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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

Vacancies

Practice Nurse

Due to our Practice Nurse reducing her hours, we require an enthusiastic individual to join our friendly team at Durham Road Medical Group for 2 to 3 days per week.

We are a training practice with just over 6000 patients. The successful candidate will have skills in cervical screening, wound management, chronic disease management, sexual health and phlebotomy. Experience in general practice and community would be preferred.

Excellent salary will be offered to suitable candidate. Please send a letter with your cv. and covering letter to Kathleen fox@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk.

For informal enquiries or visits, please do not hesitate to contact Kathleen on 0131 6691153.

Closing date is April 18th 2022. - Urban Practice

Nurse Practitioner or Advanced Nurse Practitioner

The purpose of this post is to:

  • Undertake the role of a Specialist Community Nurse Practitioner, utilising high levels of decision making and clinical judgment.
  • Ensure that patient health needs are met through the provision of the management of patient conditions through assessment, treatment and review planning process in partnership with patients and families.
  • Provide specialist advice to healthcare professionals, other agencies, carers, clients and relatives. The Specialist Community Nurse Practitioner role encompasses that of specialist nurse and educator.
  • Support the development of the service to improve practice and work collaboratively across healthcare boundaries, implementing and evaluating evidence based standards, guidelines and policies.

Please contact Kathleen or Lesley on 0131 669 1153 or email your cv to kathleen.fox@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk and please copy in Lesley.cuthbert@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk.



 
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