COVID - 19 VACCINE UPDATE - 22/4/21

All patients age 75+ and patients on the National Shielding register will now have had or been been offered their 2nd vaccinations at the practice.  Housebound patients have also now received their 2nd vaccinations. All other patient groups are being vaccinated by NHS Scotland at the mass vaccination centres. 

If you are age 50+, or in one of the risk groups and have not received an appointment invitation, please complete the missing invitations online form    https://invitations.vacs.nhs.scot/ 

You can also contact the NHS Lothian COVID Vaccination line on 0300 790 6296. 

If you are advised that you are not on the system, please complete the missing invitations form above.  This will be reviewed by the NHS Lothian team.

The practice do not have access to the vaccination appointment system and are therefore unable to help with enquiries relating to this.

VACCINATION PASSPORT / STATUS CERTIFICATION

We respectfully request that patients DO NOT call the practice and ask for a COVID vaccination passport or status certification, as international standards have not yet been agreed.  The Scottish Goverment is sworking with the other UK Nations and with the World Health Organisation to agree on potential future COVID certification requirements for international travel.  As part of this a technical solution is being developed that will allow people to access their COVID vaccination status directly.

Further details to follow when they are available.  Thank you for your patience.

 

Chronic pain video


Have a look at this video created by an East Lothian GP all about Chronic pain.  https://youtu.be/h1LHIgbEzPg

 

PRESCRIPTION ORDERING

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.

FACE COVERINGS

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.

https://accessibletravel.scot/face-mask-exemption-not-everyone-can-wear-one/

CTACS

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.

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