Community healthcare is provided by a diverse team of services and individuals. Increasingly, this means the practice might not always be the most appropriate first contact, for every ailment.
You can self-refer to a wide range of local services, including the local Pharmacies, which can help you deal with a wide variety of problems. There are some resources below to help you find the best service for a variety of problems.
The complete NHS Lothian services directory is available here: NHS Lothian | Our Services
You can call the practice to speak with one of our Patient Service Advisors for advice. They can book appointments with the Physiotherapists, Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and GPs based at the practice.
If you are housebound, please arrange a telephone consultation in the first instance. If needed, a house visit can be arranged by the health professional you speak to.
If you need to call for health advice when the practice is closed you should call 111, or in an emergency 999.
Click for extensive information about home test kits, contraception options, clinics and infections on the NHS Lothian Sexual Health website. Please note vasectomy referrals can be booked directly and do not require a GP referral. The practice also provides appointments about these issues and has healthcare staff trained to undertake cervical screening and to provide contraception – including implants and coils.