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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

 

Carers page

Support for unpaid carers- people who are looking after relatives or friends

People who look after someone, need to be looked after too.

Many people don’t choose to become a carer, they tell us, ‘it just happens.’

You may not even consider yourself to be a carer and just feel that you are looking after someone because that’s what family and friends do for each other. While this is often the case, it is widely recognised that caring for someone else can have a real impact on your own health and your own life and here at the practice we would like to make sure you can access the right help and support.

 You may:

  • Be starting to care for someone- a relative, friend, partner, or neighbour
  • Have been a carer for a long time
  • Have recently stopped caring for someone or your circumstances may have changed.

You may not think you need support, but ask yourself:

  • Could the person who you look after manage day-to-day life on their own?
  • Could they cope without your help and support?
  • Do you have enough time to think about yourself properly?
  • Do you get a break for yourself?

If you answered ‘no’ to any of these questions, or feel you would like help and support with someone you are caring for, then we would encourage you to let us know you are a carer, speak to a member of the team or contact the NHS Carer Support team by calling 536-3371.

You can also click on the links below which contain useful information for carers.

Useful Links:

 

 

             

 



 
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