I.T UPDATES: 21.07.2021
Due to I.T updates the practice will be unable to make any appointments, check results etc. from 16:30 this afternoon. Please contact us tomorrow with any queries.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
COVID VACCINE DROP-IN CLINICS:
As of the 5th July, all mainland health boards will be offering coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine drop-in services as the vaccination programme has nearly completed first doses for all adults in Scotland.
Everyone aged 18 and over can attend the clinics for either their first dose, or for their second dose if it is 8 weeks since the first.
The clinics for this area are in Oban 11th July and Dunoon 10th July
Appointments only: 01546 462001
Enquiries after 9am: 01546 462002
Prescriptions: 01546 462003
Your vaccination status is a record of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you have received.
Your status includes your name, date of birth, and any coronavirus vaccinations you have received in Scotland.
Do not contact your GP Practice about your coronavirus vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your coronavirus vaccination status.
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.
Second dose COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic
Don't forget your second dose appointment. Please check your appointment card for time and date of your next appointment. Most second dose appointments are eleven weeks after the first dose.
Lochgilphead Medical Centre
The practice COVID vaccination programme commenced on Saturday 23/1/21. We have so far held 7 vaccination clinics in Lochgilphead Medical Centre. Where we have vaccinated 2010 patients.
The following percentages of patients within the JCVI groups have been vaccinated:
Cohort 1 – Care home residents 100%
Cohort 2 – Over 80s - 96%
Cohort 3 – Over 75s – 97%
Cohort 4 – Over 70s – 93%
Cohort 4a – Shielding – 96%
Cohort 5 – Over 65s – 93%
Cohort 6 - Clinically at Risk – 71%
Please contact NHS Inform if you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine on 0800 030 8013.
COVID-19 Vaccination Days
We are running COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Lochgilphead. We are putting all our efforts into getting the vaccine out to the community and we will be contacting patients to book your vaccine as per the NHS Scotland guidance.
We are running a reduced service on these days for Emergencies and Urgent requests only to allow more of our staff to deliver these vital vaccinations. We are asking for the help of all of our patients to keep requests or enquiries on these days to Urgent problems or Emergencies only.
Please don’t contact the practice for a vaccination appointment unless we have been in touch. We look forward to seeing you all in due course for your vaccination.
*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 21/07/2021)