Raigmore hospital flood - impact on the Practice
Update - Monday 16 October 13.00
All laboratory systems are now back up and running so we should receive routine test results approximately 2 working days after the sample is submitted.
Patients affected who need to repeat samples because the laboratory were unable to complete their tests in time should all have been contacted personally.
New GP joined the Practice
Dr Peter Grenfell joined the Practice as a Salaried GP from 9 October 2017. He will be available for appointments alongside the other clinicians and will also be taking part in our Out of Hours cover rota.
Please join us in welcoming Peter and his wife to the Practice and into the local community.
Our phonecalls no longer show as "International" with caller display
Finally after approximately 5 months of investigations between our call provider and BT they have found the fault which meant that our calls were behaving as if they had originated overseas. This was a configuration mistake when new technology was installed between the 2 networks.
Hopefully this will no longer be an issue for our patients.
Flu vaccinations now available
We have received supplies of both the injectable and nasal (children up to 17 years) flu vaccine for this season.
If you are in an "at risk" group the government recommends vaccination against influenza. If you believe this includes you please contact your local surgery to make an appointment to be vaccinated.
For more information visit Immunisation Scotland www.immunisationscotland.org.uk
You can receive text and email messages from the GP practice
We have a new service giving us the ability to send text and email messages to patients. Messages can be sent confirming an appointment has been booked and then sending a further reminder to attend an appointment a day beforehand. Text messages will only be sent between the hours of 08:00 to 20:00.
To register for this service we need to hold an up to date mobile phone number and/or email address for you. If you wish to use the service or to tell us NOT to send texts or emails using your details please contact your local surgery.
We may also use text messaging to ask patients to contact the surgery, or for reminders for regular healthcare services such as flu vaccination, chronic disease reviews, etc.
Please contact your local surgery if you do not wish to receive further messages, or if you wish to sign up to receive them in the future. You can also use the consent form here to update your details.