For the latest information about the coronovirus, please visit the nhsinform website.
In line with Scottish Government advice, NHS Lanarkshire urges people not to travel abroad unless it is absolutely essential
GP practices in Lanarkshire will not provide face covering exemption letters for travelling purposes. For more information visit http://exempt.scot/
If you require proof of having your Covid Vaccination please visit to NHS Inform: https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/after-your-vaccine/get-a-record-of-your-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-status
Similarly, we are not doing private medicals for visas at this time. A number of private travel clinics are able to provide this service.
If you have a general query about the COVID-19 vaccine, please look on the NHS
Inform website or contact the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013 which is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.
The vaccine helpline can also help rearrange appointments that aren't convenient, or arrange appointments for housebound patients who genuinely can't attend clinics.
Please do not contact the surgery about covid vaccines. We cannot book or change appointments and do not have any vaccines in the practice to give.
Vaccine rollout to the general public is based on age and underlying health conditions. Please be patient and look look out for a letter and a leaflet arriving in the post which will invite you to make an appointment for your vaccine.
Flu Vaccinations 2020
This year, NHS Lanarkshire is delivering the flu vaccine to everyone who is eligible. This is more than 300,000 people.
Eligible groups are:
- 2-5 years (not yet in school)
- Everyone aged under 65 at risk
- Everyone aged 65 and over
- People who have been shielding and members of their households
- 55-64 years (who are not otherwise eligible, if vaccine supplies allow later in the programme).
If you are eligible you'll receive an appointment to attend a large community clinic. Invites are being sent out in batches over the coming weeks.
For more information, visit www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/be-flu-smart
Please do not contact your GP Practice as staff cannot book or reschedule your appointment. Please wait on your invite to arrive by post.
Breast Screening Programme
Breast screening every 3 years is the best way to detect breast cancer early when treatment is most likely to be effective.
The national breast screening programme is being re-started.
Women who were invited for a screening appointment before the pause, and who were unable to attend for any reason or had an appointment cancelled, will be the first to receive their letters over the next few weeks.
After this, women will start to be recalled again routinely – but it will take some time to fully restore the service.
PLease note that in previous years screening has taken place a the mobile unit at the Scotmid store in Tannochside. The location of the mobile unit has now changed to:
Bellshill Health Clinic
If the appointment you receive is unsuitable, please call the centre to re-arrange it.
Tel: 0141 800 8800
Text phone: 0141 800 8858
For further information visit the website: Screening Scotland NHS inform.
Guide to Surviving Christmas
Christmas and New Year can be times of great celebration, but for many people it can be a time that brings financial pressure, stress and loneliness. This booklet, produced by South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership gives some handy hints and tips to cope with the festive season as well as useful information and phone numbers in case you need support.
Surviving Christmas Booklet
When Money Is Tight
South Lanarkshire Council has recently launched an new information leaflet with information about budgeting, jobs and training, claiming benefits, budgeting, dealing with debts and many other topics. Click on the link below to open the document:
When Money is Tight: Information to help you make ends meet
Organisations to help tackle loneliness, depression and bereavement
There are many organisation available to talk to you about loneliness, depression and bereavement. Click on the link below to see a list of organisations:
FREE Helplines to help tackle loneliness, depression and bereavement this Festive Period
Please note our medicine policy has been updated. Prescriptions collected from the surgery will be ready two working days after ordering. Prescriptions collected from local pharmacies will be ready 3 working days after ordering. We are unable to prescribe medication more quickly than this. If you will run out of medication before your prescription is ready to collect please speak to your local pharmacist, who may be able to issue you with a small additional supply. Further information is available on our policies page.