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If you have been requested to E-mail the surgery, please use the following E-mail address:

ggc.gp87112clinical@nhs.scot


Please Note: Our direct dial number for the Prescription telephone line (01505 821716) is no longer in operation. It will ring out and then eventually cut you off. To request prescriptions, please call the main switchboard (01505 863223) and select option 1.


Appointments

Currently, as is the case in most GP surgeries nationwide, all appointments are Telephone consultations. This is due to the ongoing impact caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and to protect both patients, GP's and staff alike.
You will only be offered a face to face appointent if you have had a telephone consultation with the GP/ANP and it is deemed that this is essential.
If you are allocated a Telephone consultation, this is your appointment unless stated otherwise at the end of this consultation.
If you are required to attend the surgery, please wear a face covering or mask. Our Touchscreen is now operational so please use this to check-in were possible.
Please ensure to use hand gel BEFORE and AFTER touching the screen. In addition to this, this screen will be cleaned regularly as are all other surfaces in the surgery.
We realise it can currently be difficult and frustrating for everyone in our daily lives and particularly if you are unwell but we do appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecidented times.

New Registrations

In a further bid to minimise the amount of people attending the practice, any new patients wishing to register, please download registration forms from our website and post this to us, along with a copy of your proof of address. Alternatively you can now email these documents (or any other documents which have been requested by the surgery) to:

 gg-uhb.gp87112clinical@nhs.net

This option will only be in place during the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic and providing you reside within the PA7 post code area.

For patients moving from Erskine or Inchinnan, you are asked to remain at your current practice until the pandemic has resolved.


CORONAVIRUS

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE A COUGH,SORE THROAT, FEVER OR ANY OTHER SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS.

Please note the following changes due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus

  •       To reduce the risk of Coronavirus transmission we would now ask that requests are      made via our online prescriptions service or our telephone prescription service.
  •       We will now be sending all prescriptions directly to your chosen pharmacy,      or bishopton pharmacy where no option has been selected. 
  • The surgery are unable to provide sick notes for self isolation due to Coronavirus. A letter to employers for those patients who are self isolating as per Government guidelines can be found here - https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note .

 
 

 We are pleased to announce the launch of our Facebook page where you will be able to view updates about the practice as they occur.

Please click this link -corona virus- or check the "latest news" tab for info on Corona Virus.

 


 

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SPIRE

(Scottish Primary Care Information Resource)

In May 2017 NHS Scotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records to help plan health and care services in Scotland.

What is SPIRE?

SPIRE is the Scottish Primary Care Information Resource. It is a service that will allow small amounts of information from GP practice records to be used to help doctors’ surgeries, NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government to improve care and plan services. SPIRE can also help with research into new treatments for particular conditions or diseases, to monitor outbreaks (of flu for example) and to develop new medicines.

Will SPIRE keep my data?

SPIRE is not a national database. It helps your GP practice use their data, and also helps with specific, approved requests of information from practices, for example for research. SPIRE will not routinely collect patient information or extract information unless it is needed for a specific, approved purpose. SPIRE will not store information for longer than necessary, and any information is safely destroyed after use. SPIRE will not produce one big database of patients from all over Scotland.

What information will be used?

To understand and analyse the data, information such as your date of birth, gender, vaccinations, diagnoses and prescribed medicines, will be used from your GP patient records. To protect your confidentiality, these details will be encrypted before they are sent. So you can be confident that your information is secure at all times. You will not be able to be identified from this information

Who will be able to access the information gathered through SPIRE?

The information will be used by trained and authorised analysts at NHS National Services Scotland, for example, to work out the total number of people in Scotland with a particular illness. Individual data will be grouped together to produce national and local Health Board summaries, which will be publicly available. You will not be able to be identified from these reports. Some NHS Scotland organisations such as Health Boards will be able to request information to perform their own analysis, for instance, to understand what is happening within local services. Health researchers from outside the NHS Scotland (for example, charity or university researchers) will have to apply to an independent steering group if they want to use the information. Permission will only be considered where there is a clear health benefit and where patient confidentiality can be maintained at all times. The steering group includes members of the public who represent patients’ interests.

Do I need to agree for my information to be used in SPIRE?

No, you do not need to do anything if you are happy for your information to be used in SPIRE. However, if you do not want your information to be used, you can opt out (please see below). This will not affect your patient rights or the care you receive from your practice.

For further information please see:

SPIRE – Main Page

SPIRE – Your questions answered

SPIRE – Patient Leaflet

SPIRE – Opt-Out Form



 
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