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Please note : Entry to Leith Surgery is by Appointment Only

COVID Symptoms -If you think you have COVID like symptoms please follow the advice on nhsinform website

Flu Vaccination.  For more information please click the Flu Vaccine tab under further information on right hand side of home page. This year patients will be sent notification from Lothian Health Board where they can go to have their flu injection.   Please do not call the surgery regarding flu vaccination appointments .  PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY. for advice call 0800 22 44 88

 

 

For further information on Corona virus please click on COVID19 advice and information link on the right hand side of the page

 

 

 

 

NO TESTING is available at the practice in ANY CIRCUMSTANCES and that we must follow Health Protection Scotland advice

We have closed our Emergency surgery from Monday 16th March until further notice. If you feel you require to see a GP urgently, please phone on the day and a GP will call you back to discuss how best to manage your situation

Please follow the advice on NHS inform or call 0800 028 2816 DO NOT ATTEND LEITH SURGERY

If the helpline has asked you to call us or for any other enquiry we will triage your call.

 As demand is high please be patient and kind to our staff, thank you

 

Physiotherapy

GP Advanced Physiotherapy (APP) role

What is a GP APP?

A new role supported by Scottish Government aiming to free-up GP time which aims to be patient centred, cost effective and to provide tailor made expert MSK assessment and advice.

During the outbreak of Covid-19 the NHS Inform MSK helpline has been suspended. We can reassure you that the Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner will be available to discuss musculo-skeletal problems such as: joint or muscle pains; sprains and strains; as well as low back and neck pain via a telephone consultation for anyone over the age of 16.

Following your appointment, supporting information and resources useful for your recovery can be sent to you. Further medical help can also be arranged if required.

Benefits for patients

  • Quick, timely access to specialist advise
  • Accessing the most appropriate care pathway at the right time
  • Longer appointment times (20 minutes)
  • Empowerment to self manage
  • Opportunity to gain lifestyle/physical activity advise

Benefits for GPs

  • Less musculo-skeletal (MSK) appointments
  • More time to manage complex medical cases
  • Sharing of skills in-house

Benefits for the NHS

  • Less testing and prescribing
  • Reduced secondary care referrals
  • Shorted waiting times in secondary care
  • Improved conversion rate to surgery when referrals are required.

Call the surgery on 0131 554 6471

 

 



 
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