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Covid-19 vaccine update 22ND FEB 2021
Please ensure that we have an up to date mobile phone number on your medical record as we will be making use of this when we invite our next cohort of patients - the under 65yrs old at risk group.
If you need to update your mobile number with us then please EMAIL us at nhsh.gp55451-reception@nhs.scot where possible, please ensure you include your full name, date of birth and address in the email.
Covid UPDATE 22nd Feb 2021
In light of the current situation in the village here is a reminder about the Covid helpline number 0800 028 2816 and the NHS Inform website https://www.nhsinform.scot/.../infec.../coronavirus-covid-19 . Both of these resources can help answer any questions you may have regarding symptoms, self-isolation and more general advice.
To book a test please call 0800 030 8013 or https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test .The mobile testing unit is back in Ullapool on Wednesday but there are other options and locations available via the helpline or the above link.
It is vital that if you are asked to self-isolate by Test & Protect that you do so and follow their advice very carefully.
New salaried GP Dr Tom Brown 15th Feb 2021
Some more good news from us. This week we welcome Dr Tom Brown to the Practice. Tom is our newly qualified, salaried GP and we are very pleased to have him with us. Please join us in welcoming him to our team

Covid Vaccine update 11th Feb 2021

Without pausing for breath we are now able to begin vaccinating the next cohort of patients which is the age group 65yrs - 69yrs old.

We have started calling those of you in this age group for the clinic tomorrow (12th Feb) and on Tuesday 16th Feb. We do apologise again for the short notice. We are working our way through the list of patients and will be in touch as soon as we can.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL US TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE COVID VACCINE UNLESS WE HAVE LEFT YOU A MESSAGE ASKING YOU TO.

A few points to note: 

    • We will have the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine 
    • For your safety and ours you will be asked the Covid screening questions before entry to the building 
    • We now need to provide you with a FRSM (fluid resistant surgical mask) before entry to the building, you can either replace your own face covering/mask with the mask we give you or pop it on over the top 
    • If you are not able to wear a FRSM face mask for this purpose please call the Health Centre to make us aware as alternative arrangements will need to be made.  
    • When you attend for your vaccine please wear loose-fitting top to give easy access to your upper arm 
    • If driving you will need to remain for 15mins following your vaccine, we have a socially distant and monitored space for this

Covid Vaccine update 10th Feb 2021

We have received a further limited supply of Oxford Astra Zenica Vaccine and so are able to begin vaccinating the next cohort of patients which is the age group 70yrs old - 74yrs old and all those patients of any age who are officially classified as "Clinically Extremely Vulnerable", otherwise known as shielding. Our first clinic is the 11th Feb, followed by the 12th and 16th Feb.  We do apologise again for the short notice.  We are working our way through the list of patients and will be in touch as soon as we can.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL US TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE COVID VACCINE UNLESS WE HAVE LEFT YOU A MESSAGE ASKING YOU TO.

A few points to note: 

    • We will have the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine 
    • For your safety and ours you will be asked the Covid screening questions before entry to the building 
    • We now need to provide you with a FRSM (fluid resistant surgical mask) before entry to the building, you can either replace your own face covering/mask with the mask we give you or pop it on over the top 
    • If you are not able to wear a FRSM face mask for this purpose please call the Health Centre to make us aware as alternative arrangements will need to be made.  
    • When you attend for your vaccine please wear loose-fitting top to give easy access to your upper arm 
    • If driving you will need to remain for 15mins following your vaccine, we have a socially distant and monitored space for this

 


A reminder to please stay at home 05/02/21 

If you develop symptoms it is VITAL that you isolate at home and organise a test as quickly as you can. Your entire household MUST also self-isolate at this point. There is help available to make this possible. This link will explain about the £500 Self Isolation Support Grant which is available in some circumstances, there are also local community groups who can assist you where necessary.


If you are contacted by Test & Protect then it is CRUCIAL that you follow their instructions. 

The mobile testing unit is in Ullapool every Wednesday and Saturday at the moment, you can arrange an appointment by following this link Covid-19 general advice including how to book a test.


COVID-19 TESTING in ULLAPOOL 05/02/21
For those who are trying to book an online Covid test here is the link to NHS Inform which will take you through the booking process. The mobile testing unit is here in Ullapool every Wednesday and Saturday. Please be aware that due to the booking process these local slots will not show as being available until late the evening (7pm onwards) before the unit is in the village. Alternatively you can call 0800 028 2816 to book a test if you do not have access to the internet.  NHS Inform - Covid testing


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