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Coronavirus


 


Key Messages


 


Based on the current position in regards to the coronavirus, the key messages for the general public


are:


 



  • If you have travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea,Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the previous 14 days and are experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should to stay indoors, call your GP 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.


 



  • This is peak season for respiratory and flu-like illness. There will be cases presenting with symptoms of cough, fever and shortness of breath, but these are highly unlikely to be novel coronavirus.


 



  • The public can be assured that Scotland is always well prepared for these types of outbreak and will remain vigilant. We have a proven track record of dealing with challenging health issues and have established public health and infectious disease experts working round the clock.


 To protect yourself and others, it is best to:



  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.

  • Bin the tissue.

  • To kill germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.


    For the latest public information on coronavirus visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus



General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies from 25th May 2018 : click on Practice Policies for more information.


Ladies between the age of 16-64 can attend Boots Pharmacy in Beauly if they feel they have a urine infection and can be treated by the pharmacist.

Repeat Prescriptions

 Please return the tear off slip on your prescription, ticking the medication you need to order. This can be returned by post or put in the black box on the railing at the door of the surgery.

Alternatively you may also order by emailing: High-UHB.GP55696-Admin@nhs.net Please remember to include your full name and either address or date of birth so that we can correctly identify you and ensure there are no delays.  Please be aware that normal email is not encrypted and so may not be totally secure. If you have an issue with this please re-order in the usual way.

Please do not telephone for prescriptions. We cannot accept telephone calls for repeat prescriptions.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip as 'Please see GP to order more'. Please heed these notifications as this will reduce the time taken to obtain your medications.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Holiday Medications

Protocol for medicine requests when travelling abroad

A 3 month max. supply can be prescribed on NHS prescription for most drugs. Exception is controlled and other drugs which are currently issued by us on a one month supply only, so can only be supplied for one month if travelling. These are for tramadol, morphine, oxycodone, gabapentin, pregabalin, buprenorphine, fentanyl and any other controlled drug that are not listed here.

Contraception can be supplied for 6 months.

Patients carrying multiple drugs can have a letter listing their drugs prescribed but there will be a charge for this. Please note that an up to date list of your drugs is on your repeat prescription list and you may chose to carry this instead.

Different countries have laws about the carrying of drugs in their country. It is up to individual travellers to contact the embassy for advice on this.

 

L Fullerton 8/10/19

 
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