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Core message

Whilst we appreciate all people are doing to help the NHS during this time, it’s vital those with non-coronavirus health concerns still seek help as they would have before the outbreak.

The NHS is here for you, so don’t ignore the warning signs. You are not being a burden, you are looking after yourself and our NHS by doing so.

If you notice a deterioration in your health or someone in your household, call your GP in normal hours, 111 out of hours, or in an emergency dial 999.

Your community pharmacy and your GP are open, please contact them for advice or with concerns.

If you are concerned about a potential sign or symptom of cancer contact your GP practice to get checked.

If you or your child has an immunisation appointment, make sure you attend, or reschedule if you’re showing symptoms of COVID-19.

If you have a regular appointment for a chronic condition such as asthma or diabetes you should contact your GP and they will advise you. If your hospital appointment has not be cancelled you should still attend.

COVID-19 patients and those displaying symptoms are treated separately.

For further information visit www.nhsinform.scot

Cancer

  • Don’t delay in getting potential cancer signs and symptoms checked during COVID-19 your GP practice is still here for you.
  • It’s probably nothing serious, but it’s best to get checked, as the earlier cancer is found the easier it is to treat.
  • Information on the common signs and symptoms of cancer can be found at getcheckedearly.org.
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  • NHS screening services for breast, bowel and cervical cancer have been paused during COVID-19 but if you’ve noticed symptoms and are concerned, your GP practice is open and ready to help. Getting checked early is one of the main reasons why more people are surviving cancer.
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  • For further information visit www.getcheckedearly.org
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Immunisations

  • Immunisations for pregnant women and young children are continuing during this time, as they are an important part of helping protect against serious, preventable diseases. 
  • The NHS is still here for you - don’t miss your appointment, or call to rearrange if you or your child are showing signs of COVID-19. 
  • Find information at www.nhsinform.scot/immunisation.

 

Fast deteriorating conditions

  • If you or anyone in your household notices a rapid deterioration in their health, seek help immediately.
  • Don’t ignore the early warning signs of serious conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, severe asthma, or diabetic collapse.
  • The NHS is still here for you.  Call 999 for an emergency or your GP in normal hours and 111 for out of hours support.

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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