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

Home Visits

Doctor's bagWhilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 11:00.

You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls

You can also be visited at home by a district  nurse if you are referred by your GP. You will also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.

Housebound patients -please inform the practice if you are housebound long term. The practice nurses and the health care assistant, as well as the GP, can provide visits to the housebound for review of long term conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. The health care assistant can visit to provide monitoring of blood tests or blood pressure when asked to do so by the surgery. District nurses provide nursing care/ catheter care/ wound care and similar services. The district nurses work in partnership with the practice but are employed by the health board. Their contact number is 0131 549 7360.

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