Protected Learning Time Weds 9 October 2019
With the exception of a pre-booked flu clinic, the practice will be closed on Wednesday 9 October and re-open as normal on Thursday 10th October. If you need medical attention please phone NHS 24 on 111.
NEW TELEPHONE NO
With effect from 11 September 2019 our new telephone no will be:
0131 370 3939
NEED EMERGENCY DENTAL TREATMENT?
During weekdays if you need emergency dental treatment and if you cannot be seen at your own dental surgery, you should attend the Edinburgh Dental Institute in Chalmers street. You will be assessed on arrival.
In the evenings and at weekends, Lothian Dental Advice line is operational to offer advice or to arrange for you to receive urgent dental care. A dental nurse adviser will take your call and assess the urgency of your symptoms. Lothian Dental Advice Line: Tel 0131 536 4800.
PHONING FOR RESULTS
As you know the phone lines are busy first thing in the morning with people calling to book on the day appointments. If you are phoning for results we would ask that you phone after 10am when the lines are less busy. Many thanks.
Acute Physiotherapy Appointments
With effect from 5 February 2019, Specialist Physiotherapy clinics will be available for patients who have a muscle, joint or bone problem. There will be 3 Clinics a week. These appointments will be an alternative to a GP appointment. They are aimed at assessment and forward planning. If continuing treatment is required for your problem then an onward referral to Physiotherapy can be made. The appointments will be available on a weekly basis with an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner. If you telephone for an appointment for a muscle , bone or joint problem, the reception staff will be able to offer an appointment with the physiotherapist, Craig Ferguson.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
GDPR is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed, kept safe and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. The regulation applies from 25 May 2018. GDPR will supersede the Data Protection Act 1998 which the practice already complies with but strengthens many of it’s principles. Please look at option 10 in the further information section to find out more about how we use your information and what you can ask us to do to protect it.
Quarryfoot Practice List
Currently all 3 practices in Bonnyrigg Health Centre are operating on a ‘restricted but open’ basis. This means that for the time being we will only register certain categories of patients, as follows:
- New babies of existing patient
- Immediate family members of existing patients who become resident within the registered patient’s address.
- Temporary residents
- Assignments / allocation
If you are assigned to Quarryfoot Practice,please bring the letter from the Health Board with you when you attend your allocated practice for the registration forms.
Patient telephone number to be allocated a practice
Practitioner Services - Tel: 0345 300 1024 - Option 4
No patient moving into the area will be left without a GP.
DID YOU KNOW THAT IF YOU ARE HAVING EYE PROBLEMS YOUR FIRST PORT OF CALL SHOULD NOT BE YOUR GP. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO ACCESS NHS FUNDED EYE CARE THROUGH THE LOTHIAN EYE HEALTH NETWORK. Lothian Eye Health Network
Late diagnosis is a growing concern and earlier testing, diagnosis and treatment will improve a person’s outcomes. For more information on HIV testing and access to local services go to - http://www.hiv-wakeup.org.uk/
Bowel Screening Programme
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme invites all men and women between the ages of 50-74 for screening every two years.
For more information about bowel screening and the screening test go to http://www.nhsinform.co.uk/screening/bowel or contact the surgery.
You can download the leaflet about bowel screening at http://www.nhsinform.co.uk/Screening/overview/leaflets#bowel and to request a bowel screening kit phone 0800 0121833 (free call).
Scottish Website for Diabetic patients.
NHS Scotland has launched a website called ' My Diabetes My Way' to allow patients to manage their diabetes, including the ability to access their own test results if they wish. To find the link click on the 'Long-term' conditions tab under 'Further information' (right) and then click on the Diabetes heading.
We need your current mobile number
To use our text reminder service for patient appointments we need to know current mobile numbers. If you would like to have a text reminder for a routine or review appointment please give us a note of your current mobile number and if we have it already, remember to let us know if you change it.
Always check the 'latest news' section to get the most up-to-date information.
Facebook friend requests
Professional bodies governing the conduct of clinical staff recommend that our clinicians do not accept friend requests as it can interfere with the practice /patient relationship. Please do not send a request to the GP's or nurses. If you do it may be declined. This is for both your safety and that of the staff to ensure that a professional relationship is maintained at all times.
Our ordering system is for ordering regular repeat medication. Please remember that if you order online you should still allow 48 hours from the time that we receive it, excluding evenings and weekends. Learn More...
(Site updated 09/10/2019)