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We are now offering video consultation appointments. These consultations are a great way for the GP to both see and hear you in the current climate where we are trying to give patients the best care we can, whilst abiding by social distancing rules.
You can connect on an iPhone, Android device, PC or laptop as long as you have either Safari or Google Chrome.
Please phone the surgery to book a secure video consultation appointment before clicking on the link below.
Five minutes prior to your appointment time please click on this link:
Click me to access VIDEO CALL SERVICE
Set up your call by entering the required information and ticking the Terms & Agreement box. Please then wait in the virtual waiting room until the doctor answers your call.
Your call will only be answered if you have a pre-booked video consultation appointment.
Please see the NearMe link for more information NHSNearMe
NHS DIGITAL DATA SHARING OPT OUT
We would like to reassure our patients that the proposed extraction of GP data by NHS Digital
does NOT include any patients registered with this practice or in NHS Scotland.
NHS Digital provide services in England so are not able to access any data held in Scotland. You are not
required to opt out as your data is already safe. We take patient confidentiality extremely
seriously and safeguards are in place to protect this, including when data is used for research.
Further information on how NHS Scotland handles your personal information is on the NHS
Inform website: How NHS Scotland handles your personal health information.
We are now offering pre-bookable appointments up to 4 weeks ahead. This allows you to plan routine appointments in advance.
Please ensure if you cannot make your appointment for any reason that you call us to cancel, so that we can then offer your appointment to another patient.
Drop-In Clinics - Over 40's Covid Vaccinations
Drop-in clinics at Lowlands Hall and Pyramids vaccination centres are open for anyone over the age of 40 who needs their first dose of AstraZeneca or their second dose after eight weeks. No appointment is needed.
We encourage everyone who can to get their vaccine as it's our best defense against COVID-19. We're #NotGivingIn
South East Scotland Breast Screening
Breast screening will commence for all women between 50 and 70yrs from mid June until mid August in the Tesco car park, Ferrymuir. Letters will be sent to eligible women from the screening team. They are not screening women over 70yrs at present.
SE Scotland Breast Screening is conscious that South Queensferry screening appointments have been delayed by Covid-19. We have therefore allocated additional early-access screening clinics in Edinburgh on Saturday 12th and Saturday 19th June to compensate. If you would like to have your screening appointment as soon as possible please call 0131 537 7400 to book a Saturday appointment. By booking these appointments you will get your breast screen up to 6 weeks earlier than will be possible on the usual mobile screening unit, and allow your community to be screened as soon as possible. Please also note, there is free parking at the clinic!
As the roll out of COVID-19 Vaccinations continues, we respectfully request that patients do not contact the Practice for details of this programme, as COVID vaccination responsibility does not sit with us.
We have only been tasked with vaccinating those aged 75 or over and those who are shielding and we have completed the first vaccination of these groups in full.
We have no vaccines for anyone out with these groups as they are all being diverted to the mass vaccination centres. For further information please visit the NHS Inform website by clicking here or contact the helpline on 0800 030 8013 or email email@example.com.
If you think you have been missed as part of the vaccination process you can fill out the form on the below link.
Queensferry Care Telephone Befriending Service
During COVID 19 lockdown Queesferry Care have been able to adapt their services to stay connected to their service users. With full training given, volunteers are now able to offer a telephone befriending service as part of our NEW Connecting Communities initiative, supported by funding from Befriending Networks.
This service is available to older people in South Queensferry, Ratho, Ratho Station, Dalmeny, Newbridge and Kirkliston.
Never before has it been so important or as easy to connect.
To access the service or to volunteer please contact us.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Call 0131 331 5570
Queensferry Care Telephone Befriending
Royal Hospital for Children and Young People
This new hospital is now open and located at 50 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh bio Quarter, Edinburgh, EH16 4TJ. Telephone 0131 536 1000. For more details please click on the link below:
Royal Hospital for Chidren and Young People
Organ Donation Legislation Changes 26 March 2021
The law is changing to an opt-out system, also known as deemed authorisation. Members of the public who do not wish to be considered as a donor should opt-out, either on the organ donor register or in another form of writing. For further information please click on the link below:
For more information on the Pharmacy First Service please click here .
If you suffer hayfever symptoms and are registered with a GP practice you can use the Pharmacy First service offered by local community pharmacies. Your local pharmacist will give you advice and provide medicine to treat your hayfever symptoms free of charge. For children under 1 year old with allergies or hayfever symptoms please book a telephone or video appointment with a GP.
You usually only need to see your GP if:
- you can't control your symptoms with over-the-counter medications, or you have troublesome side effects caused by the medication
- you are experiencing persistent complications of hay fever, such as worsening asthma or repeated episodes of sinusitis
- the pattern of your symptoms is unusual, such as occurring during the winter or only at your workplace (it is likely that another substance other than pollen is responsible, and further testing will be needed to confirm this)
For more information and self-help with hay-fever please click on the links below:
If you are female aged between 16 and 60 you can buy antifungal medicine from pharmacies if you have had thrush diagnosed in the past and you know the symptoms.
For more details of symptoms of thrush please click on the link to the NHS website below:
Symptoms of Thrush
Urinary Tract Infections
Woman aged between 16 and 65 with any of the following symptoms can contact any pharmacy to receive treatment for a UTI:
- burning or stinging sensation on passing urine
- need to pass urine urgently
- need to pass urine frequently.
If you are pregnant, have visible blood in your urine or have recurrent UTIs then please contact the surgery to make an appointment with a clinician.
For more details of UTI symptoms please click on the link below:
NHS Lothian is asking anyone with a minor injury to Call MIA first to get advice about minor injuries quickly and safely.
Call MIA is an online video consultation service for patients aged 12 years and over who have an injury less than 14 days old. It is carried out by a qualified Nurse Practitioner who can provide advice in minutes on injuries including:
• strains, sprains and suspected broken bones of arms and legs
• wounds and minor burns
• minor bumps to head and face
• simple eye injuries
• insect bites and stings
A lot of minor injuries can be treated from the comfort of your own home or with the help of a local pharmacist. If you do need to be examined in person, Call MIA will arrange a suitable appointment at a minor injuries service so you don’t need to wait when you attend.
To discuss your injury and arrange an appointment if required call 111 after initial message press 9 to continue then Option 2 and Option 2 again.
If your minor injury is over 14 days old, please contact your local GP.
Children aged 12 years and under should attend one of the services at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (located next to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France), Western General Hospital or St John’s Hospital.
(Site updated 17/06/2021)