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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.

Medical Education & Research

gp_and_bookThis is a training practice and each year we have a fully qualified doctor attached to the practice to gain experience in general practice. We sometimes record consultations on video for teaching purposes, but your permission will always be sought, and you will be free to consult in private if you prefer.

We are also involved in the education of medical students from University of Edinburgh.  These students spend time at the surgery shadowing different members of the team.  If a student is shadowing a doctor or nurse, you will be asked if you are happy for them to be present during your consultation.  If you would prefer for the student not to be present, please let your doctor or nurse know and they can leave the room during your appointment.

The practice is involved from time to time in research studies. Patients' consent would always be sought prior to their involvement.

 
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