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**COVID-19 - IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR OUR PATIENTS**
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Covid 19 vaccinations will be commencing in waves from January 2021, beginning with those patients over 80, and working down the age groups towards Spring and early Summer. You will be contacted directly when it is your turn to be vaccinated.  Please wait until you have been contacted before attempting to make an appointment or turning up at the Practice.

Please see the notice below about the Covid vaccinations taking place at the Medical Centre.

Information about Covid 19 vaccinations at the Practice

For general information about the Coronavirus vaccine and its delivery please visit the NHS Inform site:  www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine    or call the Helpline on 0800 030 8013.

SHIELDING UPDATE:

The Chief Medical Officer has sent letters to everyone on the shielding list, to provide advice on living and working in a level 4 area and on attending school, college or childcare in a level 4 area.

These letters have been sent to everyone (one for parents of children under 18 years, the other to everyone over 18 years) to also cover travel into areas at level 4 for essential purposes such as work and learning.

For more information, please click on the link below:

Scottish Government Advice

 Comrie Medical Practice is committed to supporting our patients and staff in providing the best possible care.  To enable us to do this, we have made the decision as of Monday 16 March 2020 to postpone all non-urgent appointments and services. 

If you have developed a continuous cough or a high temperature over 37.8 degrees, or are experiencing breathlessness, or a sudden loss of smell or taste, but are managing these symptoms, we advise you to self-isolate at home for either 7 days (if living alone) or 14 days (if living with others) in line with national guidance.  If you are unwell with these symptoms, then please phone the Medical Centre for telephone triage and assessment by a GP.

For general Covid 19/Coronavirus information regarding contact tracing, testing, isolating, or any other queries, please go to the NHS inform website at:

https://www.nhsinform.scot/   and follow the link regarding Test and Protect.

To reduce the footfall into the Medical Centre, we ask only patients with booked appointments to attend.  Please order your prescriptions over the phone, online, or post through our letterbox.  Any enquiries or requests, please call the Medical Centre instead of attending.

We are trying to keep the number of people entering the Medical Centre to an absolute minimum whilst we are in this phase.  The reason for doing this is to minimise the chances of anyone working or attending the practice catching the virus. 

Please click on the link below for the latest information regarding GP practices and services during this pandemic:

 https://www.nhsinform.scot/communityhealth

 

It is important for all our patients to know that we are very much open for business.  If you contact the Practice for an appointment with either the GP or Practice Nurse, you will receive a phone call to determine whether you need to be seen in person, or if your problem could be dealt with on the phone, or by video call. 

There is more information regarding Video Consultations on our Clinics & Services tab. If you are offered a video call by the clinician, the link to access at your appointed time is:

https://nhsattend.vc/comriemc

We are all living in changed and perhaps worrying times, but as always, we are here for our patients and we very much want our patients to contact us if they have concerns. We will aim to keep you updated throughout each stage of this pandemic.

 

 

FLU VACCINES

We have now delivered our flu vaccination programme to our patients aged 60 - 64 in line with new guidelines from the Scottish Government.

Patients aged 55 - 59 will also be invited for flu vaccination at a later stage, and the Medical Centre will be in touch with all eligible patients in due course.

* NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR COMRIE MEDICAL CENTRE*

We would like to inform patients that our 2 contact email addresses have changed.

To contact the Medical Centre with a general query, the new email address is: tay.comrie@nhs.scot

To contact the Medical Centre with a repeat prescription request, the new email address is: tay.comrieprescriptions@nhs.scot

FACE COVERINGS

Face coverings became mandatory in Scotland on public transport on 22/6/2020, and from 10/7/2020, the use of face coverings has also become mandatory in shops. We would request that any patients attending for appointments at the Practice wear a face covering.  In keeping with guidance issued to practices across Tayside, Comrie Medical Centre will not be providing letters of exemption to patients who feel they cannot tolerate wearing a face covering. 

For further advice and information regarding exemptions, please follow the link below:

www.exempt.scot

or view the up-to-date information from the Scottish Government below

Face Covering Exemption Cards

FIRST CONTACT PHYSIO

Comrie Medical Centre is now able to offer patients consultations directly with a physiotherapist to discuss specific muscular and joint issues. Please see the Clinics & Services tab above for more information, or ask one of our Reception Team.

IMPORTANT DATES

The following dates are Public Holidays. 

On public holidays we are only open for pre booked appointments in the morning - All telephone calls on these dates will be transferred to NHS24:

Monday 5 April 2021

Monday 3 May 2021

Monday 26 July 2021

Monday 11 October 2021

Monday 27 December 2021

Tuesday 28 December 2021

Monday 3 January 2022

Tuesday 4 January 2022

If you require urgent attention during this time please dial 111.

 

NHS PHARMACY FIRST SCOTLAND 

Pharmacies across Scotland are now able to offer treatment for certain conditions without the need to make a GP appointment.  If you have a minor illness, a pharmacy is the first place you should go for advice.  You do not usually need an appointment, and you can go to any pharmacy.  Your pharmacist can give you advice for a minor illness, and medicine if they think you need it. You can use NHS Pharmacy First Scotland if you are registered with a GP practice in Scotland or you live in Scotland.

More information about the range of conditions that can be treated by NHS Pharmacy First Scotland can be found at www.gov.scot and www.nhsinform.scot , or alternatively, speak with your local pharmacist. 

Action on Hearing

Are you deaf or hard of hearing?  Do you wear a NHS hearing aid?  Come to our free local drop-in to find out about:

  • Fitting new batteries and tubing (we are unable to re-tube OPEN FIT aids).
  • Caring for and getting used to your hearing aids.
  • The different services that can help you.
  • Information on equipment that can help you.
  • On-hand help and support from different services.

Please contact the Information Line on: 0808 808 0123 or visit www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

There is now a Drop-in Clinic running at Crieff Community Hospital on the 1st Wednesday of every month 1.30pm - 3.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

receptionPatients' Charter

Our responsibilities to you

That you may

  • Be registered with the Medical Practice and have a right to choose which Doctor you would like to see.
  • Be offered a health check on joining the Practice.
  • Receive emergency care at any time from the Practice.
  • Receive appropriate drugs and medicines.
  • Be referred for a specialist opinion when appropriate and to be referred for a second opinion if you and the GP agree this is desirable.
  • Have the right to review your medical records, subject to the provisions of the Acts, and to know that those working for the NHS are under a legal obligation to keep the contents confidential. Please ask at Reception if you wish to see your medical records and they will advise on the procedure.
  • Choose whether or not to take part in medical research or medical student training.
  • Receive a copy of the Practice leaflet.
  • Receive a full and prompt reply to any complaints about the services provided by the Practice.

Your responsibilities to us

  • You, the patient, should attend your appointments at the arranged time. If this is not possible you should inform the surgery.
  • We expect that you will understand that appointments are for one person only.
  • You are responsible for your own health, and the health of your children, and should co-operate with the Practice in endeavouring to keep yourself and your family healthy.
  • Requests for help and advice for non-urgent matters should be made during surgery hours only.
  • Home visits should only be requested for patients who are seriously ill or housebound.
  • You should realise that home visits are made at the Doctor's discretion. Many problems can be solved by advice alone.
  • You should notify us of any change of your personal details so that we can amend our records.  If you move outwith our practice area, we will have to ask you to register with another practice nearer to your home.
 
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