Welcome to The Whins Medical Practice
The Corona virus (Covid-19)is a new respiratory illness that not previously been seen in humans. It can take up to 14 days for symptoms to show. These can include:
- A high temperature
- A new continuous cough
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
To protect others, please do not come to the Practice, pharmacy or hospital if you have any of these symptoms. Stay at home (self-isolate) and get a test.
COVID-19 SCREENING QUESTIONS
IF YOU ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THE QUESTIONS BELOW PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE.
Do you or any member of your household/family have a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 diagnosed in the last 14 days?
Do you or any member of your household/family have suspected COVID-19 and are waiting for a COVID-19 test result?
Have you had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 or been in isolation with a suspected case in the last 10 days?
Do you have any of the following symptoms?
• High temperature or fever?
• New, continuous cough?
• A loss or alteration to taste or smell?
For further information please click on the CORONAVIRUS link on the right hand side of this page.
We are now using more Email, telephone and video consultations. Clinical images (often supplied by patients) can be helpful for these types of consultations.
Near Me Video Consultations
We are using video consultations in some cases during the Covid 19 pandemic. THE USE OF THIS FACILITY IS BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY. Patients who require medical advice (that does not include symptoms of Covid 19) should phone the practice first. Further information on the service is available at https://www.nearme.scot/ The link to our waiting room is https://nhsattend.vc/fv-whins
Instructions how to use the Near Me Service is Patient instructions for near me
Sending images to the Practice
DIGITAL INFORMED CONSENT - EMAIL OF PHOTO
WHY a photo?
Your clinician would like to see a photo to help with this consultation this will allow a more accurate diagnosis and plan to be made.
At present we are trying to limit face-to-face contact due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, if you cannot provide a photo then you can have a video consultation or a face-to-face consultation.
WHO will see it
The clinician dealing with your care will be able to see this photo, and it will be stored in your records. In future, other clinicians and administration staff who are bound by confidentiality, will also be able to see this photo in your records. The photo may be shared with other clinicians for your care, e.g. for a referral.
Emailing a photo from your phone to the practice email is not a secure link and may expose you to cybercrime for which the practice cannot be held responsible. The photo will only be used for direct care, unless you give us permission to use it for teaching or other purposes, e.g. writing an insurance report. The photo would also be available if a court wants your records for legal proceedings.
The image will be stored in your GP records as long as you have them in the United Kingdom and should be transferred if you move practice.
You don’t always have to see your GP...
Although your GP can help with a range of problems there are many health problems which do not need a doctor.
Welcome to The Whins Medical Practice
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
The Health Centre premises have suitable access for disabled patients and all the patients’ areas including waiting rooms, consulting rooms and toilets have wheelchair access. A hearing loop is in place at the front reception desk.
A wheelchair is available at reception.
Designated car parking spaces are located nearest to the entrance to the Health Centre.
(Site updated 13/01/2022)