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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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Flu Vaccine Information

The way you get your flu vaccine this year has changed

People aged 70 or over will now be sent a letter by the national booking system with details of an appointment at a vaccination centre

From now on, GP practices will not administer the flu jab. Across Scotland, Health and Social Care Partnerships are taking on this role in line with the GP contract agreed by BMA Scotland on behalf of Scottish GP's. This change has been agreed to relieve pressure on GP practices.

As a result local practices will not offer any flu vaccinations or handle any booking queries for people of eligible groups.

Instead, the flu vaccine will be delivered by the four Health and Social Care Partnerships in Lothian - East Lothian; Midlothian; Edinburgh and West Lothian.

If you require further information or you need to rearrange your appointment, please contact the helpline on your appointment invitation or the local enquiry line on 0300 790 6296

Please do not contact your GP

 

 

Covid Information

Covid Vaccine Information

Covid Vaccination Sites

Please follow this link for queries regarding missing covid vaccination appointments. https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/missing-appointment-details

Attending the Practice

Our Doctors have requested that patients DO NOT attend the practice at 8 am in the mornings to book appointments. Please make appointments by telephone only.

The following are possible symptoms of covid:

- high temperature or fever

- a new continuous cough

- loss of sense of smell or taste

- shortness of breath

For further details or if you need a covid test, please follow the link below:

https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus or call 0800 028 2816.

Self Isolation and Support

Please follow the links for videos on understanding self isolation and support: 

English https://vimeo.com/499653519

Polish https://vimeo.com/499705668

Prescriptions

We do not take repeat prescriptions over the phone. You can order your prescriptions as follows;

  • Online

  • 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)

Social Media

Please find us on Facebook for all the latest surgery and health information.

https://www.facebook.com/durhamroadmedicalgroup/


Attending the Practice

If a GP has requested to see you in the Practice, we kindly ask you wear a face covering, such as a mask or a scarf.

For further information regarding face masks please follow the link below:

Face mask information 

Sick Notes

Please do not contact our GP surgery regarding sick notes for suspected coronavirus. We would appreciate this at this difficult time. Please read the following link below, please also, direct your employer to the link below for details.

Sick notes information

For further details, please see 'further information' on right tab.

Smoking

Please follow this link for information regarding local NHS stop smoking services.

NHS stop smoking services

Practice Closures

Please contact NHS 24 if you need urgent medical attention.  Telephone number 111.

Doctor availability

We now have both male and female Doctors working in the practice.

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

Serving you

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 .

Partners in Care

Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. 

Video consultation waiting room

(Site updated 08/12/2021)
Order your repeat medications
 
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