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PLEASE NOTE

You may have heard via News/social media that there have been changes to Covid-19 Sheilding Guidance. This only applies to England. There are no changes in Scotland at present.

In addition to this, the blood tests that are being offered re anti-bodies, are also only applicable in England. 

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. 
  • Bishopton Pharmacy are operating temporary working hours as follows: Monday - Friday 9.30-5.30pm and Saturday 9-1pm.
  • Please allow 3-4 days when ordering Prescriptions rather than 48 hours. Increased demand and current pressures are causing delays unfortunately.
  • 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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Latest News

                                                                                                                        

CORONA VIRUS:

PUBLIC INFORMATION

The government and the NHS are well prepared to deal with this virus.

You can help too.

Germs can live on some surfaces for hours.

To protect yourself and others:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
  • Bin the tissue and, to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water or use a sanitizer gel.

This is the best way to stop the spread of any germs, including Corona Virus.

If you have arrived back from China or specified countries in the last 14 days, follow the returning traveller advice.

Check the list of countries and find out more at nhsinform.scot


Corona Virus   Please click this link for advice on Corona Virus.


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Click on the above for further information.


RADAR - Renfrewshire Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Resource

RADAR works to help young people aged 12-20 whose alcohol and/or drug use is having an impact on their wellbeing. Please click here to download information leaflet

GP Working days are now as follows -  

Dr McKenzie (Partner)                  Mon, Wed, Thurs

Dr Hamilton (Partner)                  Mon, Wed, Thurs

Dr Tiwari (Partner)                       Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

Dr Bennett (Partner)                    Mon, Tues, Friday

Dr Bloomfield (Salaried GP)         Tues, Thurs, Fri  

In addition to the above, the GPs in the practice provide medical cover for patients in local nursing homes and those in Erskine hospital.

The surgery is open from 8.30am until 8pm on a Monday and 8.30am until 6pm Thursday to Friday, closing 1 hour for lunch each day between 12.30-1.30pm.

New GP'S

I am sure you will be pleased to hear that we have 2 new GP's.

Dr Basi and Dr Bloomfield have both started in the practice already and we hope they enjoy becoming part of the team!

Pharmacy First

Due to new guidelines, your GP is no longer the first port of call for urine infections for women aged 16-65 or impetigo. you should now contact your local community pharmacy for advice & treatement (exclusions apply). Please click here for further information.

 

Online Services - Register Now!

 Please click above for details.                    

              

Between 12-18? Looking to lose weight?

Youth Health Service can help. Free Weight loss plan for up top 24 weeks.

Click here for further information.

                        

Looking for advice, local services...see the new NHS Inform Website

                           

Missed Appointments

We realise that things happen outwith your control which can prevent you from making your appointment or informing us of this however, where at all possible, could you please let us know if this is the case.

You can inform us by calling or by replying CANCEL to the text message reminders which are sent out to patients who have opted in to this service.

Missed appointments lead to:

1)  Longer waiting times for appointments

2)  Frustration for both patients and staff and is a waste of resources.

SPIRE

Please click here for information on SPIRE

Practice Boundary Change

As of 1st December 2013 our practice boundary has been adjusted to include PA7 postcodes only.  Patients registered at Bishopton Medical Practice currently living within the PA8 and PA4 postcode areas will be kept on the list at their current address.  However anyone moving to a new address within PA8 and PA4 will be required to register at a more local practice.  This applies whether it is people moving into the area or who are currently patients of Bishopton Medical Practice.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Monday Evening Surgery

We are pleased to inform you that our Advanced Nurse Practitioner will now be working during our Monday evening surgery, alongside our GP's. She will be available for reviews, smears etc.

There will be NO BLOODS or BLOOD PRESSURE done at this time. These tests will be performed during normal surgery hours by our Phlebotomist or Health Care Assistant as appropriate.

Updated House call protocol

House calls are only available for patients who are housebound or too unwell to attend the surgery.

Please call before 10.30am if a house call is required. If you call after 10.30am you may need to be seen the following day, except in the case of an emergency.

Please be prepared to give staff as much information as possible to enable the Dr to prioritise the list and also bear in mind that several patients can be seen in the surgery in the time it takes to do 1 house call, so, if you are able to come to the surgery, please try to do so.

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