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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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Welcome to Durham Road Medical Group

Our Practice Welcomes New Patients

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Please note we no longer take orders for repeat medication over the telephone!

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NHS Scotland strongly recommends you get your flu vaccine this year. This is for three reasons:

      1. Flu can be serious and life threatening. Every year thousands of people in Scotland are hospitalised because of flu. People aged 65 or over are at particular risk.

      2. To reduce the risk of you spreading flu to friends and family.

      3. To help our NHS avoid the pressure that a spike in seasonal flu would put on top of COVID-19.

      Please follow this link for information regarding the dates and location for drive through clinics. Drive through location and dates *if you were planning to attend Holyrood on the Halloween weekend, please attend either Edinburgh Bioquarter or Easter Road Stadium*

      Please follow this link for information regarding pharmacies for flu vaccinations. Pharmacies for Flu Vaccinations

      Vaccinations for all children aged 2-5 will be done by the school nurse teams. There will be clinics from October and all parents will receive a letter regarding this.

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

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

      CORONAVIRUS

      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.

      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 

      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 below link for details.

      Sick notes information

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

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

      NHS stop smoking services

      Do not attend the surgery to book or collect a prescription, please drop off at your preferred pharmacy and advise the surgery of the pharmacy name.

      IMPORTANT NOTICE

      Practice Closures

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

      Bank Holidays

      IMPORTANT MESSAGE - REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

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

      Online our website

      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)

      Doctor availability

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

      Nursing/Healthcare Assistant

      Linzi Dourley is now undertaking health care assistant duties.

      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. 

      (Site updated 29/10/2020)
      Order your repeat medications
       
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