Antenatal & Postnatal Checks
If you are pregnant you can self refer by calling 0131 536 2009 between 9am and 4.45pm.
Patients are seen by the GP or midwife during normal surgery hours. The community midwife team meet the patient when she attends for her first booking visit. They also arrange antenatal classes later on in the pregnancy. The 6 week postnatal check for Mothers will be arranged by the surgery and an appointment will be sent out by letter or telephone.
Routine development assessments (including the 8 week baby check) will be carried out by appointment given within our team by telephone or letter. Immunisations are now carried out by the Central Vaccination Team on a Thursday afternoon in Tollcross Health Centre. Once you receive your immunisation appointment we will try and arrange the 8 week examination around this time
You will be invited for a cervical smear between the ages of 25-64. All eligible patients will be called by letter when they are due for a smear. Please make an appointment with the nurse to have the smear taken when you receive your recall letter. Please click here to find out more information about the Cervical Screening Program.
Chronic Disease Management
If you have asthma, COPD, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or any other chronic disease it is important that you are seen at least once or twice a year by a doctor or nurse for a review of your medication and to ensure that you are keeping as well as possible. You will be sent a letter once a year inviting you to see our practice nurse for review of your chronic condition.
Any of the doctors and nurses will be happy to advise you on family planning and contraceptive matters. Please make a normal appointment. Dr Cairns, Dr Barker, Dr Cooper and Dr Dosekun all provide contraceptive implant and removals, and Dr Barker and Dr Cooper also do coil insertions. Any GP can do Coil removals. Please visit our Contraception page to find out more information.
You can discuss all sexual health matters with the GPs and nurses. We offer routine screening for sexually transmitted infections including Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV and Syphilis – please ask for an appointment with the nurse.
Also please click on this link to access free self testing for HIV – HIV Self test
Procedures are performed within the practice. If you wish to discuss the possibility of having a skin lesion removed please make an appointment with Dr Dosekun or discuss with your usual GP. Dr Cairns and Dr Dosekun can also do joint injections for the treatment of certain musculoskeletal problems.
Our practice nurse and the GPs offer advice on diet, stopping smoking, weight reduction and avoidance of disease. The local pharmacy should be your first port of call when looking for support with stopping smoking.
We no longer provide travel vaccinations at the practice. If you require travel advice please first visit Fit For Travel website by clicking this link. This website will be able to give you all the necessary information for each country you plan to visit. It will also tell you which vaccinations you require if any.
Those at risk can self-refer to the NHS Lothian travel clinic at the Western General Hospital or one of the many private, charity, or NHS travel clinics in Lothian which can be found here.
The NHS Lothian travel clinic is based at the Western General Hospital and can be contacted on 0131 537 2823 to make an appointment or visit their website for more information – www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/TravelClinic
All vaccinations are now provided by the Health and Social Care Partnership. We no longer provide routine vaccinations in the surgery.
If you have general queries about vaccination, please visit this website.
Should you wish a direct point of contact the helpline is 0300 790 6296.