****PATIENT ALERT - Shielding clinic venue has changed to Dalkeith Arts Centre - see updated information below. Time and date will stay the same.****
It is time to get your flu vaccine.
Flu Vaccinations 2020
Shielding Patients – If you were in the shielding group your flu vaccination will be taking place at a clinic out with the practice. The location is now Dalkeith Art Centre - located next to the library, 2 White Hart Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1AE. Letters have been sent and you now need to call the reception team on 01875320302 to book you and everyone you live with a flu appointment. This clinic is only for over 12’s.
Patients over 65 – You will receive a letter from the government to book your flu vaccine. There is no need to wait for your letter please call and book with the practice directly.
Patients under 65 at risk – The practice has started sending these letters out please call and book with the practice directly.
Housebound Patients – The Community Vaccination Team will be going out to your home this year. We are still waiting on them confirming the date.
School age children – These flu vaccinations will be taking place at school as normal.
Child Flu Age 2-5 years – The Health Visiting team will be doing the nasal flu vaccines this year for this age group. The clinics will be at Pathhead on a Tuesday morning. You should soon receive a letter with a number to call the health visiting team to book this appointment with them directly. Please phone 07766922751 to book this appointment.
Patients Age 55-64 - These vaccines are due to arrive in December, we will keep patients updated regarding these clinics. No clinics are available to book just yet.
Practice Clinic Dates - BOOK NOW - 01875320302
Saturday 3rd October 2020 - PM slots still available
Friday 9th October 2020 - slots still available
Weekday Clinics - slots still available
Due to COVID-19 things will be slightly different this year.
Phone the practice after 10.00am on 01875320302 to book your flu vaccine appointment.
You will be given an appointment time.
On arrival at the surgery you should arrive at your given appointment time. Not any earlier.
Face masks should be worn and you must social distance at all times.
Check in at the reception desk and you will be directed where to stand/sit.
Please take off coats and ensure sleeves are rolled up.
The clinician will call you for your appointment. You will stand during this appointment.
You will then be directed out of the building following the one way system.
*The NHS in Midlothian is under pressure and we need your help.*
It might feel as if the world has stopped due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – but for us as GPs, it hasn’t.
We are still here for you if you need us.
To help keep everyone safe we are limiting the number of people coming to our surgeries.
If you can, try the self-help guides at NHS Inform to see if you can treat yourself before you call us.
The guides are free and have clinical advice on many conditions from Allergies through to Warts, as well as Coronavirus (COVID-19). They are written and approved by the clinical team at NHS24 – the same team that support you out of hours.
If you still need to contact us you will notice a few changes because of the current COVID-19 social distancing and infection control guidelines:
- If you are ill with a temperature, new cough or loss of smell/taste, please DO NOT COME TO THE MEDICAL CENTRE. Follow the government advice about staying at home and phone 111 if you feel very unwell or breathless.
- Most appointments will be by PHONE or sometimes video. Please do not attend in person unless you have been specifically told to do so.
- Most annual reviews are postponed.
- If you need urgent medical advice, PHONE us and we will call you back.
- Home visits can still be arranged if clinically appropriate.
- Prescriptions should be ordered online, and can be sent to a local pharmacy for you to collect.
- Sick notes will be posted out.
- PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE MEDICAL CENTRE IN PERSON FOR QUERIES - ALWAYS PHONE FIRST.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Our practice is in Pathhead village and covers a wide area including the outskirts of Dalkeith, Pathhead and Gorebridge in Midlothian across to Pencaitland in East Lothian and down to Heriot and Oxton in the Borders.
We have a range of staff including GPs, Nurses, Community Pharmacist, A physiotherapist, Community Mental Health Nurses and The Wellbeing Team. Together we offer a range of treatment and support including:
- Screening programmes and monitoring of long term conditions
- Sexual Health and Contraception
- Vaccinations and Immunisations
- Maternity and child health
- Minor Surgery and treatment of injuries
- Travel Advice
If you need to talk to one of the team make an appointment here
(Site updated 30/09/2020)