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Slateford Medical Practice27 Gorgie Park CloseEdinburgh, EH14 1NQTel: 0131 442 8700
Please note that the Podiatry service is separate from the GP practice.
For further information please visit http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/Community/EdinburghCHP/Services/Pages/Podiatry.aspx
A GP Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) now works within your this GP practice. If you have, or think you have, a musculoskeletal (MSK) problem they provide an alternative to seeing you GP.
They provide expert assessment of MSK conditions i.e. muscle, bone and joint problems such as back, neck, shoulder or knee pain. They can provide you with a clinical diagnosis, give you advice on how to manage the problem and suggest appropriate exercise for you to work on independently.
With your agreement and when appropriate, they can refer you to specialist services such as physiotherapy for supported rehab, X-Ray or orthopaedics. If needed they can liaise with your GP to arrange medication or discuss any non- MSK symptoms which might have been found.
You can request an appointment with the GP APP; you may also be directed to them by reception staff who have had training to help them guide you to GP APP. Your GP may also ask you to see the GP APP for an expert MSK opinion.
Information about the Physiotherapy service based within the building in Slateford Medical Centre which is not part of the GP practice can be found at http://www.ecps.scot.nhs.uk/mcleod_details.htm
Chronic diseases are currently being dealt with differently due to COVID for conditions such as
To keep you and our staff safe and to minimise the time that you would spend in the surgery your review will be dealt by our practice nurse by telephone as much as possible.
If you require emergency contraception please contact our receptionist as soon as possible as this treatment must be administered within 72 hours. Please ask for an emergency contraception appointment. This will enable the receptionist to provide you with the most effective appointment. This is also available through the out of hours service or your local Pharmacy.
Due to the COVID pandemic we are not offering a travel clinic service at this time
The surgery provides basic travel advice however as this service is not covered under the NHS it is the responsibility of the patient to ensure that they have the correct vaccinations for travel. The NHS does however provide some vaccinations against diseases that could pose a public risk. Please ask the receptionist for details. Further information is given in the section on the right on travel vaccinations.
We run a dietetic clinic that is supported by the community dietician who is based at Sighthill Health Centre.
For help to stop smoking please contact NHS Lothian Quit Your Way service
We are able to offer the following vaccinations ONLY which are provided free on the NHS to travellers:
Our Practice Nurse Louise Starkey will administer the vaccinations
Patients should give at least 6 weeks’ notice when booking an appointment.
For vaccinations not detailed above, you may visit one of the travel clinics listed below, which can advise you on travel health and administer vaccines for a fee.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
This list is not exhaustive – please contact the clinics for prices
CityDoc Edinburgh MASTA Travel Clinic
46-48 Clerk Street Davidsons Mains Medical Centre
Edinburgh, EH8 9JB 5 Quality Street
Tel: 0845 5941 950 Edinburgh, EH4 5BP
www.citydoc.org.uk/citydoc-edinburgh Tel: 0330 100 4169
Edinburgh Travel Health Clinic Superdrug Travel Clinic Edinburgh
14 East Preston Street 83 Princes Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9QA Edinburgh, EH2 2ER
Tel: 0131 667 1030 Tel: 03331 223 523
TrExMed Travel Clinic Edinburgh Your GP
The Edinburgh Clinic Waterside House
40 Colinton Road 19 Hawthornbank Lane
Edinburgh, EH10 5BT Edinburgh, EH4 3BH
Tel: 0131 447 2340 Option 2 Tel: 0131 225 5656
Western General Hospital
Regional Infectious Disease Unit (RIDU),
Ward 41 OPD (nearest entrance, Telford Road)
Edinburgh, EH4 2XU
After your visit to a travel clinic, please provide us with a list of any vaccinations you have been given so that we can update your medical records.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability. Please note that there will be a waiting time for these appointments.
It is with regret due to the COVID pandemic the practice may not be able to undertake some private services.
This includes bloods for patients requested by private clinics.
This will be reviewed at such time when the pandemic is over