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Patients eligible for a flu vaccination are encouraged to book a flu clinic appointment to help protect themselves and others.

In 2018/19 the following groups are eligible for flu vaccination:

• all children aged two to nine (but not ten years or older) on 31 August 2018 

• all primary school-aged children in former primary school pilot areas 
• those aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups 
• pregnant women 
• those aged 65 years and over 
• those in long-stay residential care homes 
• carers

Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Programme 2018-19

Scottish Childhood Flu Vaccination Programme 2018-19

We have been trialling a new system to support the clinical team to manage the workload.

Patients are advised to telephone at the duty team times (8.30 - 9am & 1.30 - 2pm) to speak with our duty team for all doctor's appointments.

To maximise our valuable and limited resources, it is essential that patients cancel any appointments (doctor/nurse) that they no longer require or are unable to attend.

Update July 2018

With regards to the way GP appointments are now being allocated, and allowing for a period of adjustment, the practice is happy that patients are being seen within a reasonable time frame and that appropriate care is being provided.  If you have any constructive feedback please get in touch with the surgery

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Heidi Simpson, Nurse Team Leader

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Nurse Team Leader.  Heidi is a Nurse Prescriber, and has chronic disease management skills in Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Parkinsons.  Her current post is Clinical Governance Assistant, supporting Liz Tait.

Heidi will be undertaking Minor Illness Management training course in order to develop her skills to support our acute care/triage.  Her induction programme will involve shadowing the team, and the GPs and Tim will provide her with mentorship.

We look forward to welcoming Heidi to our team on Tuesday 3 April.  Heidi will be at the practice on the PLT afternoon (14 March) for a training session with myself and Diane, prior to her commencing post.

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The practice is delighted to announce that Dr Amy Greensill will be taking up a salaried post.  This will mean that we will have two full time Doctors working at the practice supported by our very able nursing and administration team.  This appointment effectively stabilises the GP numbers.  We will continue to be actively recruiting new medical staff.

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Surgery Telephone Number : 0345 337 9988

(Call costs from a landline are charged at a local rate call and is dependant on your call plan, mobiles vary depending on your network provider)

4 Options are available:

Press 1 to request a home visit

Press 2 for appointments, medication advice and general enquiries

Press 3 to speak to a Duty Doctor or Nurse - (option only available 8.30-9.00 am and 1.30-2.00 pm)

Press 4 for Results - (option only available 2.00-6.00 pm) 

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FLU CLINIC

The surgery will be running a Flu Clinic on Saturday 28th October.  If your are entitled to receive a flu vaccine, please call to book an appointment.

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Would you prefer to order your prescription online?  

It's Easy!  It's Quick! 

We can send your prescription straight to the chemist and let you know if there are any problems with your online order electronically.

Interested?

Email : Your name and DOB to nhsg.noreplyelgincs@nhs.net to get started!

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NHS 24 Number Changed To:  111

Helpful Hints:

Helping you help yourself, Live Life to the full : Well Being Moray :  www.moraywellbeinghub.org.uk /

WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) : FREE Community PeerSupport Courses. : www.wrapmoray.org

Out of Breath? Take an online breath test to see if you should get checked out. Visit blf.org.uk/breathtest  or Call: 03000 030 555

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SPIRE - NHS Scotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records. SPIRE is a service that will allow small amounts of information from GP practice records to be used to help doctors’ surgeries, NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government to improve care and plan services, and to help researchers to learn more from patient information held at GP practices. 

A new campaign is underway to inform patients across Scotland of the benefits of the service, and the confidential and secure way in which GP patient records will be used to help plan and improve health care services.

You have a choice about your patient record being used in this way. To find out more go to spire.scot

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Anderson's Care Home, 2 Institution Road would like to invite patients aged over 65 for tea and entertainment on -

1st Wednesday in every month, 2.00 - 3.30 pm - see posters in the waiting room for more details.

 

 

 

Sexual & Reproductive Health Service

Emergency Contraception is free from most pharmacies, A&E and minor injuries units

 There are free and confidential Sexual Health clinics at DrGraysHospital. All clinics are held in the main outpatient department on the Ground Floor.  Not all the clinics offer all services-the receptionist will need to ask you a few questions to make sure you are booked into the right clinic. Most clinics have booked appointments- there are some drop in clinics- get details from the Health village.

If you have symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection please call the Aberdeen Health Village Sexual Health Clinic  0845 337 9900 You will be able to talk with a nurse health adviser about your symptoms if necessary and arrange an appointment in Elgin or Fraserburgh or Aberdeen. 

 

If you feel fine but would like a full sexual health check including blood tests for HIV and syphilis please call the Aberdeen Health Village Sexual Health Clinic 0845 337 9900 and ask for an Elgin appointment.

 

If you want to discuss unplanned pregnancy, get contraceptive advice and supplies, including free condoms: Call 01343 567574    during clinic time Monday & Thursday 5.30-8pm  Or Call the AberdeenHealthVillage Sexual Health Clinic 0845 337 9900 and ask for an Elgin appointment.

Free Condoms are available at Healthpoint in main reception at Dr Grays

Contraceptive Pill Questionnaire

 
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