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With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Updated 25.10.2020

All information on the 2020/21 Flu Campaign is attached below

 

Patients of Hermitage Medical Practice should attend:

Drive Thru - Saturday 21st November  at  Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus, 219 Colinton Road, EH14 1DJ  (accessed from Glenlockhart Road)

Walk thru - Saturday 21st November  at Tollcross Healthcare Centre, Ponton Street, EH3 9QQ

or  

Walk Thru - Sunday 22nd November at Conan Doyle Medical centre, 4 Nether Liberton lane, EH16 5TY

or

Walk thru - Sunday 22nd November at Gracemount Medical Centre, 24 Gracemount Drive, EH16 6RN . 

 

Information of flu can be found at www.nhsinform.scot/flu

All information  on flu vaccinations  can be accessed using the "Flu Clinics" tab at the bottom of the home page. 

COVID_19 Advice for the General Public

For general information and advice on COVID-19, patients should  be directed to NHSInform website https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

For patients looking for general advice but do not have symptoms, there is a NHS24 dedicated Novel Coronavirus Helpline on 0800 028 2816.

Please note that updated information is provided to NHSInform and is uploaded regularly.

Please DO NOT attend your GP Surgery if you have symptoms of a cough/cold/shortness of breathe/high temperature or flu like symptoms or if you have a loss or change in your sense of smell or taste.  If you have any of these symptoms the current guidelines are to self isolate for 7 days. 

All information on the 2020/21 Flu Campaign is attached below, please click on the link.

Flu Vaccination Program

Patients of Hermitage Medical Practice should attend their allocated drive through centre which is Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus, 219 Colinton Road, EH14 1DJ on the specific dates and times noted in the above link. 

 
Information of flu can be found at www.nhsinform.scot/flu

Online Services

There is a service which will allow you to order repeat prescriptions and book/cancel appointments online.  This involves registration through us, so please let us know if you wish to do so and we can email you the link to proceed.

Text Messaging Communication

Both Practices are able to send you a text message to remind you to book your annual recalls.  You can receive information by text message on your mobile phone regarding your healthcare.

What you need to do?

If you would like your practice to contact you via the text messaging service please make sure that we have a current mobile number for yourself or any family/household members.  

Consent is implied if we have a registered mobile number for you, If you do not wish to receive these communications please contact the surgery who will update your records.

 Article re. Relocation of Practices

Contrary to any recent newspaper reports, there are NO immediate plans to relocate premises, nor are there any plan to merge with Morningside Medical Practice.  If you have any further concerns regarding this, please contact the Practice Manager.

 

Toys in the waiting room

Due to Health and Safety, the Practice has removed all toys and books from the waiting room.  Please feel free to bring along your childs favourite toy for them to play with while they are at the  surgery.

Shingles vaccination.

The practice offers free shingles vaccinations to eligible patients.  To find out more about the vaccination, eligibility and the shingles virus please go to http://www.shinglesaware.co.uk

The following link has been created to provide the four independent contractor groups with information and assets to support them in communicating with their patients/customers:

ØDental

ØGP Practice

ØOptometry

ØPharmacy

The assets provided will help explain that services are still being delivered, but how they are being delivered has changed as a result of coronavirus. https://www.nhsinform.scot/communityhealth

 

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