Important Information from the 19th of July 2021
The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitals 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.
Book a test if you have symptoms.
Protecting all of us, takes all of us.
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Proof of vaccination requests
We are awaiting guidance from Scottish Government around a central system to show proof of Covid vaccination but believe the solutions they are looking at will not involve GP practices providing this information. Announcements will be made in due course and we will advise accordingly. We would be obliged if patients would not contact the practice meantime.
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Mindspace Lockdown Listening Service
A listening service for those who are experiencing difficulties due to lockdown.
This is a temporary service available from 3 June unil 31 August 2020. (This may be extended should lockdown be extended further).
Please phone 07928 859628.
Callers need to be aged 16 or over.
The service is available Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm.
Further information available as www.mindspacepk.com
This is not a crisis service.
If you are in crisis and unable to keep yourself safe please contact: Your GP (8am - 6pm) or NHS 24 (phone 111 6pm - 8am)
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
Despite lockdown and social distancing, Cruse Scotland’s services have remained open and been available to anyone bereaved, anywhere in Scotland.
As social distancing measures are relaxed, we anticipate that this may lead to an increased demand for bereavement support. Some patients may surface from lockdown struggling with their losses, and even be expressing signs of complicated or disenfranchised grief.
Cruse Scotland has built capacity to cope with an increased demand in this event, and would encourage patients, who might benefit from our support, to contact us.
Although we are unable to meet with clients on a face to face basis meantime, our clients are offered the option to receive support via telephone counselling or online counselling, using the NHS platform: Attend Anywhere.
At the time of writing all clients requesting bereavement support are allocated to one of our counselling team within a two-week period, regardless of where they live in Scotland.
No one need struggle with the death of a loved one alone, Cruse Scotland is here and ready to help
Our contact details are:
Helpline: 0845 600 2227