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.

 

RESTRICTED LIST

 

As of 24/03/2017, we will no longer be accepting new patient registrations.  We will monitor this situation regularly.

 

If you are unable to find a local GP, please contact Lothian Health Board on 0131 275 7038 for further advice. 

 

ELIZABETH BELL

 

With a heavy heart we said goodbye to Dr Iliffe on December 1st 2016.   Dr Elizabeth Bell joined our team permanently at that time. 

 

BETH CRANE

 

Our practice nurse Anne Ritchie retired on 11/8/16 and we welcome Beth Crane to the team.

 

ANNE HAS RETIRED

 

After almost 25 years at the surgery, our practice manager/practice nurse Anne Ritchie has retired.  She has been a valued and much loved member of our team and we wish her a long and happy retirement.

 

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 fourth 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.