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COVID Vaccination:

The practice is offering the Oxford/Astra Zeneca COVID Vaccine to eligible individuals. The priority groups as adviced by the Chief Medical Officer's priority list are(click here)

GP practices will only immunise those who are not housebound and are over the age of 75 or are in the Shielding category. We have completed the first dose for these groups but await further advice on when the second dose can be offered. The practice will contact these individuals as soon as vaccine is delivered and further advice is offered by the Government. 

Community vaccination centres have started sending out letters and immunising the younger cohorts of patients who are not being done in GP practices. Patients who have questions about the community vaccination programme or their appointments are advised to phone the Covid-19 Vaccination General Enquiry Helpline 0800 030 8013 (8am to 8pm 7 days a week) or go to https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine

 

In the meantime it would be helpful to look at the NHS Inform COVID Vaccine pages (click here)

Those eligible to receive the Oxford/Astra Zeneca COVID Vaccine should read the patient information leaflet here

Online booking of appointments

Due to the coronavirus outbreak the practice has suspended access to booking of appointments via our online services. If you require medical attention please contact the surgery on 0141 339 3626. If you have a fever or cough please notify reception staff and ask for telephone consultation. The Broomhill Practice would like to thank you for your patience as we deal with the additional pressure on our services.

Coronavirus

 

In response to the latest government advice on Corona Virus we are triaging all appointment requests over the phone. Please DO NOT ATTEND the surgery but instead phone 0141 339 3626 and one of the GP’s will phone you back. The NHS Inform website has been updated and contains all the relevant advice regarding travel, symptoms and self-isolation. It still also has the useful self-assessment guide and we would highly recommend it as the first port of call if you are concerned:

 

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

What to do if you have coronavirus symptoms

Continue to stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service or NHS24 to find out what to do:

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

 

Repeat Prescriptions:

In order to reduce potential risks we would urge all patients to ONLY use the 24 hr telephone prescription line (0141 334 2009) or our secure website page for all your medication requests. Please DO NOT come to the surgery. When ordering please state which pharmacy you wish us to send your prescription to either Boots Norby, Dicksons, Hogarth or  Buchanan and Campbell. Please DO NOT ORDER your prescriptions early and only what you require. Ordering more than you require could cause the risk of medication shortages and we ask you to be mindful of this. If you have run out of medication your local pharmacy may be able to provide you with a short supply of medication until your routine script is available. Please contact your local pharmacy in the first instance.  

 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding during these challenging times. 

Phlebotomy Service

As part of the new Scottish GP contract with Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board the phlebotomy service is being moved from GP surgeries to central locations.

The locations will be The Community Centre for Health, 547 Dumbarton Road, Partick, Glasgow or Plean Street Clinic, 18 Plean street, Glasgow, G14 0YJ.

We will be starting to direct patients to this service.  To book a blood appointment at either location you will be advised by your GP, Nurse or by letter to telephone 0141 355 1525 between 8:30-4:30pm, they will take your name and CHI number and arrange your appointment at a suitable time. 

Appointments will be available Monday – Friday 8.45am – 4.15pm.

 

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