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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

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How to access your GP Out of Hours Service during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Due to the current risks posed by COVID-19, unless there is an immediate need for care, your GP Out of Hours service will NOT see you if you turn up unexpectedly.

If you feel unwell outwith normal surgery hours, call NHS 24 on 111You will be given advice depending on your symptoms. This could include:

  • How to manage symptoms at home
  • Advice on visiting your local pharmacy
  • You may need to see an on-call doctor or other health professional. If you need to see a doctor immediately NHS 24 will arrange this for you. 

What happens if I have to see a GP or other Health Care Professional

You may receive a telephone consultation with a GP, or a virtual consultation via Attend Anywhere. If you need to see a doctor face-to-face, you will receive an appointment for your nearest urgent primary care centre 

Our patient transport service can take you to and from the centres if required, and GP home visiting is also in operation if you are unable to travel. 

Unless there is an immediate need for care, anyone who presents at an urgent primary care centre without an appointment will not be seen and instead will be asked to call NHS 24. This is essential to prevent overcrowding in waiting rooms, which risks transmission of COVID-19.


During COVID-19 Your GP is still available

When you have an illness or injury that won’t go away, make an appointment to see your General Practitioner (GP).

Your GP will carry out detailed examinations and provide advice, information and prescriptions. Your GP also provides routine monitoring and management of ongoing health conditions. Examples are diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. They can provide most contraceptive services, minor surgery, maternity services, and immunisations. They carry out screening such as smears and child health.

Your doctor can refer you to another specialist healthcare professional if required. This could be for tests and treatment.

Everyone needs to register at their local GP surgery. To find your nearest GP practice, please enter your Postcode in the search box now.

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