COVID-19 Vaccination Status Scheme

Important

Do not contact your GP practice about your coronavirus vaccination status.
GP’s cannot provide letters showing your coronavirus vaccination status.


A service that allows people travelling abroad to access a record of their vaccination status has been launched.  This is an interim solution if you are travelling in next 21 days.
 
A vaccination status letter can be downloaded from NHS Inform at the link below : 

For people not online, they can requested in the post via a Freephone Covid Status Helpline:

  • 0808 196 8565

 

In Memory of Catherine Campbell


Cathy’s convoy AKA Woodhead Medical Practice are taking on the challenge of virtually walking from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for Beatson Cancer Care.

Our lovely friend passed away on the 8th of February from lung cancer this year and we miss her everyday.

Although she was not a huge fan of exercise she did love  walking if it was to go out shopping or for dinner and drinks.

Catherine Campbell
Catherine Campbell

Service Disruption

GPs, nurses and receptionists from Woodhead Medical Practice are assisting the government of the rollout of the COVID vaccination programme. Because of this there will be less appointments available for GPs and nurses over the coming weeks. 

Thank you for your patience and please only contact the surgery if you believe your health concern cannot wait.

Homeopathic Prescriptions

Homeopathy isn’t widely available on the NHS. In 2017, NHS England recommended that GPs and other prescribers should stop providing it. This is because they found “no clear or robust evidence to support the use of homeopathy on the NHS”.

Report : Clinical evidence for homeopathy (PDF)

Homeopathy is usually practised privately, and homeopathic remedies are available from pharmacies.

There is still the Centre for Integrative Care in Glasgow (based in Gartnavel – formerly known as the Homeopathic hospital) and when a patient receives a consultation there, an integrative care assessment takes place and following this they may or may not receive a recommendation for homeopathic treatment.

The GPs at this practice have taken the decision in line with NHS England and many practices in Scotland that they will no longer be issuing prescriptions for any homeopathic medications, even if they are recommended by the Centre for Integrative Care (CIC).  These prescriptions can be purchased privately or obtained from the Gartnavel pharmacy on site at the CIC.

Important Information

You can request to be referred to the Centre for Integrative Care (CIC), but please not that we will not be able to provide you with any prescriptions that the CIC may recommend. 

Important Information for Patients

Important Information

Due to recent increase in COVID-19 cases locally we have had to make further changes to how the surgery operates in order to help protect both patients and staff. This includes :

Attending the practice

  • Do not come to the practice if you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms 
  • You must only attend the practice if you spoken to a member of staff first and have been asked to attend
  • If you have an appointment you should plan to arrive just in time for your appointment starting. This is to limit the number of people in our waiting room
  • You must wear a face covering
  • When you arrive at the practice you should press the buzzer or phone reception from your mobile (0141 776 2468). Give your name and purpose of your visit. A member of staff will allow you access to the building after checking your temperature. Please remember to maintain your distance
  • We have a one way system in place 
    • Entry to the practice is now via the side door (to the left of the main sliding doors at the entrance Kirkintilloch Health Care Centre)
    • When exiting the practice you will be sign posted to use the fire exit directly in to the car park

Abusive Behaviour

Unfortunately our staff have experienced a significant increase in the amount of aggressive behaviour towards them during phone calls with patients. This will not be tolerated and as such staff have a right to end a call. Patients may also be removed from our list. 

Prescriptions

  • All prescriptions will be sent to your nominated pharmacy
  • Please remember that all prescription requests will take 2 workings days to process. Please make sure you order your prescriptions in time to allow for this

Fit Notes

  • You can choose to either collect these from the door in to the practice, or have them posted to you

You can find out more about the changes we have had to make by visiting the page below

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

Brexit and Medications

Brexit & medicines

We have been informed by the Chief Medical Officer that preparations have been made by the Government to reduce the risk to the supply of medicines, medical devices and clinical consumables at the end of the EU Transition Period.

Medicines and other medical supplies will be given priority for entry into the UK as ‘category 1’ goods.

GP practices, community pharmacies, hospitals, social care providers and members of the public should not stockpile. Prescriptions will be issued as normal. Shortages are a regular occurrence and the NHS has strengthened the systems used to manage the situation. 

There is no need for you to do anything different. 

Festive Holidays 2020

Merry Christmas

The practice will be closed on the following dates for the Public Holidays :

  • Friday 25th December
  • Monday 28th December
  • Friday 1st January
  • Monday 4th January

Please make sure that you order your prescriptions in time remembering that Acute prescriptions take 2 working days to process. 

Open Flu Clinics – Age 60 to 64

Open Flu Clinics for age 60-64 year group on Sunday 6th December at Kirkintilloch TownHall 

Open flu vaccination clinics are running for patients aged 60 to 64 (or born before 31st March 1961) who have not yet had a flu vaccine. Please attend Kirkintilloch Town Hall on Sunday 6th December between 1 and 430pm.  

All patients will receive a Scottish Government letter inviting them to attend however it has been confirmed to the Flu Planning team that these letters will not go out until Wednesday this week and as such may not be received in time for the first clinics. 

Although the clinics are running on a drop in basis each practice has been given a preferred time slot to advise patients of in order to help manage attendance throughout the weekend. 

You should not attend unless you have received either :

  1. a letter from the government OR
  2. a text message from Woodhead Medical Practice