Spring 2019 Newsletter
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May 16th, 2019
Clinical Training Event – Wednesday 15th May
Our doctors and nurses will be attending a training event on Wednesday 15th May.
We will be running an emergency service only this day. We therefore ask that you only contact the surgery during this time if your enquiry is urgent.
We thank you for your patience.
May 8th, 2019
May Bank Holidays
The practice will be closed on Mondays 6th & 27th May for the Bank Holidays.
Please remember to order your medication to cover this period and allow us 2 working days to process your request.
If you do find yourself short, your local emergency pharmacies are:
Boots – High St Dumbarton – Tel: 01389 763907 – Open 11am – 3pm
Boots – Main St Alexandria – Tel: 01389 752606 – Open 10am – 2pm
If you find yourself unwell during this time, the NHS ‘Know Who To Turn To’ guide is very useful in identifying the right option for your condition, and when to access essential services.
April 29th, 2019
Hello’s and Goodbye’s!
Last week we said our goodbye’s to Dr Rhoda Kelso, who was helping cover maternity leave with us. Hopefully we will see her back periodically in the future for locum cover!
This week we will welcome back Dr Joyce Braaksma to the team. She will be helping with cover on Fridays for approx 6 months.
Last but not least, we have a new registrar (trainee GP) at the practice, Dr Kristen Laing. She will be with us initially for a period of 6 months. We wish her a warm welcome to the practice!
April 23rd, 2019
Your GP surgery will be closed for the Easter holidays on Friday 19th & Monday 22nd April.
Remember to order your medication to cover this period & allow 2 working days for us to process the request for you.
Your local pharmacies will maintain their normal opening times on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st, however if you find yourself short of your medication on Monday 22nd your local pharmacy openings are:
Boots Pharmacy – 73 High Street Dumbarton Tel: 01389 763907 – 11:00am – 3:00pm
Boots Pharmacy – 167/169 Main Street Alexandria Tel: 01389 752606 – 10:00am – 2:00pm
If you find yourself unwell during this time, the NHS ‘Know Who To Turn To’ guide is very useful in identifying the right option for your condition – and when to access essential services.
From all at Levenside Practice, we would like to wish you all a Happy Easter!
April 12th, 2019
On Monday 18th February we will be welcoming back Dr Katie Mitchell from maternity leave!
When she gets back up to speed, her normal days will be Monday, Thursday & Friday.
Dr Joyce Braaksma who was covering the maternity leave finished up with us just before the February school holidays. She frequently locums with us though, so we expect to see her back periodically in the future.
February 15th, 2019
Friday 15th February – Shortage of Appointments
Unfortunately due to sickness absence, we have less appointments than usual this Friday 15th February.
If your need to see the GP isn’t urgent, we ask that you avoid booking for this day where possible.
We thank you for your understanding.
February 14th, 2019
Phone Line Problems
Good Morning & Happy New Year,
Unfortunately we are having trouble with our phone lines this morning.
Calls are still filtering through to us, albeit slowly.
We have been in contact with our telephones provider and they are looking into the problem.
We apologise for the inconvenience.
January 7th, 2019