Kingussie Medical Practice
Ardvonie Park, Kingussie, PH21 1ET
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Telephone: 01540 661233
Fax: 01540 661277
Out of Hours: 111
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Welcome to Kingussie Medical Practice
“We are delighted to be starting to begin vaccinating for COVID19. There is a strict list we must follow of whom we can vaccinate and when and we are not allowed to deviate from this. We will contact you when you are due. There is no need to contact us first.
The order is below, but we will aim to update this list if it changes. Please see official Government websites and NHSinform
www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine for further information.
Also available is the coronavirus helpline on 0800 030 8013.
- Residents and carer’s in a care home for older adults
- all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers (this will usually be through your occupational health departments)
- all those 75 years of age and over
- all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
- all those 65 years of age and over
- all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality and carer’s
- all those 60 years of age and over
- all those 55 years of age and over
- all those 50 years of age and over”
KINGUSSIE & LAGGAN MEDICAL PRACTICES 2020/21 FLU VACCINATION
We hope you are safe and well. If your annual flu vaccination is now due and you did not manage to make it to one of our flu clinics it is important that you make an appointment at the Practice in order to support the NHS over this winter period. To keep everyone safe it is also very important that you try to attend one of our clinic venues where we will have the space to carry out appropriate social distancing.
The Scottish Government has recently announced that individuals aged 60 – 64 years who have not received a flu vaccine since September 2020 can now be immunised.
Scottish Government will shortly write to individuals in this group you can arrange an immunisation appointment through the Practice should wish one.
It is vital that you DO NOT attend for vaccination if you or a member of your household currently has symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are self-isolating due to contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
This year’s seasonal flu vaccinations will be managed differently to ensure we are in a COVID safe environment. Please be patient and understanding with our staff during this new way of working.
PLEASE WEAR AN APPROPRIATE FACE COVERING PRIOR TO ATTENDING.
Thanks in advance Kingussie and Laggan Medical team
In Scotland, the UK Government is providing all COVID testing and test processing outside of the NHS. Around two-thirds of all daily tests are provided by the UK Government, in support of Scotland’s health services.
Tests must be booked in advance at www.nhsinform.scot/test-and-protect or by calling 0800 028 2816. People should only book a test if they have coronavirus symptoms: a high temperature, a new and continuous cough, or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste.
Changes to Access as a result of COVID-19.
Kingussie Medical Practice is currently restricting access for the safety of all patients and staff.
The practice remains OPEN for all essential primary care problems but on the advice of Health Protection Scotland we have put in place a process whereby everyone is screened by telephone prior to being seen.
Please be aware that it is now necessary where possible to wear a face covering if you come into the surgery premises. If you arrive and do not have one, please let the receptionist know and we will bring one to the door for you before you enter the building.
All patients will still have access to the care they require. We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.
Please phone 01540 661 233 if you feel you require medical advice and we will call you back.
Please send all photographs, requested by the practice, to our secure email address. Please note that this address is monitored by administration staff.
Anyone developing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, HOWEVER mild should self-isolate for 7 days for indiviuals and 14 days for households.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:
- New continuous cough and/or
- High temperature
- Loss of taste or smell
If symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 /14days then people should be advised to phone their GP or NHS24 (111).
Public Health have produced advice for people who have symptoms and are self-isolating which can be viewed on their website :-
Important note: Health Protection Scotland is updating its guidance in line with this change.
If you have any of the above symptoms Please do NOT come to the Practice
- You should to stay indoors, please DO NOT come into the Practice, call your GP on 01540 661 233 or if your surgery is closed ring NHS 24 (111) informing them of your symptoms and your recent travel. Do not leave home until you have been given advice by a clinician.
- If you do not have symptoms and are looking for general information, a free helpline has been set up on 0800 028 2816.
- For the latest public information on coronavirus visit :- www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
- There is a Q&A on coronavirus available via the World Health Organisation website: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
Kingussie Medical Practice
The doctors and staff at Kingussie Medical practice surgery are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. With patients’ needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Our healthcare team comprises a wide range of professionals. Our practice is growing including new staff, new staff roles, and new patients. Due to this growth, the reception team will now ask more questions when you call. The team are trained to ask specific questions and are able to signpost you to the most relevant service or clinician. This can include dentists, pharmacists, and opticians.
By directing you to other more relevant services, this will reduce the demand on the staff within the practice and reduce the time waiting for an appointment.
For day to day appointments, you might be seen by either a nurse or a doctor depending on the nature of the problem. Our Practice Nurse team are specially trained to assess and treat a wide range of health conditions meaning that it will not always be necessary to see a doctor. Our nurse practitioner is able to issue her own prescriptions for medicines. The other nurses can issue a prescription that they will ask a doctor to sign.
At the practice, we have appointments at different timescales depending upon the urgency of the medical problem you have.
On the day Urgent Appointments are for patients who have an urgent medical problem that cannot wait for a routine appointment. The Practice aims to offer appointments to all patients with an on the day urgent appointment. These appointments are generally booked in addition to a doctor or nurses existing clinic.
Routine appointments For patients who need an appointment for a non-urgent problem, for a medication review or for a follow-up appointment we offer appointments to book in advance.
NHS inform – for everyday questions about health
- Finding the right health and care information can make a real difference to how people manage their wellbeing. Making information accessible, quality-assured and up to date helps people to make positive choices.
NHS inform (www.nhsinform.scot) is Scotland’s dedicated resource offering up-to-date facts on health, services, and campaigns. It also has a wealth of information available online, over the telephone or via webchat:
- illnesses, injuries, and conditions
- tests and treatments
- healthy living topics, like smoking, alcohol, food and nutrition and mental wellbeing
- health news and events
- national health campaigns
- services provided by GPs, pharmacies and dental surgeries in Scotland
- you’re rights when using these services.
The website has enhanced features and digital tools to allow people to tailor the information, making it more personal for them:
- Info for Me a tool that helps you gather information relevant to you that can be easily
printed, saved or shared.
- Scottish Service Directory www.nhsinform.scot/scotlands-service-directory.
Scotland’s Service Directory hosts all relevant, funded and quality assured holistic
health and social care services within each health and social care partnership. This
is in addition to the GP’s, Hospitals, Pharmacies, Dentists, Sexual Health clinics and
- Self-help guides for common illnesses and injuries such as abdominal pain, fever,
earache, headache, lower back pain, accessing medicine, etc. The guides are fully
aligned to the 111 service the self-help guides allows you to check your symptoms
online and get advice to manage your condition or signpost to the right service.
- Browsealoud a feature that makes the website more accessible for people with
Dyslexia, Low Literacy and those with mild visual impairments by reading web pages
- Webchat available every day.
- Of course, there is always the option to talk to the health information team by telephone or
Want to try the service? Visit www.nhsinform.scot or phone 0800 22 44 88
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course, we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
We have two doors to allow easy access, one being a double door for wheelchair access. Please use the phone/bell to contact Reception staff so they are aware you require entry. There is designated disabled parking at the front of the surgery. If you require any further details or assistance please contact reception.
Suffering from a minor illness and want some advice as quickly as possible? DID YOU KNOW…
…that our local pharmacist can give you confidential advice and treatment if needed for a number of common illnesses without the need for an appointment with your GP?
Here are just some of the conditions that your pharmacist can help you with:
- Coughs, colds, and sore throats
- Minor skin conditions and acne
- Athletes foot
- Styes and minor eye infections
- Head lice
- Pain, including backache
- Cold sores
- Pharmacists provide many other services including:
- NHS emergency hormonal contraception
- NHS smoking cessation support
- Advice on travel injection requirements & supply of malaria prevention
General Data Protection Regulations and Sharing Information to Improve Services;
Kingussie Medical Practice has a legal responsibility to make all patients aware of what personal data we hold, how we store it and what it is used for.
We also need to make all patients aware of their legal rights in relation to their personal data.
To obtain a copy of our full Data Protection Notice which details all of the above then please feel free to ask at Reception for a paper copy.
SPIRE NHSScotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records. SPIRE is a service that will allow small amounts of information from GP practice records to be used to help doctors’ surgeries, NHSScotland and the Scottish Government to improve care and plan services, and to help researchers to learn more from patient information held at GP practices.
A new campaign is underway to inform patients across Scotland of the benefits of the service, and the confidential and secure way in which GP patient records will be used to help plan and improve health care services.
You have a choice about your patient record being used in this way. To find out more go to spire.scot
NHS INFORM – NHS Scotland has updated and improved their patient information website – this website provides useful information on everyday health problems and illnesses, healthy living advice and how to access support.
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