Patients with Cancer

Information from Lochaber Sensory Care

Information for Caol and Lochyside Residents

 


REMEMBER THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE AT

https://www.nhsinform.scot/

 


THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR PATIENCE DURING THIS CHALLENGING AND DIFFICULT TIME FOR EVERYONE AND PLEASE CONTINUE TO STAY SAFE



 
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