**COVID VACCINE APPOINTMENTS**
We are receiving an increasing number of calls ☎️ daily regarding Covid vaccination appointments and this is holding up our phone lines for medical queries. We have no control over who and when you will receive your appointment.
We are also hearing that a many people are identifying themselves as housebound and refusing to go to TECA for a number of reasons, most of which would not put them in the category of housebound. For this reason, the community nursing team have been unable to move down from the over 80 age group. This means some genuinely housebound and frail people have not had their vaccine yet.
We would strongly encourage you to make every effort to attend your appointment at TECA. This is the quickest way to be vaccinated. Even if you identify as "housebound " family or friend maybe able to take you. There are wheelchairs at the door, Red Cross to assist and plenty of disabled parking near the door. Additionally, taxi companies are offering reduced fares for return journeys to TECA.
Please do not phone Community Nurse teams or the Community Referral Line as this will not speed up the process but is in fact slowing it down.
However if you genuinely can't attend TECA, please call the telephone number on your letter to reschedule. If you have any other queries relating to the COVID-19 vaccination please call the national helpline on 0800 030 8013.
**Please note that NHS Scotland will never ask you to pay for the coronavirus vaccine and will not contact you by email**
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Please contact us via eConsult if wishing to consider. Programmes available also include anxiety and mood difficulties in relation to Covid-19, Diabetes, Pain, Cardiology and Rheumatology conditions.
Supporting people to be able to use digital technology.
In current times our patients and clients find themselves having to rely on digital technology more and more, however not everyone has the confidence to do this. See below for more information.
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The Shingles vaccination groups for 20/21- one off injection
If you are 70 to 79 years of age on the 1st September 2020 and you have not had the shingles vaccination and wish to be vaccinated, please advise when you are booking in for your flu injection. The vaccine reduces the chances of you developing shingles and even if you do develop shingles then the disease is likely to affect you less severely.
PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE - one off injection
The pneumococcal vaccine protects against pneumococcal infections. Pneumococcus is a bacteria that can cause pneumonia, meningitis and some other infections. Pneumococcus infections can affect anyone. However, some people need the pneumococcal vaccine because they are at higher risk of complications.
- children - this is given in the childhood immunisation programme
- adults aged 65 or over
Children and adults who have certain diseases of the lung, heart, liver, kidney and nervous system. If you are eligible and wish to be vaccinated contact the surgery.
PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY AND INFORMATION SHARING
Patients aged 12 or over
Young people with capacity have the legal right to access their health records and can allow or prevent access by others, including their patents/guardians. In Scotland, anyone aged 12 or over is legally presumed to have such capacity. More detailed information on this can be found on the General Medical Council Website (0-18 years).
Anyone over the age of 12 who wish to allow assess for others including their parents/guardians to information on a specific occasion/condition to be shared must fill out a form at reception on each occasion for each condition.
MEN ACWY VACCINE AVAILABLE FROM THE PRACTICE TO THE FOLLOWING PATIENTS
- 16 to 18 year olds who have left school and have not previously received a single dose of Men ACWY.
- 18 to 25 year olds who are attending university for the first time and have not previously received a single dose of Men ACWY.
Call Backs from the Duty Team
If you have contacted the practice and been advised that a member of our Duty Team will call you back, two attempts will be made to speak with you. If after two attempts we have still been unable to speak with you this call will then be closed. If you do still wish to speak to our Duty Team you will need to phone the surgery back to start the process again.
Do you think you have a Urinary Tract Infection ? (UTI)
If you think you may have a UTI, your local pharmacy may be able to treat this. Please check the information attached for more information on who the pharmacy are able to help.
UTI Cirteria for Pharmacy Nov 2018
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