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** IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR OUR PATIENTS**

COVID 19

If you have a new, persistent cough and/or a fever, and/or loss of taste or smell please do not come to the Health Centre, call NHS 24 on 111.

If you have any queries about COVID19, please visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

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The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitality and shops.  This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid19. The following rules still apply in General Practice:

  1. Wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless you are exempt)
  2. Physical distancing of 2 metres in waiting rooms
  3. Contact your practice by telephone in the first instance
  4. Wearing of PPE by staff
  5. Screening of all patients for COVID 19 symptoms

Please support Comrie Medical Centre by complying with this guidance

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Up-to-date information about COVID19 can be found:

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

Vaccine information found:

www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine

Please see guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection. The guide helps find out if you need to self-isolate and for how long. It also gives advice on what your household and extended household should do.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/test-and-protect/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-infection 

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** Requests to see/speak to a doctor are triaged to ensure you are seen by the most appropriate healthcare professional. If you need a face to face appointment the doctor will arrange a suitable time with you **

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Email address: tay.comrie@nhs.scot

Prescription queries: tay.comrieprescriptions@nhs.scot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Support Services

Scottish Recovery Consortium:

0141 226 1662

www.sdrconsortium.org

Scottish Drugs Forum:

0141 221 1175

www.sdf.org.uk

{Naloxone information is available

On this site}

Project Contact Details!

www.plusperth.co.uk : 01738-6262442.

Tulloch Net; covers Tulloch:

richardh@tullochnet.org.uk 01738-562731.

Samaritans: 01738 626666 or 0845 909090.

CATH: 01738 633077

Al-Anon: 0141 339 8884

Local Recovery Groups:

PAST can be contacted by e-mailing

pastgroup1@gmail.com or calling: Tony on 07428297035.

INSPIRAL can be contacted at

inspiralperth@g.mail.com or calling: 01738-626242.

Family Support can e-mail

e.p.i.c.s.1@hotmail.co.uk or calling: 07784912050

 

Challenge Two!

The Ghost of Winter Weather:

Talk with your worker, find out what happens in case of bad weather, to your script, your attendance requirements etc!

Surviving The Challenges!

What can you do to survive this time of year:

Plan out what you have to do over the next few days/week.

Remember there is support out there for you. (please seek support if you need it)

Talk over the challenges with your workers, friends and family.

Survival Helplines!!!

AA: 0845 769 7555

NA: National Helpline: 0300 999 1212

www.ukna.org

National Helplines Organisation:

www.helplines.org.uk (Has the list of all helplines you requires)

Christmas Things!

If you ain’t the Baa Humbug type:

Go out and see the Christmas Lights and attractions.

Go for a walk and look at the shops, you really don’t need to buy anything.

Look out for free events, like Carol Singing.

Check out what is happening at the local churches and community centres.

Go to the Library and stock up on books DVDs things to keep you going.

The Natural Beauty!

Perth & Kinross, is certainly one of the most beautiful area’s of Scotland, wrap up and enjoy the winter scenes.

Make a wee list of things you want to do, check out the Library notice boards for events

Make sure you are aware of transport issues; check with Travel Line on 0871 200 2233 or

www.travelinescotland.com to check any disruptions.

Attending Meetings!

If you are attending AA or NA meetings (or any support meetings), phone the contact person and see if you can share transport with other people. NA now meets in Perth on Friday Evenings.

Plan ahead for the holiday stop dates!

Things to Do!
Families!

You can do things like make your own Christmas cards, like the old Blue Peter style.

Have a film night, invite friends along get a DVD and watch, get a musical and sing-along.

Have a theme round the film "Rocky Horror Show" It’s you party!!!!

Share food get together around a friends house, all bring something or make something to eat! Try baking! You never know.

Families Continued!

Do outings in groups with friends, the movies or a theatre night.

Go for a group walk, or go swimming at the local pool.

Remember talk it over, share ideas, the more fun the better.

Things to do on your own!

Yes you can have a good time on your own! Watch a film that makes you laugh.

Listen to your favourite music.

Pamper yourself with a nice long soak in bath salts.

Relax and don’t get stressed, do things that make you chill.

Eat your favourite food, treat yourself to a selection box.

Make the house look Christmassy, get a wee theme going.

Stay Clean; Stay Sober.

The final ghost you might have to tackle, plan to beat this.

Take a friend who will stay sober and ask them to get you to leave if you are going to drink at a party.

Be in a safe place where people respect you and not encourage you to drink or take drugs.

Take your own soft drinks with you.

You're in Charge This Christmas!

Plan your visit, tell people you have to be away early.

If you feel that someone might be at a party that might upset you or tempt you to drink or take drugs, it really is best to avoid the party

Remember you might have changed, but people at the party might not have

Remember you stay in control.

General Hints

Have enough food in the house and plan for the shops closing.

Have food that can last over a few days, chicken!

Make soup keep it in the fridge this will last a good few days.

Make sure you have your medications as well as stocks of the cold and flu remedies that we all need at this time.

Don’t forget some fruit and veg!

Finally!

We could rant on, but the advice is:

Plan:

Get Key Dates:

Find things to do:

Talk with family and friends:

People care, but look after yourself.

Christmas can be a good time, try and make this so, for yourself.

Be strong, if you have a problem, seek support, visit a support group: NA or AA.

Have yourself a very merry Christmas! One that you are in control of.

Resolutions:

These are personal & individual but can I be so bold as to suggest.

Find out more about Naloxone, you could save a life.

Join the growing Recovery Movement in Perth & Kinross. We are developing a Recovery Forum, get your voice heard.

If you have a Smart Phone get the U-Turn App! It can save a life.

 
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