For the latest information about the coronovirus, please visit the nhsinform website.
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.
Public Holidays 2020/21
Please note the surgery will be closed on the following dates:
- Friday 10th April 2020
- Monday 13th April 2020
- Friday 8th May 2020
- Monday 25th May 2020
- Monday 13th July 2020
- Monday 28th September 2020
- Friday 25th December 2020
- Monday 28th December 2020
- Friday 1st January 2021
- Monday 4th January 2021.
If you require medical care when the surgery is closed please contact NHS 24 by telephoning 111.