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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.

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Paramedic Specialist Practitioner joining the team

We welcome Specialist Paramedic Practitioner Donald Blackie to the clinical team from October 2017. He will be working alongside the duty doctor to assess patients with acute illness in the surgery and on home visits, and we look forward to benefitting from his extensive experience. 

Four working days for a prescription request

The practice has now increased to four working days before you can collect your prescription. As the list size has increased the practice needs to look at some of our systems and processes.  Please make sure to order your medication in enough time. If you have something urgent this request will be directed to the duty doctor.

New Registrations

We are currently closed to new registrations. We are operating on a restricted list. Please look at the 'new patients' tab for more information.

  

FLU CLINICS - A flu vaccine is available for free on the NHS for:

  • anyone over the age of 65 

  • pregnant women

  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or lung disease)

  • children and adults with weakened immune systems

  • carers

 

Health and Care Experience Survey

We would like to thank all our Patients who participated in the above survey.  To view the result of the survery, click on the link below

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/GPPatientExperienceSurvey/Survey1314/GPaccess1314

April is Bowel Screening Month.  Our focus this month is on encouraging patients to take up the offer of screening for Bowel Cancer.  Please see the article under Further Information for details.

Emergency Sandpiper Bag now here

Our practice now has a 'Sandpiper Bag' to help provide immediate care in rural areas.  See Further Information for details on the benefits this can offer.

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