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KIRKVIEW PRACTICE BULLETIN BOARD  

NEW: INFORMATION ON TRAVEL VACCINATIONS 

From 1st April 2022, travel vaccines previously provided by GP Practice will be delivered by Community Pharmacies. 

These are vaccines for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Cholera, Polio, Diphtheria & Tetanus. 

For more information on this service, visit www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/services/travel-vaccinations/ 

For information on what vaccinations are required for travel, visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk 


NEW REPEAT ANSWERPHONE TELEPHONE NUMBER 

Please note that our Repeat Answerphone telephone number has CHANGED.

The new contact number is: 

01698 753 976

The line can still be accessed 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. 


SELF-REFERRAL FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

There is now a brand new website available to patients living within the boundaries of NHS Lanarkshire. The website hosts comprehensive information on what Physiotherapy can offer, as well as useful advice and exercises. These exercises and videos provide patients with an easy-to-use guide on how to manage common musculoskeletal conditions. 

Patients will also be able to to complete an online form to self-refer to NHS Lanarkshire Physiotherapy. The self-referral can be completed by any adult living in Lanarkshire, who has a musculoskeletal condition. The form will be received by the Physiotherapy team, and will be clinically triaged before being added to the waiting list for review.

Please visit the website link below: 

NHS Lanarkshire MSK Physiotherapy Site


SELF- REFERRAL FOR PODIATRY SERVICES 

As of 30th May 2022, a new service will be implemented in the East Kilbride locality, which sees changes to the process for referral to podiatry services. Referrals are now being taken directly from patients via telephone, where patients will be screened and triaged. Depending on the outcome of this telephone screening appointment, you will either be given self-care advice, a telephone appointment with a clinician or a face to face appointment if warranted. 

To self-refer for Podiatry services, please call the referral hub on 01698 753 753. 

You can also access information on the service via the website link below:

NHS Lanarkshire Podiatry services


TELEPHONE TRIAGE- CLINICAL PRIORITY 

If you telephone the surgery looking for an appointment, please note that you will be asked a number of questions by our trained administrative team. This is to allow us to prioritise patients on a clinical need.

If your need is urgent, you will be offered a telephone consultation in the first instance with one of the clinicians, who will then assess you over the phone to determine if you require a face to face appointment. If your issue is routine, you will be offered a routine telephone consultation with one of the clinicians in the practice. If the clinician feels you need to be seen face to face, they will arrange a suitable time for you to attend the surgery, however please make a note of the following guidelines for a face to face appointment: 

- Please bring a face covering with you for use. If you do not have one, we will provide you with one. Upon arrive, you will be asked to sanitise your hands

- Attend the surgery alone- do not bring any members of your family, including children, unless agreed between you and the clinician

- Do not arrive early: 5 minutes before your appointment time is the most appropriate, otherwise you will be asked to leave the practice and building

- Your appointment time is limited and will only deal with the urgent issue you have. Please make other arrangements if you wish to discuss other matters


Data Protection- Your Information

In line with the new Data Protection Act (2018) which was implemented on 25th May 2018, Kirkview Medical Practice has made changes to our Privacy Policy. Please take some time to read over our policies below. If you have any questions, or need any further information, please do not hesitate to speak with one of our Practice staff members. 

Kirkview- Data Protection Notice 

Kirkview- Privacy Notice


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