It has been announced by the UK/Scottish Government that as of 16 March anyone developing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, however mild, should stay at home for 7 days from the onset of symptoms as per existing advice. In addition, it is now recommended that anyone living in the same household as a symptomatic person should self-isolate for 14 days.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature
Information for the public on COVID-19, including stay at home advice for people who are self-isolating, can be found on NHS Inform.
Further, people are advised to take social distancing measures to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. In particular, this is strongly advised for people aged 70 or over, people with underlying medical conditions and pregnant women. Further advice on these measures will be available on NHS Inform shortly.
You should phone 111 if:
- your symptoms worsen during home isolation, especially if you’re in a high or extremely high risk group
- breathlessness develops or worsens, particularly if you’re in a high or extremely high risk group
- your symptoms haven’t improved in 7 days
If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms.
Coronavirus help-line 0800 028 2816.
- Self isolation guidance here
- Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak click here
- Frequently asked question click here
Other Useful Links
- NHS Inform
- Health Protection Scotland
- Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership
- Citizens Advice Scotland
- Information for patients with Diabetes
- Parents – link to booklet ‘When Should I Worry? – Your guide to Coughs, Colds, Earache and Sore Throats’
- Young Scot – Advice and support for young people aged 11 – 26
- Parent Club Scotland – Advice and support for parents
- Age Scotland – Advice and support service aimed for over 50 year olds
Employment issues & Isolation notes
Please note, as per National guidance, the practice will not be issuing letters or medical lines for patients with medical conditions deemed to be in vulnerable groups. More information can be found in the links below:
- Guidance for employees, employers and businesses – including current Government guidance on requirement for medical lines
- ACAS advice for employers and employees including vulnerable groups
- Get an isolation note – link here
- Business Gateway – Business support advice
Useful phone numbers
- Samaritans – 116 123
- Breathing Space Scotland – 0800 83 85 87
- First Crisis (Renfrewshire Residents) – 0800 221 8929
Online booking of appointments will temporarily be suspended.
If you have respiratory or flu-like symptoms please refer to NHS Inform. If you feel you are not able to self-manage please contact the surgery, by phone, for further advice.
Non-urgent clinical appointments will be temporarily suspended and requirement for annual reviews will be accessed on clinical need basis. This is following Government advice to minimise risk to patients and Health Care professionals.
The purpose of these changes is to minimise the spread of Coronavirus.
Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP) delivers adult social care services and all community health services for adults and children in the Renfrewshire area. Please utilise this excellent resource to help access the correct service or advice for you or your family member. Click here for Website link
New ‘my diabetes my way’ App
For any patient with a diagnosis of diabetes and who hasn’t already registered with the NHS interactive diabetes website we would strongly encourage you to do so. This excellent website helps you understand and take control in managing your condition. Click here for Website link
There is also a new App that can be downloaded to your smartphone. Click here for App link
Patient Access – Temporarily suspended
Appointments can now be booked on-line for patients who are registered for this service. Please enquire at reception about registering.
The practice is located at the corner of Neilston Road and Orr Street. Street parking is readily accessible in the vicinity. Situated on a main bus route and close to Canal Street Station. We register patients in the PA2 postcode area. See practice location map.
Monday – 8.00am – 6.00pm
Tuesday – 8.00am – 6.00pm
Wednesday – 8.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday – 8.00am – 6.00pm
Friday – 8.00am – 6.00pm
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