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NHS Digital Data Sharing Opt Out

We would like to reassure our patients that the proposed extraction of GP data by NHS Digital does NOT include any patients registered at this practice, or elsewhere in NHS Scotland. NHS Digital provide services in NHS England only, and are not able to access any data held in Scotland. You are not required to opt out as your data is already safe. We take patient confidentially extremely seriously, and safeguards are already in place to protect this, including when  data is used for medical research.

Further information on how NHS Scotland handles your personal information is on the NHS Inform website.  

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE UPDATE - PATIENTS AGED 65-74

The Scottish Government have now written to all patients aged 65-74 inviting them to attend for their covid vaccination.

If you are aged 65-74 and have not yet received a letter from the Scottish Government or if you have mislaid your invite, please follow the following link to progress your appointment.

If you are aged under 65 please do not use this link as invites are still being sent out for this age group and you will be contacted in due course.

Please do not contact the practice with any queries regarding the mass vaccination programme as we are unable to assist with these. You will find all the information you need on the NHS inform website.

 

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE UPDATE 03.02.21

Across Lothian, vaccination of the following groups of people is taking place at GP Practices:

  •    People over 80 years of age
  •    People aged  75-79
  •    People who are clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding)

 

If you or your relative or someone you care for is in this groups you / they will receive an invitation  from us, by phone to have your vaccination here at the practice. 

 

We understand that there is concern that some people in this cohort have not yet been invited for vaccination either at the practice or at home.

You may also be concerned that someone you know in a lower priority group has been invited to be vaccinated at a mass vaccination centre ahead of your own vaccination appointment.

 

Invitations to mass vaccination centres are being administered nationally and are separate to the GP programme.  Those letters can be sent out quite far ahead of appointments.  Our contact with you will be much closer to the date of  your appointment.

 

However, we can assure you we are vaccinating as fast as vaccine supplies allow and everyone eligible for vaccination here will be invited to attend.

 

  •    People over 80 will be vaccinated by 5 February 2021.
  •    People aged 75-79 and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable will be vaccinated  by 15 February 2021

 

We are very grateful for your patience while you wait your turn.

 

For more information about the vaccination programme please see

NHS Lothian’s Vaccine Hub on their website

NHS Inform

 

Thank You,

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE UPDATE 27.01.21

We are delighted to have started our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics.

GPs have been asked to provide vaccines for those aged 80 and over, moving on to those aged 75 – 79 and then those who are shielding.   

You can find out more about the priority groups by clicking here

All other groups will be offered appointments via Health Board run services by letter.

The delivery of the vaccine is in small batches and we are not certain when these will arrive. As soon as we have supplies of vaccine our team will contact you to arrange an appointment. 

There is no need for you to contact the practice as we will be in touch with those eligible.  If you have any questions about the COVID Vaccine, please visit NHS Inform by clicking here, or call the national helpline 0800 030 8013 which is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE UPDATE 15.01.21

If you have a general query about the COVID-19 vaccine, please look on the NHS
Inform website or use the national helpline 0800 030 8013 which is open from 8am to
8pm, seven days a week.

On behalf of the practice we would like to thank our patients over 80 that we contacted to attend for their Covid vaccine on Saturday 9th January.  We are delighted at how successful the first clinic ran. Many thanks to our wonderful staff for helping to deliver the clinic.

If you are over 80 and have not yet been contacted for your vaccine WE will be in touch with you in the coming weeks 💉

The practice will be involved in vaccinating over 80 year olds but all others will be part of a major public campaign led by Lothian Health Board.

Please avoid calling with any general queries about the COVID-19 vaccine as we are unable to give you any more information at this stage and we need to try and keep phone-lines open for people who are unwell and needing medical care.

Many thanks for your ongoing patience and cooperation.

PRESCRIPTIONS

THIS WEBSITE FOR ORDERING PRESCRIPTIONS HAS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE ORDER YOUR PRESCRIPTION VIA www.patient-services.co.uk INFORMATION ON HOW TO REGISTER ARE DETAILED IN THE PRESCRIPTION SECTION ON THIS WEBSITE

FLU VACCINATIONS

The programme will operate differently this year to ensure that we keep everyone as safe as possible and adhere to social distancing. 

All clinics will be booked appointments only.

Information on the Flu Vaccination Programme in Scotland and the At Risk Groups are available on the NHS Inform Flu Vaccination webpage  https://www.nhsinform.scot/flu or call the information line on 0800 224488.

Patients age 60 – 64

The free flu vaccine has now been extended to everyone aged 60-64 in Scotland to help protect them against influenza (the flu virus). Please contact the surgery to arrange this.  Please call between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday. 

Patients that will be age 65 and over on 31.03.21

All patients in this group should have received a letter from the Government asking that you contact the practice to arrange an appointment.    If you have not received a letter or not yet made an appointment, please contact the surgery to arrange this.  Please call between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday. 

Patients in this category will be vaccinated at the Surgery.

 

Patients age 18 – 64 who are in an At-Risk Group

Letters have been sent to all patients in this group asking that you contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.  If you have not already done so, please contact us to arrange this. Please call between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

Patients in this category will be vaccinated at East Lothian Community Hospital.

If you have not received a letter or are unsure if you are eligible for an NHS vaccination, full details of the flu programme in Scotland and At Risk Groups are available on the NHS Inform Flu Vaccination webpage   https://www.nhsinform.scot/flu or call the information line on 0800 224488.

Patients age 12 – 17 who are in an At-Risk Group

Letters have been sent to all patients in this group asking that they contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.  If you have not already done so, please contact us to arrange this. Please call between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

Patients in this category will be vaccinated at the Surgery.

 

Children aged between 2 and 5 excluding those who are at Primary School

Parents / Carers of children in this age group have been sent a letter by NHS Lothian outlining vaccination arrangements for their child.  Appointment letters are being sent out centrally by the Community Vaccination Team.

These vaccinations will be carried out at the East Lothian Community Hospital.

NHS NearMe Video Consultation   Patient Leaflet

Prescriptions

We are no longer accepting requests for prescriptions over the telephone and ask that patients request their prescription online via our new online service or by posting requests through the post box at the front door. Please note this website for ordering prescriptions will close on Friday 27th November. For more information please visit the prescription section of this website.

Newton Port Surgery update 05/05/20

IMPORTANT NOTICE - CORONAVIRUS

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE WITHOUT PRIOR AGREEMENT FROM A MEMBER OF OUR CLINICAL TEAM

We are here!  As many of you will know, due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, we are assessing everyone by telephone, before they come to the surgery.  However, we want to reassure you that we are still here to help with any health concerns.  We will phone you in the first instance and then determine whether or not you need to be seen in the surgery or whether we can issue a prescription for treatment and send it directly to your pharmacy of choice.  Please do not suffer in silence at home.

We have installed an intercom system at the front door to ensure only the patients with a pre-arranged appointment are coming into the building. We have a post box to the left of the front door to allow patients to drop off letters. 

Prescription requests should be requested online or posted through the post box.

Please visit www.nhsinform.co.uk for general information and a self help guide.

NHS24 are dealing with all Coronavirus enquiries. You can contact them by telephoning 111 even during normal practice opening hours.

Information for patients at higher risk

Get an Isolation Note here to give to your employer as proof you need to stay off work because of COVID-19. You don't need to get a note from your GP.

We would like to thank all our patients for their understanding during this challenging time.

Online Services- Prescriptions

 

We now offer our patients a new service which allows you to order your prescriptions online from our dedicated 'Vision Online Services' (VOS) website.  Please download an 'Online Services' registration form here or collect from the surgery.  We ask that you post the completed registration form through our post box. We will then call you to confirm your details. 

We would encourage all patients to sign up to VOS as soon as possible as this webpage for ordering prescriptions will close on Friday 27th November 2020

Please ask our Receptionists if you have any questions about this service.

Patient Information Leaflet

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CTAC Patient Information Leaflet

Signposting

When you call to make an appointment the receptionist will ask you for a brief reason why you feel you need to be seen to enable them to direct you to the quickest and best way to meeting your needs.

There are many health problems which do not need a doctor or nurse and can be dealt with by another health professional (as detailed below)

Reception staff, like all members of the practice team, are bound by confidentiality. Any information given by you is treated as strictly confidential.

Providing this information will help us to help you

Thank you for your support

Dr Smith, Morrison, Wilson and West

"Why does the receptionist need to ask what's wrong with me?"

Lammermuir Medical Practice- Signposting Guide

With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Get Well, Keep Well

NHS Inform

(Site updated 08/07/2021)

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