If you have symptoms of covid-19 such as cough, breathlessness, flu symptoms, loss of taste or fever further information can be found at the Scottish Government website (https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/). If you feel you need to see a doctor in relation to these symptoms please dial 111 for the NHS Lothian COVID Hub.
If you require general information about covid-19 please call the national helpline on 0800 028 2816.
COVID REHAB SERVICE
If you have on-going symptoms following a covid infection further information and advice is available through NHS Lothian Post Coronavirus Rehab and Recovery Advice Line on 07969334704 (0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri).
For any other health queries requiring medical attention please phone 0131 441 4555 as usual. Medical problems will be dealt with over the phone during this challenging period. Thank you for your patience
NATIONAL HELPLINE FOR HIGH RISK PATIENTS - 0800 111 4000 (Mon - Fri 9-5)
This helpline will offer help to those who do not have a family or existing community support and cannot get online and who are over 70, disabled, require the support of mental health services, are pregnant or receive the free flu vaccination for health reasons. You do not need to have received a shielding letter. This helpline will not be able to provide a shielding letter, but those in a shielding category not yet receiving support can contact it.
EXTENDED SHIELDING LETTER FROM THE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER TO ALL PATIENTS AT HIGH RISK THROUGH COVID 19
A copy of the 2nd letter which has been sent (from 8/6/20) to all patients at risk of severe illness if they were to catch COVID -19 is available here - click the following link:
Extended Shielding Letter 0620
HOW TO OBTAIN AN ISOLATION NOTE FOR YOUR EMPLOYER.
Online isolation notes are now available at https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note.
ACCESS TO COLINTON SURGERY
The practice remains open for all essential primary care problems but on the advice of Health Protection Scotland we have put in place a process whereby everyone is screened by telephone prior to being seen.
All patients will still have access to the care they require.
We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.
Anyone developing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, however mild should self-isolate for 7 days and NOT come to the surgery. All household contacts are required to self isolate for 14 days.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature and/or
- loss of taste/smell
See COVID-19 patient Self Isolation Information sheet. For further infomation go to https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note
TEST AND PROTECT
Further information relating to test and protect can be found at the Government website https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/