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Welcome to Templehill Surgery Online

At Templehill surgery the doctors, nurses & staff take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care,family planning services, minor surgery and childhood vaccinations.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.

Protected Learning Time (PLT)

The Practice will be closed on the afternoon of Tuesday 30th November 2021 for essential training.  Should you have a medical emergency that cannot wait until the Practice re-opens the following day please contact the Ayrshire Urgent Care Centre on 01563 826930.

Your call will be assessed by The Primary and Urgent Care Team, and a GP where appropriate, between the hours of 12.30pm and 5.30pm.  If the GP feels during the telephone assessment that you require to be seen face to face between these hours you will be seen at your own GP practice or offered an appointment after 6pm at your local Ayrshire Urgent Care Centre.

Please note the that the telephone number is only active on GP practice training days and will not be able to be used after this date.

Important Information Regarding the Coronavirus click the link below

Coronavirus Information and Symptoms

COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION 

Booster Vaccinations for Covid and Flu - Over 80s

The Practice will be vaccinating the following patients for Covid boosters and Flu

  • those who are over 80 years of age
  • housebound patients

Please only attend the clinic you have been invited to as we only have sufficient vaccine for these people. Housebound patients will be visited during the first 2 weeks in November.

All other categories will be vaccinated at the Mass Vaccination Centres.

We strongly encourage everyone to take up their invite.

Patients can contact 0800 030 8013 or go to www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine for more information

For more information about the Covid-19 Vaccine please see Covid-19 Vaccine Information Leaflet

Also check out our Facebook page Templehill Surgery for more information.

Patients aged 70-79 and those classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable are currently being invited to appointments at local Mass Vaccination Centres to receive their COVID Boosters and Flu Vaccines. This will continue until approximately mid-November. If you are in this age group, and have not received an invitation to attend a Mass Vaccination Centre by 16th November 2021, please contact the local appointing team on 01563 826540.

 

For all other patient groups (out with the 70-79 and clinically extremely vulnerable groups), who are eligible for Flu Vaccine and/or COVID Booster, you will also be invited to attend a Mass Vaccination Centre throughout November and December. Patients will be invited for vaccination in priority order by age and high risk category and will receive an appointment letter in a blue envelope at the appropriate time.

 

Covid Vaccination Exemption Certificates

Important Notice

GPs and their teams cannot issue vaccination certificates.

Further information on the vaccine exemption certificate scheme, including information on safe vaccination and routes to obtain an exemption can be found on the Scottish Government and NHS Inform websites.

Alternatively you can phone the free NHS Covid Helpline on:

0808 196 8565

Coronovirus Vaccination Certificate

You can now request a record of your Coronavirus Vaccination Status.  If you are planning to travel abroad some countries may require this for entry.

Please see the link below to the Scottish Government website for information on how patients can access their vaccination status WITHOUT the need to contact their GP.

https://www.gov.scot/news/covid-19-vaccination-status-scheme-launches/

Patients will be able to access the their Covid-19 vaccination status online by logging onto

www.nhsinform.scot/covid19status

For those patients unable to access the information online they can call the Freephone Covid Status Helpline. Your vaccination certificate will be sent out to you by post.

Freephone number - 0808 196 8565

Facemask Exemption Information for Travel

Please do not contact your GP Practice to ask for face covering exemption letters as this is not something that your GP can provide.

As per Scottish Government guidelines exemption certificates are not required, however should you need this for travel purposes for any Airline you can request a free face covering exemption card by phoning 0800 121 6240 or through the NHS Scotland http://exempt.scot/ http://exempt.scot/

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