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Community Midwives

Tel: 0131 537 4251

The attached midwife works within a larger team of midwives and is based at Pennywell Resource Centre.

Community Nurses

The District Nursing team are based at Parkgrove Medical Practice. They can be contacted directly on 0131 336 0979 daily 08:00 - 16:00. An answering machine is available if the district nurses are out on calls. This tape is checked at regular intervals during the day. For emergencies after 16:30 call NHS 24 on 111.

Care by Evening and Night Nursing Service is arranged by the district nurses. The district nurses visit patients in their own homes and assess their healthcare needs, providing and co-ordinating a holistic and quality-driven service to patients within the practice. They work closely with carers, GPs, hospitals, hospice services, Social Work, Physiotherapy and Podiatry Services.

The district nursing team would be happy to discuss any further details about the community nursing service in the North West locality of Edinburgh.

Health Visitors

Tel: 0131 537 4202

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Attached Staff

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.  To self refer for muscle, back or joint problems telephone the new NHS Lothian physiotherapy line on 0845 604 0001.

Counselling Service

The practice has a team of attached Counsellors to provide help and support for people with a range of emotional problems. Referrals are made through your GP. There are some self-help booklets available here on Anxiety, DepressionStressManaging Mental HealthRelaxationSelf-Help Mental Health Reading List that you can download in PDF format. 

 
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