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Welcome to the Website of Port Appin Medical Practice

Public Holidays

2022-23

Port Appin Medical Practice

will be closed on the following days:-

Monday 4th July

Monday 26th September 2022

Monday 26th December 2022

Tuesday 27th December 2022

Monday 2nd January 2023

Tuesday 3rd January 2023

In case of an emergency please phone 111

The Surgery may be closed between 1pm and 1.30pm daily for any meeting/training requirements - please avoid collection of prescriptions etc at this time. The phone will be answered but we would appreciate as few calls as possible during this time.

The surgery is open each day from 0800 to 1800 apart from some occasions, at the end of the day, when the GP may be on a house visit

However, the phone will be answered during these hours 

Spring Newsletter      

News from Port Appin Surgery

Our new appointment system is going well with almost all “Phone Consultation” appointments being completed on the day of request. If a face to face appointment is deemed necessary this is often also offered on the same day, or any future day that is convenient. I know some people question the need for the initial phone consultation but we find it really does help us manage the workload efficiently, and often people are relieved to find they do not need to travel to the surgery as we can either resolve their issue remotely, or refer them on to a more appropriate service.

On Lismore we have adjusted the Thursday GP clinic, with the doctor now travelling over on the 9am ferry rather than 10am. This allows for the same time for appointments in the hall but also factors in home visits if needed. The Practice Nurse continues to provide a Monday clinic in the hall when needed to perform blood tests and other investigations

We continue to offer Pneumococcal Vaccine to anyone over 65, or with long term health problems, and Shingles Vaccine to those in their 70s. These are both “once off” vaccines so if you have ever had one you do not need another. If you wish either of these please let us know.

COVID

  • Anyone who is housebound will have the vaccine administered at home by members of the Vaccination Team.
  • We are now no longer able to supply LFT test kits. 
  • Anyone needing medical advice on covid symptoms should now phone the GP Practice during opening hours, rather than NHS24.

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.

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

COVID BOOSTERS - these will be administered by the Health Board Vaccination team.

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATIONS - these will be administered by the Health Board Vaccination team - contact number for appointments is:-   Mrs Carla Potter, Administrator - 0779 039 3178

 

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. 


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 10/08/2022)

Contact Details

Port Appin Surgery

Contact Telephone

01631 730271
01631 730642
111
01866 822027
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