The practice will be closed on Monday 3rd of May for the Bank Holiday.

 

Please remember to order your medication to cover this period and allow us and the pharmacy a minimum of 2 working days to have your prescription ready for you.

If you do find yourself short on this day, your local emergency pharmacies are:

Boots – High St Dumbarton – Tel: 01389 763907 – Open 11am – 3pm

Boots – Main St Alexandria – Tel: 01389 752606 – Open 11am – 3pm

 

If you are in need of medical attention during this time (which cannot wait until we re-open), you can use the regular NHS 111 online service: 111.nhs.uk/ or call 111 if you are unable to get help online.

If you are in need of immediate medical attention dial 999.

For information about other NHS services available during the May bank holiday weekend period. Click here to be directed to the very helpful ‘Know Who To Turn To’ NHS guide’.

 

April 26th, 2021

The latest edition of our newsletter is available now! Click here to view.

 

 

April 16th, 2021

This month we have welcomed back Dr Fiona Gregor from maternity leave! Dr Gregor’s working days will now be Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays.

Dr Jean Graham who was covering the maternity leave has now finished up with us, however she frequently locums with us, so we expect to see her back periodically in the future.

Dr Katie Mitchell has changed her working days to Tuesday – Thursday mornings & Friday full days.

Dr Esiovwa has now completed her training with us and has moved on to pastures new. Congratulations & we wish her the best of luck!

Last but not least, GP Trainee Dr Jasmin Gregory has joined our team and will be with us until August this year.

 

April 14th, 2021

Your GP surgery will be closed for the Easter holidays on Friday 2nd & Monday 5th April.

If you are in need of medical attention during this time (which cannot wait until we re-open), you can use the regular NHS 111 online service: 111.nhs.uk/ or call 111 if you are unable to get help online.

If you are in need of immediate medical attention dial 999.

For information about other NHS services available during the Easter weekend period. Click here to be directed to the very helpful ‘Know Who To Turn To’ NHS guide’.

 

Your local pharmacies will maintain their normal opening times on Friday 2nd , Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th , however if you find yourself short of your medication on Monday 5th your local pharmacy openings are:

Boots Pharmacy – 167/169 Main Street, Alexandria, Tel: 01389 752606 – 11:00am – 3:00pm

Boots Pharmacy – 98 Sylvania Way, Clydebank, Tel: 0141 952 2217 – 11:00am – 5:00pm

 

From all at Levenside Practice, we would like to wish you all a Happy Easter!

 

April 1st, 2021

The BMA and RCGP have issued a joint statement stating that they do not support the use of the Cancard and they do not support that GP’s sign a declaration confirming a diagnosis in order for the card to be issued.

March 29th, 2021

As part of the JCVI Priority Group 6, the COVID-19 vaccine is now being offered to unpaid carers aged 16-64 who provide face-to-face care for someone else. Some carers may have already received appointment letters over the last few weeks, however the Scottish Government launched a new self-referral system for carers to register for the vaccine.

For full eligibility details and to self-refer, carers can go to: www.nhsinform.scot/carersregister. Alternatively they can call the COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 to complete the registration from.

Please remember carers can still receive all types of support from local carer services. If you are an unpaid carer and are not in contact with a service, you can register with your local carer centre. (West Dunbartonshire Carers: 0141 941 1550).

March 18th, 2021

Ages 75+

Individuals aged 75+ and those on the shielding register (i.e received shielding letter from the government) should have been vaccinated by the GP practice unless housebound or in hospital. If you fall into the above age group and have not been offered your first vaccination, please contact your GP practice.

Ages 65-74

Individuals aged 65-74 years of age should have been vaccinated by the local health board unless housebound or in hospital. If you fall into the above age group and have not been offered your first vaccination, phone The National Covid Vaccination Helpline: 0800 030 8013

Ages 16 to 64 years with underlying health conditions

Those aged 16 to 64 years with certain underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality will be contacted by the local health board by end of March. Info on specified health conditions found here.

Carers

Unpaid carers in receipt of carers allowance will be contacted by the local health board by end of March

Unpaid carers not in receipt of carers allowance will be able to self-refer from 1st March for the vaccine if they are not contacted by phone or letter.

If you are an unpaid carer and are not in contact with a service, you can register with your local carer centre. (West Dunbartonshire Carers: 0141 941 1550)

Other Groups

The timetable is not yet clear for individuals out with the above groups and will be based on vaccine supply.

For the most up-to-date information on coronavirus vaccine, please visit : NHS Inform

For any coronavirus vaccine enquiries, please phone the National Covid Vaccination Helpline: 0800 030 8013

 

February 17th, 2021

This week we have welcomed our new trainee, Dr Jasmin Gregory to the practice.

Dr Gregory will be with us initially for a period of 6 months. We wish her a warm welcome to the practice!

February 9th, 2021