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 can’t manage to get the appointment that has been scheduled you need to contact the Lothian number not the national number that was on the letter
0300 790 6296
If you are Housebound and you have been invited to a mass vaccination site and you can attend, please keep this appointment.
If you can’t attend due to the location but could attend if it was a closer venue please again call the Lothian helpline to rearrange this.
If you can’t attend because of mobility or transport issues. please cancel your appointment via the Lothian helpline. You will receive your vaccination in their home by the vaccination team.
For all flu enquiries 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
The health board are using our practice as a venue for vaccinations on a Sunday only but ALL appointments must be booked online not via the practice
The Winter Vaccination Programme will start in Late September / Early October 2021.
You can find out if you’re in a priority group eligible for a flu vaccine on NHS inform
We don’t have all the details at the moment but we can tell you:
You will get your vaccine at a clinic set up to vaccinate large numbers of people quickly
You will have a pre-booked appointment or be invited to make a booking at a vaccination clinic.
All eligible 2-5 year olds will receive an appointment from SIRS. If the appointment is not suitable it can be changed by contacting 0131 659 2920.
The Edinburgh Vaccination Team will contact at risk children to arrange an appointment.
Details on the vaccination clinics are being finalised and when supplies of vaccines become available we will update this page as soon as we have more information.
Please don’t phone the practice as we don’t have any additional information for the moment.
Please keep an eye on our website or NHS inform
Please see link on right hand panel for all other COVID 19 information
Asking the right questions
Simply by being more involved you'll be able to make better decisions about your own care and treatment.
To help you get the most out of your next appointment, here are 4 key questions it's worth remembering to ask.
Our healthcare staff are more than happy to answer these and any other questions you may have. feel better informed at your next appointment and remember ITS OK TO ASK!
You are now able to self refer for an ear syringing appointment.
The Local CTAC (Community Treatment And Care) service situated at Sighthill and Allermuir Medical Centres can be contacted by phone on 0131 537 7205. This is an automated service where you will be asked to leave your details and an letter with an appointment will be sent out in the post. Or you can email with your name, date of birth, address and your registered practice to CTAC.firstname.lastname@example.org. treatment with oil for 2 weeks is still recommended as the initial non intervention treatment
Service changes implemented during the pandemic and to help us to cope with demand
Prescriptions from now on will not be collected from the surgery- please collect from your preferred pharmacy
To order please email us at email@example.com and only if you do not have access to a computer phone us on 0131 449 2142. Please do not use this email address for sending us any clinical information or requesting an appointment. This is not a safe way to contact your doctor for clinical advice.
Please note that unless you have specified otherwise all prescriptions will be sent to the pharmacy nearest your address.
Due to extenuating circumstances we may not be able to process your prescription in the usual timescale.
Please bear with us at this time and help both pharmacies and us by NOT ordering more than you NEED.
Thank you for you help and support during this time
We hope you enjoy having a look around our website and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
The surgery has disabled access in the car park at the front of the building. The rear car park is for staff only and is not suitable for disabled access.
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