Cornoavirus - Care Planning Conversations
A video resource has been produced by Healthcare Improvement Scotland to help patients understand why their GP Practice maybe phoning them to discuss aspects of anticipatory care planning. This 3 minute video explains what anticipatory care planning is, and why it is important.
Care Planning Explained
Coronavirus - Routine Appointments
In line with current guidance and to protect as many of our patients as possible we are limiting access to our routine face-to-face appointments for the foreseeable future. However the Practice is still running and should you feel you require an appointment, please contact reception on 01334 477477 and you will be given a telephone consultation in the first instance. If the clinician who consults with you over the phone feels that it is necessary for you to be seen they will either make an appointment to come in the practice or the clinician will arrange a video consultation which is by invitation only, please see the ONLINE SERVICES TAB for further information on how to register for this when requested to do so.
In the meantime we have also temporarily suspending Online Access for making routine appointments.
There is currently no change to our Urgent/Same Day appointments you will be triaged as normal in the morning. Please ensure you call the Practice from 8am if you feel you need to be seen on the day.
We trust that you will understand that this is a rapidly changing situation and that we will endeavour to run as normal a service as possible whilst working within the current government guidance. We will continue to update this section of the website and our telephone message as the advice changes. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Useful Resources for patients affected by COVID19
Useful Resources - COVID19
COVID19 Cancer Patients
Emergency Eye Care within the Community Optometry Service
If you have concerns about your eye(s) or vision you should phone your normal Optometry Practice as a first step (link to http://www.plm-optometrists.co.uk/documents/20200325_Optom_Practice_Availability_GG.pdf) If it does not offer telephone support (or if calls are not transferred to another practice) then phone the closest local practice that does. You will then be given further help and advice from an Optometrist. If it is then decided that an emergency appointment is required, then this will be arranged for you. This will normally be at an Optometry Practice but, only if absolutely necessary, hospital consultations can also be organised.
As from 7th April emergency eye appointments in the community are only available from a limited number of practices. These have the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to reduce the infection risk for both patients and practitioner'
The link will be updated regularly so that patients will be able to access the optometrist that are available.
Coronavirus Update - Letter to Patients (Shielding)
This letter is currently being sent out to high risk and vulnerable patients who fall into the Government criteria. If there is a delay in this getting to you, or you are concerned you should have received a copy we have attached a copy below which details what the shielding criteraa is:
Letter to Patient
Coronavirus - Prescriptions
As you are aware we are limiting access to patients coming into St Andrews Community Hospital and the GP Practices for the foreseeable future. Due to this we are asking all our patients who have registered for Patient Access to please order all repeat medication online and state which Pharmacy you would like your prescription to go to.
If you are not registered you can find our online application form in the Online Services Tab. Please contact the Practice on 01334 477477 (option 1) and one of our Receptionist's will discuss the best way to send this in to the Practice. Once registered for Patient Access we will email your login details to the email address given. In the meantime we also have a new voice mail service where you can phone the Prescription Team (Option 3) and leave a message on our answer machine with your name, DOB, medication you require and which chemist you would like your prescription sent to.
As of Monday 16th March we have set up a Prescription Request Station by the entrance to the GP Reception Desks. Please place your repeat slip into the post box provided on the wall. There are blank request slips on the desk too. Please ensure you have ticked the Pharmacy you wish your prescription to be sent to. Unfortunately at present we are not able to offer the Collect Service from our Reception Desk. Also as per normal protocol ensure that you request your medication at least one week before you reach the end of your medication as we cannot do same day prescriptions. Many thanks.
If you are concerned you may be affected. Please DO NOT attend the GP Practice.
For further regularly updated information please visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19 or https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
If you need medical advice please contact the Practice on 01334 477477 (option 1) or call 111
DO NOT VISIT THE PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS.
We are a Veteran Friendly Practice - this means we can help point you in the right direction for help and support.
If you are a veteran or a family member, please let us know so we can update your medical records.
For further information please follow this link:
Or look in our Useful Links at the bottom of this page for further websites and contacts which maybe of help.
Change of Gender
To notify the practice of a change in gender, please fill out the form on the home page bulletin and return to the practice.
Muscle or Joint Problems
MSK Help - Starting on January 8th 2019 a new service will be available to patients who have a muscle or joint problems and/or feel they require referral to physiotherapy.
Download: 'MSK Help' app for free from app stores
Phone: The Musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service on 0800 917 9390
Speak to trained advisors who will direct you to key advice to help you. If required they can send your details to your local NHS service.
Lines are open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (from the 08.01.19)
Please visit the NHS inform website for additional information on NHS services and help with self care.
Please note, registration forms will now only be accepted Monday -Thursday until 3pm. Please ensure you bring photo ID and proof of address.
Text Message Reminder Service
If you currently have a mobile number on your medical records you will automatically receive SMS notifications for appointments which have been booked for the following day with any clinician.
Please make sure that we have your up-to-date mobile number.
If you do not wish to receive these notifications please inform the reception staff and we will exclude you from this service.