St Bernards Well 

Green Practice

Stockbridge Health Centre

1 India Pl, Edinburgh, EH3 6EH

Appointments 0131 260 9226
Enquiries 0131 260 9227
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For current COVID-19 advice please visit www.nhsinform.scot

Welcome to the Green Practice

Vacancy 

We are looking to appoint a salaried GP for 4-6 sessions, with the ideal start date of August/September 2022. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join our friendly and cohesive team in central Edinburgh, right in the heart of beautiful Stockbridge!

We would love to hear from both newly qualified and experienced GPs. Interested? Please click the link below for more information and how to apply.

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COVID-19 VACCINE AND BOOSTER VACCINE:


Please click here to visit the NHS Inform.scot website for the most up-to-date guidance regarding the vaccination programme or call the national helpline on 0800 030 8030 for advice or to book a vaccine appointment at one of the available clinics. There are also walk-in clinics available across Edinburgh and you can view this using the "Vaccine Hub" link below.

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


HOW CAN I GET A COPY OF MY VACCINATION STATUS?

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 abroad, 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 Inform.scot website.

If you have received any doses elsewhere in the UK, you can also update your status using your QR codes as long as you have received a dose in Scotland. If you do not have access to a QR code but do hold your vaccination card (with batch numbers), please email Loth.covidvaccenquiries@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk with your details and a clear photo of your vaccine card. The team can then update your records using this information.

If you have not received any doses in Scotland but are unable to access your UK vaccine status (QR codes or vaccine card), please call the helpline above for further advice.

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
  • A high temperature or chills (feverish)
  • Change/loss of taste or smell
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Blocked/runny nose
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Muscle aches
  • Tiredness

Please SELF-ISOLATE at home and book a PCR test via the Gov.uk website or by calling 119. PCR tests can also be posted to your home. You can end your isolation period when you achieve two negative lateral flow tests on day 6 and day 7. If not, you will need to isolate for a maximum of 10 days. Fully vaccinated close contacts will be advised to test daily for 7 days.

If your symptoms worsen (particularly if shortness of breath), please seek advice from the GP or call NHS24 on 111 if the practice is closed. In an emergency, always dial 999.

Please note, as per government guidance, from the end of April, anyone with possible symptoms will not need to test at all and will be encouraged to simply remain at home until feeling better. Lateral flow tests will no longer be offered freely and will be available for purchase from relevant retailers.

Please be aware that the practice DOES NOT AND WILL NOT PROVIDE LATERAL FLOW TESTS (LFTs).

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 - www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

If you are looking for a mask exemption card, please visit the following website: www.exempt.scot/face-covering-exemptions/

NHS FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME 2021-2022

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!

 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2022

The practice will be closed on the following dates:

 

  • Monday 3rd January 2022
  • Tuesday 4th January 2022
  • Friday 15th April 2022
  • Monday 18th April 2022
  • Monday 2nd May 2022
  • Friday 3rd June 2022
  • Monday 19th September 2022
  • Monday 26th December 2022
  • Tuesday 27th December 2022

Should you require any urgent medical advice, please call NHS24 on 111. In an emergency, always call 999.

Please be aware some pharmacies may also be closed on these days so do ensure you order any medication in plenty of time. We advise a 72hr turnaround for prescriptions to make it to your preferred pharmacy. 


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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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