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SURGERY CLOSED 8 NOV 1230 - 1800 FOR STAFF TRAINING

The surgery will be closed 1230 - 1800 tomorrow for staff training. If you need to see or seek advice from a doctor outside please contact NHS 24 on 111.  We will be open as usual from 0800 Thursday 9/11.

FLU VACCINATION AUTUMN CLINIC DATES – OCTOBER 17 (see latest news section)

 Drop in clinics for flu vaccinations for those entitled are now complete.  If you are entitled to the vaccination and still require it, please contact the surgery.

Entitled to the flu vaccine:

  •              all patients over 65 years of age on 31/3/18
  •              all children between 2 and 5 (born between 2/9/2012 and 1/9/2015) who are   not yet at school
  •            Any patient 6 months old and under 65 who is in an at risk clinical group. eg     chronic respiratory, heart, kidney, liver or neurological disease, asplenic/spleen dysfunction; reduced immunity due to disease or treatment;diabetes and asthma (only if on steroid inhalers), with a BMI greater than 40.
  •             if pregnant
  •              an unpaid carer

No routine phone calls Tuesdays 1245 - 1315. 

As a change to procedures we will now be closed to routine phone calls 1245 - 1315 every Tuesday to allow time for staff training.  If you have an emergency select option 1, otherwise please phone back after 1315.  Thank you.

Travel Vaccinations - Shortage of Hep A and B vaccine.

There is currently a global shortage of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccine . Supplies have been limited to exceptional cases only and only specialist travel clinics are being given these vaccines and then only for travel to endemic Hep B areas.  Details of these are available at www.fitfortravel.nhs.ukIf you are travelling to an endemic area which requires Hep B you are advised to arrange your vaccinations through a private specialist travel clinic.

Travel vaccinations - unable to provide these if less than 6 weeks before departure.

We always advise to contact us at least 8 weeks before travel as you may need a series of vaccinations at a set frequency.  If you have less than 6 weeks before the date of departure we do not have the resources to provide the appropriate vaccinations and you are advised to contact a private specialist travel clinic.

  Scottish Bowel Screening Programme

The Practice is promoting the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme. Patients between the ages of 50 to 74 will be invited for screening every two years.

Click here for more details

Chip and PIN debit card reader

We now have one installed to take payments from all cards except Solo.

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