The CWIC service

The Care When It Counts (CWIC) service is based in Musselburgh Primary Care Centre, right next door to the Practice.

By working with CWIC, we can make sure that more of our patients’ requests for on-the-day care are met.

If you contact us with a health concern that you think needs attention that day, you may be transferred to CWIC, who will assess you and agree an appropriate action plan with you. This might include seeing you for a telephone, video or face-to-face consultation. If needed, the CWIC team can also issue prescriptions, arrange for further tests such as blood tests, and refer you to secondary care (hospital or other specialist healthcare).

The service is provided by East Lothian Health & Social Care partnership, and is predominantly lead by nurse practitioners, supported at times by GPs. CWIC also works collaboratively with advanced physiotherapy practitioners, mental health nurses and mental health occupational therapists.

CWIC also provides this service to a number of other GP practices in East Lothian.