If you have COVID 19 symptoms please refer to NHS Inform website for the most up-to-date advice.

If your symptoms worsen phone NHS 24 on: 111.

Please be aware the Renton Community Assessment Centre is by appointment only. This video shows you the centre and what to expect if you are referred there:

 

April 8th, 2020

A GP Fit Note (sick line) is NOT required for self isolation due to the coronavirus.

Instead, the Government are providing Isolation Notes that you can give to your employer.

If you do require an Isolation Note please follow this link.

 

March 23rd, 2020

In the very near future, our GP’s may ask to consult with you via a video call using a program called ‘Attend Anywhere’.

This will be at the GP’s request only and presently not for routine booking.

All you need at your end is a smart phone, tablet, laptop (or PC with webcam) and a connection to the internet that is good enough to watch a video i.e. a Youtube video.

If you have been asked by the GP to arrange a video call, please view the information sheet on how to get set up.

March 16th, 2020

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
  • cough
  • 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

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

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