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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

CORONA VIRUS- COVID-19


CORONA VIRUS (COVID -19)

 Reviewed 06/05/2022

WE ARE OPEN!

The following information we hope is of use to you.

 


IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE COVID-19 

GO TO https://www.nhsinform.scot for advice

FOR POST-VACCINATION ASSISTANCE

    • Telephone the COVID-19 Vaccine Helpline on 0800 032 0339 
    • For a Vaccination Certificate please go to www.nhsinform.scot

Social Distancing in General Practice

19.7.21 - Please read the above document, which is guidance regarding face masks and attending General Practice appointments. 


VACCINES  

Covid Vaccine - Universal Offer for children aged 5-11

For children registered across all Lochaber Medical Practices who have not yet received an appointment

 

Lettered invites will be sent to parent/carer of eligible children

 

These clinics will take place at

Fort William Health Centre on

 

Sunday 22nd May 2022

& Saturday 28th May 2022

 

If you have any queries regarding your appointment,

please call:

 

NHS Highland Vaccination enquiry hub on 0800 0320 339

Or

The National Helpline on 0800 030 8013

 

For anyone who cannot attend on the above dates,

further dates will be available on the link below soon.

Please note the page is continually updated.

 

https://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/COVID19/Pages/Vaccination-West.aspx

 

Age 12-15 (1st & 2nd Doses)

  • You must have a completed consent form – these are available at the centre
  • You must have at least 12 weeks between your first dose and attending for your second dose
  • You must have at least 12 weeks from a positive Covid test before attending for any dose

 

Age 16-17 (1st, 2nd or Booster Dose)

  • You must have at least 12 weeks between any dose
  • You must have at least 12 weeks from a positive Covid test before attending for any dose

 

Age 18+ 1st, 2nd & Booster Dose

  • You must have at least 8 weeks between your first & second dose
  • You must have at least 12 weeks between your second dose and booster
  • You must have at least 4 weeks from a positive Covid test before attending for any dose

 

Due to the nature of drop-in clinics, there may be a queue.

 

https://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/COVID19/Pages/Vaccination-West.aspx

If you have never received an invitation, please contact the 

Vaccine Helpline on 0800 030 8013

or 

click on the link below:-

https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/missing-appointment-details

 

Spring Covid Boosters

For Patients registered at Craig Nevis Medical Practice

 

Lettered invites for the Spring Booster will be

sent to eligible patients.

 

These clinics will take place at the Nevis Centre

on 24th, 26th & 27th May 2022.

 

If you have any queries regarding your appointment,

please call:

 

NHS Highland Vaccination enquiry hub on 0800 0320 339

 

Or

 

The National Helpline on 0800 030 8013

 

For anyone who cannot attend on the above dates,

please visit our website for details of drop-in clinics.

Please note this is continually updated.

 

https://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/COVID19/Pages/Vaccination-West.aspx

For more information about the Coronavirus Vaccine, please visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine


For information if you are worried/concerned about the incidence of blood clots following immunisation click on the link below.

Advice regarding Blood Clot Risk from Vaccine

 


Covid Vaccination Exemption Certificates

 

Important Notice

 

GPs and their teams cannot issue vaccination exemption certificates.

Further information on the vaccination exemption certificates scheme, including information on safe vaccination and routes to obtain an exemption can be found on the Scottish Government and NHS

Inform websites.

 

Alternatively you can phone the free NHS Covid helpline on:

 

0808 196 8565


SURGERY APPOINTMENTS

Routine Appointments

Routine appointments are now available, in conjuction with telpehone and emergency appointment.  When you arrive at the surgery, use the Self-Check-in screen or ring the reception bell then please take one of the marked seats and your GP/Nurse will come for you. We also ask to please attend alone if you can, so we can maintain safe  distancing. 

Please also ensure that you arrive in time for your appointment and we recommend you have an appropriate face covering.  There is limited seating so arriving early not only means a longer wait, but there may be insufficient space.

All appointments will be screened in the usual way by our staff and they will continue to direct you to other local resources, as appropriate, such as the local pharmacy or physiotherapist services.

Telephone Appointments

Please make sure you are available to answer our call on the agreed contact number, at the appointed time.

Our call back number displays an 0800 number ending in --3393

If you do not answer the call it is treated as a missed appointment and you will have to re-arrange.

Chronic Disease Patients

Recalls have now resumed as normal.  We look forward to seeing you all again.

Childhood Immunisations

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATIONS ARE NOT AFFECTED SO PLEASE ATTEND WITH YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN WHEN REQUESTED

 


NEW PATIENT REGISTRATIONS

Please download the two (2) forms in the New Patient Tab, to your desktop or alternatively complete the forms online, save to your desktop and email as attachments to the practice at

 nhsh.gp55605-admin@nhs.scot.

We will phone you to arrange a Nurse appointment and then a GP appointment will be arranged if you need medications or have a specific problem you want to discuss.  

Alternatively complete, and post to us, as we are trying to reduce footfall into the surgery to maintain safety. 


SCREENING PROGRAMMES

All Scottish Screening Programmes have now recommenced.  We urge you to respond to any invitation you may receive for these important health checks.  

Additional Information links for local services etc.


Information for Patients with Cancer

Information from Lochaber Sensory Care

 


REMEMBER THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE AT

https://www.nhsinform.scot/

 


THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR PATIENCE DURING THIS CHALLENGING AND DIFFICULT TIME FOR EVERYONE AND PLEASE CONTINUE TO STAY SAFE



 
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