18 North Street, Armadale, EH48 3QB
Tel: 01501 730432
Repeats: 01501 732978

Surgery Door
We can only open our surgery door if you have an appointment with either the Doctor, Nurse or Phlebotomist. Our electronic door is controlled for entry by Reception. When attending the Surgery, please press the button on the intercom located on the wall outside and speak to our Receptionist. If appropriate, they will open the door electronically. For any queries, please contact the surgery on 01501 730432 and we will help you from there.

If you do have an appointment, we would ask that you wear a face covering before entering the surgery.

Coronavirus
If you have concerns regarding exposure to or symptoms of Coronavirus, please do NOT come to the surgery. The Receptionist will take your details and the duty doctor will phone you back. For the most up to date information on the coronavirus outbreak please go to Health Protection Scotland, NHS Inform or GOV.UK.

Video Consultations
If you would like to have a video consultation with a GP then please contact reception to make an appointment.
If you have a video consultation booked and you are using the Google Chrome or Apple Safari browser then please goto https://nhsattend.vc/78241.
You can read our video consultation guide here (pdf).

Please note that you must use the Google Chrome or Apple Safari browser to use video consultation.

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Practice News...

Practice COVID-19 Update - 05-02-2021

COVID Update - We are aware that some patients aged 70-74 years have received an appointment letter for their COVID vaccination at one of the NHS vaccination hubs. This is wonderful news and is a sign that the Health Board has been able to roll out their national vaccination campaign run by a dedicated team of staff whose sole remit is to vaccinate.

We in General Practice continue to set up and run our own COVID vaccination clinics for the over 75s and shielding patients in our surgery around our usual working week, but delivering them at weekends in our spare time. Our aim is to have no vaccine left in fridges, because it has all been given to patients.

These two campaigns are running separately and at the same time, so naturally there will be some younger people, less than 75 years receiving their vaccines on similar dates as those over 75 years.

Here in Armadale Group Practice we only release vaccination appointments the minute we know the vaccine has arrived in our fridges, similar to how we run our flu vaccine campaign. You will appreciate that vaccine supply is outwith our control and we are working as fast as we can to book patients in as soon as we get vaccine. Fingers crossed we get another supply of vaccine this week then when we will start our phoning again.


Practice COVID-19 Update

GP Practices have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Urgent medical problems are still dealt with by GPs, Nurses and other staff. As we move to a phased recovery, most medical services will start to come back on stream but this does not, and cannot mean, a return to normal. Just as the supermarket, the coffee shop and the office is a very different place, so too is the GP surgery.

Much of what you may need to contact the Surgery about can be dealt with without attending there, so people across the country are being asked to phone first. Telephone or video calls can then be arranged and only those who need face-to-face contact are asked to attend to keep you and others safe with as few people as possible in the buildings.

Because it is likely that those attending will have health problems, it is even more important to ensure safety than it is in the supermarket or office so staff will wear PPE and you will be asked to wear a face covering/mask. Contact time will be kept to a minimum for everyone's safety but despite this, each appointment needs to be longer, flow through the buildings will be controlled and waiting rooms will seem very different.

The way appointments are delivered will stay changed for a very long time to come.

We all need to feel safe when we use the NHS and need our NHS to be safe.


Access Your Covid Vaccination Information

You can now access your Covid vaccination information via the NHS Inform website. Please see the link below for more information:

NHS Inform - Get a record of your coronavirus vaccination status


Practice Newsletter

The Spring 2021 Practice Newsletter is now available for download (PDF). You may need Adobe Reader to view the newsletter. You can download it here.

If you prefer you can pick a copy up from the practice reception.


New Surgery Door

We now have our electronic door installed that is controlled for entry by Reception. When attending the Surgery, please press the button on the intercom located on the wall outside and speak to our Receptionist. If appropriate, they will open the door electronically.

We also have our Perspex screening up around Reception. Both these measures are designed to keep you and our staff safe.


Face Covering Guidance

Please click here to view guidance on face coverings.


Quit Your Way (Stop Smoking)

Quit Your Way Services deliver free stop smoking support at a variety of locations, and are provided by stop smoking specialists. Sessions are very informal and their friendly stop smoking specialists will discuss the products that can help you quit (Nicotine Replacement Therapy or Champix). Their sessions run weekly, are open access and there are daytime and evening sessions.

Please click here to find out more.


CALL MIA - Minor Injury Assessment

NHS Lothian are now offering a Minor Injury Assessment by video call in your own home. Their aim is to provide timely assessments, advice or treatment for patients.

Read more about MIA here.


Cruse Scotland

No one needs struggle with the death of a loved one alone, Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland is here and ready to help. Their contact details are:


Chronic Disease Reviews

It is important that we continue to provide a level of service that is safe to both our patients and Practice staff as per government guidance. We will continue to monitor our services and update these as advised.

More information about Chronic Disease Reviews


Dr Paul Baughan - The Importance of Care Planning Conversations

Dr Paul Baughan, a GP in Forth Valley and National Clinical Lead with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, has made this short video to explain the importance of care planning conversations for those most vulnerable to coronavirus infection. Watch the video by clicking below:

http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/our_work/coronavirus_covid-19/care_planning_conversations.aspx


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect from 25th May 2018. Please click here for our privacy statement.


Patient Text Messaging

We can now offer a text messaging service to remind you of pre-booked appointments. In order to do this, we need your signed consent. Please complete a form at Reception to allow us to fulfil this service.


Patient Clinical Information

Please click here for information on the Lothian Eye Health Network.


Staff Training 2020

The surgery will be closed from 13:00 on the following afternoons for staff training:

  • No training days are currently planned.


Public Holidays for 2021/22

The GP practice is closed on all public holidays so please ensure that you have enough medication to last you during these closures. If you require medical attention when the practice is closed please contact NHS24 on 111.

2021

  • Monday 3rd May - May Day
  • Monday 20th September - Autumn Public Holiday
  • Monday 27th December - in lieu of 25 December 2021
  • Tuesday 28th December - in lieu of 26 December 2021

2022

  • Monday 3rd January - in lieu of 1 January 2022
  • Tuesday 4th January - in lieu of 2 January 2022