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Flu Vaccination Programme 2019/20

We still have flu vaccinations available although our weekend clinics are over.

If you are eligible for an NHS flu vaccination, no need to wait to be invited - please call the surgery to book your appointment!

www.flufacts.scot.


PLT -Tuesday 12th November 2019 -Closed from 1pm

The practice will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday 12th November 2019 for Protected Learning Time which allows all staff education and training time.  If you are unwell and cannot wait until the practice re-opens please phone the Out of Hours service on 111. You will be asked for information about your health and condition and will be advised on the most appropriate course of action.

For a life threatening emergency please phone 999 and speak to the ambulance service, chest pains/shortness of breath would be considered an emergency


Christmas & New Year Public Holidays -

In line with the rest of NHS Highland, the practice will be closed on-

  • Wednesday 25th December, 2019
  • Thursday 26th December, 2019
  • Wednesday 1st January, 2020
  • Thursday 2nd January, 2020

If you are unwell and cannot wait until the practice re-opens please phone the Out of Hours service on 111. You will be asked for information about your health and condition and will be advised on the most appropriate course of action.

For a life threatening emergency please phone 999 and speak to the ambulance service, chest pains/shortness of breath would be considered an emergency


Wednesday Practice Meetings - 2-2.30pm

Tweeddale Medical Practice is closed every Wednesday from 2-2.30pm.  If you have a life-threatening emergency please hang up and dial 999.  Otherwise please call back after 2.30pm.

 

Patient Transport

If you require assistance with travelling to health and/or social care appointments, the following information may be helpful for you.

Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) – Patient Transport

To be eligible, you must:

  • require assistance from skilled ambulance staff e.g. require access to oxygen whilst travelling
  • have a medical condition that would prevent you from travelling to hospital by any other means
  • have a medical condition that might put you at risk from harm if you were to travel independently
  • have treatment with side effects that requires support from skilled ambulance staff.

Tel: 0300 123 1236

Hard of hearing, deaf or speech impaired, contact the Service through Text Relay: 18001-0300 123 1236

http://www.scottishambulance.com/ (choose the What We Do option from top menu)

Lochaber Transport Advice and Booking Service (LTABS)

Provides an information service, to offer advice and assistance on appropriate transport options for groups or individuals within the Lochaber area. LTABS can help to make transport arrangements for:

  • Hospital/Medical Appointments
  • Health & Social Care Appointments
  • Community Groups and Individuals
  • Transport Advice
  • Assistance with Journey Planning
  • Information
  • Group and Individual Transport Advice
  • Booking Service

Tel: 01397 701022

http://www.lochabertransport.org.uk/ (Transport in Lochaber on the right-side menu)

Traveline Scotland

Provides impartial public transport journey planning and timetables.

  • Plan a journey between any two locations in Scotland
  • Download free smartphone app
  • Open 24 hours every day

Tel: 0871 200 22 33

www.travelinescotland.com

Help with NHS Health Costs

http://www.gov.scot (search for Health Costs)

Tel: 0845 850 1166



 
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