Gergask Surgery

Laggan, Newtonmore, Highland, PH20 1AH

It's Sunday 7:48 PMSorry, we're closed

NHS

Telephone: 01528 544225

Fax: 01528 544388

Out of Hours: 111

Welcome to Laggan Medical Practice

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Important update

It has been announced by the Scottish Government that as of 13 March 2020 anyone developing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, HOWEVER mild should self-isolate for 7 days.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

If symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days then people should be advised to phone their GP or NHS24 (111).

 Public Health England (PHE) have produced advice for people who have symptoms and are self-isolating which can be viewed on their website :-

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Important note: Health Protection Scotland is updating its guidance in line with this change.

If you have any of the above symptoms Please do NOT come to the Practice

Based on the current position in regards to the Coronavirus, the key messages for the general public are:

  •  If you have travelled to the UK from the below countries in the previous 14 days and are experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath
  • Category 1 areas

    • Iran
    • Daegu or Cheongdo regions of South Korea
    • Wuhan city and Hubei province, China
    • Northern Italy –
    Region Areas affected
    All Lombardy Region This includes cities of Milan, Bergamo and Como.
    Parts of Emilia Romagna Region Provinces of Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, and Rimini.
    Parts of Piemonte Region Provinces of Alessandria, Asti, Novara, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, and Vercelli.
    Parts of Marche Region Province of Pesaro e Urbino.
    Parts of Veneto Region Provinces of Padova, Treviso, and Venezia.

    Category 2 areas

    • Cambodia
    • China – all other areas not in category 1
    • Hong Kong
    • Italy – all other areas not in category 1
    • Japan
    • Laos
    • Macau
    • Malaysia
    • Myanmar
    • South Korea (Republic of Korea) – all other areas not in category 1
    • Singapore
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam
  • You should to stay indoors, please DO NOT come into the Practice, call your GP or if your surgery is closed ring NHS 24 (111) informing them of your symptoms and your recent travel. Do not leave home until you have been given advice by a clinician.
  • If you DO NOT have symptoms and are looking for general information, a free helpline has been set up on 0800 028 2816.The helpline is open:
    • Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 10.00pm
    • Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

 

  • This is the peak season for respiratory and flu-like illness. There will be cases presenting with symptoms of cough, fever and shortness of breath, but these are highly unlikely to be novel coronavirus.
  • The public can be assured that Scotland is always well prepared for these types of outbreak and will remain vigilant. We have a proven track record of dealing with challenging health issues and have established public health and infectious disease experts working round the clock.
  • To protect yourself and others, it is best to:
    – Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
    – Bin the tissue.
    – To kill germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • For the latest public information on coronavirus visit :- www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
  • There is a Q&A on coronavirus available via the World Health Organisation website: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

ORDERING ONLINE PRESCRIPTIONS;

You will need to register with the Practice to access this service, once registered you will be given information that will enable you to create your username and password. This will be on an individual basis and a form will be required for each family member. Any person over the age of 14 years will require their own email address for patient confidentiality. Any person who has an existing shared account prior to turning 14 years old will be required to reconfirm their email address to continue using this service. Please note that you can withdraw from the Online Service at any time by contacting the Practice on  01528 544 225

Please be aware that if your e-mail address is shared by a number of people in your family, all of them will be able to see details of your personal information, prescriptions and appointments made or cancelled.

Thanks in advance

Laggan Gergask Reception Team

 

ONLINE APPOINTMENTS

Currently , if you are registered for online access, you will be able to view and/or cancel existing appointments – at this point you do not have access to book an appointment online.  We do hope to bring this facility online in the future.

 

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.

Join In

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.

Access

We have a ramp at the front door and two sets of double doors which can be fixed in the open position to allow easy wheelchair access. Our toilet is fully accessible and there is a designated disabled parking space at the surgery door.

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance or if you feel there is any way we can improve access.

General Data Protection Regulations and Sharing Information to Improve Services;

Laggan Medical Practice has a legal responsibility to make all patients aware of what personal data we hold, how we store it and what it is used for.

We also need to make all patients aware of their legal rights in relation to their personal data.

To obtain a copy of our full Data Protection Notice which details all of the above then please feel free to ask at Reception for a paper copy.

Sharing Information to Improve Services:

NHSScotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records. SPIRE  is a service that will allow small amounts of information from GP practice records to be used to help doctors’ surgeries, NHSScotland and the Scottish Government to improve care and plan services, and to help researchers to learn more from patient information held at GP practices.

A new campaign is underway to inform patients across Scotland of the benefits of the service, and the confidential and secure way in which GP patient records will be used to help plan and improve health care services.

You have a choice about your patient record being used in this way. To find out more go to spire.scot

NHS INFORM – NHS Scotland has updated and improved their patient information website – this website provides useful information on everyday health problems and illnesses, healthy living advice and how to access support

www.nhsinform.scot

Patient Participation Group

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 - 12:30 & 15:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:30 - 12:30 & 15:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:30 - 12:30
  • Thursday
    08:30 - 12:30
  • Friday
    08:30 - 12:30 & 15:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday
    Available by appointment in Kingussie for patients who work out of area during the week. - Must be booked via Laggan reception
  • Sunday
    CLOSED