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Please note that from the 1st November 2021 the surgery will close each lunchtime (Monday to Friday) from 13:00 until 14:00 to allow time for staff training and development.          

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If you have received one of your coronavirus vaccinations elsewhere in the UK, you can now request your Scottish Vaccine Central record to include this information - see under Further Information, "Coronavirus & Flu Vaccination".

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For information on this years Flu vaccination and Covid Vaccination  - See the section Further information, "Coronavirus & Flu Vaccination" 

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Why are GP Practices still working differently?  - See the poster under Further Information, Posters - Information & Events 

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We are aware that there is a new NHS App - "NHS Digital" - this app is only for NHS England and does not apply in the rest of the UK.  As far as we know there are no non-clinical data sharing policies currently being discussed in Scotland.

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The Covid-19 Vaccination Status Scheme is now live and will allow those who have been vaccinated to request proof of vaccine. Only those planning to travel to a country or territory where a record of vaccination status is needed as an entry requirement should download the record or request it.  Please visit the Further Information section, Coronavirus Vaccination for further information.

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Please do not attend the surgery to make an appointment, our doors are locked and only patients with pre-booked appointments are allowed access.

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If you think you have received a call or text message related to corona virus that you think is fraudulent please refer to the Action Fraud website.

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/coronavirus-scam-costs-victims-over-800k-in-one-month

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From Friday 10th July 2020 we are encouraging all patients who are attending the surgery to wear a face mask/face covering.

 

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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