PUBLIC HOLIDAY - The Surgery will be closed on Monday 3rd August 2020. Emergency arrangements will apply. For medical advice - please call NHS24 on 111.
DALIBURGH BRANCH SURGERY - We plan on opening the Branch Surgery in August.
We are going to reopen the branch surgery in August. We want to keep things safe, so here is how we are going to start:
You can phone any time whenever the main surgery is open for a telephone or video appointment. Please don't wait and phone only when the branch is open: you'll still get a telephone appointment first. Call 01870 602215
If you need a face-to-face appointment or a blood test, we will arrange this at the time of your telephone appointment. It will be more efficient for you if you phone before the branch surgery days.
As with the main surgery, we anticipate that we will be able to manage most problems by email, telephone or video consultation.
Medication collection will restart at the branch surgery in the mornings only. We will co-ordinate with Resilient Uist to ensure that drugs are collected and dispersed efficiently.
If you do have a face-to-face appointment at the branch surgery, you will need to wait in your car outside the surgery - our waiting room is too small to be safe for more than one person. If you have a mobile phone, we can call you to let you know when to come in.
Staff will wear masks for your appointment, and we ask that you wear masks in the surgery too: the rooms are small enclosed spaces and we wish to reduce the potential for spread of viruses and other germs.
COVID 19(CORONAVIRUS) - Worried about the virus? Check on www.NHSinform.scot or call 0800 0282816 or 01851 601151. If you are sick, call 111. Do not visit the surgery unless advised to do so by a medical professional.
TEST AND PROTECT - If you have a new cough, fever or loss of sense of smell, within seven days, you can request a test for Covid-19. Visit www.NHSinform.scot or phone 111 or phone 01851 601151.
VIDEO CONSULTATION - We are now offering video consultations on NHS Near Me (also known as Attend Anywhere) - check this link to NHS near me
BIRTH MONTH RECALLS - We are moving our recalls for reviews to your birth month. If you think you need a review, please contact the surgery
HOUSE OF CARE - We are going to start using 'House of Care' for our clinical reviews. This means you should be better prepared for your review, and more able to decide the goals of your care. More information will be provided as services restart
REALISTIC MEDICINE - Realistic medicine is a concept that is being explored by the NHS in Scotland. For any treatment, work out what suits you. Ask yourself:
- Benefits - what are the benefits of my treatment plan?
- Risks - what are the risks from my treatment plan?
- Alternatives - are there any other ways of managing my problem?
- Nothing - what happens if we do nothing?
For more information, please visit NHS inform - realistic medicine. One of the partners, Dr Dawson, will be working with the Scottish Health Council to see if we can develop a model that will bring these policies to life in a community health care setting. She is writing a blog about her views on realistic medicine and her project.
STRUGGLING WITH FINANCES? - Contact the local Citizens' Advice Bureau for money advice by phoning the Uist Office on 01870 603807. The council has also launched a financial inclusion service which aims to provide advice and support to people throughout the Western Isles.
SELF-REFERRAL SERVICES - Patients are now able to self- refer to a range of local health care services without having to get an appointment with the GP first. Please visit our clinics and services tab, or click self-referral to find forms for physiotherapy, podiatry, dietitians, chronic pain, and others. New forms will be added from time to time.