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National Screening tests

The NHS offers a number of screening tests aimed either at detecting precancerous conditions [cervical smear test] or very early cancers [breast screening and bowel screening]
We strongly advise our patients to take up these tests. They are all by invitation and a letter will be sent to those who are eligible. 

If you have lost your invitation or think you have been missed out or have missed an appointment, you can still have your tests. Please speak to reception, the practice nurse or the doctor.  For replacement of bowel screening kits you can phone  0800 0121 833

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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 the following afternoons for training.  

Wednesday 30th November 2016 Closed 1 -6pm

Emergency cover will be provided by NHS 24.  Tel 111.


Christmas and New Year Holidays


The surgery will be closed on the following days.  Emergency cover will be provided by NHS 24.  Tel 111

 Monday 26th of December 2016

Tuesday 27th of December 2016

Monday 02nd January 2017

Tuesday 03rd January 2017


Durham Road Medical Group Recent and Pending Changes

Medical Staff

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.  Dr. Darran Hill has a surgery each week with appointments available to book in advance or on the day of clinic which is usually a Friday.


Nursing/Healthcare Assistant

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 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 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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