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Coronavirus: WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine over safety fears
25 May 2020 21:05
Testing of hydroxychloroquine as a possible coronavirus treatment is suspended by the health agency.
Coronavirus: 'Baffling' observations from the front line
23 May 2020 22:58
Doctors on the front lines are observing things that they have never encountered before - and it's a challenge.
A patient who proved everyone wrong
24 May 2020 02:33
Mary Blessington was discharged then soon deteriorated, showing that the path to recovery can be long and hard.
Coronavirus: Care homes could 'go to the wall' as costs rise
24 May 2020 00:24
Thirty out of 102 care home providers contacted by the BBC said none of their staff had been tested.
Coronavirus: Which health claims are circulating online?
24 May 2020 01:03
A wide range of false and misleading health claims continue to spread on social media.
Death payment for families of Scottish care staff
24 May 2020 00:19
Care workers who test positive for coronavirus will be given enhanced payments in future.
Help Us To Help You
Please try to attend your appointments on time. If you are late you not only hold up the doctor but all the other patients for the remainder of the surgery. The doctor or nurse may be unable to see you if you are more than 15 minutes late.
If you are unable to attend please cancel your appointment with as much notice as possible. Such appointments are in demand by other patients.
Your doctor tries to keep to time. Please be patient. Please ask the receptionist for an extended appointment if you think your problem may need longer than 10 minutes.
try to avoid bringing in lists of problems to one appointment.
It is preferable to make several appointments with only one or two problems.
When possible, if you need repeat prescriptions, request them at reception and not during your consultation.
The out-of-hours service is an emergency service. Please only use it as such.
If you are unable to work due to illness,
will provide you with an SC2 certificate to cover the first seven calendar days of lost work. After this you will need to be seen by a doctor for further certification.
Patients are responsible for telephoning the surgery for test results.
Matron is responsible for patients in nursing homes. Please telephone after the morning surgery.
If you change your name, address, postcode or telephone number, please let us know as soon as possible to help us keep our records up to date.