Welcome to Taiglum Medical Practice
Several of our patients have contacted us with concerns about release of personal information through NHS Digital. There has been a lot of publicity over NHS Digital, which is NHS England's central data service. We can officially confirm that Taiglum Practice is in Scotland so NHS Digital is not a service we have access to and NHS Digital will not have access to our records. There is no comparable plan in Scotland.
Covid Vaccine Confirmation Certificate for Travel
If you need proof of Covid vaccination for travel please go to Vaccination Certificate Website Scotland.
Facemask Exemption Information for Travel
As per Scottish Government guidelines exemption certifications are not required, however, should you need this for travel purposes for any Airline you can request a free face covering exemption card by phoning 0800 121 6240 or through the NHS Scotland exemption card website. Face Covering Exemption Card Scotland.
Please do not contact your GP Practice to ask for vaccination certificates or face covering exemption letters as these are not documents that your GP can provide.
Currently (15th June) 75% of patients aged over 18 registered with the practice have had their first Covid Vaccination and 61% have had their second dose.
We have just about completed the vaccinations that are due to be done by the practice. If any patients are medically unfit to travel to a vaccination centre and are due vaccination please let us know.
NHS Ayrshire and Arran will directly arrange vaccinations for most adults aged under 80. People will be invited to NHS vaccination centres by letter, prioritised mainly by age. Full details should be available on the NHS Ayrshire and Arran website or by phoning 0800 030 8013 between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week. We believe our patients will receive appointments in Drongan community centre (beside the primary school) or in Ayr, Mauchline or Kilmarnock.
We have now completed the flu vaccine programme for 2020-21
Lockdown restriction to prevent Covid transmission have been incredibly effective for preventing flu as well and this year has had the lowest flu rates in living memory. Unfortunately this may mean that fewer of us have imunity to next year's flu virus, and there have been concerns the winter of 2021-22 could be particularly bad for flu. There have also been reports that those who were vaccinated against flu enjoyed some extra protection against Covid. Therefore although there has been very little influenza this year we still strongly recommend vaccination in autumn 2021 for those who are advised to get vaccinations.
(Site updated 28/08/2021)