The Practice is continually reviewing the way in which appointments are booked and how patients have contact with their GP. Currently majority of our appointments are by telephone, where possible. Please be patient with our staff while they try to accommodate requests.
Please still consider using your local pharmacy or NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot as your first point of contact. If you do need an appointment please book it by telephone rather than turning up in person.
COVID 19 VACCINATIONS
Heriot Watt University is hosting an NHS Vaccination Centre in the Ground Floor area of the Postgraduate Centre at the Edinburgh Campus.
The Vaccination Centre will offer a drop–in service for all students, staff and the local community and will operate between 12 – 7pm during welcome week (Monday 6th – Friday 10th September) and week one of the new academic year (Tuesday 14th – Sunday 19th September). Please note you do not need an appointment or be registered with a GP to get your vaccine.
Arrangements for a mobile vaccination centre for international students at the Scottish Borders Campus are also being planned in partnership with NHS Borders.
While having the vaccine doesn’t eliminate the risk of Coronavirus, by both you and your loved ones having it, it does reduce the impact of the virus.
If you are travelling to the University from overseas and have not had the vaccine in your home country yet, there is no legal requirement for international arrivals into the UK to have had the Covid-19 vaccine. You will able to get the vaccine in the UK. In addition to the on-campus drop-in facility, clinic locations can be found on the NHS Lothian website: Drop-in Vaccination Clinics
Drop in clinics are available for everyone aged over 16 years at all mass vaccination sites and local community locations
Please see link on right hand panel for all other COVID 19 information
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.
The Practice is well serviced by public transport – Lothian Regional buses 25, 34, 35, 45 and First Bus 63.
(Site updated 08/09/2021)