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Advice and Information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Please click on Latest News for updates and further information regarding Coronavirus. 

Health Charities

CLAN Cancer Support

CLAN Cancer Support is a local charity providing emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer, their family, carers and friends, free of charge. Services available include information and support, counselling, complementary therapies, social and wellbeing activities and dedicated support for children and families. Services are available at 11 local support and wellbeing centres located across north-east Scotland.
www.clanhouse.org

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Welcome to Laurencekirk Medical Group Partnership

At the Laurencekirk Medical Group Partnership the doctors, nurses and practice pharmacist take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.  We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups

Mission Statement

To provide a comprehensive range of consistent high-quality primary healthcare services that are patient-centred, and delivered by committed, supported and well-trained staff.

NHS Near Me Information

NHS Near Me is a video consulting service which allows patients to attend their appointment from your home or wherever is convenient, using their own computer, smartphone or tablet device.

To use this service you must have a booked video appointment with the Practice – please make an appointment with the Reception team who will allocate a time slot.

Please use the following link to start your call

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CORONAVIRUS ADVICE & INFORMATION

If you or a family member have symptoms of Coronavirus for which you NEED to obtain medical advice, please contact NHS24 on 111 who will assess your symptoms and advise you on what you should do next.

  • DO NOT come into the practice unless we have specifically asked you to do so or you have a prearranged appointment with a clinician.
  • If you are asked to come to the practice, please DO NOT come if you have symptoms that could be related to the virus.  These include, but are not restricted to; a cough, shortness of breath and cold/flu symptoms.
  • We ask if patients with a scheduled appointment become unwell with relevant symptoms that they do not attend and contact us in advance to cancel or convert to a telephone advice.
  • All patients will be asked screening questions by Reception staff.
  • We have suspended online appointment booking.
  • Do not call the practice or 111 for an isolation note in Scotland.  If you are self-isolating and need a note to give to your employer you can obtain one here;   https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note
  • As always, patients should self-certificate for other absences up to 7 days. 
  • We will not issue recommendation letters for holiday cancellations.  We can also not offer opinion on whether to travel.  Please refer to Foreign Office for advice:  https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
  • For update to date information and advice please look at the NHS inform website;   https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
  • We now have NHS Near Me Video Consulting in place, a clinician will discuss this with you where required

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information about Coronavirus is available at https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus including an interactive tool and information about a helpline for asymptomatic individuals with general enquiries:  0800 028 2816

There is a Q & A on coronavirus available via the World Health Organisation website at https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

For the latest advice and updates from the UK Government visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public and information from the Scotish Government is available at https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19

Helpline for those who do not have family or community support

A helpline has been set up to provide essential assistance to those who do not have a network of support, but who are at high risk if they contract coronavirus (COVID-19).

The helpline is for anyone one:

  • cannot get online
  • is over 70
  • disabled
  • requires the support of mental health services
  • is pregnant
  • receives a flu jab for health reasons

The service offers help to people in these categories who do not have family or existing community support.

The helpline - 0800 111 4000 - operates during core working hours of Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, while plans are developed to extend it to operate for a longer period each day.

Callers from Laurencekirk area will be automatically connected to Aberdeenshire Council who will support them to access the service they need, such as:

  • essential food and medication
  • links to local social work services for vulnerable children or adults
  • emotional support
  • contact with local volunteer groups

For more information please the see the Scottish Government news announcements at https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-help-for-vulnerable-people/

and

https://www.gov.scot/news/support-for-those-at-high-covid-19-risk/

Psychological Resilience Hub

This is available to offer a support mechanism for any member of staff or the public who may feel overwhelmed, upset or personally affected by the current situation.

This includes:

  • Those who are affected in any way due to the consequences of Covid-19
  • Those in the shielding group who are to remain at home for 12 weeks and are struggling (underlying health conditions which places people more at risk from Covid-19)
  • All staff from HSCP and NHS staff who are not based in acute wards at ARI (as there is a different team for them)
  • Care Home staff and community support staff and home-carers

To assess the Psychological Resilience Hub for information go to:  http://covid19.nhsgrampian.org/

For anyone who may have difficulty accessing the Psychological Resilience Hub online, assistance can be provided by calling 01224-550200 (Mon - Fri 8am-5pm)

                 https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

                 https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

                 https://hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/covid-19/

NHS Near Me - Video Consultation

Please only use the link below if you have been given a video consultation with one of the clinicians. 

It is possible to arrange an interpreter for this consultation if required. 

To enter the Waiting Area 

Click the following link:

https://nhsattend.vc/LMG 

More information can be found under our Appointments Section.

  

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