Eye problems - Specsavers Dingwall
Specsavers in Dingwall are happy to see and assess eye problems and if appropriate treat and/or refer.
They are working as an emergency eye assessment and treatment centre and can be contacted on 01349 869850.
Ear wax management during COVID-19
For advice please visit:
3 before GP
Think 3 before GP
Can you self care? Consult trusted sources? Seek the advice of a pharmacist?
Guide to Services
NHS Pharmacy First Scotland
NHS Pharmacy First Scotland Information for patients: Pharmacy First Leaflet
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
- 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:
Just Ask Enquiry Line
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
* Screening Programmes Temporarily Paused *
If you have concerns please contact NHS Inform or Screening Centres in between screening appointments or as you wait for rescheduled screening appointments, please continue to be aware of and act on any symptoms associated with the conditions being screened for.
For more information on screening as well as symptoms please visit: nhsinform.scot/screeningupdate
Individuals should contact the Health Centre if they are concerned about symptoms.
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.