We are now offering - Video Consultations
Video Appointments. These run from any device including android phones and tablets , apple iPhone and iPad , also any laptop and PC. This is sponsored through the NHS and is secure.
If you have been given a video appointment please follow the link below at the time you have been given. You will be held in an online waiting area and may need to wait for up to 10 minutes before the video consultation starts ( hopefully it won’t be as long as that )
Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) march 2020
We are open for emergencies only. If you feel your symptoms are an emergency please contact us by PHONE.
We are not offering any routine appointments. This also applies to treatment room.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE – PHONE FIRST
Advice on what to do if you think you have coronavirus is available at
Patient Advice -
ADVICE RE CORONAVIRUS
If you've developed a cough or fever in the last 7 days, stay at home for 7 days from the day your symptoms started.
You can return to work after 7 days if you're improving and no longer have a temperature. You don't need to be completely symptom-free to return to work.
Advice for people staying at home
Phone your GP or NHS 24 (111) IF your symptoms:
are severe or you have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
worsen within the 7 days you're at home
haven't improved after 7 days
Further advice can be found at -
Pharmacy First www.communitypharmacy.scot.nhs.uk
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - ALL PATIENTS
New service to treat patients at Lanarkshire pharmacies
Most community pharmacies across Lanarkshire can now directly treat patients for urinary tract infections (UTIs) without an appointment, and a similar service for impetigo will follow soon.
The new services are being rolled out across Scotland through the national initiative ‘Pharmacy First’.
‘Pharmacy First’ allows patients to access advice and / or treatment for uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection in women aged between 16 and 65 and impetigo for any adult or child over 2 years of age without having to see their GP first.
Patients seeking treatment for either condition will be asked about their symptoms to enable pharmacists to give the right advice and treatment.
There are 144 community pharmacies across Lanarkshire and, given the current, national pressures facing general medical and out of hours services, the benefits of pharmacists supporting the GP role in this way is invaluable.”
They are committed to making this service a success, and look forward to developing more ways in which to ease the pressure on our GPs and NHS24"
There are some exclusions which can prevent pharmacists treating a patient directly, for example patients who are pregnant or receiving cancer chemotherapy will need to be referred to their GP.
Patients can find the location and opening times of their nearest pharmacy at www.nhsinform.scot or by calling 0800 22 44 88.
Flu Season is Upon Us
The Doctors & Nurses at the Wellwynd Practice are committed to providing you with the best care. It is important that everyone who is eligible for a flu vaccination should attend every year for it. This will help you avoid complications of the flu infection.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS WHO GET FLU VACCINATION 2020
The administering of the flu vaccine this year will be very different. Vaccinations will start from 01/10/2020 and will be arranged and given via NHS Lanarkshire. All eligible patients will be sent a letter from NHS Lanarkshire with an appointment date and time when to attend. All patients eligible will be sent a letter for an appointment.
If the appointment time you are allocated is not suitable, you should NOT phone the Practice, but phone the Referrals Line on 01698 687456 to reschedule.
What’s happening in Lanarkshire?
Due to the number of people to be vaccinated, appointments will be allocated at local community clinics. These include both health and non-health premises.
Cohort and Timescale to be vaccinated
2 to 5 years (not yet in school) - October and November
Everyone aged under 65 at risk - October and November via Nhs Clinics
Everyone aged 65 and over - October and November
People who have been shielding and members of their households - December
55 to 64 years (who are not otherwise eligible, if vaccine supplies allow)-December
Pregnant women - At their midwife appointment
Primary school children - At school
NHS staff and social care staff with direct patient care- Through their workplace
If you get an invite but I’ve lost it and can’t remember when or when my appointment is?
Don’t worry. You can call 01698 687456 (Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm and Friday 8am to 4.15pm) and they will be able to help you.
For further information please see www.immunisationscotland.org.uk or www.wellwyndpractice.co.uk
Please see our self-help information in our Help and Advice section for useful information on the management of minor illness.
Advice for travellers
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advisories are subject to change, with travellers advised to check the FCO foreign travel advice page for the latest advice, prior to travel.
Travellers to countries reporting cases of COVID-19 should follow local public health advice during travel and UK public health on their return.
Information on COVID-19 is available on the TRAVAX www.travax.nhs.uk
(for travel healthcare practitioners) and fit for travel websites
HPS page on Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
This year a shingles vaccine is being offered to people aged 70. 78 or 79 on 1st September 2014. People aged 70 in 2013/14 who missed getting the vaccine are still eligible this year. If you are in any of these categories an invitation letter will have been sent to you and you can contact reception to book an appointment.
Shingles can be a very painful nerve and skin condition and is more common among older people. There is now a vaccine that can reduce your chance of getting shingles, or, if you do get shingles, it can reduce how severe or long lasting the symptoms can be. If you require more information the NHS leaflet “A Vaccine to Protect Against Shingles” is available from Reception.
Further information is also available online please visit,
Caldercruix Branch Surgery
Consultations are available here to all patients registered with the Wellwynd Practice.
Please call into our branch surgery on a Tuesday morning for your review bloods eg: diabetes thyroid, drug monitoring bloods e.g. if you are on methotrexate. Our doctors and nurses will also be consulting on a regular basis and appointments will be offered at the time of booking.
Antenatal services are available every second Wednesday, please let us know when you are booking if you wish to attend Caldercruix or Airdrie.
If you are a patient of Wellwynd Practice and you live in Caldercruix or near by please feel free to call us on our main number 01236 769333 choose option 0 or any of our direct lines for information. We will be updating this notice regularly with informaion about Caldercruix services.
Help Without Antibiotics
Please visit the web page www.nhsinform.co.uk/health-library/articles/a/antibiotics-penicillins to download a self help leaflet"Without Antibiotics".
Bowel Cancer - Please complete your bowel cancer screening pack. The Bowel Screening programme invites all men and women in Scotland between the ages of 50 to 74 for screening every two years. They are invited by the Health Board. Once a patient is called they will be recalled during the same month every 2 years until they are 75. If you require more information please click on the link http://www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk or click on this step by step leaflet http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/20560-stepbystep.pdf
Annual Palliative Care Educational Award
The Wellwynd Practice in Airdrie has established a fund of £2000 per annum to support the development of palliative care for all local patients, not just those registered with the Practice. The Partners in the Practice are personally funding this award in recognition of the support given to them and their patients by all staff providing local palliative care.
Anyone providing palliative care to the local population may apply for all or part of this award. Applications will be considered each year by a joint panel of Practice, St Andrews Hospice and MacMillan Nurse representatives. Staff may apply for funding for professional courses, study days or team development initiatives.
The 2013 Wellwynd Award supported a team of nurses from St Andrew’s Hospice to access training in clinical audit and how to use information from audit to improve clinical practice.
Dr C Sugden from St Andrew’s Hospice said “It gives me great pleasure in accepting this cheque from the Wellwynd Practice on behalf of St Andrew’s Hospice. This generous funding, which will be offered annually, will enhance the delivery of specialist palliative care locally by providing funding for a range of different educational topics.”
Download an application form HERE
Click here. If you wish to return this form by email, please complete the form and scan the data and send as an email attachment. Thank you.
Working Together For Better Health
The Practice is the oldest and largest Practice in Airdrie. We provide services to patients living in Airdrie, some districts of Coatbridge and the surrounding villages. In addition to traditional health care we also provide health screening as well as a wide range of complementary therapies and always aim to have a holistic approach.
Your health is very important to us. By working in partnership with you we can ensure that you get the very best from the services offered at the Wellwynd Practice. The Practice asks that you take responsibility for your own health and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you are unsure of any aspect of advice or treatment that we give then please discuss it with us – together we can develop the best health care plan for you.
We offer leaflets on a wide range of health care issues. Please help yourself to a selection from our waiting rooms.
Our partnership must be built upon mutual respect and understanding. We agree at all times to treat you with dignity, courtesy and respect. In return we expect to be treated the same. If you make an arrangement to see us please uphold this. We will guarantee that your appointment will always be honoured except in extreme circumstances.