Welcome to Durham Road Medical Group
Our Practice Welcomes New NHS Patients
We would like to welcome Dr Ricardo Gabriel to Durham Road Surgery. Dr Gabriel will be starting at the surgery on 1st April 2019 as one of the resident GP's. He will have surgeries on Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays.
Please contact NHS 24 if you need urgent medical attention. Telephone number 111
Easter Holidays 2019
The practice will be closed on Friday 19th of April 2019 and on Monday 22nd of April 2019. the practice will reopen on tuesday 23rd of April 2019
IMPORTANT MESSAGE - REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS
On the 1st of December 2018 we stopped taking repeat prescriptions over the phone. You can order your prescriptions as follows:
Drop Repeat slip into surgery
Contact your regular pharmacy to order by phone (Many pharmacies are happy to take prescription orders over the phone if you register with them)
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Maureen Gallanagh ANP joined our practice in September 2018. Maureen has clinics on Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
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. Ricardo Gabriel has a surgery each week with appointments available to book in advance or on the day of clinic which is usually a Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
Linzi Dourley is now undertaking health care assistant duties. Laura Smith 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 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.
Durham Road Medical Group Online We hope that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. We are still developing the website, so please let us know if there glaring errors, or if you have suggestions!
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The website allows you to order repeat prescriptions on line.order a repeat prescription .
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(Site updated 28/03/2019)