Shielding letter for high risk patients from CMO Catherine Calderwood

For the most up to date information on the Coronavirus outbreak please go to NHS Inform or GOV.UK.


All GP practices are contracted to provide ‘essential services’, this is basic treatment of ill people. In addition we also provide the following ‘additional services’ :

  • Travel immunisations
  • Cervical smears
  • Contraceptive Services
  • Freezing of warts and other small skin lesions

We also hold a contract for ‘enhanced services’ :

  • Annual flu immunisation programme to protect the elderly and those at risk
  • Regular blood monitoring for those on particular drugs for arthritis, bowel problems and those undergoing chemotherapy
  • Annual review for those with heart disease
  • Annual review for those with asthma/COPD
  • Annual review for those who have had a stroke
  • Annual review for those with diabetes; this includes a review with the podiatrist and dietitian
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