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Public Holiday Closure - Monday 19th September

The practice will be closed on Monday 19th September for the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and will re-open at 8am on Tuesday 20th September.  If you require urgent medical attention when the surgery is closed call NHS24 on 111.  Always call 999 in a life-threatening emergency. 

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Coronavirus

For the latest information regarding Coronavirus, including how to arrange a test or vaccine please visit NHS Inform website or call 0800 028 2816.

If you have covid symptoms and are unwell and feel you need medical attention, please contact us at the practice.  If you have covid symptoms and are unwell when the practice is closed please call NHS24 on 111 for advice.

Testing in Scotland is changing and you will no longer need to test if you are well and do not have any coronavirus symptoms.  Community testing centres have now closed and the mobile units will close at the end of April.  

You can find out more about Covid testing on the NHS Inform website.

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Coronavirus - Looking After Your Mental Health

During this time, it is important to look after your mental health.  We have compiled a list of resources that may be of use to you during the Coronavirus outbreak:

  • NHS UK - Top 10 tips for dealing with Coronavirus based anxiety
  • Anxiety UK have a host of information and support available
  • Mind have practical information on how to manage a self-isolation period
  • Young Minds provide support on how to talk to your children about Coronavirus

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Change to childhood vaccination clinics

Clinics are now held at a special clinic at Parkgrove Medical Practice.  Parents will receive an appointment letter when vaccinations are due.  If you have any queries about your appointment or need to re-schedule please contact the Community Vaccination Team on 0131 446 4082.  Please do NOT contact Parkgrove Practice directly. 

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Car Parking at the Surgery

There is limited car parking available in the surgery car park. There are now designated disabled bays and parent and child bays within the car park.  We ask that you only use these parking bays if you are entitled to do so.

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New Pharmacy Service (see "Further Information" section) ----------

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EYE PROBLEM? 

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 4764
Boots Opticians - Gyle Centre - 0131 317 1295
Boots Opticians - Craigleith Retail Park - 0345 125 3752
KD Wallace Eyecare - 238 Queensferry Road - 0131 467 6800
Specsavers - Gyle Centre - 0131 317 7540

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Patient Confidentiality is extremely important to us at the surgery

We are unable to give out information to anyone other than the patient - this includes details of appointments or any test results, unless by prior arrangement with the Practice.  This is to protect your confidentiality.  If you want to nominate someone to be able to access this information on your behalf, please send a signed letter to the practice giving the name of the person you permit to access your information.

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NHS 24 - Telephone Number 111

The telephone number to contact NHS 24 is 111. 

NHS 24 should be used when someone is unwell outside surgery working hours and is unable to wait until the surgery has re-opened.  In the event of a life-threatening emergency always dial 999.

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Aged 50-74? Have you completed Bowel Screening Kit? See Further Information->

You can't always see the signs!  Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK.  The earlier it's found, the more effectively it can be treated.

If you are aged 50-74 you will automatically be sent a free bowel screening kit.  If you are over 74, you can request a kit by calling 0800 0121 833.

More information on the programme can be found on the Bowel Screening website.

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Tried our Online Prescription Request service? Click Prescriptions above.

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