Lightburn Medical Centre
Hello and welcome to our website. We’ve packed it full of useful information in a very easy to use format with the added benefit of several online functions. If you’re new to the area, have a look at our opening times, download a registration form and come and see us.
Missing Appointment Details
You should contact NHS Scotland if you think you should have received an invitation to your coronavirus vaccination appointment by now or if you have lost your invitation letter. You can do this by phone or by completing an online form. Click the link below:
Alternatively, seek assistamce from the National Helpline on 0800 030 8013
COVID Vaccine Patient Queries
This will be kept up to date as new information becomes available and as invitations move through the priority groups.
Scotland, it’s time to roll up our sleeves
When you’re eligible, we’ll invite you to roll up your sleeve. You don’t need to do anything until you are contacted.
NHS Inform Update - information about how community services are being run differently as a result of coronavirus.
Have a look at our guide to GP practice services during the coronavirus pandemic
Changes to Access as a result of COVID-19.
The practice remains open for all essential primary care problems but on the advice of Health Protection Scotland we have put in place a process whereby everyone is screened by telephone prior to being seen.
For the safety of patients and staff, the online appointment booking system is not available. If you feel you require an appointment, please phone the practice and our staff will be able to help you. We have increased our number of telephone appointments, and offer video consultations using Near Me. If we do need to see you face to face we will be wearing PPE to protect you and us. We ask that anyone entering the building wears a face covering unless exempt or a child under 5.
All patients will still have access to the care they require.
We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.
Please note if you wish online access to order repeat prescriptions (and to make appointments when normal access resumes) you must first speak to the practice to get a PIN number and a copy of the Terms & Conditions before registering. Usually you need to come in to the practice to do this but we are able to email the information to you due to Covid 19.
Video appointments - Quick Link
If a GP or other health care professional has asked you to consult by video and has given you an appointment time, please click on the link below.
For more information or technical pointers please see the Video Consultations Tab under Further information.
If you are looking for information visit NHS inform www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus or call the helpline 0800 028 2816
If you have COVID symptoms and you need more advice than is available online at NHS inform call NHS 24 on 111
COVID 19 VACCINATION
Who will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine first?
The vaccine is now available and NHSScotland are prioritising the people who are at greater risk. The first people to be offered the free vaccine are:
• residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
• people aged 80 and over
• frontline health and social care workers.
Vaccination for other groups will begin as soon as the supply of vaccine becomes available. The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). For more information and to see the JCVI priority list visit nhsinform.
NHS Scotland strongly recommends you get the vaccine as soon as it is offered to you.
Our practice will offer vaccination to those age 75 or above who are able to come to the practice. We will be in touch with you to arrange an appointment.
Other teams will deliver vaccination to those who are housebound, and other eligible groups, as vaccine supplies allow.
After 6pm until 8.30am Monday -Thursday and after 6pm Friday until 8.30am Monday if you have a medical issue that cannot wait until the practice is open please call NHS24 on 111. In an emergency call 999
PLEASE NOTE ALL TELEPHONE CALLS ARE RECORDED FOR TRAINING AND MONITORING PURPOSES.
(Site updated 04/05/2021)