Welcome to Aird Medical Practice
With patients' 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.
Letter from CMO To High Risk Patients
Please see above letter from the Chief Medical Officer. It also includes a list of the patients who should be classing themselves at VERY HIGH RISK.
THE NHS IS STILL OPEN
COVID19 OVER 80's VACCINE
“We will shortly be commencing our covid vaccinations. Any eligible patients will be contacted by phone the week commencing the 11/1/2021. Please note we are unable to vaccinate anyone not over 80 at present, as we are awaiting sufficient vaccine supply to vaccinate other at-risk groups.
We do not yet know when vaccine will be available for groups other than the over 80’s but we will do our best to vaccinate as soon as we are able to. Reception staff will have no other information than this so please do not contact the practice regarding timings of covid vaccinations at present”
Changes to Access as a result of COVID-19.
This GP Practice is currently restricting access for the safety of all patients and staff.
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 most up to date advice on COVID19 online visit www.nhsinform.scot
All patients will still have access to the care they require.
We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.
Please telephone 01463 782214 if you need/require attention and we will call you back.
We may want to do a video consultation as part of your assessment.
This is done by NHS nearme.
The URL for this is https://nhsattend.vc/gpnearme/Aird
A patient leaflet for this is found at: https://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/NHSNearMe/Documents/NHS%20Near%20Me%20General%20Info%20Leaflet.pdf
Whilst we appreciate all people are doing to help the NHS during this time, it’s vital those with non-coronavirus health concerns still seek help as they would have before the outbreak.
The NHS is here for you, so don’t ignore the warning signs. You are not being a burden, you are looking after yourself and our NHS by doing so.
If you notice a deterioration in your health or someone in your household, call your GP in normal hours, 111 out of hours, or in an emergency dial 999.
Your community pharmacy and your GP are open, please contact them for advice or with concerns.
If you are concerned about a potential sign or symptom of cancer contact your GP practice to get checked.
If you or your child has an immunisation appointment, make sure you attend, or reschedule if you’re showing symptoms of COVID-19.
If you have a regular appointment for a chronic condition such as asthma or diabetes you should contact your GP and they will advise you. If your hospital appointment has not be cancelled you should still attend.
COVID-19 patients and those displaying symptoms are treated separately.
For further information visit www.nhsinform.scot
- Don’t delay in getting potential cancer signs and symptoms checked during COVID-19 your GP practice is still here for you.
- It’s probably nothing serious, but it’s best to get checked, as the earlier cancer is found the easier it is to treat.
- Information on the common signs and symptoms of cancer can be found at getcheckedearly.org.
- NHS screening services for breast, bowel and cervical cancer have been paused during COVID-19 but if you’ve noticed symptoms and are concerned, your GP practice is open and ready to help. Getting checked early is one of the main reasons why more people are surviving cancer.
- For further information visit www.getcheckedearly.org
- Immunisations for pregnant women and young children are continuing during this time, as they are an important part of helping protect against serious, preventable diseases.
- The NHS is still here for you - don’t miss your appointment, or call to rearrange if you or your child are showing signs of COVID-19.
- Find information at www.nhsinform.scot/immunisation.
Fast deteriorating conditions
- If you or anyone in your household notices a rapid deterioration in their health, seek help immediately.
- Don’t ignore the early warning signs of serious conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, severe asthma, or diabetic collapse.
- The NHS is still here for you. Call 999 for an emergency or your GP in normal hours and 111 for out of hours support.
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.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features. 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.
Our premises are fully accessible for wheelchair users and the disabled and we provide a disabled toilet. There is also disabled parking in front of the building.
(Site updated 12/01/2021)