From June 1st, please follow the following advice for COVID-19:
If you are feeling well but have symptoms that are suggestive of COVID-19 then please arrange a test through NHS-Inform and self-isolate as appropriate. Routine GP involvement is not required unless you begin to feel unwell or have a negative covid test and need an assessment of your illness.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms and are feeling unwell and need some form of clinical assessment, then you will be assessed by the surgery, by phone in the first instance and then face to face if necessary. Ideally it would be beneficial to have a covid test arranged prior to this, although we do understand that this is not always possible.
Phone calls made to NHS 24 will now be fed back to the practice and we will be made aware of any patient that is requiring and assessment. NHS 24 will also ask the patient to contact their practice directly for assessment.
As a practice, we have had to make the decision to revert back to not taking prescriptions over the phone due to the high volume of calls we have been receiving. Prescriptions can be ordered online via Patient access (preferred option) or by putting your repeat slip into the surgery or local pharmacy (Davidsons).
We are also asking that you now allow one week for prescription requests. This is to allow the pharmacies to also have time to dispense your medication. This is as a result of a high volume of prescriptions that are currently being processed.
For further information regarding our practice and COVID-19 please visit our COVID-19 page. This includes information regarding the symptoms of the virus and also how to arrange repeat prescriptios during this time.
We are now offering video consultations following a triage appointment with the GP or the Nurse. This is to help keep the number of patients in the practice to a minimum. Click here for the link for a video consultation but only when invited to do so.
Please only attend the practice if you have a booked appointment. All other enquiries and prescription requests MUST be by telephone.
During this time we are asking everyone that is attending the practice for an appointment to wear a face covering. This includes non-medical masks and scarves. The Practice however will NOT be able to provide a face mask to patients.
In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 we kindly ask that you do not bring anyone else with you to any appointments wherever possible.
For the latest information regarding COVID-19 visit NHS Inform.
As from Monday 23rd March, Thornton Surgery will be closed due to staff shortages.
Please do not contact the Surgery to ask for a COVID Vaccination passport or status certificate - we will not be able to provide any standard document. International certification standards have not yet been agreed. The Scottish Government is working to support the re-opening of international travel once it is safe to do so. The Government is currently working with the other UK nations and the World Health Organisation to agree on potential future COVID certification requirements for international travel.
COVID-19 Vaccinations have started to take place within the Practice. Please see the COVID-19 Vaccination page for more information.
For more information regarding the current COVID vaccination programme please visit our COVID-19 page.
Please note that GPs and their teams cannot issue vaccination exemption certificates.
Further information on the vaccination exemption certificate scheme, including information on safe vaccination and routes to obtain an exemption can be found on the Scottish Government and NHS Inform websites.
Alternatively you can phone the free NHS Covid helpline on: 0808 196 8565
Please note that we are currently only able to offer Flu Vaccinations and Covid boosters to those aged 80 or over. Everyone who is elligable for these vaccination will be contacted by the relevant health board.
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Please phone the practice for any query that you may have.
Please DO NOT hand in your repeat prescription early as we are not able to process it Please only order when you need to.
Please let us know which Pharmacy you would like your prescription to go to as we are now sending them to the Pharmacy for collection.
You can now order your repeat prescriptions online as well as manage existing appointments using Patient Access. Contact the Practice for more information and to request an application form. For Terms and Conditions visit our Patient Access information page.
When using Patient Access please let us know which Pharmacy you would like your prescriptions sent to. You can do this by using the message box at the bottom of the form.
Please ensure we have your correct contact details.
Rothes Medical Practice is now a Student Teaching Practice within the SCOTGEM programme. Due to this we would like to welcome Dr Neil Thompson to the practice who will be working with us on Mondays. For more information on this please visit our ScotGEM information page.
Change in opening hours:
As from the 3rd January 2020 the surgery will CLOSE at 5.30pm. There will be an emergency service running until 6pm.
Thornton practice will now be CLOSED all day on a Thursday.
We will continue to open at 8am , Monday to Friday and early morning surgeries will still continue.