With effect from the 6th February 2017, until further notice, our practice list is Restricted for new patients.
This has come about as a result of a combination of factors including an increased list size and increased workload. We have come to the decision to restrict our practice list in order to provide safe, quality and accessable care to our existing patients.
Currently, six out of twelve General Practices across Midlothian have restricted their practice list due to shortage of doctors and rising demand.
We will be operating on a “restricted, but open” basis, this means that for the time being we will only register certain categories of patients as follows:
New babies of existing patients.
Immediate family members of existing patients who become resident within the registered patients address.
Therefore in order to register with a practice in your area, you will be required to call practitioner services on the number below where they will allocate you to a practice by letter. This is to ensure a fair allocation of new patients across all practices in the area.
Please bring the letter from the Health Board with you when you attend your allocated practice for the registration forms.
Patient telephone number to be allocated a practice – 0345 300 1024 – option 4
No patient moving in to the area will be left without a GP
Currently, there is a Lothian wide shortage of doctors. As a result the practice continues to struggle to provide the number of doctor sessions required to maintain our normal service.
At this difficult time for the practice, we would be grateful for your understanding and patience when requesting appointments, results and medication.
Dr Cremona, Scales, Archibald, McCormack, Deans & Gotts.
Commuter appointments - we offer a limited number of early morning & Saturday morning appointments on a monthly basis. Please telephone the surgery to enquire about the availability of these pre-bookable appointments.
The next Saturday clinic is on Saturday 28th October 2017 - this is a prebookable clinic, therefore please telephone the practice in advance for an appointment.
If you have been discharged from hospital and would like to discuss any changes in medication, please make a routine telephone appointment with any of our GP's
The surgery will be closed on the following dates in 2017/18 - Monday 18th September 2017, Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th December 2017, Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd January 2018. For medical advice during this period of closure, please contact NHS 24 on the FREE NUMBER 111 . In the event of a life threatening emergency, please call 999.
(Site updated 16/10/2017)