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****CLOSED FOR PUBLIC HOLIDAY FRIDAY 15TH OCTOBER****
Please note, we are closed on Friday 15th October for the Public Holiday and will re-open on Monday 18th October. Please bear this in mind when ordering repeat prescriptions etc. If you need medical advice while we are closed, you can contact NHS 24 by dialling 111.
Seasonal Flu Vaccinations 2021
We will be contacting all eligible patients directly to invite them to book an appointment into one of our flu vaccination clinics. Please do not contact the surgery until you have received your letter. Please see our flu vaccination page for more info.
Highland Healthboard are holding drop-in Covid vaccination clinics for anyone over the age of 16 who has not received their first dose or who is due their second dose (at least 8 weeks since first dose).
The vaccines are safe and are the best protection against covid-19.
More information can be found in the following link:
Full information on priority groups and the at-risk categories can be found on NHS inform by clicking on the link below
Please keep checking back on the website for further updates. Check out our COVID Vaccinations 2021 page by clicking on the link to the right.
COVID Status Certification (Covid Passports)
Please note the following statement from the Scottish Government:
Please do not contact your GP Practice to ask for a Covid vaccination passport or status certificate – they will not be able to provide any standard document.
The Scottish Government have now launched a website which can be used to access your vaccination records. You can also call 0808 196 8565.
Please note, the website asks for a username. If you have never been issued a username, you can sign up for one by using the "recover username" option.
General vaccination info can be found: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine
To ensure patient safety during the Coronavirus outbreak, the way we normally offer appointments is temporarily changing.
The Practice is closed to walk-ins. All appointments must be pre-arranged by phone. If you have a pre-arranged appointment please ring the doorbell (to the left of the inner door) when you arrive at the Practice and a member of staff will check you in.
We are now offering scheduled appointments. Please phone the Practice on 01463 713 939 and we will arrange for a GP to call you back at a scheduled time. Following this a face to face appointment may be arranged as necessary.
As our appointments fill up quickly we recommend you phone when lines open at 8am.
Please note our phone lines are open from 8am-1pm and 2-5pm for booking phone triage appointments.
Repeat prescriptions and samples can be dropped off in the relevant box in our foyer without need to enter the building.
Your prescription will then be sent to your preferred Pharmacy.
Practice Phone System Upgrade
The practice has a new call handling system which will enable us to handle your call more effectively. Please be advised, when calling to make an appointment with any clinician, including a GP, the reception staff will ask the reason you require an appointment to ensure we deal with your call appropriately. We would appreciate your support and kindly ask you give as much detail as possible to help the receptionist to handle your call in accordance with our new systems.
The practice has 6 Doctors, 2 Registrars, 1 Primary Care Practitioner, 2 Practice Nurses and 2 Healthcare Assistants. We also have close links with health visiting services, local community midwives, community (district) nursing staff, community psychiatric nurses some of whom may offer clinics in the surgery.
Out of Hours
The practice phone lines close at 6pm. Between 6pm and 8am Monday to Thursday and after 6pm Friday until 8am Monday morning please phone 111 (NHS24, freephone). The staff at NHS24 will ask you for information about your health and condition and will advise on the most appropriate course of action. This may include offering advice only or advising you to attend a pharmacy. If they feel you need to be seen they will pass your case to Highland Hub who will be in touch to arrange for you to attend the Urgent Care Centre in Inverness or in some cases provide a home visit.
In an emergency please phone 999 and speak to the ambulance service.
These are by appointment which can be made between 8.00am and 5.00pm and some can be pre-booked. It is hoped that an appointment can be arranged on the same day if you telephone the surgery at 8am, although this is subject to availability and you may be directed to the triage GP to assess your problem if appointments are in short supply. We will see patients as extras based on medical need following discussion with the triage GP.
Each Medical Practice has a boundary, and can only register patients living within their specified boundary. Click on the following link to view our Practice boundary:-
Fairfield Practice Boundary