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Flu vaccination clinics begin on Saturday 26th September. Due to the restrictions imposed on us by the COVID-19 pandemic flu vaccinations will be delivered in a different way this year. Full details are available here.
Wearing of masks.
It is very strongly recommended that a mask is worn when entering the surgery for your appointment. Thank you.
Text messaging service.
Using text messages to contact you is increasingly important to the way in which we are now working. We would very much appreciate if you would consider signing up for this service. Further information is available here.
ADJUSTED PROCESSES DUE TO COVID 19
Telephone Consultations with the GP In an attempt to limit your exposure to COVID-19 telephone consultations have become the new norm. If you require to speak to a doctor the receptionist will take your details, a brief description of your problem and the clinician will phone you back. Face to face appointments will still be offered by the clinician if felt to be necessary but only after a consultation on the telephone. In order to manage demand, appointments for the GP are now on the day only, with appointments being released at 8am. Please therefore phone early to ensure you receive an appointment. In an attempt to manage significant demand at the Practice before making an appointment please always consider whether your problem could be managed in a different way. NHS inform contains a wealth of information about managing common medical conditions. Our local pharmacies also provide a minor ailments service which will deal with many common conditions.
Please note that ALL eye problems should be directed to an optician and similarly ALL dental problems should be directed to the dentist.
If you have a rash, wound or the symptom is visible, it can be very helpful to the clinician to see a photograph of the problem. If you are happy to, you can email a photograph before the actual telephone consultation to the clinical inbox at:
(DO NOT USE THIS EMAIL TO CONTACT THE GP/NURSE FOR ANY OTHER REASON)
Please include in the email your name, date of birth and the clinician the photograph is to be forwarded to.
Please note: on receipt of your photograph(s) your email will be forwarded to the clinician dealing with your problem and deleted from clinical inbox. Your photograph will also be saved to your electronic medical record. If this is not acceptable to you for any reason then please do not send a photograph.
Only medically urgent calls after 16:45. Due to increasing demand at the Practice if you require clinical advice please contact the practice as early in the day as possible. Any calls that are not medically urgent, received after 16:45 will be asked to call back the following day. Similarly once all the "on-the-day" appointments have been taken any calls that are not medically urgent will be asked to call back the following day.
FOR ADVICE ON HOW TO MANAGE YOUR MEDICAL PROBLEM PLEASE VISIT NHS INFORM
Colinton Surgery was first established by a Dr Heriott, practising from 24 Dreghorn Loan in the early 1900’s and moved to the current premises in 1986 (extended 1997).
The Practice provides healthcare to approximately 11,600 local patients.
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
There are two parking spaces reserved for disabled people and the surgery consulting rooms are all on one level.
Off-street parking is available for patients on surgery grounds.
(Site updated 10/09/2020)