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University Health Service
Richard Verney Health Centre 6 Bristo Square Edinburgh EH8 9AL
Tel: 0131 650 2777
Fax: 0131 662 1813
Out of Hours: NHS 24 Tel: 111

PUBLIC HOLIDAY

MONDAY 16th SEPTEMBER IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY

 

The Practice will be open as usual for Open Access and Pre-booked doctor appointments.
Check online for further appointment availability.

No telephone service will be available so for clinical emergencies call

NHS 24 on
111

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Access to Health Centre after recent building work is show in the photo below.







Entrance for those that cannot manage steps will still be as follows:

The University have designated an alternative accessible route for those who can not manage the steps which will be signposted from the commencement of the project.  Anyone requiring assistance to use this route will be able to telephone for University assistance and details of the contact number will be on the signs.
 
We do apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.  Please be assured that we have sought changes and adaptations for our patients to minimize inconvenience during  this work.  We appreciate your patience and assistance with this. 

Please do give yourself extra time to get to your appointment as you may be delayed during busy times whilst using this alternative entry route

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New Patient Registrations on
TUESDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2019
 
We are NOT registering on Bank Holiday Monday (16th September)

We will be registering new patients on Tuesday 17th September between 2pm and 4pm on the 4th floor of the Health Centre.  Please make sure you live within our catchment area and bring with you paper copies of ID and your address.  Details of registration will be posted on our website on a daily basis.

You should be living within our practice boundary (and not be registered at another GP Practice which covers the area you live in). You will need to bring photo ID and proof of address (e.g. utility bill)


Please ask at  Reception for the 2 registration forms or download here :
New patient questionnaire  and GPR

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This Practice uses a signposting system to prioritise requests for appointments so that we can direct you to the appropriate healthcare professional  and reduce your wait for an appointment.  Our Reception staff  will ask you to give a brief reason for the appointment, which is at the GP’s request.   Please see our signpost guide which will help you find the best person to deal with your medical problem along with clarification on why the receptionist may ask you some questions when you call to make an appointment with us.  We appreciate your help with this. 



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The rules for Data Protection changed as from 25th May 2018,
Edinburgh University Health Service is compliant with the new changes.
 To see our Data Protection Notice click here

Under GDPR regulations we do need to seek patient consent for the sharing of information and also re how we contact you. If you did not complete a CONSENT FORM before September 2018 then see further details below on CONSENT

FOR CONSENT FOR CONTACT INFO CLICK HERE
Download Consent Form HERE

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 From Monday 13th August 2018

 

Building Work at Richard Verney Health Centre
Please be aware that the University are commencing building work which will affect access to the Richard Verney Health Centre from Monday 6 August 2018 and will continue for a period of up to 18 months.  Our disabled ramp access basement level will close from this date for the duration of the building work. 
 
The University have designated an alternative accessible route for those who can not manage the steps which will be signposted from the commencement of the project.  Anyone requiring assistance to use this route will be able to telephone for University assistance and details of the contact number will be on the signs.
 
We do apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.  Please be assured that we have sought changes and adaptations for our patients to minimize inconvenience during  this work.  We appreciate your patience and assistance with this. 
Please do give yourself extra time to get to your appointment as you may be delayed during busy times whilst using this alternative entry route

 
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Book/Cancel Appointments On Line

We offer this facility which allows you 24 hour access to book or cancel Doctor Appointments with us.  If you want to do this and are unsure how to  then please speak to reception staff.

(You must have received a password and username for online booking BEFORE you can use the service, this is only available from Health Centre reception on the 3rd floor)
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 Are you looking for an appointment about an eye problem?
For any eye problem your first port of call is an Optician.
Click here for Lothian Eye Health Network info.
Click here for a list of Opticians in South East Edinburgh

 

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Info which may be useful re general health information is available on an App, which is produced by Expert Self Care Ltd and is free to download from your App Store. 

Look for ESC Student  

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SPIRE
Scottish Primary care information resource

 

NHSScotland  is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records.  SPIRE is a service that will allow small amounts of information from GP practice records to be used to help doctors’ surgeries, NHSScotland and the Scottish Government to improve care and plan services, and to help researchers to learn more from the patient information held at GP practices.
A new campaign is underway to inform patients across Scotland of the benefits of the service, and the confidential and secure way in which GP patient records will be used to help plan and improve health care service.
You have a choice about your patient record being used in this way. If you choose not to share your information then an Opt out form can be printed from the SPIRE website at
spire.scot , but please remember to complete the form in English.

To find out more go to spire.scot   and for any queries  call NHS inform on 0800 22 44 88
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Call free on 111
NHS 24 is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 
This is also the number to call when the surgery is closed.

 

 

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