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Gullane Flu Clinics - UPDATE


We will be running flu clinics here at the Practice for patients over the age of 65 *Patients aged 6 months to 18 years with a chronic disease should also book into these designated clinics.


OUR SATURDAY FLU CLINICS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED


THURSDAY CLINICS ARE NOW AVAILABLE


These will be pre bookable clinics, please phone a member of the reception team on 01620 842171 to book one of these appointments. You will be assigned to a specific Health Care Professional at a specific time, it is important that you arrive at the time given. When you attend we ask that you observe social distancing and wear a face covering. Please do not attend if you do not have an appointment.


CHILDREN AGED 2-5 YEARS OLD WILL RECEIVE A FURTHER LETTER FROM COMMUNITY CHILD HEALTH WITH AN APPOINTMENT DATE, TIME AND VENUE. THESE WILL NOT BE BOOKED OR ORGANISED THROUGH THE PRACTICE.


 PATIENTS AGED BETWEEN 18-64 YEARS OLD WITH A CHRONIC DISEASE WILL RECEIVE A LETTER FROM THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PARTNERSHIP WITH REGARDS TO THE BOOKING PROCEDURE FOR THE FLU CLINIC THIS YEAR


  We thank you all for your patience and co-operation while we work through this very busy season.

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CHANGE TO SURGERY SERVICE

   

As from Monday 23rd March 2020, anyone who is unwell and worried about COVID-19 MUST phone NHS24 on 111 or consult NHS Inform as their first point of contact, NOT their GP.

Due to the ongoing outbreak we are putting in place a series of measures to keep all our patients and staff as safe as we possibly can:

 

- For the foreseeable future, open surgery will be suspended and all patients will be required to call the surgery on: 01620 842171 and triaged by phone by GP. Practice Nurse appointments will also be triaged and called accordingly. You will be asked for a summary of your symptoms and if you have been in direct contact with a person who has tested positive for Coronavirus. The GP will contact you by return phone call and if deemed safe and necessary then you may be given an appointment.

 

- If you have any concerns regarding hospital appointments or travel please visit www.nhsinform.scot and/or www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

We would like to thank all our patients for their understanding and ask if you could share this information as widely as possible.

PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS
Please note that it is currently taking the Pharmacies slightly longer to process repeat prescription requests. We would ask that you refrain from ordering any unnecessary medication at this time.

Thank you for your co-operation.  

SERVICES YOU CAN ACCESS YOURSELF:-

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic many services have had to change the way they operate. If you have a MINOR INJURY, a need for PHYSIOTHERAPY or a MENTAL HEALTH concern please see the following information.

Mental Health

New East Lothian Mental Health Line (01620 642 963)

Feeling anxious, depressed or just a bit down?

The new ELHSCP Mental Health line is open from 09.00 to 16.00 Monday to Friday. You don’t need a referral from a GP or other clinical professional to use it. It’s for anyone aged 18 and over. If you are feeling anxious, depressed or have other worries about your mental health, call us on 01620 642 963 between 09.00 and 16.00 Monday to Friday. An experienced worker will take your details and make an appointment for you to speak to a specialist mental health practitioner, who will ring you back at a at time that is convenient for your within the next 36 hours. The practitioner will assess you over the phone, and provide help and support and sometimes a referral on to other services.

Physiotherapy

New East Lothian MSK support line

Muscle or joint pain?

The new East Lothian MSK support line is open from 09.00 to 11.30 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. You don’t need a referral from a GP or other clinical professional to use it.

When you call, a member of their team will take your details and make an appointment for you for a telephone review with an advanced physiotherapy practitioner. The advanced practitioner will then call you back at convenient time for you, assess you over the phone and offer advice. All you have to do to access this service is to phone us on 01620 642 968 on Monday, Tuesday or Friday between 09.00 and 11.30.

MINOR INJURY ASSESSMENT

Call MIA on 07977 246 848 between 11am and 7pm for a Video Consultation.

The service is suitable for injuries such as -

* Sprains, strains and suspected broken bones

* Wounds and burns

* Musculo-skeletal conditions (joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves & tendons)

The service is NOT suitable for -

* Injuries from a week ago or more

* Patients seeking a second opinion

* Emergencies (such as stroke or chest pain)

* Patients less than 1 year old

The assessment will be carried out by a nurse practitioner using secure video consulting software. If the nurse decides you will need to come into the Minor Injuries Clinic , an appointment will be ,made for you.

SUPPORT FOR UNPAID CARERS

Carers of East Lothian are continuing to deliver support over the phone. If you are struggling with a caring situation call 0131 665 0135. There is a carer support worker for new enquiries Mon-Fri 10-4 pm. If no answer immediately leave message with contact details and they will get back to you ASAP or e-mail centre@coel.org.uk

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If you need medical attention when we are closed please telephone NHS 24 on 111.

SAMPLES

Do not use the outside mail box for samples . Samples must be handed in by 12 NOON. Please press the buzzer at the main door and you will be given further instructions.

 Repeat Prescriptions and Test Results

Requests for Repeat Prescriptions or for Test Results will only be taken between 10am and 3pm. If you call outwith these times you will be asked to call back.

Prescriptions can also be ordered by handing your repeat slip into the surgery, at the pharmacy or our website at www.gullanemedicalpractice.co.uk

If the GP needs to speak with you they will call back as soon as they are able but this may be the next day or the next day that doctor is working.

 OPEN SURGERY TIMES

8.30am - 9.30am  then  2pm - 3pm 

Doctors USUAL consulting days (subject to change as necessary):-

Dr Cusworth - Mondays,Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Smith - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.

Dr Myers - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Dr Jamieson - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Findlay - Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The surgery times and details of who will be on duty for each surgery is available under the section "Opening hours" then "Consultation times". 

SICKNESS AND DIARRHOEA

Please stay in the isolation of your own home. If you need medical advice you can speak to the doctor on the telephone.

(Site updated 22/09/2020)
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