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******Coronavirus Update******

This country is facing a health emergency the likes of which we have not seen for over 100 years. One in three Coronavirus tests is now positive.

WE ARE ENTERING THE ACCELERATED PHASE OF THIS INFECTION

If you are in one of the at risk groups and you should now be socially isolating.

There is Coronavirus in the local area, people are being admitted to hospital with it and at least one person from Elgin is in the specialist infection unit in Aberdeen.

Coronavirus is highly infectious; it can be spread by droplet and mist inhalation. This means you can pick it up by simply talking to someone.

***THE 6 FOOT RULE IS A MINIMUM***

There is a very good self help guide for Coronavirus available on the NHSinform website please read this now, even if you are well:                   

https://www.nhsinform.scot

Coronavirus is highly infectious, there is no cure and unless its progress is halted it will overwhelm the NHS.

In order to protect the most vulnerable in our community we are all responsible for maintaining social distance.

***********Coronavirus or Covid-19 Information***********

Should I be going to hospital if I feel unwell? Not without prior assessment - please follow the simple guide:

As always - if you have critical medical emergency, call 999.

If it's not an emergency;

1. If you have mild symptoms or are looking for information then please visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus - if you can't find the answer all the special helpline on 0800 028 2816.

2. If you have Covid-19 symptoms and feel you cannot manage home - call NHS 24 on 111.

3. For all other non-Covid-19 health matter - call your own GP practice.

************ Isolation Note************

Please use the below service if you have been told to stay at home because of Coronavirus/Covid-19 and you need a note for your employer.

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note

*********Other Coronavirus Information*********

This country is facing a public health emergency. The impact of Coronavirus is becoming greater everyday. As a practice we will be doing our utmost to protect our patients and staff. To this end we have today taken the very difficult decision to close the surgery front door and all access will be mediated through an enhanced telephone triage service.

The practice phone number is 0345 337 99 88

The length of time that the triage service works in the morning and afternoon has been extended to 8.30 to 9.30 and 1.30 to 2.30. As long as we have the staff available the access to same day telephone advice will be enhanced. 

There is a very good self help guide for Coronavirus available on the NHSinform website and I would encourage everyone to read this now even if you are well:

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

The situation is moving forward rapidly and we will endeavour to post an update frequently on our facebook page and website.

We fully appreciate that many of you are acutely concerned by the present situation please be assured that we will support you with advice and if necessary consultation at this time. 

************SHINGLES VACCINE***********

Please following the link to find out about the Shingles Vaccine which is now available http://www.nhsinform.scot/shinglesvaccine

**************FLU CLINIC****************

Commencing October 2019

Patients eligible for a flu vaccination are encouraged to book a flu clinic appointment to help protect themselves and others.

GP Appointments

Patients are advised to telephone at the duty team times (8.30 - 9am & 1.30 - 2pm) to speak with our duty team for all GP appointments.

To maximise our valuable and limited resources, it is essential that patients cancel any appointments (doctor/nurse) that they no longer require or are unable to attend

 

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Welcome to Elgin Community Surgery

    

With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register , you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

GP Vacancy - we have an exciting opportunity for a GP to join our team.  Please contact Mrs Fiona Houliston (Practice Manager) on 0345 337 99 88

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

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We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription . Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function . Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.

Parking & Access

The car park is accessed from Northfield Terrace and is for the use of patients when visiting the surgery only. There is also a bike rack available.  There is disabled access and 2 disabled parking spaces.  A wheelchair is available for patient use, please ask at reception.

 

History of Highfield House

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The grounds on which Elgin Community Surgery now stands was in olden times the property of Clan Dunbar of Northfield and Duffus. In the years either side of A.D 1390 - when the Wolf of Badenoch burned half of Elgin including the Cathedral and St Giles Kirk to the ground these Dunbars ruled as constables of Elgin Castle and representatives of the Kings of Scotland in the province of Moray. Centuries later on this spot the 6th Baronet of Northfield Archibald Dunbar built Northfield House around the year 1818.

This is the 3 storey building attached to the Community Surgery which faces South Street. In 1871 Northfield House was renamed Highfield House when it was bought out by Alexander Cameron, Lord Provost of Elgin between 1869 and 1875.

 

   

" Make every day count, don't count everyday"  Mohammed Ali

    

 

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