Welcome to Insch Medical Practice
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
We continue with the changes in line with Scottish Government recommendations to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our priority is to keep you safe, therefore you will notice changes to your usual service.
New NHS24 arrangements for Coronavirus
Patients with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are now asked to dial NHS 24 on 111, day or night, if their symptoms worsen or do not improve after seven days.
This improvement provides patients with a straightforward dedicated route to clinical advice and support, as well as freeing up the GP practice to treat and care for all non-COVID-19 health conditions.
Callers to the 111 helpline will be assessed and, if necessary, transferred to a local community hub staffed by clinicians from across the healthcare system to ensure patients get the best possible advice at the right time, depending on their assessment, patients may be given advice to help them continue self-isolating at home or be given an appointment to attend a local assessment centre for further treatment.
Sick Lines (Fit Notes)
The DWP website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19 provides guidance to employees and employers.
If you require a sick note due to coronavirus, you can get this from the NHS Inform website - https://www.nhsinform.scot/
Urgent Medical Concerns
For patients who do NOT have any coronavirus symptoms, please continue to telephone the health centre between the hours of 8:00am - 6:00pm, Monday to Friday for URGENT medical concerns.
In the out of hours period, when displaying symptoms OTHER THAN coronavirus, call 111 if you need urgent assessment and cannot wait until the health centre opens.
Please go to our appointment page for information about our video consultations and start a video call by clicking the access button
Requests will only be accepted on our repeat re-ordered line 01464 821 512 or on-line. If you wish to registered for on-line prescriptions requesting please email us on email@example.com to find out more.
We are experience an enormous volume of requests for repeat medication, please do not order "just in case" you need them and do not order early. Allow three working days before you go to the community pharmacies to collect your medication to allow them time to get your order ready.
Coping with Money Worries – Many households are now finding themselves in a situation where a family member has been made redundant or on reduced income. You are not alone in this and advice and guidance is at hand here. https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/mental-wellbeing/stress/coping-with-money-worries