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Welcome

Welcome to the Dalhousie Medical Practice website. We hope you will benefit from a user friendly layout and information about our healthcare services. You can also find out when we are open and what to do when we are not, all from the comfort of your own home.

Serving over 8700 patients, Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism.

The practice normally agrees to accept all patients requesting to join its list. We do not discriminate on grounds of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, social class, religion, disability or medical condition.

Flu Vaccine Winter 2021 - Notice from the Health and Social Care Partnership

The way you will 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 GPs. This change has been agreed to relieve pressure on GP practices. As a result your local practice will not offer any flu vaccinations or handle any booking queries for people in 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. 

 

You can find out more on the websites of the Health and Social Care Partnerships or on NHS Inform

COVID Booster 2021

As with the flu vaccine changes, your local practice will not be providing the booster vaccine later this year. It is likely that the booster will be delivered by the local vaccination team. We will share further guidance and information once available and thank you for your patience at this time. 

Drop-in service for COVID-19 Vaccinations - patients over 16 years

There are drop-in services available for COVID vaccinations. The venues and times are as follows:

Venue

Address

Opening Times

Midlothian

Gorebridge Vaccination Centre

Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge, EH23 4TX

Monday to Sunday

08:00-19:00

Midlothian Community Hospital

Eskbank Road, Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, EH22 3ND

Monday to Friday

08:30-12:15,

13:00-15:45,

16:30-19:30

East Lothian

East Lothian Community Hospital

Alderstone Road, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3PF

Monday to Friday

08:30-12:30

13:30-16:30

Borders

Volunteer Hall, Galashiels

St John Street, Galashiels, TD1 3JX

Tuesday 24th August

Wednesday 25th August

Saturday 11th September

09:30-13:00

13:45-17:30

For further information and updates, follow this link - https://www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Drop-in-Clinics.aspx


New Patients Welcome - we are open to, and welcome, new patients who live within our practice area

To register, please visit our New Patients section of this website to complete a registration form and questionnaire, returning to prescriptions.s77055@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk  

Seeing your GP - Important Notice

To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Dalhousie Medical Practice has needed to reduce the number of patients entering our building and has had to limit face to face access to the practice, with most consultations taking place via the telephone. 

However, we still want you to contact us by telephone if you need to speak to a GP and are worried about your health. We are always there for you. To hear about how our service has changed and how you might be able to treat yourself at home using the NHS Inform self help guides, please take a moment to listen to this short video about access your GP during this time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8V14lrcHAA

Thank you from the team at Dalhousie Medical Practice.

Access to Bonnyrigg Health Centre during COVID

Dalhousie Medical Practice is not accepting walk-in access and we ask that you telephone us if you need to access our services. Please do not come to the surgery unless you have a booked appointment or are collecting a prescription.

Prescriptions should be ordered by email to prescriptions.s77055@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk  and please note that we need five working days notice to turnaround your request. Therefore, where possible, please make sure you order your prescription in plenty of time. Include your forename and surname, date of birth, the full name of the medication you require, plus your preferred pharmacy where your prescription will be sent to. If you do not nominate a local pharmacy we will send it to Lloyds Pharmacy on Bonnyrigg High Street.

The health centre was completed in May 2005 and is fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act. It is a two-storey building with a lift, widened doorways, automatic front doors and disabled toilets.

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

If you have symptoms associated with the Coronavirus, please contact NHS 24 by telephoning 111.

For the latest and most up to date guidance and advice on COVID-19, please visit the NHS Inform website

Minor Ailment Service

Please be aware that the community pharmacy Minor Ailment Service has now been extended to allow anyone registered with a GP practice, who has a minor illness or a common condition, to speak to a member of the pharmacy team for advice and treatment without the need to see a GP. To understand more about minor ailments.

Self Certifying and Sick Certificates

If you need advice about sick certificates and self certifying, please visit Gov.UK

One Click Away

You can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription or sending us your comments are both just a click away. And if you are not yet registered with us you can download the necessary forms here too.

We also have a text reminder service. If you wish us to send text reminders, or invite you in for screening (e.g. seasonal flu vaccination) please tell a member of the reception team and provide us with your mobile phone number to take advantage of this service.  You can opt out of this service at any time. 

 

(Site updated 22/09/2021)
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