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Cramond Medical Practice2 Cramond Glebe RoadEdinburgh, EH4 6NSTel: 0131 336 5432
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:
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 EUFor 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.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales.
Please click here for a list of fees.
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. 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:
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.
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 4764Boots Opticians - Gyle Centre - 0131 317 1295Boots Opticians - Craigleith Retail Park - 0345 125 3752KD Wallace Eyecare - 238 Queensferry Road - 0131 467 6800Specsavers - Gyle Centre - 0131 317 7540
Self Help - There are some self-help booklets (in PDF format) available here on: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Managing Mental Health, Relaxation, and a Self-Help Mental Health Reading List. You can download any of these by just clicking the link.
Self-Assessment: If you are not sure whether you are stressed or anxious or depressed, or how much you are dealing with, why not take a simple on-line test and see for yourself. This is the DASS-42 (click here) and for Depression, Anxiety and Stress you get a Score. There are 42 indicators, and you can also print out your scores. If the scores are high, please consult your GP.
Cramond Counselling Service - The practice has a team of in-house counsellors to provide help and support for people with a range of emotional problems. Referrals to this service are made through your GP.
Other Available Counselling Services – In Edinburgh, there are a fairly wide range of counselling and mental health services. For a list of these, with contact numbers, please click here.
You do not need to see your GP if you have done a home pregnancy test. You can refer yourself directly to your midwife by calling 0131 536 2009. You will be given the date of your first appointment with your midwife and the date for your early pregnancy scan. The midwife runs a regular antenatal clinic at the surgery regularly as well a shared care service for pregnant ladies in association with the rest of the health care team and obstetric services. "Preparation for Birth and Parenthood" classes are held by the midwife and health visitors locally.
If you are less than 12 weeks pregnant and experience pain or bleeding you can make an urgent appointment to see your GP or telephone the Pregnancy Support Centre on 242 2438 for advice.
Men considering vasectomy do not need to see their GP for a referral. Please contact the NHS Lothian Vasectomy Service on 0131 536 1512 to arrange an appointment for assessment.
All men will have an assessment before going on the waiting list for a vasectomy. Where possible, this will be done at a local clinic and needs to be carried out no matter what discussions have taken place with a GP. The assessment will involve discussion about your general health and past medical history. You will also be given detailed information about the vasectomy procedure, what to expect following the operation, failure rates and risks. You will be asked to sign consent forms before the operation can take place.
More information about the NHS Lothian Vasectomy Service can be found here.
We have a team of District Nurses attached to the practice who provide nursing services to housebound patients. The District Nursing team can be contacted by telephoning 0131 374 2830.