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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.

Nurses

Sister Karen McNaught (f)

Nurse Team Leader

Qualifications:KM

  • BSc.
  • RGN
  • Specialist nurse (General practice)
  • Non-medical prescriber
  • Diploma in Asthma management
  • Diploma in Diabetes management
  • Diploma Breast & Cervical Screening

Particular interests:

  • COPD
  • Secondary prevention of Coronary Heart Disease & Stroke
  • Diabetes management
Sister Fiona Menzies (f)

Qualifications:

  • BN
  • RGN
  • Diploma in Diabetes management
  • Diploma Breast & Cervical Screening

Particular interests:

  • Diabetes
  • Wound management
Nurse Linda McHardy (f)

Linda

The treatment room nurse can be accessed by appointment, and is available from 09:00 until 17:00 Monday, Tuesdays, Friday, and some Thursdays.  08.30 until 16.30 on Wednesdays and is staffed by trained nurses at all times.

When arranging an appointment, please inform the desk staff about the type of appointment you wish e.g. dressing, removal of sutures, cervical smear. This helps staff to allocate you the appropriate time slot and book your appointment with the appropriate member of the team.

There are a couple of ‘urgent same day’ slots with the treatment room nurse available each day. Please telephone as early in the day as possible if you need to access a nurse urgently.

The treatment room is very busy so we encourage patients to book well in advance, particularly if wishing to attend for a regular appointment e.g. monthly injection, monthly blood test, and regular/long-term dressing

Skill Mix

Skill mix within the practice is very important so that we may provide you with the best person to look after you depending on your medical condition.

3 out of 4 trained nurses perform cervical smears and undertake about 95% of all smears taken in the practice. If you prefer (and at your request), you can arrange to have your smear taken by a doctor.

All nurses are trained in:

  • injections
  • travel health and immunisations
  • wound care
  • ear assessment
  • leg ulcer care and
  • other general treatment room duties.

Three nurses run chronic disease clinics such as:

  • asthma
  • COPD
  • diabetes
  • hypertension
  • secondary prevention of heart & stroke

Patients are invited to attend these clinics as appropriate on the month of their birthday. If you receive an invitation to any of these clinics, please be very specific when arranging your appointment to ensure you are booked with the appropriate nurse. Your letter should tell you the days on which your specific clinic runs.

Occupational Health

With the exception of patients who are bat handlers, the practice is unable to provide vaccinations for occupational health indications.  This should be sought from employers or University.

Healthcare Assistants

Yoly Purdie (f)

YPQualifications:

  • Phlebotomist

 

Yoly joined the practice in 2009 having trained and worked as a phlebotomist in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary before she transferred to Stobhill Hospital. She is married and lives locally with her family.

As well as taking blood and blood pressure checks, Yoly conducts pre-diabetic clinic reviews including foot screening, flu injections and assists at the Hypertension clinic.

Carolyn Michie (f)

Carolyn works as a Receptionist in the Practice.  She is married and lives locally with her family. 

She is also trained as a Health Care Support Worker which involves her taking blood and checking blood pressures, flu injections and suture removal.  Occasionally Carolyn conducts pre-diabetic clinic reviews and assists at the Hypertension clinic.

 
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