The NHS Scotland and Public Health Scotland are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Use this service if:
- you think you might have coronavirus
- in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on nhs.uk
- you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus
DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.
In Wales call 111 (if available in your area) or 0845 46 47.
In Northern Ireland call 111.
For region specific information and advice in:
Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk. You can also visit NHS Inform Scotland for up to date information on https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
GOVERNMENT UPDATE FOR OUR MOST AT RISK PATIENT'S
The Government will shortly be sending out the attached letter to the homes of patient's who have been identified as being very high risk should they become infected by COVID-19. This includes patient's who have received a solid organ transplant, who have specific cancers such as lung cancer or patients receiving immunotherapy or patients with severe respiratory conditions. Not all at risks groups previously identified by the government will receive this letter only those falling into the very high risk category.
The letter which you can find attached will include clear information and guidance on isolating, and keeping safe during this time, medical care and medication as well as information on financial assistance and mental health during isolation, along with contact numbers should you need further help.
letter to high risk patient
NHS INFORM SCOTLAND
Did you know that you can access the NHS inform Scotland website for information and self help guides instead of going to your GP. The website can give you clear information on which services is best equipped to help you and there's also information on there about local groups and services in your area. Visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/ to find out more information.
Welcome to The Peat Road Medical Practice
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Can our Community Links Practitioner help you
We are delighted to be taking part in a Scottish Government Programme to provide more support for people whose health is being affected by personal problems. For example housing, debt, loneliness, benefits, or even just to find out about activities on in your area. Please ask at reception to make an appointment with Gerry Mitchell. Gerry is our Community Links Practitioner. Gerry can help you with any non-clinical issues you may be experiencing and signpost patients to services in our area that they may benefit from. For more information see Our Services - Community Links on the website or ask at reception.
Why not join our Walking Group or learn to cycle
Come and join our walking group and get healthy and happy! Every Wednesday, leaving from our practice at 11am, the group will take part in a 40 minute walk, at a light pace and there is even tea and biscuits afterwards! For more information or to book your place on the walk please contact Gerry Mitchell our Community Links Practitioner on 0141 531 6860 or speak to reception staff.
You can also learn to cycle (or get back on your bike). Our Wheelbeing cycle programme runs all year round. Contact Gerry Mitchell, Community Links Practitioner on 0141 531 6860 for more information on how to participate.
Cycling and walking can improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing.
LGBT Youth Scotland
Pollok Civic Realm are striving towards achieving the LGBT Charter Mark. We plan to have an information stand in the Health Centre which will give information on resources for the LGBT community and their families. Please follow the links below for further information on services and support: