Information regarding COVID-19
Our GP practices and Community Pharmacies are working incredibly hard to keep their services operating and medicine supply flowing in this extremely challenging time.
Medicines are NOT in short supply. Please only order the medicines that you need from your GP practice. Do not order all of your medicines automatically every time. Please tell the practice which pharmacy you wish to collect medicines from. GPs and Community Pharmacies will work together to ensure you get your medicines when they are due. Pharmacies are extremely busy, please allow at least FIVE days from ordering your medicine to collection from the Community Pharmacy.
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (new continuous cough, fever, shortness of breath) or had contact with someone with corona virus DO NOT go to your Community Pharmacy. Stay at home and self-isolate. Please ask someone else to collect your medicine.
East, North and South Health and Social Care Partnerships have set up local points of contact for need arising from COVID-19, including support for health and wellbeing, money and food. See South Ayrshire Community Support
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – Information for people making claims for benefits
The following provides helpful advice for patients subject to self-isolation who:
- are existing DWP customers; or
- are in work but not entitled to sick pay, therefore require to make a claim for benefits.
The link below provides information about claiming Universal Credit or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) if unfit for work due to Coronavirus:
If you can’t attend a jobcentre appointment because you need to self-isolate, you must contact the jobcentre as soon as possible to avoid a sanction.
Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) Catch up programme.
The Practice participates in the Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) Catch up programme to offer all 15 to 30 year olds the opportunity to complete the course of two vaccinations that may have been missed during their Child Immunisation Programme for under 5’s.
Whooping Cough Vaccination offered to all registered pregnant women
All registered pregnant women have the opportunity to have their Whooping Cough Vaccination. Information on this vaccination is given to our ladies from the Midwife at Ayrshire Maternity Unit Crosshouse Hospital. An appointment will be offered to you by them to administer this vaccination for you.