Clinics & Services
In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a range of clinics and healthcare services:
Coronary Heart Disease - by appointment with Dr Gillian Price and Sister Karen Nicoll.
Asthma & COPD - by appointment with the in-house Community Pharmacist and Sister Valerie Sargent and Sister Karen Nicoll.
Diabetic Clinic - by appointment with Sister Valerie Sargent.
Wart Clinic - once a month by appointment for those aged 16 years and over.
Minor Surgery - monthly by appointment.
Child Health Clinics - immunisation and developmental clinic by appointment.
Contraceptive Advice - All the doctors and practice nurses are qualified to give contraceptive advice. Please make a routine appointment for this. Dr Price offers intra-uterine contraceptive device fitting and removal and the fitting and removal of contraceptive implants in the surgery.
Maternity Care - You do not need to see your GP if you have done a home pregnancy test. You can refer yourself directly to your midwife by calling 0131 536 2009. You will be given the date of your first appointment with your midwife and the date for your early pregnancy scan. The midwife runs a regular antenatal clinic at the surgery regularly as well a shared care service for pregnant ladies in association with the rest of the health care team and obstetric services. "Preparation for Birth and Parenthood" classes are held by the midwife and health visitors locally.
Baby Weighing Clinic - Staff Nurse Pedi Femi-Olekama is now running a drop-in clinic every second Wednesday of the month from 2pm - 3pm. All babies under 1 year welcome.
Cervical Smears - these can be taken by the practice nurse or by your GP. You will be informed by a standardised letter from NHS Scotland when your smear is due. Please make an appointment to see a practice nurse or GP, making sure that you arrange your appointment when you are in mid-cycle.
Nursing Services – including dressings, blood tests, blood pressure monitoring, stitch removal, ear syringing, first aid, immunisation and smoking cessation.
Physiotherapy Services - Lothian Health provides a comprehensive community and hospital based physiotherapy service and encourages self referral for simple problems or the recurrence of a previous problem. For advice or to self refer for muscle, back or joint problems, telephone the National Musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service (MATS) helpline on 0800 917 9390.
From the 4th Jan 2017 there is a new pilot which will run for 3 months where you can self refer for a walking aid assessment. Click Walk Aid Self Referral Form to download the form.