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Newsletter No. 30 March 22

Covid Update: 

  • The Covid Treatment Hubs have now closed and anyone with covid symptoms should now take note of the following:
  • From Friday 1 April 2022, if you are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms and need medical advice contact your GP practice when open and only call 111 when your GP practice is closed

  • From Friday 1 April 2022, the 111 helpline will continue to answer calls related to COVID-19 symptoms when GP practices are closed

  • The NHS Inform coronavirus webpage remains the fastest way to obtain the latest health advice and information. Visit nhsinform.scot/COVID-19

1. New Symptoms of Covid: carry out a lateral flow test and Self Isolate in line with current guidance as detailed on NHS Inform. 

2. Worsening Covid Symptoms: If your symptoms last longer than 5/7 days, or you feel you are getting worse, please complete an On-Line consult form (found on the Home Page), detailing the problem, and a GP will assess and agree an appropriate plan.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND OR ATTEMPT TO COME INTO THE PRACTICE WITHOUT A PRIOR BOOKED APPOINTMENT.

Note: NHS111 remains the contact during out of hours (18.00 - 08.00 Mon to Fri and over the weekend and Bank Holidays), and may be contacted during the in-hours, but if clinical assessment is required you will be redirected back to the practice.

COVID Status Certification (Covid Passports)

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

Medical Exemptions: 

We are aware that members of the public who have not yet been fully vaccinated may be requesting a medical exemption.

Medical exemption from vaccination is very rare, and most people who think they have a reason for exemption can be reassured and vaccinated safely in a community clinic.

Patients with complex allergy histories can be safely vaccinated through the hospital clinic, sometimes referred to as the 'high risk pathway'. Support for vaccination can also be put in place for those with learning disabilities and those with needle phobia or other forms of anxiety about vaccination.

If your GP thinks you are unsuitable for vaccination in a community clinic, they may refer you to the Fife COVID vaccination Clinical Referral Group.

Exemption certificates are not issued from the clinics. Referrals are reviewed weekly by a multidisciplinary team, NOT THE GP's.  

A safe offer of vaccination can be achieved for nearly all cases referred.

In the very rare cases where a medical exemption is appropriate a recommendation is made by the chair of the Clinical Referral Group to National Services Scotland who issue the exemption. In the small number of cases where this has been appropriate the decision has been made with specialist secondary care advice and following review at a national MDT meeting.  

POST COVID Patient Information Leaflet: Download information

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This Wellbeing Pack has been designed by the Health Promotion Service, and is full of useful and practical resources to support and improve wellbeing throughout the current challenging environment, coping with the effects of Covid-19 and restrictions on everyday life. 

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Online Consult Information

We continue to use the on-line system. Patient feedback to date has been very positive; a few teething problems initially, which we have hopefully addressed and dealt with. If you are having any problems using the system please contact the practice where the reception team will be more than happy to assist. 


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