https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

FOR CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION CLICK LINK ABOVE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT SYMPTOMS DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY SELF ISOLATE .

HAND WASHING TECHNIQUE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IisgnbMfKvI

Out Of Hours and Holidays

Right Care Right Place 

 

 

https://www.nhsggc.scot/your-health/right-care-right-place/

 

Should you need to see a GP  after hours  and at Holiday periods call NHS 24 on 111.

Please use the service responsibly during these difficult times. click on link for information 

 

Please do not attend A/E services except for life threatening emergencies such as chest pain , breathlessness severe abdominal pain stroke symptoms or collapse 

Coronavirus Triage

. ALL  patient calls  can now be either a telephone call or face to face consultations . Please call if you feel you are in need of medical care and we will discuss your care .Face to Face consultations are available now Face masks must be worn unless your medical condition is such that it causes distress. This is to ensure the safety of both patients and staff.

Travel Vaccination Update 

Patients are be asked to access information on what vaccinations are required, together with malarial and safe travel advice at Home – Fit for Travel.  The website allows then to select their destination and then view the requirements for the destination before contacting the providers on the board website.

4 Travel Vaccines are available on the NHS (Typhoid, Hepatitis A, DPT and Cholera) at no direct cost to the patient.  Any other vaccinations will incur a cost to the patient as at present

There is also a GGC webpage

https://www.nhsggc.scot/your-health/general-vaccinations/overseas-travel-vaccinations

 

Practice Updates

The Health Board who now have responsibility for all vaccinations including Covid 19  initial vaccinations and Covid 19 booster vaccinations . The Health Board will write to patients with invites or you can sign up on the website to book an appointment . See NHS Inform Scotland website for details

 

Prescriptions 

You must ensure that prescriptions are ordered in good time . Due to the pressures currently we need to enforce a 2-3 working day window for your prescription requests . Most prescriptions are handled by the Pharmacy staff who are not in the practice on a daily basis so plenty of time is needed to process your request . This does not affect Palliative care  or cancer patients  or emergency prescription requests . Please remember that the local pharmacies can issue certain medication under the Minor ailments service such as treatment for Urinary infections , thrush treatments and calpol .  

Broken Bones try the Minor injuries first not A/e

Location

Address And Telephone

Greenock Health and Care Centre

Wellington Street 

Greenock

TEL: 01475 608800

Opening Hours

Monday8am - 6pm
Tuesday8am - 6pm
Wednesday8am - 6pm
Thursday8am - 6pm
Friday8am - 6pm

* Closed bank holidays

Emergencies

We are committed to the health and safety of our patients, out-with practice opening hours you can contact NHS 24.

NHS 24 service provides urgent health advice out of hours, when your GP practice or dentist is closed.

It’s sometimes referred to as ‘unscheduled care services’. This means that the service is there for you, in the out of hours period when other sources of support such as your doctor or dentist are closed. 

People across Scotland can access the service, on landlines and mobile phones free of charge, using a number that is short and easy to remember.

 

To contact NHS 24 dial 111 from any mobile or landline

If someones life is in danger, dial 999 imedaitely, NHS 24 are unable to deal with such emergencies