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COVID vaccination programme - aged 12 and over

Anyone aged 12 and over who lives in the same house as someone who is immunocompromised or who has face to face contact on most days of the week with someone in this category will now be sent a Covid-19 vaccine invite.

Anyone aged 12 or over with sever neuro-disabilities, Down's syndrome, is immunosuppressed, has profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) or severe learning disabilities will now be sent a Covid-19 vaccine invite.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/covidvaccinatingyoungpeople

For general information about the coronavirus vaccine and its delivery visit, NHS Inform: https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine


Welcome to Strathmore Surgery Online

At Strathmore surgery in Blairgowrie the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

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. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.

NHS Tayside working with you for better health and better care - visit NHS Tayside website

Fundraising News

Last week Dr Mary Stirrat (on her days not working!) ran, jogged and walked 220,00 steps over 3 1/2 days both solo and pushing her twin boys in their double buggy. 
Dr Stirrat was raising money for Children's 1st which is a Scottish based charity that provides practical and emotional support to families and acts to prevent and treat children that are victims of abuse or neglect. There are about 220,000 children in Scotland currently living in poverty hence the step count. They do this through a great number of different ways eg hands on support in the community, Parentline, therapy sessions, support for young carers etc
More info can be found at www.children1st.org.uk
If you would like to make a donation please follow the just giving link below:
See also the link to the article in the Courier on 22nd August.

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Dear Patients,

We would like to reassure you all at this difficult time that we are still open and seeing patients who require medical intervention and help. The current Coronavirus pandemic has meant that we have had to change how we work to protect all our patients, doctors, nurses and all other members of the practice team.

If you feel you need to be seen or speak to a doctor or nurse please call the surgery on 01250 872552. All patients who require medical help will be telephoned by a clinician and those patients who do need to be seen and have no symptoms of the virus will be allocated an appointment. Many problems and queries can be dealt with over the telephone and this is the preferred option at the moment. We urge all patients to follow government advice, it is the only way we will slow down the spread of the virus.

The inner doors are locked at the surgery and only patients with allocated appointments are permitted to enter the building. All patients will be asked if they have any symptoms of COVID19 before they enter the building and will be required to use hand sanitiser on entering and leaving the building. You are required to wear a face covering to enter the surgery.

Prescriptions and samples can still be handed in but now just leave them in the box in front porch. You can also pick up new sample bottles, condoms and forms for self certification from here.

Prescriptions
Please can all patients order their prescription in the normal manner, either online, by email to tay.strathmoreprescriptions@nhs.scot or by handing in their slip to the pharmacy or surgery. As always we will accept phone calls from patients who are housebound and unable to use the online methods. Please can you make sure you order only what you need and do not stock pile medication. This will only create shortages and prevent those who need medication from getting it.

COVID19 Symtoms
We ask all patients who do have symptoms of the virus such as a new continuous dry cough, a high fever or loss of smell and taste to stay at home for 10 days or until 2 days after your fever has gone. Please book a test online, see details below. If you feel very unwell please call the practice between 8am and 6pm or NHS24 on 111 out with these times.

COVID19 Testing

If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid19 everyone in Scotland over the age of 5 years can now be tested. Please click on the link below and follow the instructions.

https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

EXEMPTION CARD for those not who cannot wear a face covering

The use of face coverings is now mandatory in Scotland in shops and on public transport. Disability Equity Scotland have developed an exemption card which can be printed for use by those who may not be able to wear a face covering for health reasons. There is no requirement to obtain evidence in the form of a letter from a doctor that you are exempt.

Please see the link to the Disability Equity Scotland website for more information and the printable posters / exemption cards.

https://disabilityequality.scot/news/face-covering/


Employment and other queries
If you have any queries regarding your employment or any other queries to do with the virus please go to www.nhsinform.scot.  If you need to self isolate there is a self isolation form you can complete to send to your employer. I’m sure that you can understand that the doctors and staff at the surgery are under great strain at the moment and cannot deal with all these enquiries.

If you are intending to travel abroad you should:

· check the entry requirements for your destination country on the UK foreign travel advice pages

· get up-to-date information from the website of your destination country

· check the re-entry requirements for your return to Scotland

· only request a vaccination record if it is absolutely required and you are due to travel in the next 21 days

Proof of Vaccination

People will be able access their Covid-19 Vaccine Status online, by logging on to www.nhsinform.scot/covid19status.

People who have lost or forgotten their username or password will be able to create new ones by selecting 'forgot username' or 'forgot password' options.

A Freephone Covid Status Helpline will allow people to get the record posted to them. It can be contacted on 0808 196 8565.

The Scottish Government continues to urge a highly cautious approach to international travel, given the risk of new variants. The four UK Chief Medical Officers have said that green-list status should be the exception, rather than the rule, with countries added to the list only where there are very good reasons for doing so.

(Site updated 24/08/2021)
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