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All change with appointments at Dingwall Medical Group

Dr Mack describes what to expect as the Practice adapts to the changes needed as a result of the Covid pandemic.


** Public Holiday Closure Notice - Monday 3rd August **


In line with NHS Highland, we will be closed for the public holiday on Monday 3rd August.

If you require urgent medical assistance please phone NHS 24 on 111.

In the case of a medical emergency please dial 999.

Closed Notice


NHS Pharmacy First Scotland

NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is a new Pharmacy led service which launched today (29th July) replacing the Minor Ailments Service.  You can use NHS Pharmacy First Scotland if you are registered with a GP practice in Scotland or you live in Scotland.

Further information and a patient leaflet can be found via the links below:
 

https://www.gov.scot/…/nhs-pharmacy-first-scotland-informa…/

https://www.nhsinform.shttps://www.gov.scot/news/right-care-right-place/?fbclid=IwAR3BrFkXUEIaRJirHrw7e1B7xJyjtF8bCmJmiIQwcPdIPyRVxeEUnIddxJE

https://www.gov.scot/publications/nhs-pharmacy-first-scotland-information-patients/

https://www.nhsinform.scot/


Pharmacy First Scotland


Resumption of Screening Programmes

As screening programmes begin to resume patients should continue to be aware of and act on any symptoms associated with the conditions being screened for.  If you are concerned about symptoms, please contact the Health Centre.

If you have concerns, please call NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88 or contact the appropriate screening centre.

Further information is available on the NHS Inform website: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/screening


Maggie's Highlands

Here is their latest program which shows all the groups and sessions they are doing via Zoom.

They are available for support Monday to Friday by phone, email, and for pre-booked face to face appointments.


Maggies Highlands

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Face Covering Exemption: Not Everyone Can Wear One


For more information and advice visit: https://accessibletravel.scot/face-mask-exemption-not-everyone-can-wear-one/




Face coverings




Social support information during COVID-19 pandemic



Social Support Leaflet




Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

During the pandemic we have continued to deliver our professional counselling services via telephone and video calls.

No one need struggle with the death of a loved one alone.

We are here, and ready to help.

Our contact details are:

Helpline: 0845 600 2227

Email: support@crusescotland.org.uk

For more information visit: http://www.crusescotland.org.uk/





Mobile Testing Unit

Here is a link to the statement on the NHS Highland website: https://nhsh.scot/2zoSLxc

Please visit https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/ for up-to-date info on testing for key workers.

If you are not a keyworker but do have symptoms and are above the age of 5, you can book via here: https://nhsh.scot/2LEhHmZ


Looking after your wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak

https://llttf.com/corona/




LLTTF Pg1

LLTTF pg2


Ear wax management during COVID-19



For advice please visit:

https://www.helpinhearing.co.uk/ear-wax-management-during-…/




3 before GP 


Think 3 before GP

Can you self care?  Consult trusted sources?  Seek the advice of a pharmacist?



3 before GP



Guide to Services

Guide to Services

 

https://www.nhsinform.scot/




The NHS is still here for you

 

Whilst we appreciate all people are doing to help the NHS during this time, it’s vital those with non-coronavirus health concerns still seek help as they would have before the outbreak.

The NHS is here for you, so don’t ignore the warning signs. You are not being a burden, you are looking after yourself and our NHS by doing so.

If you notice a deterioration in your health or someone in your household, call your GP in normal hours, 111 out of hours, or in an emergency dial 999.

Your community pharmacy and your GP are open, please contact them for advice or with concerns.

If you are concerned about a potential sign or symptom of cancer contact your GP practice to get checked.

If you or your child has an immunisation appointment, make sure you attend, or reschedule if you’re showing symptoms of COVID-19.

For further information visit www.nhsinform.scot

 

Cancer

  • Don’t delay in getting potential cancer signs and symptoms checked during COVID-19 your GP practice is still here for you.
  • It’s probably nothing serious, but it’s best to get checked, as the earlier cancer is found the easier it is to treat.
  • Information on the common signs and symptoms of cancer can be found at www.getcheckedearly.org

  • NHS screening services for breast, bowel and cervical cancer have been paused during COVID-19 but if you’ve noticed symptoms and are concerned, your GP practice is open and ready to help. Getting checked early is one of the main reasons why more people are surviving cancer.

 

Fast deteriorating conditions

  • If you or anyone in your household notices a rapid deterioration in their health, seek help immediately.
  • Don’t ignore the early warning signs of serious conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, severe asthma, or diabetic collapse.
  • The NHS is still here for you.  Call 999 for an emergency or your GP in normal hours and 111 for out of hours support.

 

Dingwall Medical Group

During COVID-19 we are advising patients to contact the surgery by telephone and our administration staff will take your details and a note of your symptoms. One of our GP’s will then contact you by telephone and review how you are feeling.  They may offer you a video consultation using ‘Near Me’ video consulting or arrange for you to come in if they are unable to complete the consultation during their phone call with you.

For further information about ‘Near Me’ video consulting please visit: www.nearme.scot/





** Immunisations **

It is important to attend immunisation appointments during #COVID19.

To find out more visit:

www.nhsinform.scot/immunisation


Imms Social Media



Just Ask Enquiry Line


Just Ask Poster updated




Scottish Government Helpline

 

A New Government Support Helpline has been set up to provide essential assistance to those who don't have a network of support and are at high risk of contracting COVID-19.

The service is aimed at those who are over 70, disabled, require the support of mental health services, are pregnant or receive a flu jab for health reasons.

The service will connect callers to local services which can help provide food and medicine as well as emotional support.

The helpline - 0800 111 4000


Your Mental Health and Coronavirus


For support relating to your mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic, please follow the link below


Your Mental Health and Coronavirus


Changes to Access as a result of COVID-19


This GP Practice is currently restricting access for the safety of all patients and staff.  The practice remains open for all essential primary care problems but on the advice of Health Protection Scotland we have put in place a process whereby everyone is screened by telephone prior to being seen. All patients will still have access to the care they require. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time. 

Please phone 01349 863034 if you feel you require medical advice and we will call you back. 


Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

If you have a new continuous cough and/or a fever, please do not come to the surgery. Please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot or call 0800 028 2816 and follow their advice.

Please be aware that for the foreseeable future we have put a temporary suspension on our online booking system.

Thank you from all at Dingwall Medical Group.

 


Coronavirus Information

For further information and the latest updates on Coronavirus please visit:  https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

Coronavirus Poster


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening

For more information visit: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/screening/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-aaa/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-aaa-screening


AAA Screening Poster


The Cancer Support Worker Service

The Cancer Support Worker Service Poster


Unforgotten Forces Information Leaflet

For more information visit: www.poppyscotland.org.uk/unforgotten-forces/

Unforgotten Forces Leaflet pg1

Unforgotten Forces Leaflet pg2


Facing redundancy?

website: redundancyscotland.co.uk

Facing redundancy pg1

Facing redundancy pg2


Fair Start Scotland

For further information:

Website: https://peopleplus.co.uk/

Facebook: @PeoplePlusScotland

Email:  infofairstart@peopleplus.co.uk

Local contact details People Plus

Fair Start Scotland Poster

 


Donation to Dingwall Medical Group

Donation Jan 2020


Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland is changing


For more information visit: www.parentclub.scot/elc



ELC Entitlement Poster


How does your drinking add up?


For the risks and info visit: https://www.count14.scot/



Count14 6 Pints PosterCount14 6 Glasses of wineCount14 7 Double measures of spirits


Digital Maternity Notes (Badgernet)


Badgernet Poster


Student Doctors

Student Doctor Poster


Consultations with Medical Students


Student Doctor Leaflet


The winter vomiting bug - Norovirus


For more information visit: https://www.nhsinform.scot/norovirus
Norovirus Poster


Haemochromatosis


For more information visit: http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/



Haemochromatosis Poster



Future Pathways


For more information visit: https://future-pathways.co.uk/


Future Pathways Poster



Fares4Free - Service for veterans and their families



Please see information below from Unforgotten Forces partner Fares4Free, a fantastic service for veterans and their families

Fares4Free:

• Co-ordinate and provide free transport for veterans, helping them to combat loneliness and isolation, and providing access to important services.• Can provide transport for any age group for essential reasons - this can cover anything from extreme isolation to health appointments and even assistance getting to benefits assessments, advice services, foodbanks etc...• In short, if the referring partner feels the journey is of an essential nature for a veteran their family, we'll cover it. We are regularly at CAMHS for veterans' children.• Journeys from Inverness, Moray and Aberdeen to Combat Stress or to tribunals in Edinburgh are not unusual either, whether it's a taxi all the way or help connecting at stations.• Coverage includes Inverness, Moray, Aberdeen and surrounding areas.


For more information and any queries:


Phone:07708 299399
Email: info@fares4free.org
Web: https://www.fares4free.org/
Facebook: Fares4free





Here is some useful advice If you have symptoms of a cold



Link to Video: Kaitlyn's Cold




Keep Antibiotics Working


For more information visit: https://www.nhsinform.scot/antibiotics

Antibiotics Poster


British Wireless for the blind fund


For more information visit: https://blind.org.uk/

BWBF pg1

BWBF pg2


Leaflet on the Home Meals Service



Home Meals Service Leaflet


My Well-being and me Leaflet

My Well-being and me Leaflet


For further information visit:

https://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/Yourhealth/Pages/HealthyWeight.aspx





HPV vaccine for boys and girls

The HPV vaccine is offered to all pupils in S1 at school, from academic year 2019/20. For more information visit:

https://www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/hpv


HPV vaccine poster


Dingwall Men's Shed

Dingwall Men's Shed



Self-Directed Support


SDS1

SDS2


More information can be found at: https://www.carrgomm.org/self-directed-support




Connecting Carers



Connecting Carers Poster

For more information visit: https://connectingcarers.org.uk/



Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)

 

For more information visit:  https://www.cprd.com/public

CPDR Poster


Physical Activity for early years (birth - 5 years)


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Local Dementia Advisor Information

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PeoplePlus: Fair Start Scotland Provider Network

 

PeoplePlus currently deliver the Fair Start Scotland employment support service across the Highlands & Islands, working alongside other providers, to support individuals into sustainable employment (further information below).


Fair Start Scotland

https://peopleplus.co.uk/





Trial with The Scottish Ambulance Service



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Specialist Paramedics in Rural Health Centres 

Paramedic Poster



Do you have cancer in your family?

Do you have cancer in your family poster


Highland Hospice Wear Yellow Day Amount Raised

Highland Hospice Wear Yellow Day amount raised poster


Text Message Reminder Service

Text Message Reminder Service

Please click the link for the Text Message Opt-in Form.

Text Message Opt-in Form


Spinal Injuries Scotland

Spinal Injuries Scotland


Teen Clinic Highland Sexual Health

Teen Clinic


Do you know the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer symptoms


Cervical Screening

Cervical Screening Poster


Alzheimer Scotland

Dementia Advisor

Dementia Advisor2


Local Foster Carers Needed

Fostering Poster

Fostering changes lives Poster


NHS Near Me

NHS Near Me Poster


Inverness Macular Support Group

Macular Support Group Poster


Sepsis Kills.  How to spot it.

Sepsis Kills Poster


Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Poster


Scotland's Domestic Abuse Helpline

Safer Scotland Poster


Befrienders Highland

Befrienders Highland Poster


LGBT Helpline Scotland

LGBT Helpline Scotland Poster


Minor Injuries Unit - Ross Memorial Hospital CLOSED

NHS Highland has closed the Minor Injuries Unit at Ross Memorial Hospital until further notice. 

The Health Centre is not a Minor Injuries Unit.

Patients with minor injuries should attend the MIU at Invergordon or A&E at Raigmore.


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