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CORONAVIRUS

Face coverings & physical distancing will continue in General Practice:-

The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitals and shops. This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid 19. From 19 July 2021 (when we went to Level 0) the following rules still apply in General Practice:

 wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless you are exempt)

 physical distancing of 2 metres in waiting rooms

 contact your practice by telephone in the first instance

 wearing of PPE by staff

 screening of all patients for Covid 19 symptoms.

Please support your Practice Team by complying with this guidance

Coronavirus - General Guidance

If you have a new cough or high temperature or change in sense of taste or smell you must self-isolate and should arrange to be tested under the Scottish Government's `Test & Protect' programme.  Further advice is on the NHS Inform website at www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/test-and-protect or phone 0800 028 2816.

14 day self-isolation certificates for employers can be found on NHS Inform: www.111.nhs.uk/isolation-note

If you have a cough or fever or change in sense of taste or smell and you need medical attention telephone 111 for NHS 24.  Patients in high risk groups should telephone 111 as soon as they get symptoms.

Babies and Children - Advice for Parents during Coronavirus - link below

Advice for parents during coronavirus

Do not attend your GP practice in person - phone from home to access essential services - Tel 01224 562888

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR DOORS REMAIN LOCKED IN ORDER TO RESTRICT FACE-TO-FACE CONTACT WITH OUR HEALTH CARE TEAM.  Access to the building will be for pre-arranged appointments only for essential care.  We now have a video intercom to gain entry.

You may be asked to wait in your car.  Tell us if you arrive on foot/by bus.  Please stand back from the door and wait after speaking to our Receptionist.  Our Receptionist may have left the front desk to carry out a task - please be patient.

Adults to enter alone, unless carer required.  Children under age 16 may be accompanied by one carer.

Repeat prescriptions - our timescale for preparing prescriptions has been extended to 4 working days. All prescriptions will be sent to a nominated pharmacyAllow a further 2 working days before attending the pharmacy.  If you have not nominated a pharmacy your prescription has been sent to Anderson & Spence, Fountainhall Road.  Please let us know if you want to nominate a different pharmacy for your next prescription order.

Grampian Assistance Hub - for information on how to access social, practical and emotional support on COVID-19:-  www.gcah.org.uk  or call 0808 196 3384 (Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm) or Aberdeen City Council have a 24-hour 7-day a week Crisis Support Line - Tel 0800 0304 713.

PATIENT INFORMATION LINKS - For specific patient information on Coronavirus.

Please see this link for the most recent advice on how to keep safe: https://www.keepsafe.org.uk/posters 

Please see this link for DIY exemption cards if you feel you cannot wear a mask Mask Exemption Cards

We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

Doctors & Staff, Hamilton Medical Group

Pharmacists

Gail Ferguson and Maree Bisset

BSc in Pharmacy, Pg Dip Clinical Pharmacy, MRPSGB
The Practice has 2 attached Pharmacists who help with prescribing and often undertake medication reviews, including checking whether blood monitoring is up-to-date. On occasion you may be contacted by the Pharmacist regarding medication to ensure that you are on the most effective combination of medicines for your condition. The Pharmacists also participate in audit and research projects.

Community Midwives

Amanda Bradley (f)

Community Nurses

Community Nursing services in Aberdeen city are provided by NHS Grampian.

District Nurses are highly skilled and experience Nurses with a specialist qualification in nursing care to housebound patients in their own home.

District Nurses are assisted in their role by Community Nurses.  They specialise in all aspects of home nursing including assessment of nursing needs, palliative care, anticipatory care, wound assessment, chronic disease management, arranging continence assessment, blood tests, medication and promotion of health to support you to be as independent as possible.

District and Community Nursing services are provided to patients on a geographical basis through Direct Delivery Teams during the day or by the Out of Hours Nursing Service during evenings and weekends (through contacting NHS24 on Tel 111).

Contact telephone number for community nursing services: Tel 01224 559140.

Health Visitors

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The Health Visiting service in Aberdeen city is provided by NHS Grampian.

Health Visitors have a special responsibility for health surveillance and health education in the ante-natal and pre-school period. They offer health advice and support mainly to families with young children. This includes help with parenting and behaviour management, and also support to women with Post Natal depression. The Health Visitors see children for developmental checks and immunisation.  Appointments are arranged through Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership. Health Visitors will carry out home visits as necessary.

Your Health Visitor will be appointed based on the area of the city where you live.

Contact telephone number for health visiting services: Tel 01224 559140.

 
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