EMERGENCIES ONLY

 

Due to our server being upgraded, we will have no computer access on the afternoon of Friday 2/11/18 and the full day of Monday 5/11/18.

 

We will not be seeing routine patients on these days as we will have no access to medical records or the facilities to print prescriptions. 

 

We appreciate your co-operation during this time.

 

We will be running normal clinics from Tuesday 6/11/18.

 

RESTRICTED LIST

 

From Tuesday 18th September 2018, we will no longer be registering new patients.  If you are unable to find a GP in your area, please contact Practitioner Services on 0131 275 7038 for assistance.

 

We will review this situation regularly.

 

DR ELIZABETH BELL

 

Dr Bell no longer works at St Leonards.  We wish her well in her new career.

 

 

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.

 

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.