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Quarryfoot practice, Bonnyrigg Health Centre

Protected Training Time

The Practice, along with all the others in Lothian, will be closed on the afternoon of 16 May 2018 for staff training. Cover will be provided during that time by NHS 24 so if you need to see or speak to a clinician please dial 111. We will be open as normal on Thursday 17 May.

Public Holidays

The Practice will be closed on Monday 7 May 2018

Staff Changes

We are sorry to lose Drs Becky Kidd and Emma Davidson who have now left us to go to pastures new. We will be joined by two new GPs in the New Year. Dr Sam Walker joined us on 15th January 2018, and Dr Sohi Reichenberger on 27 February 2018.

 

Quarryfoot Practice List

Currently two practices in Bonnyrigg Health Centre are operating on a ‘restricted but open’ basis. This means that for the time being we will only register certain categories of patients, as follows:

  • New babies of existing patients
  • Immediate family members of existing patients who become resident within the registered patient’s address Temporary residents
  • Assignments / allocations

Strathesk Practice currently (March 2018) has an open list.

If you are assigned to Quarryfoot Practice,please bring the letter from the Health Board with you when you attend your allocated practice for the registration forms.

Patient telephone number to be allocated a practice

Practitioner Services - Tel: 0345 300 1024 - Option 4

No patient moving into the area will be left without a GP.

We are an LGBT Equality Practice

ARE YOU HAVING EYE PROBLEMS?

DID YOU KNOW THAT IF YOU ARE HAVING EYE PROBLEMS YOUR FIRST PORT OF CALL SHOULD NOT BE YOUR GP. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO ACCESS NHS FUNDED EYE CARE THROUGH THE LOTHIAN EYE HEALTH NETWORK. Lothian Eye Health Network

HIV testing

Late diagnosis is a growing concern and earlier testing, diagnosis and treatment will improve a person’s outcomes. For more information on HIV testing and access to local services go to - http://www.hiv-wakeup.org.uk/

Bowel Screening Programme

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme invites all men and women between the ages of 50-74 for screening every two years.

In 2012, 57.4% of the practice patients who were eligible to be offered the test took up the invitation but we would like to encourage all of those who receive a letter from the screening programme to take the test if they have not already done so.

Screening aims to find bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms. If bowel cancer is detected early through screening there is a 90% chance of treating the disease successfully. We strongly urge all eligible patients to take the test.

If the screening test is negative it does not mean you definitely do not have cancer. Please see your GP if you have any abnormal symptoms such as bleeding from your bottom or with your stools, recent persistent change in bowel habit, abdominal pain, weight loss or pallor.

For more information about bowel screening and the screening test go to http://www.nhsinform.co.uk/screening/bowel or contact the surgery.

You can download the leaflet about bowel screening at http://www.nhsinform.co.uk/Screening/overview/leaflets#bowel  and to request a bowel screening kit phone 0800 0121833 (free call).

 New Scottish Website for Diabetic patients.

NHS Scotland has launched a website called ' My Diabetes My Way' to allow patients to manage their diabetes, including the ability to access their own test results if they wish. To find the link click on  the 'Long-term' conditions tab under 'Further information' (right) and then click on the Diabetes heading.

We need your current mobile number

To use our text reminder service for patient appointments we need to know current mobile numbers. If you would like to have a text reminder for a routine or review appointment please give us a note of your current mobile number and if we have it already, remember to let us know if you change it.

Always check the 'latest news' section on the right to get the most up-to-date information.

Facebook friend requests

Professional bodies governing the conduct of clinical staff recommend that our clinicians do not accept friend requests as it can interfere with the practice /patient relationship. Please do not send a request to the GP's or nurses. If you do it may be declined. This is for both your safety and that of the staff to ensure that a professional relationship is maintained at all times.


Online Prescriptions

Important: We are changing the system for ordering repeat prescriptions. Learn More...

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