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As of the 5th April 2018 , South Queensferry's Practice Boundary will

no longer take in the town of Kirkliston.

Existing patients living in Kirkliston will still remain registered but any new patients are asked to register with Kirkliston Medical Practice.

Any change of address which is outside our boundary will result in the patient being notified to register at a practice within their area. We will continue to care for patients outside our boundary in Kirkliston as long as they remain at the address they were registered at before the boundary change took place.


*** NEW CLINICAL STAFF ***

As our patient numbers continue to increase we have employed two new specialist members of staff to assist with the increased demand for appointments:

 

  • Cindy Martin will be our full-time practice Mental Health Nurse who can deal with all mental health conditions including depression, low mood, anxiety, stress; and drug misuse. She is also trained in talking therapies and can prescribe appropriate medication for all of the above ailments.

 

  • Lindsay Brown is our new Advanced Practitioner – a skilled and experienced practitioner who is able to consult on a wide range of acute and chronic medical ailments, prescribe medication, order clinical tests and refer to hospital specialists.

 

If you have any queries, please ask a member of staff for more information.

 

Reception staff will ask you for brief details regarding your reason for an appointment in order to book you an appointment with the most appropriate clinician.

MISSED APPOINTMENTS

During the month of JULY 250 appointments were missed for the doctors and nurses.  This is equivalent to 41 hours of clinical time.

If you are unable to attend your appointment please contact us on 0131 537 4407 to cancel. 

PRESCRIPTION PICK-UPS

In line with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as from 25th May 2018 patients must pick up their own prescriptions and confirm their name, date of birth and address. If you wish another person OR a pharmacy to collect your prescription you must confirm this by completing and returning a Prescription Collection form available from reception or here.

What is GDPR? Click here for more information.

Please read out Privacy Notice for Adults here

and Privacy Notice for 12-16 year olds here.

 

SAMPLES

ALL SAMPLES must be handed to a member of the Reception Team.

They should have a BARCODE on the container with the DATE AND TIME of sample added. Any sample without a BARCODE requires a form to be completed for the doctor.

PHARMACY FIRST

Pharmacy First allows patients to access free advice and/or treatment for uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection in women or Impetigo.  Your pharmacist will ask you about your symptoms in order to give you the right advice.  Please contact the pharmacy of your choice to check if they offer this service.  Please click  Pharmacy First for more information.

 Get the Right Treatment

Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that can be easily resolved without a doctor's appointment.

It is estimated that every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema, and athlete's foot. By visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble. You can find more about other sources of help by following this link.


Online prescription ordering and appointment management 

 

This service offers you the opportunity to book your own appointment with any of our doctors and cancel any existing appointment. You can also order your repeat prescriptions online using this service. We are confident this will offer flexibility and options to suit everyone. To register for this service you need to:

 

  • be 16 and over
  • have access to a computer
  • have a personal email address
  • provide photo ID to register, and
  • complete our registration form available below.

 

Please bring completed form and photo ID to reception to register for this service. To find out more, please contact the surgery.

Vision Online Registration


Serving You

Our staff are here to treat ailments that occur, as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. We also host Citizen's Advice Bureau who hold clinics twice a week.  Contact reception on 0131 537 4407 for further details or to book an appointment.

Access

The building includes wheelchair access and toilet facilities for the disabled.  There is a car park to the front of the building with parking spaces for the disabled. A wheelchair is available for those with difficulty in walking which can be obtained through reception staff. 

 


 

(Site updated 20/08/2018)
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