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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.

Emergency Care - Sandpiper Bag


Following pre-hospital emergency care GP training in May 2013, Pathhead Medical Centre has now been approved for the provision of a “Sandpiper Bag” – a standardized portable and effective immediate medical care kit. New_Image

The bag will be provided by charitable funds raised by the Sandpiper Trust which was set up in memory of Sandy Dickson, a 14 year old boy who tragically drowned in August 2000. The Trust does a remarkable job in raising funds to buy such bags, at around £1000 per bag.  750 Sandpiper bags have now been distributed throughout rural Scotland.

The aim of the Sandpiper Trust is to help save lives in Scotland by improving immediate care especially in the remote and rural areas. The administering of rapid and appropriate medical intervention to a patient during the critical “Golden Hour” contributes to an increase in positive patient outcomes - in simple words – more lives are now being saved.

For more information about the project go to

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