We do a lot more than patients tend to know about . . .
All GP practices are contracted to provide “essential services”, that is, basic treatment of ill people.
In addition to those basic services we also provide the following “additional services”:
Maternity / Children’s Health
- Child Health Surveillance
- Childhood Vaccinations and Immunisations
- Maternity services (excluding intra partum care)
Routine Checks / Monitoring
- Cervical cytology (smears)
- INR (Warfarin) monitoring
- Lithium monitoring
- Near patient testing
Other Services / Clinics
- Contraceptive services, including IUCD (coil) fitting, Implanon Insertion and removal
- Consultant psychiatry
- Diabetic Clinics
- Influenza immunisations – for over 65s and patients with certain chronic conditions
- Minor surgery
- Minor Injuries
- MSK (Musculoskeletal Services)
- Speech Therapy
- Smoking Cessation
- Vaccination and Immunisations
Management of Drug users
This practice undertakes a drug misuse clinic every Thursday. Patients who require this service must be registered with the practice for normal medical services and will require to speak to a GP prior to utilising this facility.
Independent Advice and Support for all NHS Users
If you have a complaint or enquiry about any NHS Services and would like independent advice and support to pursue it, this can be provided by the Citizen’s Advice Bureau which offer specialist advice from qualified staff who have been employed to liaise with NHS staff.
A leaflet giving further information is also available from the Practice. Your nearest Citizen’s Advice Bureau is at Dalkeith. Contact 0131 654 3688.
Translation or Interpreting Services
NHS Lothian has a contract for Translation or Interpreting Services with the City of Edinburgh Council. If your first language is not English and you think access to an interpreter would be helpful please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.
NHS Living Life Service
0800 328 9655
(Monday – Friday, 1pm – 9pm)
Free Access to a qualified CBT therapist or Guided Self Help Coach
Non NHS Services
Any patient registered with the Practice who requires care and treatment will receive this as part of our contract with NHS Lothian. Services provided under our contract are free of charge to patients.
Medical examinations or report requests for special purposes, eg, HGV drivers, elderly drivers, pre-employment, fitness to undertake sports or insurance reports are not NHS Services and the Practice is therefore entitled to charge a fee for any examination or report requested for these. If you need a medical report or examination for any of these reasons please ask for details of the charges.
Please telephone the receptionist between the hours of 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm for results of any tests you have had done.