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More than a Gp’s

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
  • Dietetics
  • Influenza immunisations – for over 65s and patients with certain chronic conditions
  • Minor surgery
  • Minor Injuries
  • Physiotherapy
  • MSK (Musculoskeletal Services)
  • Podiatry
  • 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.

Test Results

To get the results of test organised by your GP, please complete an eConsult (administrative request) and we will get back to you with your result by the end of the next working day.

For test results requested and organised by a hospital doctor or hospital clinic you will need to contact the hospital department directly.

General Practice Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners (GP APPs) or “First Contact Practitioners

Our Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners are Emer at Danderhall and Fionna and Fiona at Newbattle

The GP APP works within a GP practice as part of the primary care team assessing and managing people with muscle, bone or joint symptoms. They provide an alternative to a GP appointment and work as “First Contact” clinicians.

GP APPs provide advanced level assessment and management for people with musculoskeletal (MSK)  symptoms. They can recognise when a condition is not musculoskeletal and take appropriate action (i.e. referring on to the most appropriate service).

Patients can request an appointment with the GP APP through e-consult  or  GPs  and other practice  team members can also request an expert MSK opinion from the GP APP. 

For more information please use the link below.

More Info
(Please note this will take you to an external NHS web page).

Self Help 

You can find advice and exercises below for many musculoskeletal conditions: