University Health Service Richard Verney Health Centre, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL

Useful Links

This page lists useful links to other websites out with the Health Centre and also provides some other information which users may find useful.

Hospital Discharge Questionnaire   Please print off and hand back in to the surgery.

Bowel Screening Program – click here

ONLINE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM To access the online appointments system. Only patients that have already registered for this can get access. If you have not already done so and wish to register for this then speak to a receptionist who will print out the log in details required.

Non-urgent advice:

 You can request repeat prescriptions online if you are signed up for online appointment booking.  If you wish to use this service and are not signed up then please enquire about this at reception the next time you are in the practice.

Please note that you have to consult a doctor at the University Health Service before you can use the repeat prescription facility


Family Planning and Well Woman Services.  Questions or concerns with contraception? Worried about sexually transmitted infections? or just need to talk something through? Then call the Dedicated Hotline Monday – Friday 9:00 – 12:00 on 0131 536 1070. Information also available at  or 

NHS Scotland sexual assault self-referral phone service

Turn to SARCS | NHS inform

Family Planning Association  

Helpline Scotland:0141 576 5088        Helpline UK: 0845 310 1334

Click for information on Self Referral for termination


Please note that patients looking to register with a dentist or GP should be directed to NHS Inform for advice by calling 0800 22 44 88 or accessing the website at  The website has a search function to locate the nearest GP or dental practice:  or


If your Optician at home was part of a chain, there will probably be a branch in Edinburgh. Otherwise please look up Yellow Pages or ask a friend or colleague for the name of an optician.

For any eye problem your first port of call should be an Optician,  click here for Lothian Eye Health Network information.
A list of Opticians in South East Edinburgh can be found here


In an Emergency between 08.00 and 18.00 hours, the Practice Duty Doctor can always be contacted by telephoning: 0131-650-2777. Out of hours, (that is between 18.00 and 08.00 hours, at weekends, and on public holidays) Lothian Health Board is responsible for medical care. To contact this service, please phone NHS24 on 111 or visit for more details. (Please also note details under ECS heading on Confidentiality page)

Please note that from 29th April 2014 the  telephone number for NHS 24 changed to 111.

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  


Here you will find information on local services and initiatives and links to other diabetes sites.                                                                                                                                                                           


Asthma UK  Adviceline : 0800 121 62 44    [email protected]


Epilepsy Scotland 
48 Govan Road,
Glasgow, G51 1JL
Helpline email – [email protected]
Freephone helpline 0808 800 2200

Information for students about epilepsy and how to cope while at university including a student guide.
Student Guide (

Epilepsy Action
New Anstey House
Gate Way Drive
Freephone helpline: 0808 800 5050
Helpline text: 0753 741 0044

Useful travel sites

The Health Matters website provides information on a wide range of health issues relating to students. For more details please visit the

You can contact NHS 24 on the following telephone number 111 for advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also visit the (Please also note details under ECS heading on Confidentiality page)

NHS Inform provides a co-ordinated, single source of quality assured health and care information.

Student Counselling provides short-term counselling which is available to all matriculated students of Edinburgh University. The counsellors are experienced and professionally trained and the service they provide is free of charge. For more information please visit the is Edinburgh University Student’ Association drop-in advice centre offering free, confidential and independent advice on a range of issues including money issues, accommodation problems and academic concerns.


Disability Office for Edinburgh University Students  Tel: 0131 650 6828


Useful bus routes

Download a leaflet or log on to

Information on medical cards or medical records can be obtained from Practitioner Services

Local Health Board

(From whom details of primary medical services in the area may be obtained) can be contacted on the address below:

NHS Lothian
2nd  Floor
Waverley Gate
2-4 Waterloo Place
Tel  0131 537 8423