Due to the current situation we would be grateful for your cooperation over the coming weeks and months. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as much as possible.
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature (above 37.8c)
- a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact your GP or 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you are managing your symptoms at home.
Only contact your GP (or NHS 24 if your surgery is closed) re coronavirus if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
For the most up to date coronavirus information, including advice about staying at home, visit NHS Inform.
If you don’t have symptoms and are looking for general information, you can phone the free helpline on: 0800 028 2816.
March 16th, 2020
Due to the media reports regarding Coronavirus, we have suspended the use of our online booking system for the time being. This is a precautionary action in light of recent events to monitor risk to our patients and staff.
For the most up-to-date Coronavirus information and advice please go to the NHS Inform Website.
March 5th, 2020
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
Common symptoms include:
- high temperature or fever
- shortness of breath
If you have arrived back from China or specified countries within the last 14 days and are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention by contacting your GP or NHS 24 (phone 111) if your GP practice is closed. You should not go to your GP practice in person, but should phone for advice from home.
If you have arrived back from China or specified countries and you have no symptoms please follow the returning traveller advice on the NHS Inform website.
NHS Inform website includes the most up-to-date list of known countries/areas affected by coronavirus, travel advice, common questions and self help guides.
February 27th, 2020
GP Trainee Update
This month we will be welcoming back our GP trainee Dr Augustina Esiovwa. You may remember Dr Esiovwa from her previous placement with us during 2017/18.
Dr Esiovwa will be with us for the next year holding surgeries Monday – Friday.
February 6th, 2020
Clinical Training Event – Wednesday 5th February
Our doctors will be attending a training event for all local GP’s on Wednesday 5th February.
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 understanding.
January 29th, 2020
Phone line problems
It may be a new year, but we still have the same phone line problems…
Unfortunately we are having trouble receiving calls directly again this morning. We can however receive calls via our switchboard. You can dial 01389 763111 and switchboard can direct your call to us.
We have been in contact with our telephones provider again and they assure us they are looking into the problem.
We apologise for the inconvenience.
January 6th, 2020
We will be closed for the festive holidays on Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th December and also Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd January.
Remember to order your medication to cover this period & where possible allow 2 working days for us to process the request for you.
If you find yourself unwell during this time, the NHS ‘A-Z of Symptoms 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 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
December 16th, 2019
Festive Pharmacy Opening Times
If you find yourself short of your medication when your GP surgery is closed over the festive period, your local pharmacy openings are:
Wednesday 25th Dec – Marchbanks Pharmacy – 172 Main Street Renton Tel: 01389 752914 – 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Thursday 26th Dec – Boots Pharmacy – 73 High Street Dumbarton Tel: 01389 763907 – 11:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday 26th Dec – Boots Pharmacy – 167/169 Main Street Alexandria Tel: 01389 752606 – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday 1st Jan – Marchbanks Pharmacy – 172 Main Street Renton Tel: 01389 752914 – 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Thursday 2nd Jan – Boots Pharmacy – 73 High Street Dumbarton Tel: 01389 763907 – 11:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday 2nd Jan – Boots Pharmacy – 167/169 Main Street Alexandria Tel: 01389 752606 – 10:00am – 2:00pm
December 16th, 2019