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Flu Vaccination 2020

Main Street Medical Centre are now arranging flu vaccination appointments for those aged 18-64 years old with an existing health condition.

To schedule your flu vaccination, please contact a member of our team on 0141 953 5600 to arrange your appointment.

For more information on the flu vaccination, or to find out if you are eligible, please visit the NHS Inform website on https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/flu-vaccine 

Prior to attending your appointment, please make sure you read the following information:

  • Patients must have an appointment arranged to have the flu vaccination
  • Please ensure you attend on time for your appointment 
  • Do not attend any earlier than your scheduled appointment - this is to avoid overcrowding at the practice
  • Please wear appropriate face coverings however if you do not have a mask, the surgery will provide you with one
  • A queuing system will be in place outside of the surgery as our waiting room will not be in use 
  • A staff member will be outside the surgery to greet patients on arrival and to take details
  • Our staff member will ensure patients are socially distancing whilst queuing 
  • A one way system is in place inside of the surgery which should be followed
  • Hand sanitiser will be available on entry and exit
  • If the weather is bad, please bring an umbrella and/or jacket although we do not anticipate long waiting times
  • Do not attend the surgery if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19:
    Continuous cough
    Fever
    Loss of taste and/or smell
  • Please cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend

If you are aged 65 years and over, the Health Board have made arrangements for the flu vaccination to be given at Bridgeton Health Centre. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to comply with social distancing measures. You will shortly receive invitations with information on how to arrange booking your appointment. 

Pregnant patients will receive their flu vaccination from Maternity Services and children will receive their flu vaccinations either at school or at a community clinic.

Public Holiday

The Practice will be closed on Monday 28 September 2020 for a Public Holiday. 

If you need medical assistance during this time, please contact NHS24 on 111.

Coronavirus Update

Update: During the past few months, we have chosen to use our intercom system for patients attending the practice. The practice chose to do this in order to avoid large footfall in the practice by putting the health and safety of our patients and staff first during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have reviewed this recently and we will now operate a system which will allow for 1 patient at a time to enter the practice in order to manage the levels of patients attending at any one time. Patients will be given entry by the receptionist on duty and should leave via the one way system that we have in place. The next patient in the queue will then be given entry. Please note that we still ask patients to wear appropriate face coverings when entering the building and we also have hand sanitiser available on entry and exit within the building. Our telephone triage system will continue to remain in place for initial appointments until further notice.

We thank you for your continued patience during this challenging time.

Main Street Medical Centre have adopted new measures to ensure that we minimise the transmission of COVID and to keep our patients and healthcare staff safe.

Telephone Triage

Following guidance from Health Protection Scotland and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, we continue to provide a telephone triage system. Our telephone triage system has been effective in allowing us to provide patients access to the care that they require by providing a consultation via the telephone with the GP in the first instance. This system has been implemented to keep patients safe by preventing unnecessary visits to the practice but by having our clinical team accessible to any patient who is unwell or requires medical attention.

When requesting to speak to a GP, our trained reception team will take your name, date of birth and up-to-date contact details in order for someone to call you back. They will ask you for a brief reason for needing to speak with the GP. This is done so that we can pass on details to the clinician in order for them to prioritise their calls so that patients are managed safely. All of our reception and administrative team follow the same confidentiality principles as our clinical staff.

Once the GP has spoken with a patient on the phone, they may be able to resolve issues remotely however; they may also ask you to attend the surgery for a face-to-face consultation or may also offer a video consultation.


When Attending the Surgery

We have decided to stagger face-to-face appointments to ensure the safety of patients and to control the number of people in the practice at any one time. We are currently asking patients to use the intercom system on the front entrance and a member of staff will allow you entry.

We ask that when arriving to your appointment, that you arrive on time for your appointment. If you arrive early, we may need to ask you to wait outside until your designated time to avoid over-crowding with the patients we may already have in the practice at that time and to limit any close contact. We ask that one person may attend with a child and if you are a carer for a patient, you may also attend. Please do not bring additional people with you to your appointment unless they are happy to wait outside the surgery.

Patients will be asked to wear a mask or face covering on arrival to the surgery and when patients do not have appropriate face coverings, the surgery will provide one. We will ask patients to wear a mask while in the waiting room and in the consultation room with the clinician. All clinicians will be wearing appropriate PPE during your appointment and hand sanitiser is also available. We have also restricted our waiting room to comply with 2 metre social distancing measures.

Thank You

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our patients and service users for their support and patience during this challenging time. We will continue to review our procedures at each phase of the pandemic to ensure that we deliver our services safely. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a member of our team on 0141 953 5600.

- Main Street Medical Centre

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