Non-urgent advice: MEASLES ALERT – PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING THE PRACTICE
There have been a growing number of cases of Measles in Europe and England and now one case in Scotland, so you should be aware of symptoms and signs of measles and the action to take should you become ill.
Symptoms – Measles symptoms include fever, lethargy, runny nose, conjunctivitis, cough and a red blotchy rash which starts at the head spreading over the chest and limbs. The rash generally fades within 10 days. People with measles are infectious from around 5 days before and until 4 days after the rash appears.
What you need to do –
If you feel that you have any of the above symptoms you should NOT come in to the Practice and sit in the waiting room as you may spread measles to others.
If you arrive at the building then please phone us for advice on 0131 650 2777 and the receptionist will advise you of the arrangements in place for you to be seen in a specifically designated area at the practice.
DO NOT COME IN AND SIT IN THE WAITING ROOM.
You may find our eConsult helpful for advice, however if you think you need a telephone appointment you can still book this online or by calling the Practice. All face-to-face appointments need to be booked by calling reception so we can direct you to the most appropriate appointment.
An eConsult is not a replacement for a telephone or face-to-face appointment.
This service is only available between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday, it will be suspended over public holidays.
Non-urgent advice: 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.
New Patient Section
Non-urgent advice: Polite Notice to New Patients
Please do not call the practice regarding registering with us. All the information is on this website.
Sick patients cannot get through as the phone lines are being clogged up with registration queries.
Non-urgent advice: Patient Notice
NHS Digital Sharing Opt-Out
We would like to reassure our patients that the proposed extraction of GP data by NHS Digital does not include any patients registered with this practice or in NHS Scotland. Click here to read more
Please note NHS app is only available to patients registered with a GP in England.
This page is a repository for the various forms and links that you may have been directed to by the practice.
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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)
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.