TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE NOW LIVE - PROBLEM FRIDAY TO TUESDAY NOW FIXED
We have now activated this service and patients who have given consent on the appropriate form (see below) will receive a text message reminder. A temporary problem prevented text reminders being sent to patients on Friday 16/2, Monday 19/2 and Tuesday 20/2, but this has now been rectified.
To join the texting service.
If you ‘opt in’ to this service you will be sent a reminder prior to your appointment. If you wish to cancel please contact the surgery.
If you have certain specific chronic diseases you may also (starting in the future, date tbc) be sent a text asking you to contact the surgery to make a review appointment. Other messages relating to individual patients may also be developed.
To receive texts every patient will need to ‘opt in’ by providing an up to date mobile phone number and written consent to receive text messages for Colinton Surgery. If you are 16 or over please complete one of the forms available below and at Reception and hand it in to Reception.
text message consent form 1217
Mobile phone numbers given must only relate to one patient. No text will be sent to children under 16 in case a parent’s mobile phone number has been given for that child.
It is extremely important to inform us of any change of mobile phone number or loss of phone so appointment details are not sent to an unauthorised person. Just contact Reception to inform us.
We hope that this will be an important improvement to our service. If you have any questions about it just ask at Reception.
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.uk
. If 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.