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What is GDPR?

GDPR is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed, kept safe and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. The regulation applies from 25 May 2018. GDPR will supersede the Data Protection Act 1998 which the practice already complies with but strengthens many of it’s principle.

You can find more information on the further information tab under the heading 'GDPR'. We have all of this information displayed in the patient notice board in the practice. If you have any questions then please speak to the Practice Manager.

New Physiotherapist service - We now have two Specialist Physiotherapists based at Pathhead Medical Centre. They can be booked as an alternative to an appointment with the GP, for people with a muscle, bone or joint problem. There is no need to see the GP first.

Contact reception and they will ask you a few questions to make sure you are allocated an appointment with the most appropriate person.

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.

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.

When We Are Closedtelephone_brown

This practice does not provide services out with the normal practice hours.  Services during the hours of 18:00 to 08:00 Monday to Friday and from 18:00 on Friday to 08:00 on Monday are provided by NHS Lothian, who also provide services on specified public holidays.  A notice regarding public holidays will be displayed in advance.

To access the out-of-hours service telephone NHS 24 on 111 where an experienced NHS 24 nurse will assess your symptoms and provide advice to help look after yourself at home.  If you need further assessment or treatment, either from a GP or at a local hospital, NHS 24’s nurse will arrange this for you with existing local services.

 

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

 
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