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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.

 


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.

 

Referrals

If it has been agreed with your GP that it would be appropriate to refer you for further advice/investigation/treatment, you may find the following information useful;

What happens next?

Your GP will now send a referral letter to the appropriate department.  As well as relevant information about your current condition, the referral will include information about your past medical history and current medications.  A Consultant will read your referral and assign your case with a priority level and your name will be added to their waiting list accordingly.

Waiting times for secondary care appointments vary greatly between departments.  You can expect to receive notification of your appointment anytime within the next 18 weeks – please make a note of this timeline on your calendar at home – if by then, you have not been given notice of your appointment – please contact our practice Secretary to inform us.

In the meantime, if you have any queries regarding your appointment date, please contact the relevant hospital and ask for the Appointments Office

  • Belford – 01397 702481
  • Raigmore – 01463 704000

 

Please also note - If you change your address whilst waiting for your appointment, it is very important that you let both the surgery and the hospital appointments office know.

For more information on the NHS Scotland 18 Weeks Referral To Treatment standard, click here



 
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