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CORONAVIRUS


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 dial 111 for NHS 24.  Patients in high risk groups should phone 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.  Please bring your mobile phone with you.


On arrival at front door, a notice will advise you to call a mobile telephone number to let us know you have arrived.  You will be asked to wait in your car.  Tell us if you arrive on foot/by bus.  We will call you back to tell you when to enter the building.  If you do not have a mobile phone, please ring the doorbell and stand back from the door and wait.  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

Services available from the Practice

All GP practices are contracted to provide “essential services”, that is, basic treatment of ill people.

We also provide the following “additional services”:

  • childclinicChild health surveillance, together with the Health Visiting team
  • Contraceptive services, though not IUCD insertion, nor Implanon insertion, which are available at the Family Planning clinic at Golden Square
  • Maternity services in the ante natal and post natal period, together with the Midwives from Aberdeen Maternity Hospital
  • Routine immunisation of children, together with the Health Visiting team
  • Immunisation in relation to travel.  Please note that patients with complicated travel plans may be asked to contact the NHS Grampian Travel clinic at The David Anderson Building, Foresterhill.  Not all travel immunisations are available on the NHS, please ask for further details
  • Cervical smears
  • Freezing of warts and other small skin lesions

We also hold contracts with NHS Grampian for the following “enhanced services”:

  • vaccinationAn annual flu immunisation programme to protect the elderly and those with medical conditions that have increased health risks if they get flu, eg patients with diabetes, asthma, heart disease and other chronic conditions
  • Regular monitoring, by blood test, for patients on Warfarin
  • Regular monitoring, by blood and urine tests, for patients on a range of drugs for arthritis and bowel problems
  • Annual comprehensive review for patients with diabetes.  Retinal screening is carried out at The David Anderson Building, Foresterhill.
  • A Methadone substitution programme for patients with drug abuse problems.  Note that new patients with substance dependence problems will be referred to the substance misuse service.  The doctors at the Practice will not prescribe substitutes.

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 
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