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Practice updates

Easter 2022 Public Holiday

The surgery will be closed on Friday, 15th April 2022 and Monday, 18th April 2022. If you require urgent medical attention during this period please call NHS 24 on 111. For self-care help for minor ailments please visit your local pharmacy or www.nhsinform.scot for advice.

The practice will reopen at 8.30am on Wednesday 29th December and then Wednesday 5th January where we will continue with telephone triage. Gleniffer Medical Group wish all our patients and their families our very best wishes for Christmas and New Year.

Overseas Travel Vaccinations

From 1st April 2022 the way you receive your vaccinations for overseas travel will change. You will no longer receive these from your GP. The changes are for both adult and childhood travel.

Patients are asked to access what vaccinations are required, together with malarial and safe travel advice at Home - Fit for Travel https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk. 4 Travel Vaccines are available on the NHS (Typhoid, Hepatitis A, DPT and Cholera) at no direct cost to the patient.

Temporary Suspension for Registering New Patients

We are very sorry but we are currently unable to accept or register new patients apart from new babies born to existing patients.

Our practice list will remain closed until 5th July 2022. During this time, Gleniffer Medical Group has been given permission to introduce a full list closure in response to an unusually high increase in our practice list size.

Flu Vaccinations

If you are aged over 65 years or aged 16-64 years and have an underlying condition and normally receive flu vaccination you can receive flu through local participating community pharmacies across NHSGGC.

Neilston Pharmacy

55 Main St. Neilston

G78 3NH 0141 881 1385

Houlihan Pharmacy

9-10 Darnley Mains Road

Glasgow G53 7RH

0141 621 2970

Mackie Pharmacy

75 Glasgow Road

Paisley PA1 3PE

0141 889 2256

New Life Pharmacy & Healthcare Centre

665 Clarkston Road

Glasgow G44 3SE

0141 637 6000

Practice Boundary

Our practice boundary has changed

We no longer accept any new patients from G53 (only accept dependants of those patients already registered ie new baby)

Important information about flu vaccinations

Because of the rise of the Omicron variant, COVID-19 boosters are being prioritized. Therefore you will no longer routinely be given the flu vaccination. If you are pregnant, speak to your Midwife who can give you the vaccination at clinics.

Aged 64 and under, and not in a high-risk group, you will not be offered a flu vaccination.

:65 and over

:16 and over with a health condition

:16 and over and carer or household contact of immunosuppressed

Check with your pharmacy, or check NHS inform website in Jan to see if restarting clinics.

Why are GP practices still working differently?

If the pandemic is over why can’t I book a face to face GP appointment?

The pandemic is not over. GP practices are open but are working differently in order to protect patients and staff.

Why do reception staff ask personal questions?

GP reception staff are vital members of the practice team and treat all information as confidential. They ask questions to ensure that patients are directed to the best support, within and outwith the practice.

How GP practices are operating to provide safe care and to prioritise clinical need.

Message from GP Kerri Neylon, Deputy Medical Director for Primary Care

How to Get a Record of your Covid 19 Vaccination Status

Do not contact your GP practice about your coronavirus vaccination status. GP's cannot provide letters showing your coronavirus vaccination status.

A vaccination status letter can be requested online from NHS Inform or by phoning the Helpline on: 0808 196 8565.

Mask Exemptions for airline passengers in relation to COVID-19

We have received some reports of airlines asking for medical evidence to support mask exemptions for passengers. Our response to these requests is that Government guidance clearly states that there is no requirement to have written evidence for an exemption for face covering rules.

Gleniffer Medical Group will not be providing mask exemption letters for airline passengers in relation to COVID-19

Covid - Proof of Recovery

Please be advised that the surgery does not provide recovery letters for travel.

If you do not have your email/text confirming your positive covid result from a PCR test we may be able to provide a printout.