NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

 

DUE TO THE ONGOING AND RAPIDLY CHANGING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC WE UNFORTUNATELY HAVE HAD TO STOP OFFERING

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

PLEASE PHONE THE PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE AN URGENT 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.  CALL US ON 0131 668 4547 AND A GP WILL REVIEW YOU BY TELEPHONE.

 

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

 

PRACTICE LIST

 

From Monday 19/10/2020 we will no longer be registering new patients.  We will review this regularly.  Please check www.nhsinform.scot or call 0800 22 44 88 to find a list of other practices in your area.

 

DR  BURNS-BROWN

 

Dr Burns-Brown retired from General Practice on 30/1/2020.  We wish him a long, happy and healthy retirement.

 

PHYSIO - GAVIN FRIZZELL

 

We now have a physiotherapist based in the surgery every wednesday.  Patients are able to self refer to him or book appointments following GP advice.

 

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.

 

ADMIN 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.

 

MEDICAL STUDENTS

 

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.

 

NURSING STUDENTS

 

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.