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CORONAVIRUS

Face coverings & physical distancing will continue in General Practice:-

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 went 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 Practice Team by complying with this guidance

Coronavirus - General Guidance

If you have a new cough or high temperature or change in sense of taste or smell you must self-isolate and should arrange to be tested under the Scottish Government's `Test & Protect' programme.  Further advice is on the NHS Inform website at www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/test-and-protect or phone 0800 028 2816.

14 day self-isolation certificates for employers can be found on NHS Inform: www.111.nhs.uk/isolation-note

If you have a cough or fever or change in sense of taste or smell and you need medical attention telephone 111 for NHS 24.  Patients in high risk groups should telephone 111 as soon as they get symptoms.

Babies and Children - Advice for Parents during Coronavirus - link below

Advice for parents during coronavirus

Do not attend your GP practice in person - phone from home to access essential services - Tel 01224 562888

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR DOORS REMAIN LOCKED IN ORDER TO RESTRICT FACE-TO-FACE CONTACT WITH OUR HEALTH CARE TEAM.  Access to the building will be for pre-arranged appointments only for essential care.  We now have a video intercom to gain entry.

You may be asked to wait in your car.  Tell us if you arrive on foot/by bus.  Please stand back from the door and wait after speaking to our Receptionist.  Our Receptionist may have left the front desk to carry out a task - please be patient.

Adults to enter alone, unless carer required.  Children under age 16 may be accompanied by one carer.

Repeat prescriptions - our timescale for preparing prescriptions has been extended to 4 working days. All prescriptions will be sent to a nominated pharmacyAllow a further 2 working days before attending the pharmacy.  If you have not nominated a pharmacy your prescription has been sent to Anderson & Spence, Fountainhall Road.  Please let us know if you want to nominate a different pharmacy for your next prescription order.

Grampian Assistance Hub - for information on how to access social, practical and emotional support on COVID-19:-  www.gcah.org.uk  or call 0808 196 3384 (Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm) or Aberdeen City Council have a 24-hour 7-day a week Crisis Support Line - Tel 0800 0304 713.

PATIENT INFORMATION LINKS - For specific patient information on Coronavirus.

Please see this link for the most recent advice on how to keep safe: https://www.keepsafe.org.uk/posters 

Please see this link for DIY exemption cards if you feel you cannot wear a mask Mask Exemption Cards

We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

Doctors & Staff, Hamilton Medical Group

Other Services

Non-NHS Services

lady_examSome medical services, such as passport/driving licence applications, insurance claim forms etc are not part of NHS Services and attract a separate fee.  The Doctor will usually advise you of this at the time of consultation.  See link below for a list of our current fees.  These are also displayed in the Reception area.

Services with Fees - Feb 2020

Physiotherapy

Please see self help pages on NHS Grampian Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy website at: www.mskphysiogrampian.scot.nhs.uk/ for useful advice and information for managing a number of conditions.

NHS Grampian have introduced a self-referral system for Musculoskeletal physiotherapy. This allows anyone, who is registered with a GP in NHS Grampian, to directly refer themselves for physiotherapy via a form which is available electronically, please click on link to the form below.

Please note Hamilton Medical Group do not currently have access to a First Contact Practitioner (FCP) physiotherapist.

 

Children Physio request form

Self Management Patient Service

This is a free self-management service for people with neurological conditions living at home in Aberdeen city. They support people with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, Huntington’s disease and Motor neurone disease. See more details on link below:

Self Management

 ADULTS WITH AUTISM

Adults aged 18 and over seeking an assessment for autism can self refer to the Adult Autism Assessment Team.  Self-referral form is available from the link below:-

AAAT Self-referral Form 2021

Other Health Professionals

We have a part-time attached Pharmacist and close ties with many local Pharmacies, who collect prescriptions from the surgery. 

Other health professionals who provide services at our premises include:

  • Community Midwife
  • Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN)
  • Substance Misuse Service Counsellor 
  • Psychiatrist

 

Aberdeen City Community Health & Social Care Services

Within Aberdeen City, Occupational Therapy is provided by qualified and registered Occupational Therapists and support staff employed by NHS Grampian and Bon Accord Care (in partnership with Aberdeen City Council). Below is a brief description of the OT services available in the City, and how to self-refer into these services.

Bon Accord Care provides help for people of all ages (paediatrics, adults and older people) who experience difficulty coping with everyday activities due to disability, illness and/or the ageing process. The main focus is maintaining the person's ability to function in their home and local environment. This may include equipment provision, adapting their home environment or skills re-training. You can access this service via:

  • Self Referral is welcome from Service users by contacting the Hillylands Independent Living Centre on 01224 666360 for bookings or drop in to the centre at 2, Croft Road, Aberdeen, AB16 6RB. This centre is open to the public Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm. There is a large selection of equipment available to trial and Occupational Therapy staff are on hand to offer advice regarding difficulties being experienced.
  • Self Referral forms can be found in GP Practices or by completing an on-line self assessment with BAC2Independence on www.bac2independenceaberdeen.org.uk. This is an online self tool can also be completed by someone on their behalf.

The Bounds

The Bounds is a new counselling and research centre which will provide a free counselling service to the local community.  It is named for its base in the Humanities Annexe in College Bounds, on the edge of the Old Aberdeen campus and will be run by staff from the University's person-centered counselling programme and student counsellors.

Given the current Covid-19 restrictions the service will be online initially but will move to include face-to-face counselling sessions as soon as the situation eases.

email:  thebounds@abdn.ac.uk  

Website:  https://www.abdn.ac.uk/education/research/the-bounds/index.php 

Information Leaflets

Leaflets and other written information about various illnesses and conditions are available on display and from the Practice Nurses.  We have leaflets produced by the Practice on the following topics:-

  • Cervical Smear Test Results
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

 

 
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