About us

FLU VACCINATIONS 2020/21

 

Flu vaccinations will NOT be given at the surgery this year. 

 

For more information on how to get the flu vaccine please go to the following link www.nhsinform.scot/flu

 

There will be a drive through service operating at Easter Road Stadium, 12 Albion Place, EH7 5QG on the following dates:  Sunday 18/10/20, Saturday 24/10/20, Sunday 25/10/20, Saturday 31/10/20, Sunday 1/11/20, Saturday 7/11/20, Sunday 8/11/20

 

You can attend on any of these dates if you are eligible for a flu vaccination.  To help with queueing and traffic flow, timeslots have been allocated by surname.  Please come at the time next to the first letter of your surname.  If there is more than one person in the car, come at the time allocated by the surname of the driver.

 

A-B - 9.00am-10.00am

C-D - 10.00am-11.00am

E-H - 11.00am-12.00pm

I-L - 12.00pm - 1.00pm

M-N - 1.00pm-2.30pm

O-R - 2.30pm-3.30pm

S-U - 3.30pm-4.30pm

V-Z - 4.30pm-5.30pm

 

If you are unable to attend the drive through, there is also the option to attend community pharmacies.  Please contact your local pharmacy for vaccination arrangements.

 

Additionally, Flu vaccinations walk-ins will take place at the Conan Doyle Medical Centre on the 18th, 25th October and 1st of November.  

 

You can attend on any of these dates if you are eligible for a flu vaccination.  To help with queueing, timeslots have been allocated by surname.  Please come at the time next to the first letter of your surname.

 

A-B - 9.00am-10.00am

C-D - 10.00am-11.00am

E-H - 11.00am-12.00pm

I-L - 12.00pm - 1.00pm

M-N - 1.00pm-2.30pm

O-R - 2.30pm-3.30pm

S-U - 3.30pm-4.30pm

V-Z - 4.30pm-5.30pm

 

We understand that this change in service may be challenging and would encourage any feedback to be made to edinburghprimarycaresupportteam@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk 

 

 

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

 

DUE TO THE ONGOING AND RAPIDLY CHANGING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF PATIENTS AND NHS STAFF WE UNFORTUNATELY HAVE HAD TO STOP OFFERING

THE OPEN ACCESS SURGERY IN THE MORNING (8.30-10AM) AS WELL AS PREBOOKABLE GP APPOINTMENTS

NHS 111 HAS AN ONLINE CORONAVIRUS SERVICE AND HELPLINE (0800 028 2816) THAT CAN TELL YOU IF YOU REQUIRE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND ADVISE YOU.

DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY OR VISIT THE PHARMACY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE CORONAVIRUS.

PLEASE PHONE THE PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE A SEPARATE MEDICAL ISSUE OR WISH TO ARRANGE PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION

0131 668 4547

WE WILL OPERATE A TELEPHONE TRIAGE SYSTEM TO OFFER ADVICE AND/OR OFFER AN APPOINTMENT IF CLINICALLY APPROPROATE.

 

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING NEW COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR FEVER DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY.  VISIT www.nhsinform.scot AND ARRANGE A TEST.

 

WE APOLOGISE FOR THE TEMPORARY CHANGE BUT HOPE YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS DUE TO THE UNPRECEDENTED PROBLEM THIS DISEASE IS PRESENTING.

 

ST LEONARDS GPs

Dr David Boag MB ChB, MRCGP

Dr Jennie Ling MB ChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH

Dr Allison Thomas MB ChB, MRCGP, DOccMed

Dr Martin Slattery BSc(hons) MB ChB MRCGP

 

REGULAR LOCUMS

 

Dr Birgit Hauffe

Dr Iona Dias

 

ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER

 

Trudi Gallacher

 

THE NURSING TEAM

 

Practice Nurse: Heather Packwood can be seen by appointment only from Monday to Thursday. Heather is available to carry out blood tests, dressings, new patient interviews, ear syringing and many more skilled procedures. In addition she participates in the management of various chronic diseases.

 

Practice Nurse: Beth Crane can be seen by appointment only. She is here Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.  Beth is available to carry out blood tests, dressings, injections, smears and other skilled procedures.

Health Visitor: There are health visitors attached to the practice, however they are based elsewhere.

Tel: 0131 666 5171

 

Midwives are now based at Lauriston Building

Tel: 0131 536 3517

Distric Nurse: We have a team of experienced community staff nurses.  They are based outwith the surgery.

 

Tel: 0131 666 5178

 

ADMINISTRATION TEAM


Practice Manger: Kelly Anderson

Phone: 0131 668 4547


Senior Receptionist: Anne Drummond
Receptionists: Kerray Ranken, Lesley Aird, Rachel Angus and Kayla Stuart, Emma Millar and Ada Logara.

The practice staff have a wealth of experience of their own and can help you with many queries.

Please be patient as they can be very busy.