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Our Clinics & Services

Psychiatry, Speech Therapy, Dietician are available at the Health Centre. These services can be contacted via the Community Secretary. To use some of these services you must be referred by one of our GPs.

 

 

ANTE-NATAL CARE

 

Our Midwives provide both pre-natal and ante-natal care. Please make an appointment by calling Maternity Services on 0131 536 2009.

 

ASTHMA CLINIC

 

Patients will be invited by letter, if appropriate.

 

BABY AND SURVEILLANCE CLINICS

 

These clinics are run in conjunction with the Health Visitors and doctor. Please speak to our Health Visitors for information and inclusion. Health Visitors can be contacted via the Community Secretary.

 

CERVICAL SMEARS

  

From June 2016, the age range and frequency for screening will change. From June 2016, the new age range for the Cervical Screening Programme will be 25 - 65 years for routine patients and up to 70 years for non routine patients.   Women up to the age of 50 will be screened every 3 years and women between 50 - 65 will be screened every 5 years. 

 

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION

 

Your child will be invited to attend for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Meningitis C, Polio, HIB, MMR, Rotavirus and Pneumococcal at appropriate ages. These clinics are run by our Health Visitors.

 

CHIROPODY

 

We have a Chiropodist who works from the Health Centre. Please complete a self referral form (obtained from reception), if you wish to make an appointment with the Chiropodist.

 

CHOLESTEROL CHECKS

 

We offer free cholesterol checks to males over 50 and females over 60 years of age.

 

COMMUNITY DRUG PROBLEM SERVICE (CDPS)

 

Referrals are made by a doctor. Follow-up will be arranged through the clinic and drug supervision clinics.

 

COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC NURSE (CPN)

 

Our CPNs deal mainly with severe mental illness. Referral to the Community Psychiatric Nurse is via one of our Doctors. The CPNs can be contacted via the Community Secretary.

 

DIABETES

 

Patients with Diabetes are reviewed regularly by our treatment room nurse and the doctor. If you have not been checked in the last 12 months please make an appointment with the treatment room nurse.

 

DIETICIAN

 

Can be contacted via the Community Secretary. Referral is by a doctor or nurse.

 

DISTRICT NURSE

 

The District Nurses provide a full range of nursing services to those patients and carers that are regularly unable to make it into the health centre to see a doctor. They work with the rest of the health centre team of General Practitioners, treatment room nurses and community care workers along with social services and hospitals to provide a full care package for our disabled and housebound patients. District Nurses can be contacted via the Community Secretary.

 

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION

 

This is available up to 3 days from the time of intercourse but the earlier seen the better. Please tell the receptionist if you require this service. Confidentiality will be respected.

 

HEALTH VISITORS

 

We have one full time & three part-time Health Visitors and a Nursery Nurse who support the team. They can give advice on general health care and deal particularly with children under 5. If you wish to contact the Health Visitors, please phone the community secretary.

 

Health Visitor services & clinics –

  • Home Visiting/Family Support
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Immunisation Clinic
  • Baby Massage
  • Well Baby Clinic
  • Breast Feeding Support
  • Group Development Assessment

 

Tuesday Afternoon - 6 week checks from 1.30 pm, with member of HV team, then to see GP (appointment only)

Tuesdays -  2.30 - 3.30 pm pm  Well Baby Clinic (Drop In)

Monday - mornings -  Immunisation (appointment only)

All other home visits or development reviews will be organised as required

 

Breast feeding facilities and support are available.


INFLUENZA VACCINATION

 

Available October/November/December each year for the over 65s. It is also recommended for patients suffering from chronic lung disease (including cystic fibrosis and Asthma), Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, Diabetes and Immunosuppression. If you suffer from any of those conditions and meet the NHS guidelines criteria, you will automatically receive a letter during flu season.

 

LABORATORY SPECIMENS

 

Specimens requiring analysis are sent to the hospital laboratories by regular van runs which leave the health centre at approx 12:30pm and 3pm each day. Please ensure that samples are handed in well in advance of these times in order for our staff to prepare them for transit. There are marked areas in the reception area for depositing specimens.

 

MINOR SURGERY

 

We run a minor surgery clinic, which may avoid the need to go to hospital. Please consult with your doctor.

  

NURSE CLINICS

 

Diabetic Clinic - Wednesday morning  9:00 - 12:00 noon.

 

Our nurses also provide appointments for Asthma and COPD patients.

 

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

 

If you need a blood test, our Health Care Assistant (HCA) and Phlebotomist are the first port of call. Although our Nurses can also take blood, our HCA and Phlebotomist surgeries are primarily for blood tests, therefore she will always have the largest number of appointments for this vital service. Our HCA is also trained to do blood pressures and to administer B12 injections.  

  

PHYSIOTHERAPY

 

The Physiotherapist can help with muscle pain and aftercare from any injuries you might have suffered. You will be given a telephone number to phone for 'NHS Inform'.

 

PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINATION

 

 

It is recommended that all patients over the age of 65 should be immunised against pneumococcal infection. Immunisation can take place at the same time as flu immunisation.

 

 

TREATMENT ROOM

 

The Treatment Room nurses are available to take bloods, do dressings, administer adult vaccinations  and other various procedures.

 


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