Appointments only: 01546 462001
Enquiries after 9am: 01546 462002
Prescriptions: 01546 462003
COVID VACCINE HELPLINE
If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 vaccinations, please visit www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine or call the Scottish COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 (available 8am–8pm 7 days a week). Please only contact us at this stage if you have questions about your personal medical situation, or you have already received an appointment that you wish to reschedule or cancel.
SEASONAL FLU CLINICS
04/12/2020 Flu Vaccine Clinic - 60 to 64 years age group.
We are running further flu clinics for registered patients aged 60 to 64 by 31 March 2021 who would not usually be eligible for the flu vaccine.
Dates: - afternoons of Wednesday 9th Dec – 4pm to 6pm and Tuesday 15th December – 4pm to 6pm.
Lochgilphead Medical Centre will be running a flu clinic for 60-64 year old patients who have not already received a vaccine.
We do not yet have the vaccine in stock, so please do not phone the surgery yet. Once available we will put notice on the website and on Facebook to update you regarding the clinic. Letters have been sent this week, from the Government, to those eligible.
We have limited stock so please bear with us as we attempt vaccinate all who are eligible and are wishing to have their flu vaccine.
Thank you for your continued patience. Stay Safe
Child nasal flu vaccine appointments are now open for:
All children aged from 2 years on the 1st September 2020 to 5 years and not yet at school.
Eligible patients should have received a letter from the health board inviting them to attend for a vaccine
Also children aged 12-17 who have received a letter from the surgery or believe they are eligible
LOCHGILPHEAD MEDICAL CENTRE
ON 01546 462001/ 462002
TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT
Reminder letters have been sent to most of those eligible but please do not wait for your letter- if you know you are eligible for a vaccine please call to book your appointment.
We apologise that vaccinations for pre-school children have not yet been provided to us.
*PLEASE ONLY ATTEND THE SURGERY IF INVITED*
*REMAIN 2 METRES AWAY FROM THE STAFF AND OTHERS IN THE BUILDING*
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION
March 2020 - The surgery are now using video consultations where useful
This follows a successful trial from Summer 2019 with select patients. You can use any device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop PC) but must use either the Chrome Browser or Safari Browser (Apple). Just click on the "Start Video Call" Button below and follow the guidance. Once in the "virtual waiting room" a clinician will connect your video call (providing you have been invited). Thank you.
GP Near Me (Video Consultation) Patient Leaflet
Note on seeing the clinician of your choice - achieving continuity of care
Our clinicians will call you back as soon as possible after you call in. This website usually advertises who is taking calls on each day of the week. Please do not worry if you have a preferred clinican and it's not them who calls you back. All of our clinicians have the facility to book you directly to see a clinician of your choice (if needed and desired) either by phone or face to face. So if you speak to someone you don't know or just want to see someone else, that can always be organised from the first phone call back to you. And if you need some regular telephone follow up we can also organise this with the same person, if desired, so you get continuity of care. Please note that, particularly for some less obvious diagnoses, it's often very useful to see a different clinician as sometimes a second pair of eyes picks something up the first didn't think of.
Winter flu season, vaccine's offered from October to March.
Appointments available soon.
Who should get the flu vaccine?
- Anyone with a health condition
- People aged 65 years or over
- Pregnant women
- People that work in healthcare
Telephone First (call us anytime 8am to 4pm)
On 29th May 2017 we introduced a new approach to GP appointments, intended to make it easier and quicker for you to speak with a clinician. There is no need to book an appointment in advance. Instead you call the practice, provide a few words about the problem and a GP or advanced nurse practitioner will call you back, either morning or afternoon depending on when you make your appointment.
We use the information you provide to the receptionist to help the clinicians decide both if the call needs to be prioritised and who calls you back. The receptionist is bound by a duty of confidentiality. You don't have to share the (brief) problem but it's extremely useful if you do.
If a face to face appointment is agreed it’s almost always possible on the same day and the clinician has the discretion to choose who to book you with
When it’s important for you to see your GP this can usually be arranged on the phone.
Why Telephone First?
- We can consult with more patients.
- Those who need face to face appointments get them and usually on the same day (a big change from before).
- The majority of telephone consultations resolve the problem and avoid both you travelling to the surgery and an unnecessary face to face appointment.
I need an exact time due to work / poor phone signal / other
Tell reception and we’ll agree a time to call you back and can usually call as near as possible to this time. This facility only works if used by those who really need it.
Due to disability I can’t use the phone
Tell us and we will ensure a note goes on your records to allow you direct access to a face to face appointment.
What is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner? Don't I need a GP?
Highly skilled nurses with additional specific training on independent clinical assessment. They can prescribe independently just like a GP. They can manage most problems and those they can’t they have direct access to a GP to discuss cases.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Leaflet
There’s reserved car parking for blue badge holders marked near the front door. Our building has wheelchair access, internal lifts and toilet facilities adapted for wheelchair users. If you need help getting into the building let us know.
Lochgilphead Medical Centre Nursing Team – Mission Statement
"We always strive to provide safe, effective, quality care for our community."
Click here for more on our nursing team
(Site updated 19/01/2021)