Pneumonia Vaccination - Shortage of Vaccines (January 2018)
Everyone aged over 65 is recommended to get the Pneumococcal vaccine, which helps protect against pneumonia as well as a form of bacterial meningitis caused by pneumococcal bacteria. One injection provides years of protection. Unfortunately there is a national shortage of this vaccine at present and we are, therefore, currently unable to offer this vaccination to our patients. We will update the website as soon as stock becomes available.
New Pharmacy Service (see "Further Information" section) --------------->
Physiotherapy Services info - Click on Clinics & Services above
SHINGLES VACCINATION - Now available for eligible patients...
We are pleased to offer shingles vaccination in line with NHS guidelines to anyone aged 70 - 79 years on 1 Sept 2017 except those aged 75 years.
This vaccination only needs to be given once and can reduce your risk of getting shinges. To book an appointment please contact reception.
Whatever your eye problem your first port of call should be an optometrist. An optometrist is the the best person to assess urgent eye problems, check for eye disorders and treat eye conditions e.g. red eye, sore eye, deterioration of eyesight, something in your eye and eye infections. They have the professional training and necessary equipments to assess most eye problems and will refer to a specialist when necessary. You will not have to pay for these appointments as they are NHS funded.
If you already have your own optometrist you should contact them in the first instance as they will have your clinical records. If you do not have an optometrist already there is a list below of some local optometrists who provide this service. Please telephone the optometrist of your choice in the first instance for an assessment.
Optometrists offering this service include:
Ballantine Goldie - Main Street, Davidson's Mains - 0131 336 4764
Boots Opticians - Gyle Centre - 0131 317 1295
Boots Opticians - Craigleith Retail Park - 0345 125 3752
KD Wallace Eyecare - 238 Queensferry Road - 0131 467 6800
Specsavers - Gyle Centre - 0131 317 7540
Patient Confidentiality is extremely important to us at the surgery
We are unable to give out information to anyone other than the patient - this includes details of appointments or any test results, unless by prior arrangement with the Practice. This is to protect your confidentiality. If you want to nominate someone to be able to access this information on your behalf, please send a signed letter to the practice giving the name of the person you permit to access your information.
NHS 24 - Telephone Number 111
The telephone number to contact NHS 24 is 111.
NHS 24 should be used when someone is unwell outside surgery working hours and is unable to wait until the surgery has re-opened. In the event of a life-threatening emergency always dial 999.
Monday Dementia Café - Cramond Kirk - 1st Monday of Month 1pm-3pm
Monday Café at Cramond Kirk Hall provides a meeting place in the heart of our community that gives people with dementia and their carers a chance to meet others in a similar situation.
There are staff from Alzheimer Scotland on hand if you would like to get information and advice about dementia.
Meets Monthly on the first Monday of every month from 1pm to 3pm
Aged 50-74? Have you completed Bowel Screening Kit? See Further Information->
You can't always see the signs! Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK. The earlier it's found, the more effectively it can be treated.
If you are aged 50-74 you will automatically be sent a free bowel screening kit. If you are over 74, you can request a kit by calling 0800 0121 833.
More information on the programme can be found on the Bowel Screening website.
Tried our Online Prescription Request service? Click Prescriptions above.
Have you registered for Online Appointment Booking?
It will be necessary initially for you to register to use the internet appointment booking facility. Ask the receptionist for a registration form ( one registration form for each adult and child, 6 yrs and over, in the household), which provides the information you need to register to use the internet facility.
A Local Information System for Scotland (ALISS) - see Further Information -->
Minor Injury Clinic - Western General Hospital
click on link below for information.
Minor Injury Clinic - WGH