St Bernards Well 

Green Practice

Stockbridge Health Centre

1 India Pl, Edinburgh, EH3 6EH

Appointments 0131 260 9226
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Welcome to the Green Practice


If you are aged 12 and over, you are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. There are walk-in clinics available across Edinburgh for you to receive your first dose. If it is has been at least 8 weeks since your 1st dose, you can attend any one of these clinics for your 2nd dose. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED WITH A LOCAL GP TO RECEIVE YOUR VACCINE. All clinics offer the AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer vaccine. Please use the "Vaccine Hub" link below to find your nearest clinic!


The winter booster programme launched in September. You will be eligible for the BOOSTER vaccine if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • Adults aged 18+
  • Health and social care workers
  • Severely immunocompromised (i.e. shielding patients) AND their household contacts
  • Care home residents
  • Adults aged 16-49 with an underlying health condition
  • Adult carers + unpaid and young carers

The booster vaccine will likely either be PFIZER or MODERNA, regardless of which kind you received as your first and second dose. It MUST be at least 8 weeks since your second dose in order to be eligible for the booster otherwise you will require two separate appointments. Those aged 70+ and previously on the "sheilding list" should have received an appointment letter regarding their vaccines by now. If you haven't received this, please call the helpline on 0800 030 8013 so they can assist you.


Furthermore, if you fall into any of the following categories, you will be able to BOOK ONLINE for your booster and flu vaccine appointment:

  • Adults aged 18 to 29
  • Adults aged 30 to 39
  • Aged 40 to 49
  • Aged 16 or over and an unpaid carer
  • Aged 16 or over and a household contact of an immunocompromised person

You will need your unique username and password in order to login on the NHS portal. You would have previously used this to access your vaccine status. Please visit the following NHS Inform link for more information regarding the COVID booster or call the helpline on 0800 030 8013 for advice.

If you do not have a username or did not receive your first or second dose in Scotland, please call the helpline on 0800 030 8013 to register for your booster/book your appointment.

There are walk-in booster clinics currently available and these will be running 7 days a week. See clinics details below:

  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (open 8am-7pm)
  • Lowland Hall, Royal Highland Centre (open 8am-6:30pm)
  • Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre (open 9am-6:30pm)

The following venues will only be available Monday-Friday:

  • Leith Community Treatment Centre (open 09:30am-11:30am and 1pm-6pm)
  • Pennywell All Care Centre (open 09:30am-11:30am and 1pm-3pm)
  • Sighthill Health Centre (open 09:30am-11:30am and 1pm-3pm)                   

If you choose to use the drop-in service instead of booking, you should be prepared to wait as queues may be long. It is recommended that you dress appropriately as you may have to queue outdoors in all weathers.

Please see below regarding eligibility for the flu vaccine.

Keep an eye on our social media pages or visit the NHS Inform website for updates regarding this programme!

You can also visit the Vaccine Hub for more information on the vaccine roll-out, appointments and venues.


Patients seeking evidence of their vaccination status for essential travel purposes (e.g. work or family commitments) should visit the NHS Inform website where you will need a login username and password. These details were provided in your blue invitation letter regarding your vaccination appointments at a mass clinic. Please note this status can only confirm vaccines administered in Scotland.

If you did not receive your vaccine at a mass clinic or have lost your letter, you can create a login yourself online using the "recover username" link. You will be asked to provide details (e.g. name, DOB, date of first vaccine) and you will then be issued with your username and you can create your own password.

If you would like your vaccination status posted out, please ensure you update your address with your GP (or register with a new practice if you have moved out-with the catchment area!). Your status will be posted out 2nd class via Royal Mail and it can take up to 14 DAYS for you to receive this. If you are travelling within that timeframe, please call the helpline for them to escalate the posting process for you.

If you do not have internet access, you can call the helpline on 0808 196 8565* (10am-6pm) and they will post your status out to you.

If you have received any vaccines out-with Scotland, you can now update your vaccine passport with these doses. You will need a QR code on your overseas certificate to do this. You must also have received at least one dose in Scotland for you to have an active NHS Scotland vaccine status. Please be aware some countries are not eligible for this process and you should therefore carry certifcation from whichever country you received the vaccine dose(s) as you will not be able to access a vaccination status via NHS website.


Please use the following link to access your status online - Vaccination Status


Vaccination QR codes are now available to download on the NHS Inform portal. Again, you will need your username and password to access this which you can see how to do as noted above ^. These QR codes can be used if you are attending any events (such as concerts) of if you are asked to provide evidence to enter certain premises. 



*The helpline can assist you with any enquiries you may have as well as updating your vaccination status if there are any incorrect details (e.g. your name or address). Please call us FIRST to check/update your records if necessary. These details will then be changed automatically although this process can take up to 48 hours. Please call the helpline number if this has not been amended after this timeframe.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following measures have been implemented in order to best protect patients and staff:

  1. GPs will be offering telephone consultations first and foremost.
  2. Should you feel like your concern would benefit from a face-to-face appointment, one of our receptionists can help arrange this for you.
  3. Prescriptions will be sent to a preferred pharmacy rather than being left at the practice to collect - please advise us which one if you have not done so already!
  4. Please still contact your local dental practice or optician should you have any urgent concerns. They are the experts and are best equipped to treat you. If you are not registered with a dentist, please call the emergency line on 0131 536 4800 to arrange assessment.
  5. Local pharmacies may have amended their hours of operation - please check before heading out to collect medication!

As the NHS guidelines are changing continuously, please be aware these measures may also change. We will do our best to keep you updated!

Do you have any of these symptoms?

  • A new persistent cough
  • Fever
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • (OR positive lateral flow test)

Please SELF-ISOLATE at home and BOOK A COVID-19 PCR TEST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE - visit the NHS Inform website below or call 0800 028 2816 or 119 to request a test.

If you have a POSITIVE LFT result, you should isolate for a maximum of 10 DAYS

If there is anyone else residing with you, they will also need to isolate and book a test. If any of your tests come back NEGATIVE - even if someone has symptoms - you no longer need to isolate. If anyone tests POSITIVE, they will need to isolate for 10 DAYS.

Please be aware that the practice DOES NOT PROVIDE LATERAL FLOW TESTS (LFTs). You can get these FOR FREE from a pharmacy, walk-in COVID testing site or by ordering online via the website.

We also DO NOT offer TRAVEL PCR TESTS. There are clinics available across Edinburgh that can offer this service for a fee. Please find one that suits you.

Should you require a sick note for your employer to cover your self-isolation period, they are available on the NHS Inform website.

Further information is available online -

If you are looking for a mask exemption card, please visit the following website:


The flu vaccination programme normally runs from October to March.

We're sorry to announce that the flu vaccine will NOT be offered by ourselves this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we will NOT be sent a supply.

Patients aged 70+ and those aged 16+ who are on the highest risk list - previously known as the "shielding list" - will receive a blue appointment letter in the post to attend a mass vaccination clinic for their flu vaccine. 

You will be eligible for a FLU vaccine if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • Adults aged 50+
  • Pregnant women (please call your midwife to discuss arranging your vaccine)
  • People aged 6 months and over with an eligible health condition (please refer to the "Flu vaccine" link below)
  • Health and social care workers
  • Unpaid and young carers
  • Children aged 2-5 and not yet in school
  • All primary school children
  • All secondary school children
If you have received a letter already and cannot attend your appointment, you can re-arrange it by calling 0800 030 8013 or by visiting the NHS Inform website - Rearrange appointment . Please note the website will ask you for your username and password. The username is given on your appointment letter and you can create your own password by clicking "forgotten password".

Patients who are eligible but are not aged 70+ or on the "shielding list" will be able to book their flu vaccine appointment online from October (launch date for this is still to be announced). Please visit the following link for more information regarding this - Flu vaccine

Over the next few weeks, housebound patients will again be visited by the Housebound Vaccination Team to receive this vaccine. It is likely they will contact you directly to arrange this visit.

If it has been 12 WEEKS since your 2nd COVID-19 vaccine, a booster vaccine of either Pfizer or Moderna will be offered at the same appointment. Please refer to the COVID-19 vaccine guidance at the top of our homepage regarding eligibility for the BOOSTER vaccine.

If you have any further queries regarding the programme, please call the Lothian helpline on 0300 790 6296.

Please keep an eye on our social media pages or the NHS Inform website for updates!

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COVID-19 - Update Video

We decided to make a video to highlight some of the changes we've introduced to help manage the coronavirus pandemic - featuring a few friendly faces! Practice COVID-19 update video - 27th April 2020

Please remember that your NHS is still open for business and you should always seek help for any concerning symptoms!


We are one of two GP surgeries based at the Stockbridge Health Centre, offering comprehensive primary care services.

We are committed to providing medical care of the highest quality, delivered by our team of GPs, Practice Nurses; supported by our Admin Team and affiliated District Nurses and Health Visitors.

We value continuity and personal care, and being part of the community.

We are a teaching and training practice with a longstanding interest in helping to train medical students and postgraduate doctors.

We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, social class, religion, disability or medical condition.

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