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Latest News

Afternoon Closure - Wed 3rd October 2018

The surgery will be closed for staff training from 12.30pm on Wednesday 3rd October and will reopen at 8am on Thursday 4th October.  NHS 24 (telephone 111) will be providing cover for medical issues that are unable to wait for the surgery to reopen on Thursday morning. 

We will be running a pre-booked flu immunisation clinic on Wednesday 3rd October from 15.30 - 16.30.  We will be unable to deal with any other queries during this clinic and all urgent medical issues should be directed to NHS 24 on 111.  Always dial 999 in the event of a life-threatening emergency.

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Seasonal Flu Clinics - Now Available to Book!

Flu season is approaching again and we are pleased to offer flu vaccination to all patients aged 65 and over, patients with chornic conditions such as diabetes, COPD and asthma, pregnant ladies and carers.  Please contact reception to arrange an appointment.  We are delighted to be able to offer appointments on Saturdays, early mornings and evenings for the convenience of working patients.

We will also be offering nasal flu vaccination for all non-school children aged 2 - 5 (on 1st September).  Please contact reception to arrange an appointment.

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New Pharmacy Service (see "Further Information" section) --------------->

Physiotherapy Services info - Click on Clinics & Services above

Lothian Health provides a comprehensive community and hospital based physiotherapy service and encourages self referral for simple problems or the recurrence of a previous problem.  For advice or to self refer for muscle, back or joint problems, telephone the National Musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service (MATS) helpline on 0800 917 9390.

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 2018. 

This vaccination only needs to be given once and can reduce your risk of getting shinges.  To book an appointment please contact reception.

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EYE PROBLEM? 

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Tried our Online Prescription Request service? Click Prescriptions above.

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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.

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Minor Injury Clinic - Western General Hospital

click on link below for information. 

Minor Injury Clinic - WGH

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