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Advice for travellers

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advisories are subject to change, with travellers advised to check the FCO foreign travel advice page for the latest advice, prior to travel.

Travellers to countries reporting cases of COVID-19 should follow local public health advice during travel and UK public health on their return.
Information on COVID-19 is available on fitfortravel (for the travelling public) websites.

Advice for the General Public 

For general information on COVID-19, the public should go to NHSInform or asked to call the NHS24 dedicated Novel Coronavirus Helpline on 0800 028 2816.

Childrens Flu vaccines. Please contact the sugery for an appointment

Adult Flu vaccinations are now available

Pneumococcal Vaccine or Shingles vaccination can also be given if required at this time.

Protection from influenza is important if you are in an ‘at risk’ group. Please wear suitable, easily accessible, clothing, eg short sleeves.
There will be a reduced number of surgeries in the Health Centre, so could we request that if possible you avoid asking for a routine appointment for that day?

Processing changes to prescriptions in Penicuik Pharmacies

Please note that the practice timescales have not changed for patients to collect prescriptions from the practice. Prescriptions requested before 11am will be ready for collection after 3pm the following day (except on a Friday). Prescriptions requested after 11 am will be ready for collection after 3pm 48 hours later (except on a Friday).

Lloyds, Rowlands Edinburgh Road & John Street

Require 48 hours to check and process prescription request that can be collected from the practice 2 working days after submitting the request. Please be aware that the local pharmacies require a further 5 working days for processing of prescriptions and for your medicines to be ready for collection.  Rowlands are now sending your prescriptions to a central hub to be dispensed before returning them to your chemist.

PLEASE INFORM US AND THE PHARMACY IF YOU NEED ITEMS URGENTLY.

Practice Closures

The practice will be closed for staff training on the following days

Wednesday 26 February 2020 12.30 - 18.00

Wednesday 25 March 2020 12.30 - 18.00

Physiotherapy appointments available in practice. Please speak to a member of the reception team.

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