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CORONAVIRUS - HEALTH PROTECTION SCOTLAND ADVICE

PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE NHSINFORM.SCOT FOR ADVICE AND SYPMTOMS TO LOOK OUT FOR.  IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE AT RISK OF HAVING CORONAVIRUS IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT COME IN TO THE PRACTICE.   CALL US ON 0131 651 1000 FOR MEDICAL ADVICE. ALL CALLS ARE BEING TRIAGED BY A GP AND IF YOU NEED TO BE SEEN YOU WILL BE GIVEN AN APPOINTMENT. ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN GIVEN AN APPOINTMENT WILL BE SEEN.

IBUPROFEN ADVICE

There is currently no strong evidence that ibuprofen can make coronavirus (COVID-19) worse.  But, until we have more information, take paracetamol to treat the symptoms of coronavirus, unless your doctor has told you paracetamol is not suitable for you.

PLESE NOTE THAT ALL NATIONAL SCREENING PROGRAMMES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION.


TRAINING GPs

This is a GP training practice. Qualified doctors who are specialising in General Practice after training in hospitals join our practice for 6 months and a year at a time and work as equal members of the medical staff.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side.

You can, of course, choose to see any of the doctors at the practice.

Your local pharmacist is also available and happy to give advice on some medical matters.


TEXTS TO YOU

We are now sending text messages to patients as a reminder that you have an appointment. You will be able to respond to the message to say 'CANCEL' which will save you calling us and will free up the appointment for another patient.   Please ensure we have your current mobile phone number.  If you wish to opt out of receiving a text, please drop us a note and we will remove you from the service.


YOUR DETAILS

Please let us know of any changes to your telephone numbers. You can do this using our check-in screen in our waiting area, speak to the receptionist or drop us a line.


DATA PROTECTION NOTICE

A copy of our Data Protection Notice is posted in or waiting areas and copies can be obtained from reception.  Subject Access Request forms are also available from reception.  Should you wish to have access to your medical records you should complete the SAR form and also provide two forms of ID, one of which must be photographic.  We hope to make the forms available on the website in the near future.


WE ARE LGBT FRIENDLY

Here at Mackenzie Medical Centre, we are committed to ensuring people feel confident to use our services no matter who you are and we are committed to making sure all our patients feel supported and listened to.


(Site updated 03/04/2020)
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