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Minor Injuries Assessment

For patients 8 years and over who have an injury less than 14 days old. Please go to our appointments tab for more details and contact information    

Flu Vaccinations

Patients who are health care workers can access clinic information outwith the practice using the following link      http://intranet.lothian.scot.nhs.uk/Directory/fluvaccinations/Pages/GetYourFluJab.aspx

Patients aged 65 and over  can call to book a flu vaccine at one of our clinics. Patients who are under 65 and have a medical condition making them eligible for a flu vaccination may also call for a flu vaccination appointment. Patient 55 - 64 who are not eligible will need to wait for a flu vaccination as they will not become available till late November.

Clinic's will mainly be held on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons with appointments being available on some Monday evenings for people who are not able to attend through the day.

Child flu vaccinations - If your Child is aged between 2-5 and not yet at school, please contact this phone line  07766922751 to arrange your Childs Flu Vaccination. This line will be operational between the hours of 9-12 from 16.09.20 to 27.11.20.

Cold & COVID symptoms advice

https://www.gov.scot/publications/common-cold-and-covid-19-symptoms-advice-for-parents-and-carers/

Face Coverings

https://www.firstgroup.com/help-and-support/coronavirus-information/face-coverings

https://accessibletravel.scot/face-mask-exemption-not-everyone-can-wear-one/

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-phase-2-staying-safe-and-protecting-others/pages/face-coverings/

Need Help and support https://www.midlothian.gov.uk/info/200296/coronavirus/645/support_during_self-isolation

Open for business

Eastfield Medical Practice is open for business ( but not quite as usual)!

 

If you have any health-related problem which you think needs our help, please give us a call- but don’t just turn up.

You will be asked to leave a telephone number and some details of the reason for your call, and you will be called back shortly.

If necessary you can be seen by the doctor, but this may not be required.

Options include:

  • Your problem may be resolved on the phone, often good for sick lines or prescriptions.
  • Video consultation - easily done on your phone or tablet, and you can show skin rashes/ swellings etc.
  • Home monitoring - you may be advised to do home BP/ pulse/ weight checks.
  • Coming to the practice - we will try to make sure you do not spend much time in our waiting room. You could wait in your car, or outside, until the doctor or nurse is ready. You could even have your blood test or BP check while you are in your car. Our clinical staff will be wearing PPE- mask/ gloves/ apron.

Our staff are all healthy, and our building is clean. We are lucky to have such a spacious waiting area so we hope you will feel comfortable coming to see us if that is necessary.

COVID-19

For general information on COVID-19, the public should go to  www.nhsinform.scot . If you have symptoms of COVID-19 please dial 111 for the COVID-19 HUB.

Practice Closures

The practice will be closed for staff training on the following days

Wednesday 26 August 2020 12.30 till 18.00

Wednesday 30 September 2020 12.30 till 18.00

Wednesday 28 October 2020 12.30 till 18.00

Wednesday 25 November 2020 12.30 till 18.00

Public Holiday Closures

Monday 21 September 2020 

Friday 25 December

Monday 28 December

Friday 1 January 2021

Monday 4 January 2021

Physiotherapy appointments available in practice. Please speak to a member of the reception team.

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