Road Closure - Riccarton Mains Road

We have been made aware that road closures are planned for Riccarton Mains Road over the next few weeks, starting Tues 19 January:

 

  • 19-27 Jan – Riccarton Mains Road closed from Garden Centre to Rail Bridge – patients coming from Currie/Balerno/Juniper Green can enter campus from Curriehill Road via the West Gate.  Unfortunately this is ONE WAY only.  When leaving, patients would need to exit campus from main roundabout and head left to the A71.
  • 27 Jan-3 Feb – Lane closure from Rail Bridge to Campus entrance
  • 3-10 Feb – Temporary traffic lights from Campus entrance to Park & Ride

Flu Vaccinations

The Practice has a small supply of Flu Vaccine available. Eligible patients who did not attend a central clinic, but who wish to be vaccinated, should telephone the surgery to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse. Alternatively patients can still get their Flu vaccination at various pharmacies – all the info can be found by visiting https://www.nhsinform.scot/flu Please follow the guide, and you will see the list of participating pharmacies.


Covid-19 Vaccinations

We are delighted to have started our COVID19 Vaccination Clinics.

GPs have been asked to provide vaccines for those aged 80 and over, moving on to those aged 75 – 79 and then those who are shielding.   

You can find out more about the priority groups by clicking here

All other groups will be offered appointments via Health Board run services by letter.

The delivery of the vaccine is in small batches and we are not certain when these will arrive. As soon as we have supplies of vaccine our team will contact you to arrange an appointment. 

There is no need for you to contact the practice as we will be in touch with those eligible.  If you have any questions about the COVID Vaccine, please visit NHS Inform by clicking here, or call the national helpline 0800 030 8013 which is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.


Further information is available at:

www.publichealthscotland.scot/covidvaccinegp

www.publichealthscotland.scot/covidvaccinehcw

www.publichealthscotland.scot/covidvaccinescw


Important Patient Information - Changes to Procedures due to CORONAVIRUS

For routine health advice or for minor ailments

To aid us in minimising the spread of infection we have moved to telephone consultations rather than face-to-face appointments, where possible. Please consider using your local pharmacy or NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot as your first point of contact.

Local pharmacies provide a minor ailments service which deals with many common conditions.

Please note ALL eye problems should be directed to an optician and not a GP.

Similarly ALL dental problems should be directed to a dentist and not a GP.

 If you do need an appointment please book it by telephone rather than turning up in person

  • Please only enter the premises if you have an appointment or collecting a prescription
  • If attending for an appointment please wear a face covering
  • Attend alone if possible
  • Arrive on time for appointments (no more than 5mins beforehand)
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided upon arrival
  • Do not use the toilet facilities unless absolutely necessary

Please maintain social distancing measures when at reception

Your assistance in these areas is greatly appreciated

If you have a fever, cough or loss or change to your sense of smell or taste DO NOT ENTER the Health Centre and you MUST self isolate for 10 days.

If you’ve developed symptoms (however mild), stay at home for 10 days from the start of your symptoms and arrange to be tested. Do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital. 

You should remain at home until you get the result of the test, and then follow the advice you will be given based on the result. 

If you are severely unwell or breathless then you should consult NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot and phone NHS 24 on 111 as first point of contact.

We are constantly reviewing the way in which we provide our services and thank you for your patience and co-operation during these exceptional circumstances. 

The Practice is a non-limited partnership and was founded in 1994 having originally functioned as a branch surgery of Currie Group Practice since 1971. We provide the full range of General Medical Services under the National Health Service as well as other non-NHS services as detailed in this leaflet. The Practice also largely constitutes the University Health Service for Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

We aim to provide a high quality, caring service to improve the health and wellbeing of all our patients.

Emergencies

In an emergency, click here

Getting Here

The Practice is well serviced by public transport – Lothian Regional buses 25, 34, 35, 45 and First Bus 63.

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