Public Holiday Closure

The practice will be closed on Monday 20th September and will re-open at 8am on Tuesday 21st September.  If you require medical attention during this closure, please call NHS24 on 111.  Always dial 999 in a life-threatening emergency.

Seasonal Flu Clinics 

The seasonal flu programme will begin in September.  You can find out if you're in a priority group for the vaccine on NHS Inform

We are waiting for more details on the vaccination programme from NHS Lothian but we do know that:

  • You will be given your vaccine at a clinic set up to vaccinate large numbers of people quickly
  • You will be given a pre-booked appointment or invited to arrange your own appointment
  • All eligible 2-5 year olds will be sent an appointment by post
  • All school children (primary and secondary) will be offered vaccination at school 
  • "At risk" children will be contacted by the Edinburgh Vaccination Team to arrange an appointment

As soon as we have more information, we will post it on the website and the NHS Inform website will be updated regularly.  Please don't contact the practice as we have no more information to give at present.  

Overseas Travel Serviceglobal air travel

Due to an increase in workload we are no longer able to offer travel assessments at the practice.  We also no longer offer Yellow Fever vaccination.  We are, however, delighted to advise that there are a number of private providers in the area who offer this service:

  • Barnton Pharmacy, 195 Whitehouse Road
    0131 339 3449
  • Masta Travel Clinic, 5 Quality Street
    0131 336 3038
  • Western General Hospital Travel Clinic, Ward 41 OPD, Western General Hospital
    0131 537 2823

Following an assessment at one of these clinics, our nurse, Karen Nicoll, can provide and administer any recommended vaccines available on the NHS (Hepatitis A & Typhoid, Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio) in the surgery.  Please contact reception to arrange an appointment with Nurse Nicoll for administration of NHS funded vaccines.  Please ensure that you bring your paperwork from your travel assessment appointment with you to this appointment – without this paperwork we will be unable to vaccinate you.

We no longer offer Yellow Fever vaccination.

Travelling in the EU
For most people, the UK Global Health Insurance Card (UK GHIC) replaces the existing European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for new applications.  

If you have an existing EHIC, it will remain valid until the expiry date on the card.

You can apply for a new card up to 6 months before your current card expires.  To find out more and apply for a UK GHIC please click here.


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