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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

 

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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