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Winter Respiratory Update...

The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitality and shops.

This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid 19 or a Respiratory Infection.

The following rules still apply in General Practice:

  • wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless you are exempt)
  • physical distancing; 
    1 metre if no covid or respiratory symptoms
    2 metres if covid or respiratory symptoms
  • contact your practice by telephone in the first instance
  • wearing of PPE by staff
  • screening of all patients for Covid 19 and Respiratory symptoms

Please support your local practice team by complying with this guidance.

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 Vaccinations & Covid Boosters

Following the recent JCVI changes we have now put the necessary legal documentation in place which enables us to implement these changes. We can offer Covid-19 boosters to anyone aged 40 or over who had their second dose at least 12 weeks ago. 

Our priority remains vaccination of the highest JCVI groups and those aged 40-49 and 50-59, to ensure maximum uptake as quickly as possible in those who are most at risk. The timing and approach of opening the offer of vaccination to those under 40 will be communicated in due course once national modelling has enabled rollout options to be suitably evaluated.

These scheduled clinics are offering:

• First vaccination doses if you are aged 12 or over

• Second vaccination doses if you are aged 18 or over and had your first vaccination dose at least 8 weeks ago or if you are aged 16-17 years old and have your first vaccination dose at least 12 weeks ago

For the latest information, please see http://www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/covid-19-vaccination-programme/ 

Text Messages & Appointment Reminders

We are now up and running with text message appointment confirmations and reminders.  We may also use this service for health promotion and practice news including e.g. flu vaccination campaigns at appropriate times.  Consent forms will be available from reception when you next attend the health centre or complete the online form on the text messaging page.

Please keep mobile numbers up to date with the practice.

 

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