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COVID VACCINE INFORMATION

CLOSED 4TH MAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY in an emergency dial 999 for urgent medical advice call NHS 24 on 111

COVID Vaccine Passports

 

We are aware that nhs staff, and in particularly vaccinators, have been fielding a number of questions regarding the provision of COVID passports for patients. We are now appealing to the public not to ask our staff for these at vaccination centres and to not contact their GP Practice to ask for a COVID vaccination passport or status certificate.

 

The Scottish Government is working to support the re-opening of international travel once it is safe to do so. It is also working with the other UK Nations and with the World Health Organisation to agree on potential future COVID certification requirements for international travel.

 

We would  point patients to the COVID FAQs on the NHS Lothian website if they wish to find out more information.

Unpaid Carers.  Who qualifies as an unpaid carer, for more information click on the COVID 19 advice and information tab on the right hand side of this page

 

  1. Patient contact number for Flow Centre Minor Injuries is 0300 790 6267

 for further information on who should attend the minor injury assessment  please click minor illness tab on this page 

COVID Symptoms -If you think you have COVID like symptoms please follow the advice on nhsinform website For further information on Corona virus please click on COVID19 advice and information link on the right hand side of the page

EU citizens should visit www.gov.scot/stayinscotland for advice re the UK governments Settlement Scheme before 30th June 2021

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

 

During the pandemic Any appointment booked on line will be for a telephone consultation with a GP or Nurse

please ensure you add your telephone number

Our receptions are here to help you to see the right person for your needs. Please don't be offended if they ask what the problem is when you call to make an appointment

We use an online appointments system.  You will be able to book/cancel appointments on line via this website https://myvisiononline.co.uk/vpp/login.jsp    

You need to register for this system by coming into the surgery, completing a form and providing proof of ID and address

Call the surgery to book a smear appointment with a Practice Nurse or if you need an interpreter. Please do not book via the online appointment service

Routine appointments can be booked with GPs, nurses and healthcare assistant, Monday - Friday throughout the day by telephoning on 0131 554 6471 or in person at reception.

For patients registered with the practice - if you feel you cannot wait for a routine appointment please tell the receptionist.  We run an open emergency surgery each morning from 8.50am to 9.20am and always have a duty doctor available from 08:00 to 18:00 for urgent advice.

Our routine appointments are 10 minutes.  When you book an appointment with the nurse you will be asked the reason this is because the nurses keep longer appointments for certain conditions, investigations and treatments.

Emergencies

In an emergency please phone 999 (24 hrs).

Urgent Problems

For urgent matters outwith open surgery time, patients contacting reception will have their details passed to the duty doctor to be prioritised and dealt with in turn.   Between 18:00 until 08:00 please contact NHS24 on 111.

Sick Children

We will try to assess any young child who becomes suddenly unwell on the same day.  Where possible, try to use the open/emergency surgery.  Outwith this time, please contact the surgery to obtain advice from the duty doctor.

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

 
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