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Please stay at home if you can today (1st March). We suggest that you PHONE the surgery rather than try and attend. A doctor will be available to provide advice and assess your condition by phone, and then decide on the safest plan. Thank you.

pathhead pharmacy and Dalkeith pharmacy closed at lunchtime today due to weather conditions. Cameron toll and Boots pharmacy will be open until 7pm this evening.

MEDICATION IMPROVEMENTS - the practice is now running some prescribing improvement projects to ensure that you receive the safest and most cost-effective medications for your conditions. You will receive a letter directly if you are affected by any of these changes.

NEW PATIENTS - the practice is now operating a restricted list. Please look on 'new patient' tab for more information.

PRESCRIPTION CHANGES FROM APRIL 2017 - all prescription requests will now take 4 working days to process. Any urgent requests must go to the duty doctor. The email for ordering prescriptions will cease on Friday 28th May 2017. Please click on the 'prescriptions' tab for more information on how to order your prescriptions.

Clinics & Services

Within the surgery opening hours, the practice provides essential on-going treatment and care to registered patients and temporary residents who are ill or believe themselves to be ill, terminally ill or suffering from chronic disease.  The practice takes into account their specific needs and offers consultation, further treatment and where appropriate referral.  Immediate necessary treatment is also provided for any accident or emergency within the practice area.

The practice provides the following additional services:doctor_baby_girl

  • Cervical Screening
  • Sexual Health Services
  • Vaccinations and Immunisations
  • Child Health Surveillance
  • Maternity Services
  • Wart Clinic (monthly)

Further Services Provided by the Practice are:

  • INR, Lithium and Rheumatology Monitoring
  • Minor Surgery – a range of excisions, cautery & injections
  • Contraception - Nexplanon and Coil fitting
  • Minor Injuries
  • Care for Drug Users
  • Immunisations (influenza & childhood)

Preventative Care

New Patient Appointments

These appointments are recommended for all new patients and consistofgeneral health screening ansyringed advice on any past or present areas of concern, e.g. blood pressure, smoking cessation etc.  Appointments are usually with the practice nurse however if you are on regular medication you should make an initial appointment with a GP.

Promoting Good Health

We run screening programmes with regular reviews with the practice nurse, or in some cases a doctor, and all patients with on going health conditions should receive regular correspondence inviting them to attend for checks.

Travel Advice

We can give up to date advice for those travelling abroad.  A telephone consultation with the nurse is often the most convenient for initial advice.  Please let us know at least 6 weeks before departure where possible.  Please arrange an appointment with the practice nurse at reception.

 
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