Mobile Vaccination Unit
*** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ***
We have just this minute been informed that the mobile vaccination bus for Flu and Covid boosters WILL NOT be at St. Bride’s Centre, Douglas tomorrow. This is outwith the GP Practices' control. Visit https://www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccine for an updated list of where the bus will be this week.
Practice News - Mobile Vaccination Unit
NHS Lanarkshire is working with colleagues in the Scottish Ambulance Service to bring a mobile vaccination unit to rural areas of Lanarkshire.
Dr Mark Russell, Lead for the covid-19 vaccination programme in Lanarkshire, said: “The mobile vaccination unit will help us to reach parts of the community who may have struggled to get to one of our vaccination centres. The bus will offer the covid-19 booster and flu vaccinations as well as first and second doses of the covid-19 vaccine for anyone who still needs to be vaccinated.
“You don’t need an appointment, you can just drop-in as long as you are eligible. For those requiring a covid-19 booster it needs to be at least six months since your second dose.”
To check if you are eligible for a booster visit, www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/the-vaccines/coronavirus-covid-19-booster-vaccination
The mobile clinic will run from 9.30am to 5pm on:
· Wednesday 6 October - Kirkmuirhall Gospel Hall, 60 Vere Road, Kirkmuirhill, ML11 9RP
· Thursday 7 October - St Brides Centre, Braehead, Douglas, ML11 0PT
· Tuesday 12 October - Leadhills Golf Club, Leadhills, ML12 6XT
· Wednesday 13 October - Kirkmuirhall Gospel Hall, 60 Vere Road, Kirkmuirhill, ML11 9RP
· Thursday 14 October - St Brides Centre, Braehead, Douglas, ML11 0QA
The mobile unit will return in November when it will be visiting more locations in North Lanarkshire.
First doses of the covid-19 vaccine are available to everyone over the age of 12 and second doses are available to anyone who has waited at least eight weeks since their first dose.
For more information on the flu vaccination programme visit www.nhsinform.scot/flu-vaccine
Appointments for covid-19 booster and flu vaccinations have started to be issued to those aged over 70 and those aged over 16 who were previously shielding. These appointments will take place in our seven vaccination centres across Lanarkshire.
We are delighted to welcome Dr Chris Dixon to our practice.
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Online Chronic Disease reviews
As we are unable to see the same number of patients in the surgery as normal, we are trialling a system of online reviews for our chronic disease monitoring. You may be sent a text message with a link to an online review. For more information on this system please see https://medlinksolutions.co.uk/testimonials/
COVID - 19 Corona Virus
To protect our patients and our staff and to maintain social distancing in the waiting rooms, we are continuing to work with the front door closed. Please arrive on time for your appointment and attend alone where possible. Please knock loudly when you arrive, but be aware that staff may not be able to open the door straight away if they are answering the telephone.
Please DO NOT attend the surgery if you are suffering from any Covid related symptoms, but call the surgery for advice.
You are also required to wear a face covering when attending the surgery.
At the present time we are not booking face to face appointments with a GP. If you need to see the Doctor you will be offered a telephone appointment. If the Doctor cannot deal with your issues over the telephone, they will offer you a face to face appointment.
If you have
- a high temperature or fever
- a new continuous cough
- a loss of, or change in sense of smell or taste
DO NOT ENTER THE SURGERY Phone or NHS 111 for further advice where your call will be triaged and you may be directed to attend a Covid Assessment Centre.
If you require a sick line for your self isolation period, please go to https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
Advice on self care can be found at https://www.nhsinform.scot/symptoms-and-self-help
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