Oaks Medical Practice

Barrhead Health & Care Centre, 213 Main Street, Barrhead, G78 1SW

Coronavirus Update

published 25/2/2020

Coronavirus is a type of virus. Typical symptoms include fever, a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China. This is a rapidly changing situation which is being monitored carefully.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Common symptoms include:

  • high temperature or fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

If you have at least one of the above symptoms AND have recently travelled to a risk area OR have had contact with a known coronavirus case please contact the surgery by telephone.  PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IN PERSON AS THIS INCREASES THE RISK OF FURTHER INFECTION.

Further advice can be found on NHS Inform: https://nhsinform.scot

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Seasonal Flu Vaccination

The seasonal flu vaccination is now available. If you are over 65 years of age or are under 65 years of age and have been diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease or are currently pregnant then please contact the Practice to arrange an appointment.

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Know who to turn to

Know when and where to get the right help for health issues in the Levern Valley area. When you contact the Practice our receptionist staff may ask you for more details.  This is to allow us to try to help you access the most appropriate help for the quickest treatment possible. For more information please click on the following link   www.knowwhototurnto-eastren.co.uk


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Pharmacy First

This is a new service being run by local pharmacies. Women aged 16-65 with uncomplicated urine infection symptoms and patients with minor skin infections such as impetigo can be treated by a pharmacist without having to see a GP. For more information see your local pharmacist or visit: www.nhsggc.org.uk/patients-and-visitors/know-who-to-turn-to/pharmacist/pharmacy-first/#

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Automated Patient Check-in

We now have an automated check-in facility.  When you attend the Practice for your GP or nurse appointment you can check in yourself simply and quickly by pressing a few buttons on the touch screen located on the wall just before our reception desk.  The screen is simple to use (please choose the correct button when selecting your date of birth, eg for 10th of the month please select 10 and not 1 and 0.)  Once you have completed your check-in successfully there is no need to report to the reception desk.

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