From Monday 11/11/19 we will be accepting new patients as long as you live within our practice catchment area. Please bring along proof of address and photographic ID.
Dr Burns-Brown will be retiring from general practice on Thursday 30/1/20. If anyone would like to make an appointment to see him before he goes, his days of work are now Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
DR AMELIA SHELDON
Dr Sheldon is now on maternity leave and will be back with us next summer. We wish her all the best with her new arrival. Her sessions will be covered by Dr Hauffe who has been a regular locum with us for some time.
DR MARTIN SLATTERY
We welcomed Dr Martin Slattery to our team in September 2018. He will be with us on a Tuesday morning and all day Wednesday and Friday.
DR ALLISON THOMAS
We welcomed a new GP to our practice team in May 2018. Dr Thomas is an experienced GP and will be available for booked appointments on a Monday and Thursday afternoon as well as open access on a Wednesday and Thursday.
REPEAT PRESCRIPTION TURNAROUND
Due to the ever increasing practice numbers and consequential workload, we have deemed it necessary to increase the turnaround for processing of repeat prescriptions from one working day to two.
Any prescriptions requested online outwith normal surgery hours will not be received until the following working day and the two working days required will begin from that time.
The role of GP is constantly changing to involve more and more paperwork. Therefore there may be occasional days when your chosen GP may not be available in open access surgery due to taking an admin day. We don't have a set rota for this at the moment but if you want to check whether your own GP will be available we recommend that you call the day before attending and we will be able to advise you.
We are actively involved in teaching sixth year medical students from Edinburgh University. They are attached for 3 weeks at a time.
This allows them to gain experience, and we would occasionally ask you to be seen by a student, supervised by one of your regular doctors.
Thank you for your help with this vital part of their training.
In addition we teach nurses who are students on the Practice Nurse course. These nurses are already experienced qualified nurses who are learning the skills required to become a Practice Nurse.