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 Please note that all public services are going to be under greater demand during this time.  There will be times when there are less doctors, nurses, reception and admin staff than normal, and this will have an impact on how we prioritise our services.  This will also be the case with pharmacies, hospital clinics and emergency services. We ask that you please bear this in mind when seeking help.

The clinical team are currently only seeing patients who have been invited down by a clinician.

PLEASE DO NOT come in if you have not been invited as there is ongoing infection risk. 

PRESCRIPTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

When ordering prescriptions, PLEASE state which chemist you would like your prescription to be sent to. AVOID coming to the surgery to pick up prescriptions, as this increases the number of people in the surgery at a time when we are all trying to social distance.

SICK NOTES / Med 3 for COVID/Coronavirus related absence.

https://www/gov.uk/taking-sick-leave

Employees must give their employer a doctor's fit note (sometimes called a sick note) if they've been ill for more than 7 days in a row and have taken sick leave.

If employees are self-isolating and cannot work because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) they can get an "isolation note" online from NHS 111 They DO NOT have to go to their GP or a hospital.

If they are off work with any other illness, they can get a fit note from a GP or hospital doctor. If their employers agrees, a similar document can be provided by a physiotherapist, podiatrist or occupational therapist instead.  This is called an Allied Health Profession (AHP) Health and Work Report.

Fit notes are free if the employee has been ill for more than 7 days when they ask for one. The doctor might charge a fee if they ask for the fit note earlier

March 27th 2020, extracted from https://www.gov.uk/taking-sick-leave

NHS Grampian has set up a specialised hub to help with anyone who feels their mental health is suffering significantly due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Patients can self refer to get help https://covid19-nhsgrampian.org/for-the-public/mental-health-support

We understand that the current situation is causing a lot of people to feel understandably anxious.  There has been a lot of change, and a lot to get our heads around.  It is really important that you take time out to look after yourselves and those around you.  There is more information on our Facebook page Links Medical Practice Aberdeen

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