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Welcome to the Website of Port Appin Medical Practice

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.

From 19 July 2021 (when we go to Level 0) the following rules still apply in General Practice:

wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless you are exempt) 

physical distancing of 2 metres in waiting rooms

contact your practice by telephone in the first instance 

wearing of PPE by staff

screening of all patients for Covid 19 symptoms

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

VACCINES

We are currently offering Shingles Vaccine to all those in their 70s and Pneumococcus vaccine to those over 65 or with a long term health problem. If you think you are eligible and have not heard from us please phone now for an appointment.

FLU - we are holding flu vaccination clinic in APPIN hall on Saturday Oct 23rd and Lismore Hall on Thursday October 28th

No appointments are needed but we ask you to attend according to age group as listed below

APPIN - SAT 23rd

Age under 50                            9 - 9.30am

Age 50 - 64                               9.30 - 11.30am

Age 65 - 74                               11.30 - 12.30am

Age over 75                              1 - 3 pm

LISMORE -Thurs 28th

Age under 64                            10 – 11.30am

Age 64 - 75                               11.30 – 12.30

Age over 75                              12.30 – 1.30pm

COVID BOOSTERS - these will be administered by the Health Board Vaccination team. We have no information about when or where this will be done so please do not phone to ask. 

 

ARGYLL & BUTE PUBLIC HOLIDAY DATES

2021/22

CONFIRMED BY HEALTH BOARD 

Monday 27th December

Tuesday 28th December

Monday 3rd January

Tuesday 4th January

Link for Video Consultations https://nhsattend.vc/gpnearme/PortAppinMP

Contact by e mail - as we receive a lot of e mails from many sources this is not an appropriate way to initiate contact with the surgery, as there is a risk of your message being missed. Please phone first to arrange a consultation. 


Emergency Measures  -  Covid19   

If you are normally healthy and have mild symptoms you should manage this yourself by observing strict self isolation and treating your symptoms as you would any viral illness.  You need to isolate for 10 days from the start of your symptoms and any people in your household have to isolate for 14 days.  You should book a test as soon as possible via the NHSInform website Full details and further advice are available on the NHSInform website.  Please do not phone the surgery or 111 unless your condition is deteriorating.

If your symptoms are deteriorating and you feel you need further assessment this will be carried out initially by phone  by NHS24.  Call 111 (at any time) to access this.


New working practices during the pandemic

  • All consultations will be by phone in the first instance - if you wish an appointment call as early as you can in the day and the you will be given a time that the GP will return you call.  Perhaps your problem can be dealt with over the phone, if not a video call or face to face appointment will be arranged.  If you are asked to come to the surgery please do not bring anyone else in with you, do not arrive early, use hand sanitiser before entering and if you do not already have one, a mask will be provided at reception.
  • Please be aware that only one person can be in the building at a time. Be prepared to wait outside to facilitate this.
  • Lismore - A scheme has been set up for collection of prescriptions at Village Store.

Repeat prescriptions

Please be patient.

  • Repeat medication can be requested in the normal ways. 
  • If you are coming to collect medication please do so between 2 and 4pm if at all possible. 
  • When you come to collect your medication please be aware that only one person can be in the building at a time and be prepared to wait outside to facilitate this. 

With the current issues being faced by the Practice, this is putting extra strain on our dispensary.  For this reason there may be slight delays in the making up of prescriptions.  

VIDEO CONSULTATIONS

These can now be done using the Attend Anywhere - NearMe system.

The service can be reached using a smart phone or any computer with a webcam and microphone

Only CHROME and Safari web browsers work (not Internet Explorer)

  • phone first to arrange an appointment time
  • close to your appointment time link in using the url below
  • This takes you to a form to complete with your name and date of birth
  • then you enter the Waiting Room and your presence can be seen at this end.

https://nhsattend.vc/gpnearme/PortAppinMP

Online services

We are now using only the "new" repeat prescription service which links directly to your medical record. If you have not registered for this service yet please contact us. 

E Mail contact - the surgery e mail address is portappin.surgery@nhs.scot  

(Site updated 12/10/2021)

Contact Details

Port Appin Surgery

Contact Telephone

01631 730271
01631 730642
111
01866 822027
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