St Leonards Medical Centre
Tel: 0131 668 4547
Flu vaccinations 2022/23
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
St Leonards GPs
Dr David Boag MB ChB, MRCGP
Dr Jennie Ling MB ChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr Martin Slattery MB ChB, BSc(hons), MRCGP
Dr Allison Thomas MB ChB, MRCGP, DOccMed
Dr Birgit Hauffe MB ChB, BSc(hons), DTMH, DRCOG, DCH, MRCGP
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 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.