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BOOK YOUR FLU VACCINATION NOW MORE DATES ADDED FOR DECEMBER ....... CALL RECEPTION ON 01875 320 302

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.

Community Nurses

Patients who are unable to attend the practice will be referred to the district nursing team based in Dalkeith. The team will assist them and their carers to assess, plan and provide the most appropriate care within the home environment and where possible to remain as independent as possible.  This may be short-term e.g., recovering from surgery or may extend over months/years.  The team based in Dalkeith should be contacted directly if you require the Community Nursing Service.

Telephone No. 0131 561 5519. (Answering service when a district nurse is unavailable).

Health Visitors

Health Visitor

A qualified nurse who specialises in Community Health and is trained to work with people of all age groups.  The aims of her work are prevention of disease and the promotion of good health.  She is able to offer support, advice and give information on many health issues.  She can see you either at home or in the surgery.  Her normal days of work are Monday and Tuesday.

Immunisation clinics are provided by a staff nurse on Tuesdays and some Wednesdays.

Telephone No. 01875 320876

(Answering service when health visitor is unavailable)

 

Attached Staff

Midwives - Monday afternoon - Midlothian Patients, Friday morning – East Lothian patients.

Podiatry - services are now based in Dalkeith.

Dietetics - services are based at Roodlands.

 
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