In NHSGGC we have dedicated Community Assessment Centres (CACs) to help combat COVID-19 by providing a more streamlined service to assess people presenting symptoms.
The appointment only hubs ensure that COVID-19 symptomatic people can be cared for within the community, while also ensuring hospital capacity is used for those with the most serious illnesses. They also help reduce the exposure of patients at GP surgeries and allow GPs to focus on providing care to patients with other complex health issues.
Opened solely to assess patients presenting symptoms, the centres are staffed by GPs and Advanced Nurse Practitioners.
Please ensure you follow this guidance:
CAC locations and orientation videos
We would like to remind patients they should only phone NHS 24 if their symptoms worsen, and that the centres are strictly appointment only. If NHS 24 believes you need further treatment, you will receive an appointment with one of our clinicians.
You can also speak to your pharmacist for advice
The community pharmacy Minor Ailment Service has been extended to allow anyone registered with a GP practice, who has a minor illness or a common condition, to speak to a member of the pharmacy team for advice and treatment, without the need to see their GP.
It is important that you do not stockpile prescribed medication and just order as needed from your GP Practice and Community Pharmacy. Some Community Pharmacies have altered their opening hours.