COVID Vaccinations 

You qualify as an unpaid carer and can self-register for the vaccine if:

  •  You are 16 to 64 years old;
  •  You provide face-to-face care and support to one or more family members, friends or neighbours;
  • The care you provide is not part of a contract or voluntary work;
  • If caring for someone under 18, they are affected by a disability, physical or mental ill health; and
  • You have not already received your first COVID-19 vaccination or vaccination appointment letter.

If all of these apply to you, you can register either online (at https://register.vacs.nhs.scot) or via the Covid vaccination helpline (0800 030 8013) from Monday 15 March.

Missing invitations contact form

If you think you should have received an invitation to your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination appointment by now, or if you have lost your invitation letter, please click on the link below complete and submit the form. Missing invitations contact form (nhs.scot)

Rearrange your vaccination  appointment

Please make every effort to attend your appointment. This allows NHS Scotland to continue to vaccinate everyone as quickly as possible.

However, if you are still unable to attend, or cannot get to the venue you can rearrange your appointment by clicking on the link below and completing  the attached form.Manage -your-coronavirus-vaccination-appointment

 If you would prefer to speak with someone about your appointment, please contact the National Covid Helpline on 0800 030 80 13

You should also rearrange your appointment if you:

  • are feeling unwell with symptoms of coronavirus
  • have recently tested positive for coronavirus
  • have been told by NHS Test and Protect that you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus
  • live with someone who has recently tested positive for coronavirus
  • live with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus

If you have recently tested positive for coronavirus, even if you have no symptoms, you should wait until 4 weeks after the date you were tested to get the vaccine.

 

Latest Information

There is a bewildering amount of coverage of the COVID 19 pandemic and the vaccination roll out. As your local medical team we thought it might be useful to summarise the position as we understand it. Much of what is reported in the press will be national or City wide and can be difficult to interpret. Timescales and decisions about the organisation are still changing, but will settle soon. We offer this as our best understanding of the position as your local medical practice. We will try to update regularly, but please check the date as things are developing quickly!

Firstly – please take the vaccine when it is offered to you, unless you have a medical reason not to eg pregnancy. We would not recommend this if we did not think it were safe. All of the doctors and staff at the practice have or will be getting vaccinated. 

 

Where will I get my vaccine?

Across Lothian, vaccination of the following group of people is taking place at GP Practices:

  • People over 80 years of age
  • People aged  75-79
  • People who are clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding)

If you or your relative or someone you care for is in this group you / they will have received an invitation from us, by phone to have your vaccination here at the practice. 

We are pleased to have offered the COVID vaccination to all patients over 80 years of age,patients aged 75-79, those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding)and all patients who are housebound.

You may also be concerned that someone you know in a lower priority group has been invited to be vaccinated at a mass vaccination centre ahead of your own vaccination appointment.

 Invitations to mass vaccination centres are being administered nationally and are separate from the GP programme.  Those letters can be sent out quite far ahead of appointments.  Our contact with you will be much closer to the date of  your appointment as our clinic dates are arranged when each delivery of vaccine arrives 

We are very grateful for your patience while you wait your turn.

For more information about the vaccination programme please see

NHS Lothian’s Vaccine Hub on their website

NHS Inform

 

 

You can find out more about the priority groups by clicking here. 

 

Further information has been added to the NHS Inform website about the services general practice are still offering but  how this has changed as a result of coronavirus.  Click on the NHS Inform Icon below to access this

NHS Inform

Click on the link below to access the information  in BSL format

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YB6i9dsTT4&feature=youtu.be

A short film, by Dr Carey Lunan  about the services we offer is also available to watch. Click on the icon below Dr Carey Lunan

 You can also click on the icons below to be directed straight to the relevant information you are looking for.   

How do I make an appointmentWho will I see?Do I need to come in?How are GP Practices keeping everyone safe?

Thank you for your patience and understanding

Please continue to use the NHS inform link below for the most up to date information about COVID-19
https://www.nhsinform.scot  

Coronavirus and your Wellbeing

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#.XnnLgW29nM4.email

Wellbeing Self Referral Options

Other Changes to normal service due to COVID-19

 Repeat Prescriptions

Please do not enter the surgery with either  prescriptions request or to collect.

To order please email us at clinical.s70930@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk and only if you do not have access to a computer phone us on 0131 449 2142.  Please do not use this email address for sending us any clinical information or requesting an appointment.  This is not a safe way to contact your doctor for clinical advice. 

Please note that unless you have specified otherwise all prescriptions will be sent to the pharmacy nearest your address. 

Due to extenuating circumstances we may not be able to process your prescription in the usual timescale.

Please bear with us at this time and help both pharmacies and us by NOT ordering more than you NEED.

Thank you for you help and support during this time

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