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Seasonal Flu Vaccination

The winter vaccination programme has started. If you are eligible for a free flu vaccine, you will get a letter from NHS Scotland. This will either give you an appointment date and time at one of the flu vaccination clinics in Lothian, or instruct you to make an appointment using an online portal.

If you are eligible for a COVID booster, you may get this at the same time as your flu jab, but this is not guaranteed, and you may have to attend two separate appointments.

You will not get your flu or COVID jabs at your GP practice. Please do not contact the surgery about your flu or COVID jab appointments.

If you have received a letter with an appointment that you are unable to attend, you can rearrange your appointment online here.  Alternatively you can call the vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013 for assistance with re-booking.

If you are housebound, your jabs will be given to you by the housebound team, and they will be in touch to arrange this.

Minor Injuries Clinic

We are unable to provide a walk-in service at the surgery for the treatment of minor injuries such as cuts, burns, sprains or suspected broken bones.  There is a dedicated clinic at the Western General Hospital that is fully equipped to deal with these injuries. 
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If you have a minor injury, please call Minor Injuries Assessment (MIA) for a confidential assessment by video call with a qualified nurse practitioner.

This service can help patients aged 12 years and over quickly and easily with a recent minor injury including:

  • strains, sprains and suspected broken bones of arms and legs
  • wounds and minor burns
  • minor bumps to head and face
  • simple eye injuries
  • insect bites and stings

To arrange a video consultation with Call MIA, and for other urgent healthcare advice which is not life-threatening please call NHS 24 on 111. You will be sent a link to open at the time of your appointment which connects you to a member of the healthcare team. To work you will need a reliable internet connection and a smartphone, tablet or computer with a webcam.

A Nurse Practitioner will assess your injury and provide advice and treatment within a matter of minutes. A lot of minor injuries can be treated from the comfort of your home or with the help of a local pharmacy.

If they decide you need to go to a Minor Injuries Service, you will be given a convenient appointment time to save you waiting when you attend. If you do not have video technology, but need to be seen, you will be given an appointment at a minor injuries service.

In the case of a life-threatening emergency always dial 999 for assistance.

Up to date information on the Minor Injuries department can be found by clicking here.

 
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