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COVID VACCINE FOR PATIENTS 80+

We have received confirmation that we will be administering the covid vaccination for our patients over the age of 80.  The expectation is that the Health Board will be vaccinating all other age groups as part of a mass vaccination campaign.

To be eligible you must be 80 on or before 31/03/2021.

We will start vaccinating on Wednesday 13th January 2021.  We are sending letters to all our eligible patients with an appointment date and time and where the vaccination will take place (our London Road site, or our Kilmaurs site).  Please do NOT contact the surgery to make an appointment.  

When your second dose of the vaccine is due, you will receive a second letter detailing your next appointment.  This will be WITHIN 12 weeks of your first appointment.  

If, after your receive your appointment letter you are unable to attend, please do let us know - either by sending us a message on askmyGP or by calling 01563 523593.

A MESSAGE REGARDING PRESCRIPTION ORDERING

Our GP practices and Community Pharmacies are working incredibly hard to keep their services operating and medicine supply flowing in this extremely challenging time

Medicines are NOT in short supply. Please only order the medicines that you need from your GP practice. Do not order all of your medicines automatically every time. Please tell the practice which pharmacy you wish to collect medicines from. GPs and Community Pharmacies will work together to ensure you get your medicines when they are due.  Pharmacies are extremely busy, please allow at least FIVE days from ordering your medicine to collection from the Community Pharmacy.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (new continuous cough, fever, shortness of breath) or had contact with someone with corona virus DO NOT go to your Community Pharmacy. Stay at home and self-isolate.  Please ask someone else to collect your medicines

 

Hello from Marnock Medical Group, we hope you are well.  

Recently it has become apparent that being overweight puts people at higher risk from coronavirus.  We understand that this message may not be relevant to all our patients, but if there is a second spike we would like to have tried to reduce the numbers of those who might be at risk as much as possible.  

 If you are not sure if this could apply to you please complete this BMI form.  During the process it will let you know what your BMI is which can let you know if you are over the recommended healthy weight.  

Once completed, you are given the option to be directed to NHS weight management resources if this is something you are interested in. 

We hope this information is helpful to you.

          

BMI Form       

               

Yours Sincerely,

Marnock Medical Group

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Anyone developing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, however mild should self isolate for 7 days.  The most common symtoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:

- new continuous cough and/or

- high temperature and/or

- loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste (anosmia)

There is no need to contact us unless symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days.  To contact us please use askmyGP (link below) or call 01563 523593.

For the most up to date guidance on Coronavirus, please click on the link below:

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

We will be in touch when we are re-opening the Kilmaurs site and we thank you for your co-operation, patience and understanding at this time as we aim to protect those most vulnerable.

Advice and Appointments

The vast majority of our appointments are taking place by telephone, or via video consultation.  We can also provide advice on our askmyGP messaging system.  To request assistance, please contact us in the usual way, through our online askmyGP system, or by calling 01563 523593, or out of hours please call NHS 24 on 111. 

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