Drs MacDonald & Partners

Covid 19 Information page

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home.

GP Appointments

We are currently not conducting normal GP appointments. Please phone the surgery for advice and a clinician will call you back. The Doctor may wish to have a video consultation with you. You will be given instructions and asked to go to the following link

Video consultations:



*please note, video consultations should only be used if it has been prearranged with the practice*

Covid Assessment Centre Inverclyde

If you have COVID-19 symptoms:

Do not call your GP

Refer to NHS inform

If your symptoms worsen call NHS24 on 111

Community Assessment Centres are  by appointment only

The importance of care planning conversations

During COVID-19, health and care professionals are encouraged to remember the importance of care planning conversations with patients at higher risk and shielding. Your Doctor may contact you.

Please watch below for more information in regards to this

Dr Paul Baughan, a GP in Forth Valley and National Clinical Lead with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, has made this short video to explain the importance of care planning conversations for those most vulnerable to coronavirus infection.

Read general information such as:

If you are isolating you do not need a fitnote from your Doctor you can get an isolation note here





A list of self-help material you can access from your computer/tablet/phone:












The following websites for young people have  lots of helpful resources that are available to support mental health and well-being:




Useful telephone numbers you may wish to access if you are experiencing a crisis, worsening symptoms of low mood/anxiety or acute distress:-

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
  • NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
  • Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
  • NHS Living Life is a free telephone service available to anyone over the age of 16 who are feeling low, anxious or depressed – 0800 328 9655. Following a telephone assessment patient’s can be assigned to either:
    • Living Life Guided Self Help which is guided support with a self-help coach over 6-9 weeks or:
    • Living Life CBT which is specialist support with a therapist over 6-9 telephone sessions.
  • Inverclyde Samaritans (Local) – 0330 094 5717
    • Samaritans (National) – 08457 90 90 90
  • Breathing Space – 0800 83 85 87
  • NHS 24 OOH – 111
  • Cruse Bereavement – 0845 600 2227 (Please note additional charges apply)
  • Crown House – 01475 558000

Stopping smoking at any time is one of the best things you can do for your health. During the Coronavirus pandemic if you or someone you know smokes and would like support to stop, contact Quit Your Way on 0800 916 8858


**If you are anxious regarding current COVID-19 pandemic and worry they you may be experiencing symptoms of coronavirus you can access all relevant information at NHS Inform website. **





Date published: 14th April, 2020
Date last updated: 22nd May, 2020