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COVID VACCINE INFORMATION

CLOSED 4TH MAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY in an emergency dial 999 for urgent medical advice call NHS 24 on 111

COVID Vaccine Passports

 

We are aware that nhs staff, and in particularly vaccinators, have been fielding a number of questions regarding the provision of COVID passports for patients. We are now appealing to the public not to ask our staff for these at vaccination centres and to not contact their GP Practice to ask for a COVID vaccination passport or status certificate.

 

The Scottish Government is working to support the re-opening of international travel once it is safe to do so. It is also working with the other UK Nations and with the World Health Organisation to agree on potential future COVID certification requirements for international travel.

 

We would  point patients to the COVID FAQs on the NHS Lothian website if they wish to find out more information.

Unpaid Carers.  Who qualifies as an unpaid carer, for more information click on the COVID 19 advice and information tab on the right hand side of this page

 

  1. Patient contact number for Flow Centre Minor Injuries is 0300 790 6267

 for further information on who should attend the minor injury assessment  please click minor illness tab on this page 

COVID Symptoms -If you think you have COVID like symptoms please follow the advice on nhsinform website For further information on Corona virus please click on COVID19 advice and information link on the right hand side of the page

EU citizens should visit www.gov.scot/stayinscotland for advice re the UK governments Settlement Scheme before 30th June 2021

  NO TESTING is available at the practice in ANY CIRCUMSTANCES and that we must follow Health Protection Scotland adviPlease follow the advice on NHS inform or call 0800 028 2816 DO NOT ATTEND LEITH SURGERY

If the helpline has asked you to call us or for any other enquiry we will triage your call.

 As demand is high please be patient and kind to our staff, thank you

 

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GP Advanced Physiotherapy (APP) role

What is a GP APP?

A new role supported by Scottish Government aiming to free-up GP time which aims to be patient centred, cost effective and to provide tailor made expert MSK assessment and advice.

During the outbreak of Covid-19 the NHS Inform MSK helpline has been suspended. We can reassure you that the Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner will be available to discuss musculo-skeletal problems such as: joint or muscle pains; sprains and strains; as well as low back and neck pain via a telephone consultation for anyone over the age of 16.

Following your appointment, supporting information and resources useful for your recovery can be sent to you. Further medical help can also be arranged if required.

Benefits for patients

  • Quick, timely access to specialist advise
  • Accessing the most appropriate care pathway at the right time
  • Longer appointment times (20 minutes)
  • Empowerment to self manage
  • Opportunity to gain lifestyle/physical activity advise

Benefits for GPs

  • Less musculo-skeletal (MSK) appointments
  • More time to manage complex medical cases
  • Sharing of skills in-house

Benefits for the NHS

  • Less testing and prescribing
  • Reduced secondary care referrals
  • Shorted waiting times in secondary care
  • Improved conversion rate to surgery when referrals are required.

Call the surgery on 0131 554 6471

 

 

 
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