We are receiving an increased amount of feedback regarding our current appointment booking system.
Ideally, we would welcome opening up the appointment books fully with the GPs seeing all patients face to face, however the charts from the BBC News Website today demonstrates the prevalence of COVID-19 in Scotland right now.
Please visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58370841 for more information.
If we pre-book all appointments in advance, this leaves us with zero appointments for on the day demand. If we take a blended approach and pre-book 50% of our appointments and a GP tests positive for COVID-19, then the remaining GP on the premises has to fit in an additional 15 patients to their own surgery – which then impacts the availability of that GP to address any emergencies which may arise.
We fully appreciate that the current booking system is not perfect, however we would like to assure all patients that if you need to be seen face to face by a GP, they will arrange this with yourself following your initial telephone consultation.
We would also like to assure patients that we are continually reviewing our current booking system in line with Scottish Government and Local Medical Council advice as well as the availability of GPs and the capacity we can offer patients.
COVID-19 Vaccine Status (Proof of vaccination)
You can now access your COVID-19 Vaccine Status online by logging on to www.nhsinform.scot/covid19status
If you have lost / forgotten / don't have a username or password - you can create new ones by selecting the 'forgot username' or 'forgot password' options.
You can also contact the Freephone Covid Status Helpline to get a record posted to you on 0808 196 8565
The Scottish Government continues to urge a highly cautious approach to international travel, given the risk of the new variants
If you are intending to travel abroad you should check the entry requirements for your destination country on the UK foreign travel advice pages
Please ensure you check the re-entry requirements for your return to Scotland
Only request a vaccination record if it is absolutely required and you are due to travel in the next 21 days
NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is a consultation service designed to encourage the public to visit their local community pharmacy as the first port of call for all minor illnesses and common clinical conditions.
Please see attached patient leaflet outlining what is covered.
"If I die, it'll be your fault"
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Please click on this link if you have been advised to do so by a GP:
Online Services for Patients
We now offer patients the option to order their repeat prescriptions and book GP appointments online. If you would like to access this service, please ask one of our Reception team for a registration form. Alternatively, you can print one off from the link below and bring it in with your Identification.
General Enquiries: Tay.email@example.com
Email Prescription Requests: Tay.firstname.lastname@example.org