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Noticeboard

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.

 


Due to an increased workload it may not be possible to always see your usual GP for appointments.


We will try to enable people to book in advance with a named GP, however there can be a wait for a named GP of up to a few weeks. If you are unable to wait for a named GP we have asked the reception staff to offer you the choice of waiting to see your named GP or to see another GP in the practice.


We can only accept patients booking one appointment in advance with a GP.


If you need to see a GP urgently, we have a limited number of on-the-day appointments available. We cannot guarantee who you will be seen by - this may be by a GP or our experienced advanced nurse practitioner. On occasion it may be necessary for one of the duty team to call you back for more details to establish the nature of your problem and to ensure you are allocated an appointment in a suitable time-frame. 



Nurse Practitioners

Ms Lisa Small (f)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Specialist Nurses

Advance Nurse Practitioner :

Advanced nurse practitioners are trained specialist nurses. They have undertaken additional educational and practical training to be able to assess, diagnose, examine and safely treat and manage both acute and chronic conditions.

 

The nurse practitioner can prescribe medication for most conditions and ailments, order appropriate investigations such as blood tests/ECG etc, and can refer patients onto secondary and specialist care.

They may also refer you for GP review and follow up following consultation.

 

The nurse practitioner currently has on the day appointments available at the surgery for acute episodes of illness and can also carry out home visits.

 

Please note is unable to provide fit notes or provide care for pregnant patients.

Nurses

Mrs Rita Hands (f)

RGN

Rita works every Thursday and alternate Mondays. There is an early morning clinic every Thursday from 7.30am.

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Mrs Catherine Rait (f)

Healthcare Assistant

Catherine works every morning from 9am-12.30pm.
She does our blood tests, ear syringing, ECG's and Flu vaccinations.

 
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