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Additions to Pharmacy First Scheme

From 15th June there are two new conditions covered by the Pharmacy First Scheme. Pharmacy First is an NHS Scotland service by which patients can attend their local community pharmacy for a variety of minor illnesses, without the need for an appointment, rather than attending their GP surgery. You can read more about the service […]

Get a record of your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status

You can obtain a record of your vaccination status, for travel purposes, by either: calling the COVID status helpline on 0808 196 8565 between 10am and 6pm. Or by requesting it through the NHSinform website.www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/after-your-vaccine/get-a-record-of-your-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-status Please note you either need to have the username and password you were allocated on your NHS Lothian invitation letter (you […]

Submitting images

Since the start of the COVID-19 restrictions, and the need for increased telephone consultations, the Practice has set up a system to allow patients to submit skin lesion/rash/wound photos in via this website so a GP or nurse can review them. Please be aware that this functionality is NOT to be used without first being […]

COVID-19 Vaccination and Blood Clotting

The UK vaccination programme has been very successful with more than 30 million people vaccinated and more than 6,000 lives already saved. What is the concern? There have been reports of extremely rare conditions involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after AstraZeneca vaccine. Around 4 people develop this condition for every million doses of AZ […]

Information about your recovery after COVID-19

As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind. These changes should get better over time, though some may take longer than others. There are things you can do to help and we want to make sure […]

COVID Vaccination Update 16-Mar-2021

The Practice is currently in between dose 1 and dose 2 of the covid vaccination programme. We will soon be calling the patients who received their first dose from us to schedule their second. In the meantime, the health board has been progressing through their priority lists, as per the information on NHS Inform: www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/who-will-be-offered-the-coronavirus-vaccine […]

Review of Long Term Conditions

Normal procedure in the Practice is for patients with certain specific long term conditions (such as asthma or COPD, heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy etc.) to receive an invite from the practice to make a review appointment with one of our Practice Nursing Team, usually around their birthday (so that the invites are spread […]

COVID Vaccination Update 25-Feb-2021

We are delighted to advise that we have now vaccinated the majority of patients aged 75 and over and those who are shielding. Our housebound patients have also been vaccinated by either the Practice or by a Community Nurse. All other groups are being offered appointments via Health Board run services by letter. You can […]

COVID Vaccination Update 01-Feb-2021

Clinics for patients aged 80 and over, aged 75-79 and patients know to be shielding We are delighted to advise that we are progressing well with our COVID19 Vaccination Clinics. GPs have been asked to provide vaccines for those aged 80 and over, those aged 75 – 79 and those who are shielding. All other […]

COVID Vaccine Update 22-Jan-2021

Clinics for patients aged 80 and over, aged 75-79 and patients know to be shielding We are delighted to advise that we successfully carried out our first vaccination clinic on Wednesday 13th January when we invited some of the most elderly from our list of patients aged 80 and over. We are currently planning our next […]

COVID Vaccination Update 11-Jan-2021

Clinics for Patients aged 80 and over We are delighted to say that we hope to soon be in a position to start vaccinating all of our patients aged 80 and over. We are currently awaiting our first delivery of the vaccine. We will receive our supply of vaccines in small batches over the weeks […]

COVID Vaccine Update 30-Dec-2020

As previously advised General Practice will be responsible for immunising their mobile patients aged 80 and over as soon as the vaccine is available. We have heard in the news today that the Oxford Astra Zeneca COVID vaccine has now been approved for use in the UK by regulators. Supplies have not yet been distributed […]

COVID Vaccination Update 18-Dec-2020

General Practice will be responsible for immunising their mobile patients aged 80 and over as soon as a vaccine is available. The Pfizer COVID vaccine currently being used to immunise frontline health and social care staff is not suitable, in practical terms, for immunising patients within a general practice setting. The AstraZeneca COVID vaccine is […]

Coorie in for Christmas

Coorie DEFINITION: from coor, a Scots word to nestle or snuggle The above booklet has been produced in a collaboration between Thrive Edinburgh and Health in Mind. It contains tips for keeping well during the festive period, craft and recipe ideas as well as information and useful contacts for mental health support available . Christmas […]