If you have a general query about the COVID-19 vaccine, please look on the NHS Inform website or use the national helpline 0800 030 8013 which is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.
Vaccine rollout to the general public, based on age and underlying health conditions, will start as soon as possible, and will depend on vaccine supply. This is likely to be at the start of the new year so please look out for a letter and a leaflet arriving in the post which will invite you to make an appointment for your vaccine. The first group to receive this will be the over 80s.
Please avoid calling with any general queries about the COVID-19 vaccine as we are unable to give you any more information at this stage and we need to try and keep phone-lines open for people who are unwell and needing medical care. Many thanks for your ongoing patience and cooperation
If you would like to join the text messaging service from the Scottish Government, so that you can receive alerts and updates straight to your mobile, please send a text from your mobile phone with your Community Health Index (CHI) number to 07860 064525. Your CHI number is the ten-digit number shown at the top of your shielding letter. You do not need to text any other information.
Due to the current pandemic we are doing most consultations by telephone or video. If we ask you to come to the surgery we will be wearing personal protective equipment including mask, gloves, eye protection and apron. You should also wear a face covering when coming to the surgery. A fabric mask is acceptable.
There is a video here which is useful to help explain the protective equipment to children.
Public Access Defibrillator
There is a defibrillator in a cabinet on the front wall of the surgery. Available 24 hours per day.
Other Defibrillators are available at:
Mitchell’s chemist. This is the defibrillator normally at the Castle but due to the pandemic this has been relocated to make it more accessible.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club - during opening hours, accessed via reception
Embo Hub (The old School house) - outside main entrance, available 24 hours per day.
Clashmore Hall. Available 24 hours per day.
Defibrillators are simple to use and lifesaving. Please remember to call 999 for an ambulance to ensure help is on the way.
(Site updated 21/12/2020)