Clinics & Services
All GP practices are contracted to provide “essential services”, that is basic treatment of ill people. We also provide the following additional services:
Child Healthcare Clinic
This is held on Wednesday afternoons with the Doctor conducting development checks. This system is run by appointment.
You should contact the Health Visitors directly on 0131 454 2302 to discuss details of this clinic.
Child Immunisation Clinic
This is held on Wednesday afternoons and is run by appointment only. The appointments are sent out directly from the Child Health Department.
All of the doctors and both practice nurses provide advice on all forms of contraception and emergency contraception. Coils can be inserted at the practice by Dr Rushworth from October 2019 . Contraceptive implants can be administered by Drs Rushworth and Porter
Our practice nurse will advise on travel immunisation and boosters. Please book at least 6 weeks before your intended date of departure. Please note the NHS does not cover certain immunisations and a fee will be charged. Click here to download a travel questionnaire.
Our practice nurse runs a respiratory clinic on a Tuesday afternoon for the monitoring of patients with asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease.
Our doctors can undertake a variety of minor surgical procedures including excision, biopsies and joint injections. These appointments can be booked with Dr Watt.
The Community Midwife Patricia Bell runs a weekly clinic at the surgery on a Tuesday afternoon. This is by appointment only.
New Patient Checks
All patients between the ages of 5 and 75, who are new to the practice, can request a registration check, which is provided by our practice nurses.
It is important that all women aged 20-60 who are eligible for smears present for this examination as regular smears do detect cervical cancer. A letter will be sent to you directly from Lothian Health Board when your smear is due. Once you receive this please make an appointment with our practice.
Psychiatric Clinic/Psychiatric Nurses
We have close co-operation with our psychiatric colleagues. We have access to Community Psychiatric Nurses who provide a service of continuing care and support in the community for those with mental illness.
We also hold contracts with Lothian NHS Board for the following enhanced services:
- an annual flu immunisation programme to protect the elderly and patients at risk
- regular monitoring, by blood and urine tests, for patients on a range of drugs for arthritis and bowel problems
- annual comprehensive reviews for patients with heart disease, diabetes and stroke
- minor surgery including joint injections
- review monitoring for patients with drug abuse problems.