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Welcome to Colinton Surgery

The practice provides healthcare to approximately 11,700 patients.

Making an appointment with a GP

In an attempt to limit your exposure to COVID-19 and the number of patients in the waiting room, telephone consultations are required first for all GP appointments.

If you require a consultation with a GP this will begin with the receptionist taking your details, a brief description of your problem and then the clinician will call you back. Sometimes the receptionist may recognise that your problem may be better dealt with by a clinician other than a GP and should this be the case they will signpost you accordingly. Face to face appointments continue to be offered by the clinician if felt to be necessary but only after a consultation on the telephone.

Appointments for the GP are now either on the day or can be booked for a future date, subject to availability.   Please therefore phone early to ensure you receive an appointment.

To ensure care can be provided to those most in need as efficiently as possible, before booking 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 provide a minor ailments service which deals with many common conditions.

Please note that ALL eye problems should be directed to an optician and not a GP.

Similarly ALL dental problems should be directed to the dentist and not a GP.

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 advised to call back the following working day. Similarly once all the ‘on the day’ appointments have been taken any calls that are not medically urgent will be advised to call back the following working day.

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.


Sending images to the practice

If you have arranged a telephone consultation with the Practice to discuss a rash, wound or the symptom is visible it can be very helpful to the clinician to see a photograph of the problem. For further details please click here.

opening hours

how to register

Charity for 2022.  

We have selected as our Charity for 2022.  It is a local charity which has been very active throughout the pandemic.  If you feel it is appropriate please use the donate function on their website.                         


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.


Colinton Surgery was first established by Dr Heriott, practising from 24 Dreghorn Loan in the early 1900’s and moved to the current premises in 1986 (extended 1997).

(Site updated 20/01/2022)
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