Our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not use this email address for sending us any clinical information or requesting an appointment. This is not a safe way to contact your doctor for clinical advice and will not be acted on for this reason.
Vaccination changes from 1st April in General Practice
From April1st 2022 vaccinations including shingles, pneumovac and travel will no longer be done in General Practice. Flu Vaccinations were removed in Edinburgh in 2020. If you are eligible for a shingles or pneumovac you will be contacted by the Lothian vaccination team. Further information will be provided by us as we receive it. Please find below a link to information to the Travel vaccine Service
NHS Lothian Travel Clinics - Travel Clinics
REGIONAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES UNIT Our specialist travel clinics can provide you with information, vaccination and medication tailored to your trip. The Delivery of Travel Vaccines in Scotland is Changing. To try and help manage the GP workload and make sure GPs are using their skills in the best way the Scottish Government along with the GPs agreed that giving vaccination should be moved
You are now able to self refer for an ear syringing appointment.
The Local CTAC (Community Treatment And Care) service situated at Sighthill and Allermuir Medical Centres can be contacted by phone on 0131 537 7205. This is an automated service where you will be asked to leave your details and an letter with an appointment will be sent out in the post. Or you can email with your name, date of birth, address and your registered practice to CTAC.email@example.com. treatment with oil for 2 weeks is still recommended as the initial non intervention treatment
Public Holiday Closures
Please phone NHS24 on 111 or 999 for any medical emergencies if we are closed.
Friday 3rd June 2022
Monday 19th September 2022
Monday 26th December 2022
Tuesday 27th December 2022
Monday 2nd January 2023
Tuesday 3rd January 2023
How are GP Practices working
GP practices are open
Since the pandemic, health services must operate differently to protect everyone. It’s important to maintain safe infection control and minimise unnecessary physical contact where possible. This means there are now more ways for you to access care.
What has changed?
All appointments are being triaged. This helps keep you safe and makes sure that those who need to be seen in person are prioritised. We will see everyone in person who needs to be seen.
What is triage?
This is an assessment to decide, with your agreement, whether it is best for you to be:
- Seen in person, or
- Given advice over the phone or via video consultation, or
- Helped by another healthcare provider such as a community pharmacist, physiotherapist, dentist or optician.
Why do receptionists ask questions?
GP reception staff are a vital part of the health care team and are there to triage enquires.
You don’t have to tell them anything that makes you uncomfortable, however they can help you get the most appropriate appointment as quickly as possible. All the information they handle is treated confidentially.
I wanted to see my GP, so why am I seeing someone else?
Many GP practice teams include, or are supported by, nurses, advanced nurse practitioners (who can diagnose and treat health conditions), occupational therapists, pharmacists, physiotherapists and link workers.
By using the skills of each healthcare professional we can ensure you are assessed as quickly as possible by the right person.
What about emergencies?
Always dial 999 in a life-threatening emergency.
If you need help with minor injuries or urgent care when your GP practice is closed dial NHS 24 on 111.
Where else can I get help?
Visit www.nhsinform.scot for advice on common symptoms and a list of local services or speak to your pharmacist first for advice on minor illnesses.
- for minor injuries
- for urgent mental health advice and guidance
- if you’re too ill to wait for your GP or dentist #to open.
Please be patient
Our health services are under enormous pressure, but we are open and here if needed. Please work together with us to make sure you get the right care, in the right place, at the right time by the appropriate health professional for your needs.
Ramp access is available at the front of the building and there is also disabled access within the patient toilet. Hearing Loop is available on request.
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