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2020 Flu Vaccinations update.

Flu vaccinations will be managed slightly differently this year due to larger eligible groups and the requirement for social distancing.  This means that you may not come to the surgery for your vaccination and instead may be invited to attend at another location.

If you are not in an eligible group and would still like to get the flu vaccination, you can pay a small fee to be immunised at most local pharmacies.

The following groups will be eligible for a free vaccination as detailed:

All pre-school children – The pre-school immunisation team will contact parents and guardians with an appointment at a community location.

Primary school children – All primary school children will be immunised at school.  Please note there is NO opportunity this year for missed vaccinations to be done in the GP surgery.

Children aged 12-17 in a clinical at risk category or living with someone on the Scottish COVID shielding register – Call 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment.

Aged 18-64 in a clinical at risk category – You are invited to call reception after 11am on 0141 776 1238 opt 4 to make an appointment here at the surgery.

Pregnant women – you will be offered flu vaccination from Maternity services.  Speak to your midwife for more information.

Aged 65 or over by 31.3.21 – you will receive an invite from the Health Board with a specific appointment at a community clinic.  If you need to change your appointment please call 0141 2014180.  Alternatively you can email adult.flu@ggc.scot.nhs.uk making sure to give your full name, Date of birth, Original appointment details (including date and venue), whether you are asking for a new appointment, and your mobile number (to allow you to get your new appointment by text).

Age 55-64 and not otherwise eligible – You will receive a letter with an appointment for a local community clinic during December and January.

Unpaid adult and young carers – If aged 12-17 please call 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment.  If aged 18-64, please make an appointment with a local participating pharmacy.  A full list of participating pharmacies is available here.

Household members of someone who is shielding – If aged 12-17 please call 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment.  If aged 18-64, please make an appointment with a local participating pharmacy.  A full list of participating pharmacies is available here.

Social Care Workers – If you are a social care worker providing personal care in adult care homes, children’s residential or secure care settings, you are eligible for a free vaccination.  If not already offered through your workplace you can make an appointment with a participating pharmacy.  A full list of participating pharmacies is available here.

Undergraduate Training

gp_and_bookAs a practice we are committed to medical education.  We currently teach 3rd year medical students led by Dr MacMillan.  These students are from Glasgow University and come to us under the auspices of  Greater Glasgow NHS University Trust.

The under-graduate students are all aware of the importance of Patient Confidentiality.  You will be asked if you are willing to allow students to be present/involved in your consultation, at the time you book your appointment or on checking in for the appointment.

If you do not wish to have students present please inform the reception staff. 

Postgraduate Training

As part of our interest in medical education we are involved in GP Registrar training.  GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors with significant hospital experience.  They will usually not have worked in a primary care/general practice setting.  The purpose of this additional training is to equip them for working in a General practice setting. 

The Registrar is with the practice for one year and is gradually incorporated in to the services the practice provides.  They have a GP supervisor to refer to at all times.  Dr's McAuley, Macdonald and Gilmore are the supervisors for this.

Nurse Training

On occasions, the practice supports nurse training, when students from Glasgow Caledonian University are attached to the practice. These students may be seeking to gain a general nursing qualification, or may be nurses who are intending to extend their practice in more specialized fields, including district nursing, public health nursing, or another speciality.

 
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