Local pharmacies will provide you with help and advice on common health problems, minor ailments and questions about medicines.
Opticians have appointments available for dry, red, sore, watery, sticky or itchy eyes, cycsts and conjunctivitis and the necessary equipment for detailed eye examinations.
Sexual Health Services - The Chalmers Centre provides care and advice including emergency contraception. For appointments and advice call 0131 536 1070 or visit www.lothiansexualhealth.scot.nhs.uk
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2020-2021
The Practice will be open:
Friday 10 April and Monday 13 April 2020
The Practice will be closed on the following Public Holidays
Monday 4th May – May Day (TBC)
Monday 21st September 2020 Autumn Public Holiday
Friday 25th December 2020 Xmas Day
Monday 28th December 2020 Public Holiday
Friday 1st January 2021 New Year’s Day
Monday 4th January 2021 Public Holiday
Urgent Mental Health Support- useful phone numbers:
Mental Health Assessment Service (MHAS) - 0131 537 6000
Breathing Space helpline - 0800 838 587
Samaritans - call free 24/7: 116 123
Edinburgh Crisis Centre - 0808 801 0414
Protected Learning Sessions
The Practice will be closed on selected days throughout the year, from 12.30pm for the whole afternoon. It is important that all Doctors, Nurses and Practice staff receive regular clinical and non-clinical training in protected time to enable the Practice to deliver the best possible care to all its patients. If you need to see a Doctor or get medical advice during this time please telephone NHS 24 on 111 who will be able to help you. We appreciate your understanding.
We will advise you once we know when our next Protected Learning Session is scheduled.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if: