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Hamilton Medical Group4 Queen's RoadAberdeen, AB15 4ZTTel: 01224 562888
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 ALTHOUGH LOCKDOWN IS EASING 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.
Note: Our most vulnerable patients should have received a letter directly from Scottish Government. Patients in this group are advised to follow shielding advice - click here to view advice. A copy of the letter being sent to patients can be found at the link below:-
Chief Medical Officer letter to most vulnerable patients
Repeat prescriptions - our timescale for preparing prescriptions has been extended to 4 working days. All prescriptions will be sent to a nominated pharmacy. Allow 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
This section is devided into sections for patients and healthcare professionals with additional useful links and information.
useful websites for patients and doctors
These are produced by the National Migraine centre in London. Topics include triggers, hormones, medication.
The following patient information leaflets may be helpful for patients with headache
Lifestyle advice for patients with headache
Medication Overuse Headache
Cluster Headache advice for patients
Treatment of Migraine
Information on Screening for aneurysm
Brain aneurysm screening 1541 Jan 2015.doc
advice on getting good sleep
The following links are for patient organisations and charity websites. These are useful sources of information. The Migraine Trust has an advocacy service for patients whose ability to work is affected by their migraine. Information is available from the website and a summary is in the letter below.
Health Care professionals
The following information is aimed at health care professionals who manage patients with headache
Pathophysiology of migraine
Acute Headache pathway
management acute non traumatic headache
Other Headache Medication
Headache Slide Sets for teaching
Guidelines and Standards
The following are links to guidelines and standards
1. SIGN Headache Guidelines http://www.sign.ac.uk/guidelines/fulltext/107/index.html
SIGN Guideline 155 update on Medical Management of Migraine
SIGN 155 Quick Reference Guide
2. British Association for the Study of Headache Guidelines http://188.8.131.52/upload/NS_BASH/2010_BASH_Guidelines.pdf
3. Scottish Headache Pathways http://www.18weeks.scot.nhs.uk/patient-pathways/neurological-services/
4. NICE 2012 guidelines http://www.nice.org.uk/CG150
NICE Treatment pathways update 2017
5. Scottish Neurological Standards http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/programmes/long_term_conditions/neurological_health_services/neurological_standards.aspx
6. Lifting the Burden of Headache Global Campaign home page http://www.l-t-b.org/
7. The global burden of migraine: measuring disability in headache disorders with WHO’s
Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
8. International Headache Classification ICHD-3
9. Issues for women
Migraine and Contraception
Migraine and Pregnancy Guidance
10. European headache guidelines
11. Subarachnoid Haemorrhage
SAH when to scan
12. Information on aneurysms
How to manage family history of aneurysm
13. Suspected brain tumours, when to scan?
Scanning for suspected brain tumours
Incidental abnormalities on scanning
Incidental findings on scanning
Abdominal Migraine BMJ 2018
NEJM prophylaxis Paediatric Migraine
15. CGRP Information
Other Useful Links
British Associtaionfor the study of Headache
Exeter headache clinic http://www.exeterheadacheclinic.org.uk/
LINKS to Educational Videos
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