Covid

FOR THE LATEST UP TO DATE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT THE NHS INFORM WEBSITE -  

NHS Inform

Update: 28th April
Your GP may be calling you to discuss aspects of anticipatory care planning. Please click here to watch a 3 minute video which explains what anticipatory care planning is, and why it is important.
http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/our_work/coronavirus_covid-19/care_planning_conversations.aspx
 

 Update: 6th April. 

Due to the pressures of the current situation, please allow for 7 days between ordering prescriptions and collection for routine prescriptions.  Urgent prescriptions will still be dealt with as normal and remember there is no need to stockpile.  Please also nominate a pharmacy for us to send your prescription to so we can try to reduce the number of people coming to the surgery to help keep everyone safe.

Video consultations:
We are now able to offer online consultations.  More information available in: Video Consultations

Shielding:
Please click here for a copy of the letter sent to those patient who should be shielding.  Please note you should only be doing so if advised to by the Practice or the government.


Self isolation guidance:

Get an isolation note to give to your employer - click here

You can send an isolation note to your employer as proof you need to stay off work.  You don't need to get a note from your GP.

 

Safeguarding:
Please click here for more information.

Resources:
The following are a list of key resources and contacts that offers invaluable advice in supporting mental health throughout this crisis:

  • Action for happiness calendar: Daily actions to look after ourselves and each other.
  • Top 10 tips for resilience: a simple but effective guide to help develop our resilience and ability to cope with challenges.  Have a look
  • Demystifying mindfulness:  Discover the science of mindfulness, learn how it works and why, from a political, psychological, and philosophical perspective. Access e learning here
  • Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance: Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and work/study performance in this online course
  • It is important to make sure you have enough vitamin D with the current stay at home requirements. More information about how much vitamin D you should be taking on this website: https://www.gov.scot/publications/vitamin-d-advice-for-all-age-groups/ . Please check with your pharmacist if you are not sure whether you are taking a vitamin D preparation. 

Below are some useful links for support during this difficult time. These can also be found in the "Self Referrals and Useful Info" tab in the left hand side column of the website:

Top 10 Tips for Managing Coronavirus at Home

Click here to view

Corona-Anxiety: Your Self-Help Survival Guide

(credit to Dr Jenn Cooper, Chartered Councelling Psychologist)

Click here to view

Online Resources from 'MyDiabetesMyWay'

Click here to view

Support for People Living with Long-Term Conditions during Covid-19

(credit to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Mental Health Improvement Team)

Click here to view

 

'wellbeing scotland' Helplines

Wellbeing Scotland is an NHS self-referral councelling service.

Click here to view

 

 

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