Public Holiday for Renfrewshire Practices - MONDAY 1ST AUGUST 22
For urgent advice please call NHS 24 by dialling 111
Telephone Triage Appointments (April 22)
As with most practices in the area, we continue to operate an On-the-day Telephone Triage system whereby patients looking for a consultation with a GP, phone in anytime from 8 am onwards and are offered a same day call-back from doctor. If the doctor feels you need seen face to face, they will arrange a time for you to be seen. If the telephone appointments are full, there is always provision made for those who have an urgent problem, otherwise you will be asked to call back the next day from 8 am onwards. We implemented this system due to lack of locum availability to cover staff holidays and sickness/covid demands. We want to keep the appointment system fair to all, so if a Doctor was suddenly off sick and your appointment had to be cancelled - you would not have to wait up to 3 weeks to be reappointed. The system works well and if you are eg. teacher, lorry driver or have particular difficulties getting a set time to speak to a doctor, please explain this to the receptionist who will discuss with senior staff to find alternative arrangements.
Flu & Covid Vaccine Booster Programme 2021 - 22 - Please see link below for further information on this years vaccination programme
Presentation by Dr Kerri Naylon, Deputy Medical Director of Primary Care for Greater Glasgow and Clyde. This presentation provides information on how GP practices and other Primary Care Services are working presently.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - GP Kerri Neylon, Deputy Medical Director for Primary Care | Facebook
July 21 Update
The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitality and shops. This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid 19. From 19 July 2021 (when we go to Level 0) the following rules still apply in General Practice: wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless you are exempt). Physical distancing of 2 metres in waiting rooms. Contact your practice by telephone in the first instance. Wearing of PPE by staff. Screening of all patients for Covid 19 symptoms. Please support your local practice team by complying with this guidance.
Many common minor illnesses can be treated by your local pharmacist eg. skin rashes, small abrasions, cold sores, conjunctivitis, coughs & colds, hayfever, headlice, heartburn, impetigo, insect bites, mouth ulcers, nappy rash, piles, ringworm, scabies, side-effects of medication, sinnusitis, smoking cessation, sunburn, warts & verrucae, worms.
Renfrewshire Community Health & Social Care Partnership
Information on local services including self-referrals http://www.renfrewshire.hscp.scot/
Once again it is proving very difficult to get GP locum cover and we have no option but to run a reduced service during holidays and appreciate your forbearance whilst we try to manage the service.
REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS - please order prescriptions 48 hrs in advance by phone; emis access online or use the big post-box on the surgery gates at Lochwinnoch or postbox at main door in Beith.
Drs D Nechev, A Fraser, T McLaughlin & T Gavin practice from premises at Lochwinnoch and Beith. We hold a General Medical Services Contract with Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board. Details of this contract are available from our practice manager - Mrs Rosemary Scarff.
Our surgeries are fully accessible to disabled patients. Our area comprises Lochwinnoch, Beith and surrounding areas.
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