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Welcome to the Website of Port Appin Medical Practice.

Link for Video Consultations https://nhsattend.vc/gpnearme/PortAppinMP

Emergency Measures  -  Covid19   

If you are normally healthy and have mild symptoms you should manage this yourself by observing strict self isolation and treating your symptoms as you would any viral illness.  You need to isolate for 7 days from the start of your symptoms and any people in your household have to isolate for 14 days.  Full details and further advice are available on the NHSInform website.  Please do not phone the surgery or 111 unless your condition is deteriorating.

If your symptoms are deteriorating and you feel you need further assessment this will be carried out initially by phone at a new service run by NHS24.  Call 111 (at any time) to access this.

If the phone assessment determines that you need to be seen this will be arranged at the Assessment Centre at Oban Hospital.  Patients with symptoms suggestive of COVID19 will NOT be seen in the surgery.  We have no testing available here.

If someone is too ill to attend the Assessment Centre we will contact them to discuss assessment at home, initially by video link (which can be done using any computer or smartphone) or by home visit.  Obviously home visiting risks the visiting clinician becoming infected so this can only be done when totally necessary and when appropriate personal protective equipment is available.

New working practices during the pandemic

  • All consultations will be by phone in the first instance - if you wish an appointment call as early as you can in the day and the GP will call you back.  Perhaps your problem can be dealt with over the phone, if not a video call or face to face appointment will be arranged.  If you are asked to come to the surgery please do not bring anyone else in with you, do not arrive early, and wash your hands when you arrive
  • Repeat medication can be requested in the normal ways. 
  • When you come to collect your medication please knock on the fire door on the side of the building then stand back at the foot of the steps. Your medication will be then put outside for you to collect. Please maintain the 2m distance from staff.
  • Medication deliveries by volunteers are being done in all areas. 
  • Lismore - visits by the GPs have been suspended  We hope to make use of video consultations.  A scheme has been set up for the delivery of prescriptions to your home.

Repeat prescriptions

Please be patient.

  • Repeat medication can be requested in the normal ways. 
  • When you come to collect your medication please knock on the fire door on the side of the building then stand back at the foot of the steps. Your medication will be then put outside for you to collect. Please maintain the 2m distance from staff.
  • Medication deliveries by volunteers are being done in all areas. 

With the current issues being faced by the Practice, this is putting extra strain on our dispensary.  For this reason there may be slight delays in the making up of prescriptions.  

VIDEO CONSULTATIONS

These can now be done using the Attend Anywhere - NearMe system.

The service can be reached using a smart phone or any computer with a webcam and microphone

Only CHROME and Safari web browsers work (not Internet Explorer)

  • phone first to arrange an appointment time
  • close to your appointment time link in using the url below
  • This takes you to a form to complete with your name and date of birth
  • then you enter the Waiting Room and your presence can be seen at this end.

https://nhsattend.vc/gpnearme/PortAppinMP

Online services

We are now using only the "new" repeat prescription service which links directly to your medical record. If you have not registered for this service yet please contact us. 

(Site updated 15/05/2020)

Contact Details

Port Appin Surgery

Contact Telephone

01631 730271
01631 730642
111
01866 822027
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