COVID-19 Information

In order to protect the health of both patients and healthcare workers, we would request that you only visit the health centre if absolutely necessary. We are currently unable to offer routine appointments. 

If you feel you need routine medical attention/advice, please phone us on 01786 463831 between 8am – 11am for a call back. A GP or nurse will call you back and arrange appropriate care.  Please do not email the practice with your medical issues but telephone for a call back in the first instance.

If you have a face-to-face appointment, please do not arrive early – try to come at your appointment time.

We are also suspending online booking and walk-ins at this time.

COVID Vaccination

A new tool from NHS inform lets you know where you are in the vaccine journey

Find out what to do if

  • If you’ve missed an appointment
  • If you need to reschedule
  • If you are 18-29 and need to register online

Use the vaccine journey tool at www.nhsinform.scot/vaccinationjourney

If you are eligible for a vaccination in the cohort’s that are currently being recalled  but have still not received your letter, please use this form to contact them:  https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/missing-appointment-details. Alternatively, there is a number for queries regarding appointments – 0800 130 3120.

Hub arrangements

Patients will be vaccinated within one of the community hubs, scheduling and letters are being coordinated through a new national scheduling system, which appoints patients based on proximity to the nearest community hub.

Enquiries related to Covid vaccination please call Scottish COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013.

The latest information on the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Forth Valley is also available on www.nhsforthvalley.com/covid/covid-19-vaccination.

Patients in the relevant priority group(s) will be contacted directly by NHS Forth Valley and not the practice.

COVID Vaccinations over 50s.

You should have been contacted regarding your first vaccine for COVID-19. If you feel you have been missed, please use the above form or number to arrange an appointment.

COVID Vaccinations 18-30

Appointment letters for people aged under 50 have started to be issued in Forth Valley starting with people aged 45 – 49s. The aim is to complete the roll out of the vaccination programme to the remainder of the adult population by the end of July 2021, subject to vaccine supplies.

People aged 18 to 49 are being urged to get ready to roll up their sleeves in Forth Valley as the next phase of the COVID-19 vaccine programme gets underway. Those aged 40-49 will be invited first, followed by those 30-39 and then 18-29.

From Monday 24th May, patients between 18 and 30 years of age (Cohort 12) will be invited to attend for immunisation using a different national model. You can register via this portal https://register.vacs.nhs.scot/

Once registered individuals should receive a text or email within 72 hours with details of their appointment. To ensure the programme remains inclusive, any individuals who have not registered on the portal will receive a letter later in June inviting them to attend at a hub at a future date.

Those under 30 will be offered Pfizer or Moderna vaccines in line with latest guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

Get a record of your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status

Your vaccination status is a record of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you have received.

Your status includes your name, date of birth, and any coronavirus vaccinations you have received in Scotland.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid19status

Do not contact your GP practice about your coronavirus vaccination status. GP’s cannot provide letters showing your coronavirus vaccination status.

Other information

Covid-19 – URGENT APPEAL STIRLING COCKTAIL BAR
An urgent appeal is being made to customers of a Stirling cocktail bar to get tested for Covid-19 after a number of cases have recently been reported which are connected to the Tingle bar in King Street, Stirling.

The appeal is directed at people who visited the bar between Friday 21st May and Wednesday 26th May 2021 and includes a number of students from several educational establishments.

NHS Forth Valley Consultant in Public Health, Dr Henry Prempeh, said: “It is vitally important that we contact these young people to help prevent further spread, particularly as one case of the variant first detected in India, has been recorded amongst the positive cases.

“This variant is highly transmissible and we are working closely with environmental health colleagues from Stirling Council and our local Test and Protect team to stem this outbreak. Please continue to follow all guidance from NHS Forth Valley’s Test and Protect team and if you are identified as a close contact, please self-isolate and get a PCR test. Even if your test is negative you must continue to isolate for 10 days as advised.”

PCR Covid-19 testing is available at the Engine Shed behind Stirling railway station and at the University of Stirling campus and can be booked through NHS Inform on 0800 028 2816. Tests can be booked by visiting the Covid-19 testing section of the GOV.UK website (https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test) and individuals should select the option: ‘I’ve been told to get a test by my local council, health protection team or healthcare professional’ when prompted online.

Typical symptoms of Covid-19 are a new continuous cough, a high temperature or fever and a loss of, or change in, normal taste or smell (anosmia). However, many people with Covid-19 don’t have any symptoms or can present with a wider range of symptoms including headache, sore muscles and joints, tiredness, sore throat, cold-like symptoms and diarrhoea and vomiting. Anyone who becomes unwell should isolate immediately and seek a PCR test.