Cost of Living Crisis
As the cost of living is currently rising, we here at Durham Road Medical Group want to do everything we can to help those in need.
If you are in need of one of these vouchers, please contact the following Organisations.
Fuel Bank Foundation and Edinburgh Food Project (Trussell Trust
Edinburgh Food Project - 0131 444 0030
Social Welfare Fund Support Line - 0131 529 5299
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
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
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:
We do not take 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)
Please find us on Facebook for all the latest surgery and health information.
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:
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.
For further details, please see 'further information' on right tab.
Please follow this link for information regarding local NHS stop smoking services.
Please contact NHS 24 if you need urgent medical attention. Telephone number 111.
Please see note below for Bank Holidays the practice is closed.
Fri 7 Apr 2023 & Mon 10 Apr 2023
Mon 1 May 2023
Mon 8 May 2023
Mon 18 Sep 2023
Mon 25 Dec 2023 & Tue 26 Dec 2023
Mon 1 Jan 2024 & Tue 2 Jan 2024
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
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.
New Patients Welcome!
Durham Road Medical Group welcomes new patients. To register you can find the forms online or call us on 0131 669 1153 to speak to our friendly reception team.