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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.  

Pharmacy Services

Pharmacy First

NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is an NHS service provided by your local community pharmacy. 

If you have a minor illness, a pharmacy is the first place you should go for advice.

You do not usually need an appointment and you can go to any pharmacy.

Your local pharmacist or a trained member of the pharmacy team will give you advice and provide medicine if needed. They may need to refer you to another healthcare professional such as your GP practice, dentist, optometrist or another NHS service if they feel your condition needs further investigation or more specialist care.

A member of the pharmacy team can give you advice and treatment (if you need it) for minor illnesses such as the following.

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Backache
  • Blocked or runny nose
  • Cold sores
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Cystitis (in women)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Earache
  • Eczema
  • Headache
  • Head lice
  • Haemorrhoids (piles)
  • Hay fever
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Sore throat
  • Pain
  • Period pain
  • Threadworms
  • Thrush
  • Warts
  • Verrucas


In addition to Pharmacy First, all pharmacies in Scotland can also provide:

Public Health Services
Smoking cessation
12 week service offering weekly face to face support and providing either nicotine replacement products or varenicline (champix).

Emergency Hormonal Contraception
Confidential access to both levonorgestrol and Ella one.
Up to 120 hours post coital Free of charge

Chronic Medication Service
Serial prescriptions
For stable patients on regular repeat medication you can sign them off for 48 weeks on a serial prescription.

Pharmaceutical care
Pharmacists will be delivering care for patients on certain high risk meds e.g warfarin, methotrexate, lithium

Compliance Aids (dosette boxes)
Patients must be assessed to ensure suitability of solution.
Many pharmacies will have a waiting list for assessing suitability, but may be able to help.

MAR Charts
To aid carers in the administration of medication



 
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