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14th May

Online Prescriptions

From 30th September 2024 we will stop using the 'my surgery website' system and all online prescription requests should be made via the online patient services system, so please register ASAP if you wish to continue to register online.

To do so, fill in a registration form - Online Appointments & Prescription Requestss

This is to streamline our methods of ordering. This for for 16 years and older. Children will need to either order via our clinical inbox or in person at the surgery/local pharmacy. 

14th May

Why are your GP practices unable to do everything they once were?

General Practice across the country has been struggling for years.  However it has now reached a critical situation with less money, less doctors and less staff to meet the growing needs of the Scottish population. So how did we get here? Please read a recent letter from LMC (Lothian Medical Committee) on this by clicking the link below. 

LMC Letter May 2024

4th Apr

Practice Manager Update

Craig Tidy has taken over as Practice Manager as of April 2024. David Trundle has now retired. Craig has been with the surgery for 2 years as Office Manager. Nicole Kerray who was one of the receptionists has taken over the Office Manager Role

Active Health
4th Apr 2023

Active Health

Colinton Surgery has been awarded the criteria to be an Active Practice as of Early 2024 , the practice team are trying their best to be more active and we have some referrals within the forms section of the website to help you if you meet the criteria be more active alongside us.

3rd Oct 2022


This system is quick and efficient and will allow you to order your Prescription. There will also be a service to allow you to book Face to Face GP appointments online.

  1. Patients will complete the registration form HERE (it may download at the bottom left of your screen) save the document to your desktop then attach it to an email and submit it to 
  2. Each applicant from a family will need their own personal email address. (because it gives access to a medical record shared email addresses are not acceptable).  Children under 16 cannot use this system. 
  3. A link key will be sent to your email address to allow you to set a password and access the system. You can manage and recall your password online.
  4. Once registered, you will be able to book from a selection of routine face to face 10 minute GP appointments online.  (Unfortunately not nurse appointments as these require additional information at the time of booking).  You will be able to see all your appointments (not just those booked online).  Only single GP appointments can be booked - if you need a double appointment please phone the surgery to book your appointment.
  5. Once registered, you can view and reorder all your current repeat medications (the medicines that you order regularly that are shown on your repeat prescription reorder form). It will not show your acute medications (items that the doctor authorises for a short period or for single occasions) but you can request these via this new system.  You can also view the status of any requests you have made.


Using text messages to contact you is increasingly important and useful to the way in which we are now working. If you haven't yet signed up to our text messaging service and wish to do so, see Text Messaging under the appointments section of this website. 

1st Jul 2022

Current Contact Details


Increasingly we are contacting you through your mobile phone number.  We have also significantly increased the number of text messages we send to our patients in recent months.  It is important that we have your current correct contact details.  If you suspect that the number we may have is not correct please click the link below.  Many of our younger adult patients ( those 16 years and over) may have the contact number for a parent or guardian in their record. You may wish to have this removed if you are a young adult, again please click the link below to have your details updated in your record with us.

To update your contact details, click here

Please hand form into the Surgery once completed or email to