St Leonards Medical Centre
Tel: 0131 668 4547
From Monday 20/9/21 we will no longer be accepting new patients. This will be monitored regularly. Please check nhsinform.scot or call 0800 22 44 88 for details of other local practices.
Flu vaccinations 2021/22
The way you will get your flu vaccine this year has changed.
People aged 70 or over will now be sent a letter by the national booking system with details of an appointment at a vaccination centre.
From now on, GP practices will not administer the Flu jab. Across Scotland, Health and Social Care Partnerships are taking on this role in line with the GP Contract agreed by BMA Scotland on behalf of Scottish GPs. This change has been agreed to relieve pressure on GP practices. As a result your local practice will not offer any flu vaccinations or handle any booking queries for people in eligible groups.
Instead, the flu vaccine will be delivered by the four Health and Social Care Partnerships in Lothian - East Lothian; Midlothian; Edinburgh and West Lothian.
If you require further information or you need to rearrange your appointment, please contact the helpline on your appointment invitation or the local enquiry line on 0300 790 6296.
Please do not contact your GP.
You can find out more on the websites of the Health and Social Care Partnerships or on NHS Inform
Please do not contact your GP Practice to ask for a Covid vaccination passport or status certificate – they will not be able to provide any standard document. International certification standards have not yet been agreed.
Novel Coronavirus Surgery Changes
Due to the ongoing and rapidly changing Coronavirus pandemic and to ensure the safety of patients and NHS Staff, we have unfortunately had to stop offering the following.
NHS 111 has an ONLINE CORONAVIRUS SERVICE and Helpline (0800 028 2816) that can tell you if you require medical assistance, or advise you.
It is important that 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 appropriate.
If you are experiencing a 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 changes, but hope you understand this is due to unprecedented problems the virus is presenting.
St Leonards GPs
Dr David Boag MB ChB, MRCGP
Dr Jennie Ling MB ChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr Martin Slattery BSc(hons) MB ChB MRCGP
Dr Allison Thomas MB ChB, MRCGP, DOccMed
Dr Birgit Hauffe
Dr Iona Dias
Advanced Nurse Practitoner
The Nursing Team
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.
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
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
District Nurse: We have a team of experienced community staff nurses. They are based outwith the surgery.
Tel: 0131 666 5178
Practice Manger: Kelly Anderson
Phone: 0131 668 4547
Senior Receptionist: Anne Drummond
Receptionists: Lesley Aird, Rachel Angus, Emma Millar, Gill Prew and Nicola Clarkson
Clinical PA: Kerray Ranken
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.