COVID-19: If you have symptoms of fever, cough or loss of / changes to sense of taste or smell please STAY AT HOME AND SELF-ISOLATE with self care while you are unwell. Current advice is available on https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19 If you have any queries please call the practice but DO NOT ATTEND IN PERSON. Many thanks.
Symptoms of cancer - this helpful leaflet gives advice about symptoms that could suggest cancer and this website also has helpful information. If you have any concerning symptoms then please book in an appointment with a GP.
Community Health Services: Information on improving you health, community mental health services, continence services, respiratory services (COPD) and occupational therapy.
Health and social support. Information for Adults, Older People, Children and Families, Unpaid Carers, Suicide Prevention, Housing Options and Homelessness and Drugs and Alcohol. Click here for further information.
Travel advice, vaccines, anti-malarials
This is no longer provided in the practice, GGC healthboard provide this service. Information on what vaccinations are required, together with malarial and safe travel advice can be found at at Home - Fit for Travel. The website allows you to select your destination and then view the requirements for the destination before contacting the providers on the board website. 4 Travel Vaccines are available on the NHS (Typhoid, Hepatitis A, DPT and Cholera) at no direct cost to the patient. Any other vaccinations will incur a cost.
Private Non-NHS Fees
The NHS provides most health care free of charge. However there are a number of other services for which fees can be charged. These are mainly for services not covered by the NHS, such as medical reports for insurance companies and lawyers, letters for employers or school or university, fitness to travel or fitness to undertake certain sports. The fee will vary according to the time required to complete the report.
Doctors are involved in a whole range of non-medical work, largely on the basis that they occupy a position of trust within the community, and are in the position to verify the accuracy of information. If a GP signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a professional duty that s(he) checks the accuracy of such information. This may involve examining the patient and or their entire medical record.
Please contact the reception team for more information.
There are a number of certificates which GPs are obliged to provide free of charge. These include certain certificates supporting claims by patients for social security benefits.
If a patient is off work for seven days or less the GP does not have to provide a sick note. A patient can be refused a note or charged for a private one for illnesses of seven days or less.
Children aged 5 to 11 years old are now be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. For info click here or call: 0800 030 8013. Please do not call the practice as we are unable to provide information.View Details
This is no longer provided in the practice, GGC healthboard provide this service. Information on what vaccinations are required, together with malarial and safe travel advice can be found at at Home - Fit for Travel. The website allows you to select your destination and then view the requirements for the destination before contacting the providers on the board website. 4 Travel Vaccines are available on the NHS (Typhoid, Hepatitis A, DPT and Cholera) at no direct cost to the patient. Any other vaccinations will incur a cost. Please scan the qr code for more information.View Details
Think you might have long covid? Are you struggling? The Scottish government have posted information and access to support on NHS Inform - click here.View Details
Important Notice. GPs and their teams cannot issue vaccination exemption certificates. Further information on the vaccination exemption certificates scheme, including information on safe vaccination and routes to obtain an exemption can be found on the Scottish Government and NHS Inform websites. Alternatively you can phone the free NHS Covid helpline on: 0808 196 8565. Dr Gregor Smith Chief Medical Officer.View Details
Flu vaccinations are NOT being given at the practice this year. Information on how you obtain your flu vaccination is available here. Please do not call the practice for information as we are no longer responsible for delivery of flu vaccinations and therefore cannot provide information. As always, we encourage you to consider getting vaccinated.