Appointments

Our phone lines – 0131 536 4468 are open from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm for routine appointments.

  • We operate a pre-bookable appointment system.
  • The Practice does not offer a walk-in surgery.
  • Appointments can be made up to 4 weeks in advance but please ensure that you make a note of this in your diary or calendar, so that you do not forget that you have made an appointment.
  • Extended hours: There are also some appointments available each week before 8:00 am. Check with the Receptionist for these times as they vary from week to week. These include Phlebotomy, Practice Nurse and GP appointments.

Attend our Reception for your Registration Form and your Unique PIN number.

Same Day Access

We are now working in collaboration with NHS 24, to help patients access same day appointments or advice. When phoning the practice for an appointment, the medical call handler will take your details and a brief description of your problem and pass your request onto NHS24, who can safely prioritise your request and provide you with the most appropriate method of care. Importantly, those who require to see a GP will still do so, but for some, their needs may be best met by seeing another health professional. Patients with minor ailments or medicine queries could be directed to their community pharmacist. And where appropriate, others may be signposted to self-help information such as that on NHS inform.

Access to this service remains through the practice, please do not call 111 within surgery opening hours.

Routine Appointments

GP appointments: To book a routine appointment, telephone reception on 0131 536 4468 from 8am. Appointments will typically be available up to 4 weeks in advance.

Annual Health Reviews: To book your yearly review with the Practice Nurse, telephone reception on 0131 536 4468. Appointments will typically be available up to 4 weeks in advance. These appointments are available for those who need chronic disease management.

Home Visit Requests

Home visiting is at the discretion of the Doctor. The Doctor will decide if your symptoms require a home visit or whether attendance at the surgery is more appropriate.The doctor will always call you before coming out to assess whether it would be more appropriate for a doctor or one of our paramedics to come visit you.

Home visits are for medical reasons, not simply as a matter of convenience.

In the time taken to make one house visit the doctor can see many more patients at the surgery. Please request a visit only if it is absolutely essential.

Requests for home visits should be made early in the day, before 10.30am is preferable.

Late arrivals

Please attend your appointment on time , as if you are late you may not be seen.

Interpreter

If you require an interpreter to attend with you when you see your Doctor please notify the receptionist and they will arrange this for you.

If your Doctor has agreed to write a letter for you in connection with your employment, acting as a referee, or for some other specific area, you may be charged for this letter. If you require a Private Medical Examination, a written request needs to be handed into us along with any additional paperwork that is required to be filled out within the appointment. These requests are classed as private work and are completed in the GP’s own time. Once you have handed your written request into us along with any additional paperwork, a member of the administration team will be in contact to inform you of the charge, estimation of completion and or an appointment if this is required. If you require an urgent letter please state this in your request and this will be taken into consideration.

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