THURSDAY 27TH JANUARY 2022 - POTENTIAL DISRUPTION TO PRACTICE PHONE LINES
The Practice phone system is being upgraded currently and there may be a short period of up to 60 minutes on Thursday 27th January 2022 when the telephone service will be disrupted. If you do need to phone the Practice on that day and we are not able to get through, please phone back later. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
In the event of an emergency, please phone 999 as you would usually.
PRACTICE CLOSURE - UPDATE
As from Monday 10th January 2022, the Practice will be closed between 13.30 hours and 14.00 hours until further notice
**PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP AT THE SURGERY WITHOUT AN
APPOINTMENT OR UNLESS REQUESTED BY STAFF OR
For emergencies during public holidays and weekends please contact NHS 24 on 111. For more health advice visit www.nhsinform.scot.
FLU VACCINATION AND COVID BOOSTER VACCINATION CLINICS
Update on Covid vaccine for severely immunosuppressed patients below
COVID-19 BOOSTER VACCINES - There must be a gap of at least 3 months from the 2nd Covid vaccine to the booster dose.
This year, Kingsmills Medical Practice will be responsible for immunising our patients 70 years old and over, patients aged 16-69 years old in AT RISK groups, clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding patients) and children aged 2-5 years. All other groups will be immunised by NHS Highland.
For further information on the flu vaccine please visit NHS Inform
Respiratory Resource Hub Available to patients and carers - to provide easy access to a wide range of useful information from reliable sources.
If you are 18 or over and have not yet received your first dose of the Covid Vaccine please click on the following link to register and to book appointment
Covid Vaccination Registration and Appointments
The Practice is currently restricting access for the safety of all patients and staff temporarily. Patients should not come to the Practice, but should telephone us first. Staff will take details and signpost you to the correct person. It is important you tell the receptionist the reason for your call. A member of the clinical team will phone you back. Please remember our number will come up “withheld”/”private”. They may be able to deal with the problem over the phone or they might arrange a video consultation or arrange for you to be seen at the Practice. If your query is related to hospital waiting lists or follow-up please contact the relevant hospital department directly.
All patients will still have access to the care they require.
We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time. Our staff are also having to live with the restrictions due to the Pandemic so please treat them with respect as they are doing their best for you.
Currently other factors which are increasing pressure on our service include the backlog of non-urgent issues related to our period in lockdown also resources being diverted to the Covid vaccine programme. We also are experiencing an increase in patient contact due to patient queries regarding hospital services.
Please phone 01463 235245 if you feel you require medical advice and we will call you back.
Please click here to get information on the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
There is now a dedicated Coronavirus Service via NHS 24. For mild symptoms please visit NHS Inform. If you've developed a new continuous cough OR fever OR loss/change in sense of smell or taste, stay at home for 10 days from the day your symptoms started. If you need to discuss these symptoms please contact the Coronavirus Service via NHS 24 by dialling 111
Please visit the website below to arrange testing if you have any of the above symptoms: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested
Covid-19 Vaccine information
Coronavirus vaccination helpline:
For more information about who'll be offered the coronavirus vaccine and its delivery, phone 0800 030 8013 (available 8.00am to 8.00pm, 7 days a week).
It will not be possible to book or change vaccine appointments via the helpline
Covid-19 Vaccination status - to obtain a record of your vaccine click on link below
WE ARE OFFERING A TELEPHONE AND VIDEO APPOINTMENT SERVICE
Please note our email address is only to be used for prearranged communication.
Active Signposting - Patient Information
Welcome to Kingsmills Medical Practice
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Clinical Photography-Click here to access consent form for completion if instructed by Practice
The Northern Highland Dental Helpline number has changed to 0800 1412362
Digital Peer Support Thriving Families Digital Support
Carers Advocacy Service
Hepatitis C awareness raising campaign - Click here
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Clarity Walk - No phone, less stress, more connection
Clarity Walk Clarity Walk Referral
Coping with Stress after a major incident
Leaflet 1 | Leaflet 2
Ordering Prescriptions Online
Click here to learn more
(Site updated 21/01/2022)