COVID-19 Update: 14/01/21

In line with the updated national guidance, Lochmaben Medical Group will continue to operate a reduced access policy to protect patients and staff from potential transmission of coronavirus. There will be no unscheduled access to the surgery without prior arrangement. We will aim to deal with the majority of problems via telephone, with only the most urgent consultations on a face-to-face basis.

If you require medical attention then please contact the surgery and you will be triaged appropriately.

Routine monitoring of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension will be at a reduced level and non-essential services such as medicals, minor surgery, and contraceptive procedures will be deferred until we receive further guidance.

There is no requirement to order your prescriptions early. All repeat prescription requests should be made via the prescription line or online ordering. Do not deliver prescription slips through the letterbox or in person as these will not be processed.

In regards to COVID-19 – if you have minor symptoms (ie dry cough, fever) then you do not need to call the surgery – please self-isolate for 10 days (and until >48hrs free of fever) before returning to normal activities. You should organise a covid test by calling 0800 028 2816 or by going online via NHS Inform website.  You can take paracetamol and fluids for symptom relief.

For further advice about coronavirus please visit www.nhsinform.scot  

If you have worsening symptoms then please contact 111.

We will continue to keep you informed as the situation changes. Please share this information with relatives etc.

Best wishes,

Lochmaben Medical Team

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Appointments and Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions are usually issued on a 2 monthly basis.

When you require a repeat prescription please contact our prescription line on: (01387) 811553.

You may also drop your request in the Deposit Box located within the surgery. It is important that you allow 2 working days before collection from the Surgery. This allows the Practice time to process and sign your prescription. The Pharmacy may have to order in your medication thereafter, so please ensure that you order your repeat medication before you run out to allow time for this to happen and to ensure that there is no break in your regular medication.

Online Prescription Ordering

We offer online Patient Access, giving patients the opportunity to book a doctors appointment online as well as requesting repeat prescriptions. If you are interested in registering for this new service please click on the button below to download and complete the information required and return to the Practice. A registration information letter will be made available to you to enable you to set up your online booking account.

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