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Locum Doctors

The Practice employs Locum Doctors on a sessional basis if required when one or more of the Doctors are absent.

 

Pharmacists

Mrs Anne Mather

Anne Mather is our Practice Pharmacist. She is employed by the practice to help patients with their medication, and to give prescribing support to the team. She works part-time in the practice, Wednesday to Friday.

 

Anne is available to answer any queries you might have about your medication, such as how the medicine works, what it is for, possible side effects and interactions with other medicines. You can either phone or make an appointment to discuss your medication with her.

 

You can also contact Anne if you have any problems with ordering your prescriptions or with your reorder form. She can add or remove items from your reorder form or amend quantities and doses. She will also amend computer records if your medication has been changed in hospital.

 

She is also available to do medication reviews, although these are also carried out by the Doctors and Nurses during chronic disease reviews.

 

Anne also keeps in touch with our Epilepsy patients to monitor their epilepsy and to make sure that they are getting the best possible benefit from their medication.

 

Her personal interest is pain management. She feels that pain can be reduced with a combination of medication, attitude and other treatments such as TENS machine, exercise, acupuncture, heat and cold. Please make an appointment with her if you wish to discuss your pain management.

 

Behind the scenes Anne keeps the team informed about prescribing guidelines and formulary changes and you may get a letter or telephone call from her about a change in medication to reflect the current Lothian prescribing policy.

 

Community Midwives

Contact 0131 537 9903

The midwives look after pregnant patients and hold regular antenatal clinics.

Community Nurses

Contact number:  0131 537 9902

The district nurses provide nursing care in the patient’s home. They refer on to other agencies if required and ensure that non-nursing needs are also met appropriately.

Health Visitors

 0131 537 9903

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Counsellors

Mary Begg Nurse Counsellor. Telephone 0131 537 9850
 
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