2020 Flu delivery
There are several big changes to how flu vaccinations will be delivered this year as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.
- 18-64 year old's that are normally eligible for flu will be vaccinated by their GP Surgey. At Bishopton these will be carried out at designated evening/weekend flu clinics at the practice on Monday evenings 6-7pm or our Saturday clinic on 31st of October. The clinics will be run by appointment only. Our first evening flu clinic is next week (21st). Please telephone the surgery to book your appointment.
- Pregnant patients will be given their vaccination by the midwife service.
- All other groups that would normally be vaccinated by general practice (2-5yrs and over 65 yrs and school children who miss their vaccination at school)will NOT be vaccinated by their GP practice this year. We will not be supplied with either the child nasal spray or the activated (over 65's) vaccine as a result. The Renfrewshire HSCP will deliver these vaccines from a centralised hub and further information regarding this will follow. Please do not contact the surgery to ask for more information about this as we will share any specific information we have with you when we receive it.
We appreciate this will cause some inconvenience for the group's having to go somewhere different this year for their vaccination . However, we would strongly encourage you as always to take the time to get yourself vaccinated against flu. Protect yourself, lover ones and colleagues!
Flu Clinics-What to Expect
1. Vaccinations are by appointment only
2. Only come to the Health Centre at the time you were advised when you booked your appointment
3. Only come to your appointment if you are fit and well
4. You will be asked to queue outside of the Health Centre on the pavement, appropriately distanced by 2m from the person in front of you
5. A member of our team will be at the front door to:
- check you have your mask on
- ask you to roll up the sleeve of your
- give you an information leaflet about your
Vaccination to take home with you
6. Once inside one of our vaccinating
clinicians will call you to come forward
7. You will be asked to stand for your vaccination unless you are unable to do so
8. Following vaccination please follow the arrows to leave the Health Centre by the back door
9. Follow the path around the back of the building to get back to the road out front
This is as new a process to us as it will be to you, so please let's work together to make these clinics a successful and safe experience for us all. Many thanks and see you there!
PHYSIOTHERAPY AT BMP!
An advanced Practice Physiotherapist has joined our team. If you have a bone, muscle or joint problem they can see you rather than a GP.
How can they help me?
Make a diagnosis and develop a plan
Provide exercise advice
Manage pain, linking with GP for medication or sick note if required
Referral for further investigations
For ongoing treatment, you may be referred to the main physiotherapy service or Orthopaedics at the hospital.
Our Physiotherapist will be in the surgery All day Tuesday and Friday mornings.
If you have a video consultation appointment:
Please note that people in the waiting area without a booked appointment will not be answered.
IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
If you have developed a new continuous cough and/or fever/high temperature / loss of taste or smell, in the last 7 days, you ahouls stay at home for 7 days from the start of your symptoms, even if you think your symptoms are mild. DO NOT go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital. Your family should stay at home for 14 days following the onset of your symptoms.
Phone NHS24 (111) if your symptoms:
- have not improved after 7 days
- are severe or you have shortness of breath
- worsen during home isolation
You should also phone NHS 24 (111) if you develop breathlessness or it worsens, especially if you :
- are 60 years old or over
- have underlying poor health
- have heart or lung problems
- have a weakened immune system, including cancer
- have diabetes
If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms.
Registration information is available HERE
Specific CBT information for stress and anxiety related to COVID-19 is available on our SELF CARE PAGES under the stress and anxiety management section.
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Welcome to Bishopton Medical Practice
Please Note: We are the Bishopton Medical Practice in Bishopton, Scotland. If you are looking Bishopston Medical Practice in Bristol, England please click here
Bishopton Medical Practice was opened in 1977 and built for a three-doctor practice.
As Bishopton and Erskine have expanded, our practice has grown considerably and now includes seven General Practitioners, two specialist nurses, one healthcare assistant and a team of ancillary and administrative staff. We are committed to providing high quality medical care for our patients. The Bishopton Medical Practice is not a Limited Company. The Practice is an accredited training practice and we will have a GP Registrar working with us at various times throughout the year.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
At Bishopton Medical Practice, the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. Our dedicated team run numerous clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, joint injections, and childhood vaccinations. We always aim to get the right patient the right treatment at the right time.
New technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as appointments.
For example, our video consultation appointment waiting area is HERE. You will need to pre-book a video consultation to access this and be seen.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided.
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(Site updated 18/09/2020)