COVID 19 VACCINE
Please direct any queries to the helpline on 0800 030 8013. Please do not contact your GP practice.
Once we enter the recovery phase from the current lockdown we will be gradually re-introducing these services. Where possible this will be carried out by telephone or video.
Under the New Contract all GP Practices are contracted to provide “Essential Services” which are based on the treatment of ill people and include Asthma, Diabetes, COPD, Hypertension and Heart Disease Clinics.
We also provide the following additional services
Appointments for any of these clinics can be made through Reception.
Most forms of contraception are available in the surgery.
New Service - Contraceptive Implant Removal & Fitting
This service is now available at the surgery. For further information please contact the reception team.
If you require emergency contraception please tell the receptionist so your request can be dealt with promptly.
If specialist referral is required this will be discussed at your appointment.
From the 1 April 2022, all travel vaccinations previously provided by GP Practices will move to the responsibility of NHS Lanarkshire, anyone wishing to book travel vaccinations they can now be done in your local pharmacy, please visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk for guidance on where to book your travel vaccinations.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Payment can be made by cash or cheque. For some services payment may need to be made in advance. Cheques should be made payable to 'High Mill Medical Practice'.
NHS Lanarkshire is asking local residents to play their part and be flu smart
This year, NHS Lanarkshire is delivering flu vaccinations to everyone who is eligible – this is more than 300,000 people.
Dr Linda Findlay, Medical Director South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership, said: "The scale of the programme and the need to observe physical distancing means that clinics need to be held in large community venues. We expect there to be a high demand for this year’s vaccine and would like to thank everyone in advance for their patience with this new way of delivering this important vaccine."
The eligible groups are:
2 to 5 years (not yet in school)
Everyone aged under 65 at risk
Everyone aged 65 and over
People who have been shielding and members of their households
55 to 64 years (who are not otherwise eligible, if vaccine supplies allow later in the programme)
If you are eligible for the flu vaccination you will receive an invite with an allocated appointment at a local community vaccination clinic. If this appointment is not suitable, please call the number on your invite to reschedule. Invites will be sent in batches, from mid-September, to make sure that the service can cope with the demand. You may receive your invite on a different date than usual, but you will receive one.
Appointments need to be allocated this year due to the sheer number of people to be vaccinated. There will be no drop-in clinics as we need to manage the number of people at each clinic to ensure physical distancing.
Pregnant women will receive their vaccine from their midwife and primary school children will receive it at school.
Dr Findlay added: "This year, more than ever, it is important that you receive your flu vaccine if you are eligible. Flu is serious and with covid-19 still circulating in the community we all need to play our part to keep ourselves as healthy as possible over the winter months. Receiving the vaccine will help protect you, your loved ones and the NHS."
For more information on the delivery of the local flu programme, visit www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/flu.
Regular updates will be posted on NHS Lanarkshire’s social media channels – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Please do not contact your GP practice, as they cannot book or reschedule your appointment. Please wait on your invite.