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Practice updates

Staff Shortages Due to Covid

We are currently experiencing high levels of staff absence so we are working with a skeleton staff this week.

Please be patient with us. We will always endeavour to ensure patient care is our priority but be aware that it might take longer to answer your call. You can leave requests for repeat prescriptions on option 2 when calling us on 01360 440515.

Easter Holiday Hours

We will be closed over the Easter Bank Holiday, Friday 15th April to Monday 18th April inclusive. We will open again at 8am on Tuesday 19th April. If you require medical attention over Easter please call 111, or 999 if an emergency.

Covid Booster Vaccinations

We are currently booking appointments for our 75 year old and over patients and our immunocompromised patients to receive their 4th Covid vaccine. If you do not fall into this category please call 0800 0308013 or visit nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccinebooster to make an appointment at a Hub.

Appointments

If you have a cough, temperature or change or loss of taste or smell we will require you to have a PCR Covid test with a negative result before inviting you into the surgery for a consultation. A negative lateral flow test is not sufficient if you have any Covid symptoms. Please book a PCR test at your nearest testing station via NHS Inform.

All appointments will be over the telephone or through video link using Near Me in the first instance. If, after that conversation with a GP, they want to see you the GP will arrange for a time for you to come into the surgery.

New Patient Registration

Please follow the link below to download a registration form from NHS Inform. Complete the registration form. Follow the steps on the NHS Inform Website. Email the completed form with a photo of your ID to fv.balfronhealthcentre@nhs.scot. Please add a name and telephone number of your next of kin.

Covid Vaccination Status Online Check Now Available

Below is the link to the NHS Inform page with instructions to people requiring information about their vaccination.

You can also get your record posted to you by calling the freephone national telephone line 0808 196 8565.

Travel Health Service & Immunisations

Please click on the link for more information about travel vaccination requirements

NHS Forth Valley offer travel assessment and vaccination for travellers planning to visit areas of medium or high risk of disease. We ask travellers to contact us via the Travel Health Assessment Form at least 6-8 weeks before departure.

Alternatively, call Aberfoyle Pharmacy on 01877 389127 and Pharmacist Jamie MacConnacher runs a travel vaccination clinic and can provide you with all your immunisation requirements.

Online Appointments

Online appointment booking is currently suspended due to the current Cornoavirus (Covid-19) situation.

We will advise when online appointments become available again.

Video Consultations

Go to Our Practice/Balfron Health Centre/Video Appointments for link to this service. ONLY LOG IN IF YOU HAVE ASKED RECEPTION FOR A VIDEO CONSULTATION WITH A GP.

Fees For GP Services

A fee is required to be paid for some requests and services.

Charging Structure:

Ad Hoc Letters: £20.00

Firearms Renewals: £30.00

HGV/PSV Medicals: £75.00

Payment to be made before paperwork is issued. Please call us on 01360 440515 for the bank details to make a BACS payment, our preferred method. Alternatively cash & cheque payment is accepted.

Temporary Patients

If you are ill while away from home you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months.

To register as a temporary patient call us on 01360 440515

Stop Smoking Service

Click on the link to find out how NHS Forth Valley can help you stop smoking

Struggling to sleep?

Sleepio is a digital CBT programme to help with insomnia and poor sleep.

You can sign up at www.sleepio.com/nhs and get instant access to 6 CBT sessions and a range of expert guides to help with your sleep.

Struggling with worry or anxiety?

Daylight is a digital CBT programme to help with anxiety and worry.

You can sign up for instant access at www.trydaylight.com/nhs and download the app. You will be guided through a range of different CBT techniques to help manage your anxiety.