Hello from all the team here at Burn Brae Medical Group during the Coronavirus pandemic.
We would like to share a few key messages with you.
Firstly, we would like to say thank you for the support you have shown us during these challenging times. We have rapidly had to make huge changes to the way we work, and we are grateful for the support you have shown to keyworkers, and your understanding as we adapt the way that we do things.
Please remember, if you do develop any symptoms of coronavirus (a new cough, high fever, a loss of taste or smell), please stay at home. If you need advice, contact 111 online or by phone. Please arrange to have a Covid-19 test even if you have mild symptoms as this will help us to monitor and track the virus.
More detailed and up to date information, including how to arrange a test, can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
If you or your family need urgent medical attention please do not wait, the NHS still wants to hear from you. Please call 999 in an emergency, such as a suspected heart attack or stroke, or a significant injury.
For less urgent concerns, please contact the surgery by phone. To protect our staff and patients, we are now speaking to all patients by phone initially, and we can then arrange a video consultation or face to face assessment in a safe manner if necessary. Further information about worrying symptoms that might indicate cancer can be found here.
We appreciate that lockdown has been a very challenging time for many people, and we are only too aware of the impact that this can have on your mental health. For more information and support, here is a link to some excellent resources and there is more information and phone numbers elsewhere on our website.
However, please do get in touch if you are struggling, and would like to speak to a GP.
On this page we have further information about a range of services that we continue to offer - such as immunisations, child health, smear tests and contraception and chronic disease management. This information will be updated regularly as we move through the pandemic.
Finally, we hope that you and your families stay safe and well – and thank you again for helping us to help you.
Best wishes from all the team at Burn Brae Medical Group.