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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

Mental Health & Wellbeing

CBT (Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Programmes available for self-referral and referral (updated October 2021).

There has been a significant number of programmes added in the last few months, details of all programmes now available, both by self-referral and referral (along with referral routes), are detailed below.

These include two new digital therapies in the form of an online programme and a mobile app are now available for people in NHS Grampian.

One of the tools is a new app for people who are experiencing symptoms of worry and anxiety. Known as Daylight, it uses science backed cognitive behavioural techniques to guide you through exercises to tackle your worries and feelings and address your fears so you feel more in control.

The other is Sleepio. Sleepio is an NHS-accredited online programme to help those struggling with poor sleep and insomnia and has already been accessed by over 150,000 people in the UK to date.

Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (otherwise known as CBT) has proved effective in the treatment of many mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety and stress. It targets unhelpful behaviours and thought patterns common in individuals experiencing these symptoms. Accessing support through Daylight and Sleepio early on should help people develop helpful ways to deal with worry and prevent the worsening of symptoms and the need for referral to specialist services. It also encourages people to self- manage their condition.

Daylight and Sleepio are fully automated and accessible online, with no waiting time. This means more people can access digital medicine that’s clinically proven and backed by real-world evidence whenever and wherever they wish. 

Daylight and Sleepio are available to adults (18+) and can be accessed directly on a web-based or mobile device at

www.trydaylight.com/nhs

www.sleepio.com/nhs

People create their own username and password so no-one can access any of their details and all data is stored in an encrypted database. No referrals are needed.

The Nova team are pleased to offer a selection of workshops and activities which cover different topics facilitated through Zoom, where we can have fun and learn by sharing ideas and techniques to successfully manage mental health and wellbeing.

Please see links below for more info:

POWWOW - October

POWWOW Booking Form



 
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