Please keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 information at https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19
The following information was updated on 11/08/20:
- HEALTH CENTRE BUILDING: the building remains CLOSED to the public to reduce unnecessary footfall. If you have been asked to attend for an appointment, you will need to use the intercom at the front door. Please attend your appointment alone if possible to keep numbers in the waiting area reduced and wear a face covering if you can.
- FACE COVERING EXEMPTIONS: GPs are unable to issue exemption letters for people unable to wear face coverings on public transport or in shops. Please visit https://accessibletravel.scot/face-mask-exemption-not-everyone-can-wear-one/ if you would like to download or print an exemption card to keep with you.
- All SICK LINES will be posted out to patients (if you are SELF-ISOLATING you do not require a sick line from a GP, as this is a Public Health issue employers should be following the government advice - if your employer needs something then you can send an 'isolation note' - visit https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note).
- All PRESCRIPTIONS will be sent to the patient's preferred chemist - if you are due to collect a prescription, PLEASE DO NOT COME to the practice - please advise our reception team which chemist you would like it to be sent to when placing your order (Boots Kilsyth, Well, Charteris, Boots Craigmarloch or Twechar pharmacy).
- MIDWIFE APPOINTMENTS: the midwives are operating as normal as possible, they are based in Cumbernauld but still coming to the health centre for clinics - to make an appointment or for advice please call them on 01236 794110/794109
- ROUTINE face to face GP appointments are suspended as GP practices across the country await further guidance from the Government and Health Boards. If you feel you need to be seen, please contact the practice on the normal telephone number and a receptionist will take your details. Remember our outgoing telephone number appears as 0800 678 3393 and you cannot call this number back.
- Routine nurse appointments: patients will be invited by the practice for chronic disease management. NHS Lanarkshire will resume services of Cervical Screening by lettering patients who were due a smear when lockdown began and steadily working through the recall backlog.
- If you need to order a prescription, please do so via our 24/7 telephone line 01236 828224, via Online Services (if you are registered) or via email firstname.lastname@example.org - the prescription collection box in Reception is closed and the Receptionists WILL NOT take any over the desk.
- If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please visit the NHS Inform website (shown above) in the first instance. If you are struggling to manage these symptoms, please contact NHS24 on 111 to be assessed by a call handler.
Remember in the event of any medical emergency to call 999.
Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time.
Practice Boundary Change
The health board have granted permission for the practice boundary to be reduced with effect from 16/04/19. Kilsyth Medical Partnership will no longer accept new patients from Cumbernauld or Twechar going forward. We will continue to accept new patients from Kilsyth and the surrounding areas of Banton, Kelvinhead, Queenzieburn and Croy.
No patients will be asked to leave the practice as a result of this, however, if a patient moves to an address within the areas no logner covered by our practice boundary (i.e. Dullatur, Carrickstone, Balloch, Eastfield, Blackwood and Twechar), they will be required to register with a practice in that location.
Patient Text Messaging
In October 2017 the practice introduced a patient text messaging service - please click on this link to read more about the service and to access the consent form. If you would like to register for this, please complete one of these forms and return it to the reception desk (for patients aged 16 and over only).