Welcome to Durham Road Medical Group
Practice Flu Clinics
Open Access flu Clinics will be held on 26th of October and 09th November 2016 from 12 noon to 2pm.
These clinics are for patients over the age of 65 and for patients who are under 65 who are eligible for the flu vaccination. If you are unsure if you are entitled to this, please do not hesitate to call the practice on 0131 6691153.
The practice will be closed on Monday 19th September. Emergency cover will be provided by NHS 24 Tel 111
The Practice will be closed for training on the following days in the afternoons:
Wednesday 5th of October 2016 Closed 1-6pm
Wednesday 30th November 2016 Closed 1 -6pm
Emergency cover will be provided by NHS 24. Tel 111.
Durham Road Medical Group Recent and Pending Changes
Male Doctor availability:
We are aware that for some men an all female practice is not ideal as there may be times when they specifically wish to consult a male doctor. We are trialing a "men's clinic" once a week on a Friday, with the advance booking appointments for men only. Book on the day appointments will be for anyone who needs them. Dr Darran Hill will do this clinic. We will have other male locums from time ot time on other days, so if you particulaly wish to see a male docotr please ask the staff and they will try yto help.
Linzi Dourley is now undertaking health care assistant duties.
Important information re screening tests
Breast screening : Women patients of Durham Road Medical group between the ages of 50 and 70 will have been be invited last year for their 3 yearly breast screening mammogram. This is important and if you were unable to attend when invited, or have turned 50 since, you can still arrange a screening appointment by contacting the number below. Women over 70 are still encouraged to attend for screening, although they will not receive an invitation automatically but will need to arrange this for themselves. To request a breast screening appointment please phone 0131 537 7410.
Bowel Screening: From the age of 50 to 74 years all patients are invited every 2 years to participate in the the national bowel screening programme. Again we consider this a very important test and encourage all patients to take part. There is more information available on the test at www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk or by phoning the Bowel Screening Centre Helpline on 0800 0121 833. Patients over 74 can still be screened but will need to arrange this directly by phoning the above number. The same number can also be used to obtain a new screening kit if you have lost yours. The GPs and practice nurses are happy to answer any further questions you may have.
Cervical Screening: All women between the ages of 25 and 49 are invited for cervical screening[ "smear test"] every three years. All women between the ages of 50 and 64 are invited for cervical screening[ "smear test"] every 5 years. Letters are sent out from a centralised Scottish database, but the testing is carried out at the surgery, usually by our very expereienced practice nurses. If you get a letter, or if you think you are overdue a smear test, please phone the surgery and book an appointment. If you are uncertain we can check if you are due one or not. Even if you have had the HPV vaccine you do need to have smear tests, as the vaccines only cover some of the viruses that can cause cervical cancers.
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