Patient Services Information
Following the retirement of Lesley Horn, Health Visitor, in the summer of 2006 the newsletter lapsed as we had lost our very capable editor! We have now formed a new team to coordinate a quarterly newsletter for our patients. The newsletter is one way for us to communicate updates and news about the practice and we would very much welcome any ideas/suggestions you have for forthcoming editions – attached is a comment slip which can be handed in to the reception.
We now have a plasma screen in the waiting area as a further tool to provide up-to-date information on e.g. doctor availability, student research projects etc. We hope you find this useful and again, please feel free to give us your comments in the future.
A selection of team members met on Saturday 28 April 2007 – early morning – 10am! To walk over the Pentlands. It was a glorious day and with the guidance of a Ranger everyone managed to last the full 2 hours.
There are a small number of services provided by the practice that are not covered by the NHS, and therefore attract a fee. These include private prescriptions, private sickness notes, fitness to travel letter, passport applications, private health care forms, pre-employment medicals and travel vaccinations. A full list of services and fees is displayed in the waiting area. If you are uncertain whether a service you require may attract a fee, please ask at the desk.
Please remember to telephone for results of any test carried out by the Doctor or Nurse (except smears). Please wait 5 working days before calling 260 9227 after 9am (and not between 1-2pm) Monday to Friday. A few test results may take slightly longer than 5 days but the reception team will advise you of this when you call.
Firstly we say goodbye: to our longstanding receptionist Pat Craik who has retired; to Irene Fraser also from the reception team; and to Sandra MacRae (Practice Nurse) who has taken up a new post in Muirhouse. We will miss them all and wish them all the best in the future.
Congratulations to Dr Nairn MacLeod who worked as a long-term locum for the practice over the last 2 years, and who has now taken up a permanent post at Ladywell Medical Practice in Corstorphine.
Well done to Russel Sanders (IT) who ran the Edinburgh Half-Marathon in 1hr 12mins with his cousin and raised £149 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.