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IF YOU HAVE COVID OR RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS, PLEASE CALL NHS24 ON 111. 

 Please do not come in to the surgery unless instructed to do so.

Please use eConsult for non-urgent medical advice, results requests and sick notes.

The surgery is working on an initial telephone consultation basis. If you call in, you will be asked some questions by reception staff. Please give them as much information as you can. All staff are bound by a confidentiality agreement.

We really appreciate your patience and understanding in these difficult times.

Welcome to Largs Medical Group

eConsult is not available at the moment. 

eConsult will be online 10am – 4pm weekdays. 

 

If you have a life-threatening emergency, for example heart attack or stroke, call 999

For minor injuries, covid enquiries or any respiratory complaints, please call 111.

For other minor ailments your local pharmacy can provide some medications and advice.

Other health information is available at NHS Inform.

Covid Vaccination Exemption Certificates Important Notice

GPs and their teams cannot issue vaccination exemption certificates.
Further information on the vaccination exemption certificates scheme, including information on safe 
vaccination and routes to obtain an exemption can be found on the Scottish Government and NHS Inform websites.


Alternatively you can phone the free NHS Covid helpline on:  0808 196 8565
Dr Gregor Smith
Chief Medical Officer

Flu vaccine and Covid boosters

GP surgeries in Scotland will deliver flu vaccines and covid boosters to those aged over 80yrs and the housebound. Patients in these categories will be contacted by the surgery. 

Anyone 80 yrs or over by 31st March 2021 and not registered as housebound will be contacted to attend the clinic on Saturday 23rd October 2021. 

Due to ongoing demands across the system and workforce challenges associated with accelerating the COVID and flu programme jointly in Ayrshire and Arran, GP Practices have been asked by NHS Ayrshire and Arran Health Board to assist them with delivering the seasonal flu programme for patients in the 16-59 “at risk” and the 50-59 ‘not at risk’ age categories.  This will help ensure all eligible patients in these cohorts will receive their flu vaccination at the earliest opportunity over the coming weeks which is our priority. 

We recognise that this has unfortunately been confusing for members of the public and GP Practices.

Eligible patients with a registered mobile number will receive a text with their appointment time for either Sunday 21st Nov or Saturday 27th Nov. Other patients will receive a letter.

**PLEASE NOTE COVID BOOSTERS WILL NOT BE GIVEN BY GP PRACTICES**

For all other eligible groups - including shielding patients and their households - NHS Scotland will send an invitation to attend a mass vaccination centre. 

Please DO NOT CALL for any matter regarding flu vaccines or covid vaccines

 Thank you for your patience and understanding. 


Data Protection Notice

COVID-19 VACCINES

Young adults age 16-17yrs can now attend drop-in clinics in North Ayrshire for their Covid vaccine. Currently 16-17yr olds are not being recalled for a second vaccine.

Those nearing their 18th birthday (birth date between 1st Aug and 30th Oct) will be offered two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. 

More information can be found at

https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine

or call the national COVID-19 Vaccine line: 0800 030 8013

For any queries regarding Covid status, please call 0808 196 8565. If you have had both vaccines in Scotland you can get your status by registering with http://vacs.nhs.scot

Check for local clinics at 

https://www.nhsaaa.net/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccination-appointments/ 

  • Advice for parents/carers and young people  

              Guidance for parents/carers 

Solihull Online Courses for parents/Carers  -  The Scottish Government has negotiated access to Solihull Online. These are courses which help nurture a a caring and supportive relationship by carers and help understanding of the stages of a child's development from pregnancy through to 19 years through interactive activities, quizzes and video clips. The courses available in Scotland are:

  • Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child
  • Understanding your teenager's brain.

To access these courses for free, use the code: TARTAN on the link below

     Solihull Online Courses

       Self Care Guide     Penumbra Resource

Computerised CBT

There is now a national unsupported site https://wellbeing.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/ which allows anyone to complete Covid 19 or the Stress, Sleep and resilience modules anytime using the code Scotland2020’. 

Silvercloud 

Vaccination status

Please do not contact your GP Practice to ask for a Covid vaccination passport or status certificate – we will not be able to provide any standard document.

International certification standards have not yet been agreed.
The Scottish Government is working to support the re-opening of international travel once it is safe to do so. They are working with the other UK Nations and with the World Health Organisation to agree on potential future COVID certification requirements for international travel.
As part of this, a technical solution that could allow people to access their Covid vaccination status directly is being developed.

  • Pharmacy 

Community Pharmacy - what we do

Our community pharmacy teams are working extremely hard to provide the medicines you need. Here are a few things you can do to help them help you:

  1. Do not go to the pharmacy if you or anyone in your household is showing symptoms of Covid-19 (high temperature, new persistent cough).
  2. Plan ahead - please order your repeat prescription 7 days before you need it. But please do not ask for more than you need or a longer prescription duration, this may lead to shortages. Prescriptions can be ordered by phoning the GP surgery or handing in to the pharmacy. If you are handing in a prescription please put on your contact details to make it easier for the dispenser to contact you when it is ready, this will cut down the amount of time you will need to spend in the pharmacy.
  3. If you are self-isolating or shielding ask a family member or member of the Community Hub to pick up your prescription for you. The Largs Community Hub can be contacted on 01475 789585 or email largscs@gmail.com and they can deliver to your door.

  • Wellbeing Resources

Safeguarding - whether you are concerned for your own wellbeing or safety, or that of a child, partner or friend, there are places you can turn to for help - safeguarding helplines

Coping in the COVID-19 crisis -  below are some practical self care guides to help anyone who is feeling worried or anxious in these trying times:

              Self Care Guide      Coping during COVID-19  

                             Corona Anxiety  Penumbra Resource

OCD and COVID-19: https://www.ocduk.org/ocd-and-coronavirus

(Site updated 26/11/2021)
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