Welcome to the Grange Medical Group, a Training and Teaching Practice
Flu Vaccination Programme
The winter vaccination programme has started. If you are eligible for a free flu vaccine, you will get a letter from NHS Scotland. This will either give you an appointment date and time at one of the flu vaccination clinics in Lothian, or instruct you to make an appointment using an online portal. You can find out if you’re in a priority group eligible for a flu vaccine on NHS inform
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE PRACTICE AS WE ARE UNABLE TO ADVISE ON HOW TO GET FLU OF COVID VACCINATIONS
If you are eligible for a COVID booster, you may get this at the same time as your flu jab, but this is not guaranteed, and you may have to attend two separate appointments.
If you have received a letter with an appointment that you are unable to attend, you can rearrange your appointment online at https://www.nhsinform.scot/flu-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/rearrange-your-flu-vaccine-appointment. Alternatively you can call the Lothian helpline on 0300 790 6296 for assistance with re-booking.
If you are housebound, your jabs will be given to you by the housebound team, and they will be in touch to arrange this. Unfortunately the practice is unable to arrange this for you.
Register for Online Prescription Ordering
Our new online ordering is available to patients over 16 years. You can:
- Order active repeat prescriptions,
- Order other medication/expired repeats (acutes), and
- View status of request and messages from practice
Complete a form to register for this service and bring it into the practice along with photo ID. You will be contacted when we have updated your details with the link and details you need to place your prescription order.
Please allow 48 hours between ordering and collection.
OPENING HOURS - CORONAVIRUS
From 24 March 2020, the practice will be closed everyday between 1 - 2pm.
The practice opens at 8am and closes at 6pm. All GP consultations will be by telephone initially. Please do not come to the practice unless advised to do so.
We also offer evening appointments once a week (usually Tuesday) for patients who need to discuss results with a GP outwith normal working hours.
Prescriptions can be left in the RED box outside. **Please nominate a pharmacy to collect it from on top right of your request.
Thank you for your patience during these difficult times.
ROYAL HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Children’s Emergency Department at RHCYP
The Emergency Department is located in BioQuarter 2. Please do not attempt access from the main hospital entrance. This information and a map is also available on the RHCYP website: Departments & Services | Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (nhslothian.scot)
PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE PRACTICE UNLESS ADVISED BY A GP
CHECK OUT THE LATEST GUIDANCE ON THE LINKS PROVIDED
IF YOU HAVE A SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERN PLEASE CALL TO DISCUSS THIS WITH A GP/ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER
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 patients confidentially 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:
Stop the spread of Covid-19 in Edinburgh
Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways we can all help keep people safe and stop the spread of COVID-19 in Edinburgh. Infection rates are rising across Edinburgh, so we’d like to remind people how they can get tested in Edinburgh, even if they’ve been vaccinated. Click for more information.