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Non-urgent advice: Covid-19 Vaccination at
University Health Service GP Practice

Across Lothian, vaccination of the following groups of people is taking place in GP Practices:

· People over 80 years of age

· People aged 75-79

· People who are clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding)

If you are in one of these groups we will imminently be contacting you to offer you your second vaccination, pending vaccine delivery. You will receive an invitation from us, either by letter or by phone to have your vaccination here at the practice. We can assure you we are vaccinating as fast as vaccine supplies allow and everyone eligible for vaccination here will be invited to attend.

Vaccination of all other individuals not in the above groups will be carried out in mass vaccination centres and invitations to these are being administered nationally and are separate from the GP programme. Information on these is available on the below webpages.

NHS Lothian’s Vaccine Hub on their website

NHS Inform

Missing COVID vaccination appointment? Call the Scottish COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 (open daily, 8am to 8pm) or click the link below.


If you are an unpaid carer and want to register as such in order to receive a COVID vaccination you can register online at https://register.vacs.nhs.scot/ or by telephoning 0800 030 8013

· Please do not contact your GP Practice to ask for a Covid vaccination passport or status certificate – they will not be able to provide any standard document. International certification standards have not yet been agreed.

· The Scottish Government is working to support the re-opening of international travel once it is safe to do so. We are working with the other UK Nations and with the World Health Organisation to agree on potential future COVID certification requirements for international travel.

· As part of this, we are developing a technical solution that could allow people to access their Covid vaccination status directly.

Thank You,

University Health Service

Non-urgent advice: Telephone Lines

Our telephone lines can be extremely busy. Please consider using eConsult Doctors online form in the first instance.

REGISTERING – see the website “How to register with us”

Information on Flu Season 2020/21
Out of Hours and Emergencies

11 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Practice Closure Dates

Monday 3rd May

Monday 27th December

Tuesday 28th December

Practice Signposting System

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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Covid-19 Vaccination at University Health Service GP Practice

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Consent for Contact

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Non-urgent advice: Our Online Booking System is now Available for Telephone Consultations only.

You can also order your repeat prescriptions online if you had previously signed up for this

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 by calling 0131 650 2777)

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