COVID19 VACCINE UPDATE
‘We are delighted to have started our COVID19 Vaccination Clinics.
GPs have been asked to provide vaccines for those aged 80 and over, moving on to those aged 75 – 79 and then those who are shielding.
You can find out more about the priority groups by clicking here.
All other groups will be offered appointments via Health Board run services by letter.
The delivery of the vaccine is in small batches and we are not certain when these will arrive. As soon as we have supplies of vaccine our team will contact you to arrange an appointment.
There is no need for you to contact the practice as we will be in touch with those eligible. If you have any questions about the COVID Vaccine, please visit NHS Inform by clicking here, or call the national helpline 0800 030 8013 which is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.’
Age 50-74? Take part in the National Bowel Screening Programme. Click for info.
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. Every year, almost 4,000 people are diagnosed with the disease.
The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme invites all men and women in Scotland between the ages of 50 to 74 for screening every two years. The programme has been rolled out across Scotland and is now available in all NHS Boards. We at Whitesands Medical Practice would like to encourage you to take up the offer of screening when you receive it in the post. To find out more see http://www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk or speak to one of us at the Practice.
MOBILE BREAST SCREENING
The mobile breast screening unit will be in the Swimming Pool's carpark from 4th April 2018 until the end of May. Invitations are usually sent alphabetically but if you have any queries please contact the Breast Screening Programme on 0131 537 7400.