COVID- 19 VACCINE - UPDATE 27/1/20
By the end of this week we will have offered first COVID vaccination appointments to all of our 80 yrs + patients. It’s been a great start and we are so grateful to all our wonderful staff in the practice who have been working so hard to make all the appointments and keep clinics running smoothly.
As soon as we get our next delivery of vaccine we will start contacting those in the 75-80 age range.
Please remember we will contact you to arrange an appointment when we have the vaccine.
We know the COVID vaccination programme is pretty complicated and have been getting a lot of queries at the surgery. It might be a bit of a long post but hopefully the detail below and the attached table will clear things up a bit.
Some vaccinations are being given by GP practices in the surgery. If so we will contact you once we have reached your age range/category and when we have a vaccine to give you.
The rest are being given by NHS Scotland and East Lothian Health & Social care partnership. These may be given in Roodlands (ELCH) or at a mass vaccination centre. They will send you a letter by post with an appointment. Please note there is a number on the letter if you need to reschedule the appointment - we don't have access to change this for you.
Chronic pain video
Have a look at this video created by an East Lothian GP all about Chronic pain. https://youtu.be/h1LHIgbEzPg
COVID- 19 VACCINE - UPDATE 7/1/20
Vaccine supplies will start to be rolled out to practices over the next week.
The practice respectfully asks that patients do not contact us regarding the vaccination programme and that we will contact eligible patients as supplies arrive.
The first group of patients to be vaccinated will be those aged 80 and over and these vaccinations will be delivered by the practice.
At present we have no further information regarding the delivery of the programme to housebound patients or the other patient groups.
We can assure you that staff within NHS Lothian are working tirelessly on the programme and we will update the facebook page and practice website as the information becomes available.
See Further information section on right for details
All requests can be made through the practice website at www.tynemedicalpractice.co.uk or we have a post box at the front of the building for any paper requests to be posted into.
Prescription requests will take a minimum of 3 working days to be processed and we would be grateful if you can wait this length of time before collecting your items from the pharmacy. This is due to delays caused by social distancing guidelines and reduced footfall in the pharmacies.
If you are attending Newton Port Surgery for appointments or any other reason, we would ask that if you’re able, to please wear a face covering. Just remember it should cover both your nose and your mouth.
We have had a few enquiries regarding mask exemption cards and these can be printed at home by using the link below for anyone that is unable to wear a mask for medical reasons.
The new Community Treatment and Access Service for patients of the Haddington practices has now been up and running since 15th June. Patients will now be directed to this service for wound management, stitch & staple removals. Blood tests requested by the virtual haematology clinic and pre-chemotherapy blood tests will also be done by CTACS. The service is open from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm. Appointments can be made by telephoning 0131 446 4227
CTAC Poster CTAC patient information leaflet
Some really informative videos created by Harbours Medical practice who have very kindly allowed us to share them.
Many of you are continuing to manage your long term conditions during this Covid 19 pandemic so we have developed a series of videos to help you. Take a look!....they may give you some new tips to try and optimise the control of your condition.
Asthma - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQzPLpiBKtA
COPD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDuPEuxFMeQ
BP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut7JVvOnPgw
T2DM - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucszl5I6PvI
05/05/2020 CORONAVIRUS - UPDATE
Formerly known as Dr Alexander and partners, Tyne Medical Practice serves Haddington and the surrounding area. We’ve packed our new website full of useful information in a very easy to use format with the added benefit of several online functions. If you’re new to the area, have a look at our opening times, download a Registration Form and Registration documentation required. If you are unsure if you are within our practice area, please check with reception. All patients are asked to complete a New Patient Questionnaire and this information is used until your medical records are received from your previous practice.
The General Medical Council has produced a guide for patients on what to expect from your doctor. The leaflet can be found here
Access all Areas
Existing patients can enjoy access to our wide range of services at the touch of a button. Whether managing your appointment or ordering a repeat prescription you can now do both without leaving your home.
Your Health in Safe Hands
The team are here to provide all patients with a professional and caring healthcare experience in friendly and personal surroundings. With discretion and confidentiality guaranteed your welfare is safe, secure and in good hands.
Using the NHS wisely - alternatives to the GP
There are many local services patients can access directly without having to see the GP. Have a look at the sheet below and there is also a link on the right with additional information in the "Local Services & Self referral" section.