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.
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
NHS LOTHIAN SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE
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 www.lothiansexualhealth.scot.nhs.uk or www.healthyrespect.co.uk
Family Planning Association
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 https://www.nhsinform.scot/ The website has a search function to locate the nearest GP or dental practice: https://www.nhsinform.scot/scotlands-service-directory/gp-practices or https://www.nhsinform.scot/scotlands-service-directory/dental-services
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 www.NHS24.com 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
Orchard Brae House
Freephone helpline: 0808 800 2200
New Anstey House
Gate Way Drive
LEEDS LS19 7XY
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 www.healthmatters.ed.ac.uk.
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 NHS24.com. (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 www.student-counselling.ed.ac.uk.
www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/advice 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 www.disability-office.ed.ac.uk
Useful bus routes
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:
2-4 Waterloo Place
Tel 0131 537 8423