Practice News

Changes to our appointment system (updated 26/05/22)

As we begin to remobilise after covid, our appointments system is being reviewed and updated. We will continue to offer a mix of telephone and face-to-face consultations. When you contact the practice, please give our admin team a short description of the reason for your consultation request to help them get you the most appropriate appointment. Please visit our appointments page to find out more. 

Travel Vaccines

Since Friday 1 April, the way people access travel vaccinations has changed. Vaccinations previously delivered at GP practices are now the responsibility of NHS Lanarkshire and provided by certain community pharmacies.

The vaccines are:

  • Hepatitis A;
  • Typhoid;
  • Hepatitis A and typhoid combined;
  • Cholera;
  • Revaxis (polio/diphtheria/tetanus).

The consultation and vaccination will continue to be free of charge for people who live in Lanarkshire or who are registered with a Lanarkshire GP practice.

People should know the vaccination requirements of the country they are travelling to and allow for sufficient time to be vaccinated. The information is available at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk. They can then contact their nearest participating pharmacy to arrange an appointment.

Some travellers may need vaccines and anti-malarials which are not provided free of charge through the NHS service. Pharmacies may provide this additional service, however, there will be a charge for this.

For details of all local participating pharmacies, visit: www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/services/travel-vaccinations/

General travel health advice is available at: www.nhsinform.scot/care-support-and-rights/nhs-services/doctors/travel-health-and-vaccinations

Fear of Flying & Diazepam Prescribing

From 1st March 2022 the doctors at Lincluden Medical Surgery will no longer prescribe diazepam, or any other benzodiazepines, to treat fear of flying. To view our policy and reasons for this decision please click here.

Coronavirus Update - December 2021

Due to the increasing prevalence of covid in the community, and the emergence of the new omicron variant, we have taken additional steps to make sure we are working as safely as possible.

We continue to adhere to all Scottish Governement and healthboard infection control guidance, including social distancing, increased cleaning, increased use of telephone appointments and triage, and the wearing of facemasks and PPE.

Patients who are acutely unwell will be assessed by telephone initially, and your clinician will arrange a face-to-face appointment where required. Many problems can be dealt with quickly and effectively over the phone. Please visit the appointments page of the website for further details. 

Additionally, to keep patients safe, we are limiting the number of people waiting inside the practice. If you travel to the surgery by car we will ask you to wait in your vehicle until you appointment. Please keep an eye out for the clinician coming to escort you into the practice.

 

Coronavirus

For the latest information about the coronavirus, please visit the NHSinform.scot website

2021 Flu Campaign and Covid Booster Information

This year, the covid-19 booster and seasonal flu vaccination programmes are being delivered together. Where possible, people who are eligible for both vaccinations will receive one appointment – so they don’t need to attend two appointments within a short period of time.

To allow GP practices to continue to provide vital services to patients, they will not be involved in delivering these programmes. Please do not contact your GP practice about the covid booster or flu vaccinations as they will not be able to help.

As with the initial covid-19 vaccination programme, we are asking people to be patient as they will be contacted when it is their turn for either or both vaccines.

People who are eligible will be invited to attend an appointment in one of our seven vaccination centres, located across Lanarkshire. These are:

  •  Airdrie Town Hall, Airdrie
  •  Ballerup Hall, East Kilbride
  •  Banqueting Hall, South Lanarkshire Council Headquarters, Hamilton
  •  Braidfute Retail Park, Lanark (with satellite clinics at Abington, Biggar and Stonehouse)
  •  Fernhill Community Centre, Rutherglen
  •  Link Community Centre, Cumbernauld
  •  Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, Motherwell

More information is available in this Frequently Asked Questions document.