Please note that the Practice will be closed on the following public holidays: Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd January, Friday 19th & Monday 22nd April, Monday 6th May, Monday 16th September, Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th December 2019.
The Practice will also be closed for staff training from 1.00pm on the following Wednesdays: 12 June 2019, 11 September 2019, 13 November 2019, 5 February 2020.
In case of emergency, please telephone 999.
In case of anything urgent, which cannot wait until the surgery reopens, please call 111.
At these clinics the Nurses give advice on the management of asthma, COPD, diabetes, ischaemic heart disease and high blood pressure. They monitor all these conditions as well as checks specific to the condition such as peak flow reading or blood tests.
There is a Community Mental Health Nurse, employed by the Primary Care Organisation, who is available to provide psychological therapy on referral from the doctor.
The Doctors give advice during normal surgery times on all forms of family planning.
Patients over 65 years and those identified in high risk groups are offered immunisation against influenza. Vaccines are normally available from the end of September.Please contact reception.
Antenatal and postnatal care is undertaken by all the Doctors and our team of Community Midwives during regular surgeries or Practice antenatal clinic. In addition, there are parentcraft classes held throughout the year. Please ask the Midwife for more details.
Minor surgical procedures are carried out by the doctors at arranged times.
Under the terms and conditions of the NHS, Craiglockhart Medical Group offers a limited travel service, which is sufficient for advice and protection for travelling within Europe, North America, Australia or New Zealand or single destinations in Africa, Asia and South America.
Please complete the questionnaire and return it to reception as soon as possible and at least 6 weeks prior to departure. If less notice is given, we regret that you will be required to attend a private travel clinic.
Patients travelling to multiple destinations in Africa, Asia or South America will require more specialised advice, which can be provided at a private travel clinic.
A list of private travel clinics can be found here.
If, after attending a private travel clinic, you need vaccinations provided by the NHS i.e. Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio, Typhoid, Hep A and Cholera, these can be done in the Practice.
The Practice can also provide private prescriptions for other vaccinations which will incur a charge.
The Practice does not provide Yellow Fever vaccinations.
Health Protection Scotland have advised that there is currently a global shortage of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines. We may therefore not be able to give you these vaccinations until supplies have been restored (possibly only in 2018). Please speak to one of our Practice Nurses about protecting yourself against Hepatitis A and B during your travels.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Baby clinics are held on Tuesday mornings by appointment only.
Ask your Health Visitor or Midwife for details.
Patchwork Baby Clinic 1:00-3:00pm, Health Education Room, Allermuir Health Centre.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
To self-refer, telephone: 0800 917 9390
Monday-Friday between 9:00am and 6.00pm
They will give you advice and assess you to see if physiotherapy is an option.
Please click here to download a form which must be completed and returned to the clinic of your choice.
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