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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

Training and Research

Medical & Nursing Students

The Practice is actively involved in the training of medical and nursing students who will become the Doctors and Nurses of the future.  These students are bound by the same code of confidentiality as Doctors and Nurses.  We hope that you will co-operate with us and help the students to learn about general practice.  You will be informed of their presence in advance, and if you do not want them to be present at a consultation, your wishes will be respected.  This will not affect your treatment in any way.

Research

The Doctors in the Practice are keen to embrace research as an integral part of the development of medical care.  From time to time we participate in ethically approved research projects and you may be invited to participate. 

The Doctors also regularly undertake audit to improve services to patients and occasionally we may ask you to fill out questionnaires.  Again, if you do not wish to participate in such research simply let us know.

This Practice contributes to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)CPRD is a Government organisation that provides anonymised patient data for research to improve patient and public health.  You cannot be identified from the information sent to CPRD.  For more information visit:- www.cprd.com/public



 
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