Clinics & Services
All medical and nursing staff are actively involved in health promotion. We are pleased to give you advice on smoking cessation, alcohol overuse or the misuse of drugs.
Alternatively for drug and alcohol problems, patients can attend the open access gateway clinic held each Friday morning in the other side of the building. No appointment is required to attend this clinic.
A diabetes clinic is held twice a month on a Wednesday afternoon. This is run by Dr Howe and Judith Walter (practice nurse). It is only for patients with type 2 diabetes. If the clinic timing is awkward for you, then we can be flexible about scheduling appointments for your diabetes care at other times.
Child immunisations and health surveillance clinics are done by the Health Visitor or her staff nurse.
The midwives provide care for pregnant women and hold clinics in the Practice on Thursdays by appointment. They can be contacted by phoning 01968 672612 and asking for the midwives.
If you think you may be pregnant you can make an appointment with one of the GP’s who will refer you to the Lothian Health Board Maternity Services. Alternatively you can contact the Maternity services direct on 0131 536 2009 to arrange for ante-natal booking.
The practice provides a regular clinic for the treatment of warts and other small growths. Please see a GP prior to arranging an appointment at the wart clinic (preferably Dr Burt).
Family Planning & Contraception
We offer a full family planning and contraceptive advice service. We are able to fit and remove coils and implants during normal working hours. Anyone wishing this service should make an appointment with Dr Cruden for advice on requirements.
Cervical smear tests are usually performed by one of the nurses. It would be helpful if you could tell the receptionist when making the appointment that it is for a smear and extra time will be allocated to you.
Minor surgery/Joint injections are performed by Dr Fraser and Dr Burt Please arrange an appointment ideally with the above named doctors to discuss this.
Blood Pressure Checks
Senior reception staff are trained for blood pressure monitoring and height and weight checks.
For general physiotherapy advice and to to discuss whether involvement of a physiotherapist is appropriate please contact the musculoskeletal helpline on 0845 604 0001 (Mon-Fri 2pm – 8pm).
For a formal physiotherapy referral please see a GP routinely to discuss.