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COVID-19 BOOSTERS:

Fortrose Medical Practice has completed our Booster rollout program. The Health Board is responsible for the rest of the COVID vaccination rollout.
All we can do as a surgery is pass on the information given to us and give you links to websites and phone lines that can help you.
Vaccination Enquiry Hub: 01463 705531
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY WITH BOOSTER QUERIES AS IT BLOCKS THE PHONE LINES FOR PATIENTS WITH MEDICAL PROBLEMS.

COVID-19 BOOSTERS:

 
There are appointments available for COVID Booster Vaccinations at Smithton Church, Inverness on the 26th and 27th November.
 
Please book an appointment using the following link:

FLU VACCINATIONS FOR UNDER 65s

We have the flu vaccines for the under 65's back in stock. Please give us a call if you are eligible for the vaccine.

COVID BOOSTER VACCINATIONS

We have now completed our involvement with the COVID vaccinations. The Health Board will be vaccinating the 50-69 year olds and the Clinically Vulnerable. More information can be found here Highland Covid clinic information and NHS Highland COVID clinics.

Update to Covid Vaccination Record

If you received one of your first coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations out with Scotland you can now upload your official proof of vaccination from that country to your Scottish vaccination record. This will mean you will have a combined fully vaccinated status to show for travel or domestic purposes.

To use this service you must

- be resident in Scotland

- have been vaccinated in either England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland

- have a certificate showing you received one dose of a coronavirus vaccine in another country (this will be a QR code on an official document)

- have had at least one vaccination dose in Scotland

https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/after-your-vaccine/request-an-update-to-your-vaccination-record/

Wednesday 8 December from 1pm - surgery closed for routine appointments

Fortrose Medical Practice is open for emergencies only (to allow for staff training and meetings). For general health advice call NHS24 on 111 or visit their website on www.nhs24.scot . If you require urgent attention during this time, please call us as usual or come to the door and ring the bell.

COVID testing (PCR or LFD?)

Guide to Testing

Get a record of your Coronavirus Vaccination Status

You can now access your coronavirus vaccination status by clicking the link below (select the 'recover username' option if you have not received a central letter, as most of Highland patients would not have). Alternatively you can call their helpline on 0808 196 8565. The helpline is open every day from 10.00am to 6.00pm. They are asking not to access this new facility unless you are travelling abroad within the next 21 days.


VACCINATION UPDATE FOR PRIVATE PAID CARERS

Private paid carers can book appointments via NHS Highland. Unpaid carers will be vaccinated in line with JCVI priorities and through the population program which is being delivered by the surgery.

If you are a paid carer, please send the following information to: nhsh.covidvaccinationbookingadmin@nhs.scot  

                      

Name:  

Job title:  

Email/Tel.:  

Location:  

 Please bring your work ID to the Appointment 

Bogus Emails

We aware of bogus emails circulating regarding COVID vaccinations. We are working our way through the priority list and will contact your directly (currently this is done by phone) to invite you when it is your turn for your vaccination. We will never ask you for bank details to verify your ID. Please be very careful and feel free to share this post widely.

NHS Inform COVID-19 Vaccination

Get the right care in the right place

Right Care Right Place

Images / Pictures and Emails for clinical advice

Please do NOT send us images / emails for clinical advice unless you have been asked to do so by the GP. Any incoming images that have not been requested may not be reviewed. Please contact the surgery by phone where you can request to leave a message for the GP or book a telephone appointment in the first instance.

COVID Isolation Notes

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

NHS Highland Social Support Information

NHS Highland Social Support Information

Near Me Video Consulting

We can now offer video consulting. For more information click VIDEO CONSULTING

If you have a video consultation booked, please find further information and your check-in to he virtual waiting room under Online Services.

Online Services:  Appointments & Prescriptions

Patients have the option of managing their appointments online. To register please complete the one page registration form and bring into the Practice with two forms of ID e.g. driving licence and one proof of residence e.g. utility bill. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions of how to create your log-in.  Please note that you must be aged 16 years or older to register for online services. Appointments can be booked with a GP for up to 4 weeks in advance.

Patients can now order their medications through our new online services portal. Within the prescriptions section you will be able to see the list of your repeat medication, simply select the items you wish to request from the list.  Once we receive your request you can check on the progress of your request from this screen.  

Access to the online portal can be found at Patient Services

Ear Care

We do not offer routine ear syringing at the surgery. Ear Syringing can cause complications such as ear infections, perforation of the ear drum & tinnitus (persistent noise). Advice for self-care including ear drops and bulb syringing can be found on our website and in the reception waiting area.   If you are still experiencing problems after 3 weeks or more of following this advice, please make an appointment with your GP.

Travel Advice and Vaccinations

It is important to get the right advice about any travel vaccinations to reduce your risk of catching a serious illness whilst abroad. Unfortunately, due to pressure on appointments for medically important issues, we are not able to give this service the time that it needs, so we have made a decision that we are no longer able to offer travel advice. However, there are services available at pharmacies offering travel services or a private travel clinic, where adventurous travellers can get the advice and vaccinations that they need. You should contact the travel clinic or pharmacy at least 8 weeks before you are due to travel. Some vaccines need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity. Further information can be found here

Text (SMS) Messages

Fortrose Medical Practice offers a text message service to patients. Text messages are used for appointment reminders and routine requests from Clinicians. Please ensure you keep us informed if your number changes or you wish to opt out.

Practice Privacy Notice

A copy of our Practice Privacy Notice can be found on our Policies page

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