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Keeping you up-to-date with practice news and health information.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Advice & information about Coronavirus (Covid-19), including action being taken by the practice and links to external information sources.

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  • 14 September 2021

Flu Vaccination

The campaign this year will be split into 2 main groups of patients. In the practice, we will be able to offer vaccination to any patient who is aged 70 and over (as at 1/9/2021) and patients aged between 18 & 69 (as at 1/9/2021) and considered to be Clinically Extremely Vulnerable or were previously asked to shield as part of Coronavirus restrictions.

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We are currently looking for an experienced Receptionist/Admin Assistant to expand our busy team. The post will be Monday to Friday (over 5 days) and the flexibility to work the contracted hours at variable times during the practice opening hours of 7.45 – 6.00pm will be an essential requirement. Applications close on Wednesday 28 July 2021.

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  • 24 May 2021

Practice Closure - Monday 31 May

Taymount and Scone surgeries will be closed on Monday 31 May in line with the public holidays for GP practices across Tayside. We will be open as usual from 8am on Tuesday 1 June.

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  • 1 April 2021

Practice Closures - Monday 5 & Monday 12 April

Taymount and Scone surgeries will be closed on Monday 5 & Monday 12 April in line with the public holidays for GP practices across Tayside. We will be open as usual from 8am on Tuesday 6 April and Tuesday 13 April.

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  • 1 February 2021

Covid-19 Vaccinations: patients aged 70-79

We've now started on the next cohort of Covid-19 vaccinations, and will be contacting patients in the 70-79 age group over the next couple of weeks, working backwards chronologically.

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  • 22 January 2021

Covid-19 Vaccinations: for those aged 80 and over

We are delighted to advise that the practice has taken delivery of vaccines. We will be writing out to patients in the 80 years and over age group in the coming days to formally invite them to contact us to book in at the practice at this time, if they would like to have the vaccination.

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  • 11 January 2021

Covid-19 Vaccinations

We have now commenced Covid-19 vaccination at the practice and, over the next few months, we will be inviting eligible patients to book at the practice or into external clinics for this welcome vaccination. To begin with, supplies may come in slowly but we would expect this to change as time goes on.

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  • 30 November 2020

Flu Vaccinations: Phase 2

We are now able to take bookings for flu vaccinations for patients aged 60-64 years old who do not have any clinical conditions.

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  • 28 October 2020

Flu Vaccinations Update - Supplies of vaccine stock

We are expecting a further supply of vaccine stock for the 18-64 age group towards the end of November, following an interruption to vaccine supply for this age group, and we are now taking bookings for vaccinations for eligible patients, as well as for patients aged 65 and over.

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  • 2 October 2020

Forthcoming Closure - Monday 5 October

Taymount and Scone surgeries will be closed on Monday 5 October EXCEPT for pre-booked flu vaccination appointments. We will be open as usual from 8am on Tuesday 6 October.

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  • 4 September 2020

Summer/Autumn 2020 Newsletter

Our latest practice newsletter is now available! It's a great time to update you with what is going on at Taymount & Scone surgeries. It includes what to expect when arriving at the surgery, contacting the surgery, video consultations (Near Me), PPE and face coverings, repeat prescriptions, opening hours, and restarting routine services.

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  • 16 July 2020

Forthcoming Closure - Monday 27 July

Taymount and Scone surgeries will be closed on Monday 27 July in line with the public holidays for GP practices across Tayside. We will be open as usual from 8am on Tuesday 28 July.

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We are currently looking for an experienced Receptionist/Admin Assistant to join our busy team at Perth & Scone Medical Group. The post will be for 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Applications close on Friday 31 July 2020.

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exempt.scot website
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  • updated 16 December 2020 (posted 7 July)

Exemptions and Face Coverings

Your GP is unable to provide exemption letters for wearing a face covering to patients, but you can now request an exemption card from exempt.scot.

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Near Me website
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  • 29 April 2020

Video Consultations

We have recently introduced Video Consultations at the practice utilising the accredited Near Me (Attend Anywhere) software. This is a fully secure system which is used very widely by secondary care services within NHS Tayside and in other health board areas and using it allows clinical staff to communicate with their patients without the need for them to attend a medical establishment in person to do so.

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RCPCH Advice Poster
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  • 14 April 2020

Advice for Parents: Your Child and Coronavirus

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has released guidance on coronavirus in children, and a reminder that we are open for non-coronavirus related issues, and are dealing with most things on the telephone. Please call if you need us.

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  • 4 February 2020

Job Vacancy: GP Partner

Due to a redistribution of existing GP sessions and a recent significant rise in list size, we are looking to expand our Practice Healthcare Team. As part of this expansion, we are currently seeking to appoint an additional GP Partner to join our well organised and forward thinking team.

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  • 10 January 2020

Job Vacancy: Part-Time Office Manager

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Part-Time Office Manager to join our dynamic and forward thinking practice team at Perth & Scone Medical Group. The post will be for 25 hours per week.

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