Welcome to the Dalhousie Medical Practice website where we hope you will benefit from a user friendly layout and information about our healthcare services. You can also find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home.
Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism.
The practice normally agrees to accept all patients requesting to join its list. We do not discriminate on grounds of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, social class, religion, disability or medical condition.
** URGENT NOTICE**
Despite the Government's warning for everyone to remain at home to stop the spread of Coronavirus, people are ignoring this warning to stay indoors and in turn are risking the lives of our staff. The situation has forced us to close our doors for the safety of our staff and to prevent the spread of the virus.
WE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT WALK-INS. DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE A BOOKED APPOINTMENT.
If you have spoken to a GP or nurse and have been given an appointment, please phone the practice when you arrive. A member of staff will let you in the building. Please come alone where possible.
Prescriptions should be ordered by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, date of birth, the full name of the medication you require, plus your preferred pharmacy where your prescription will be sent to. If you do not nominate a local pharmacy we will send it to Lloyd's pharmacy on the High Street.
We urge you to follow these guidelines for the safety of our community.
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
With effect from 08.00 on Monday 23 March 2020, telephone advice for anyone who is unwell or worried about COVID-19 should contact NHS24 on 111 as the first point of contact, NOT their GP.
Also, from Monday 23 March 2020, the community pharmacy Minor Ailment Service is being extended to allow anyone registered with a GP practice, who has a minor illness or a common condition, to speak to a member of the pharmacy team for advice and treatment without the need to see their GP.
If you need advice about sick lines and self certifying, the following link gives guidance to Employers and Businesses https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-coronavirus-covid-19
For the latest information regarding Coronavirus please go to www.NHSInform.scot
Due to the current situation regarding Coronavirus we have to change the way we are offering appointments. All patients will be telephone triaged. No patient will be seen without an appointment, and the appointment will only be made after speaking to a Health Professional.
Please be patient at this time and use our services appropriately.
DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE A COUGH / FEVER / RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS. GO HOME AND PHONE THE SURGERY.
New telephone number from 11 September 2019
After many months of problems with our telephone system we are moving to another supplier in September. From 11 September our new number will be 0131 370 3999. If you dial the old number after this date you will hear a recorded message advising of or new number.
Changes to Gabapentin and Pregabalin Prescriptions
Changes to the law surrounding the supply of medicines coming into force from 1 April 2019 mean that prescriptions for Gabapentin and Pregabalin will be more tightly controlled.
Prescriptions will only be valid for 28 days from the date printed and must be dispensed by a pharmacy within this time.
The practice may have to reduce the supply on prescription to 28 days to comply with the law.
You will need to request a prescription every 28 days.
Lost prescriptions will not be replaced.
Prescriptions may not be issue early.
We are no longer able to offer cryotherapy treatment for warts and verruca. We have created a Patient Information leaflet for self help. Warts & Verruca
The health centre was completed in May 2005 and is fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act. It is a two-storey building with a lift, widened doorways, automatic front doors and disabled toilets.
One Click Away
You can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription or sending us your comments are both just a click away. And if you’re not yet registered with us you can download the necessary forms here too.
We also have a text reminder service. If you wish us to send text reminders, or invite you in for screening (e.g. seasonal flu vaccination) please tell a member of the reception team and provide us with your mobile phone number to take advantage of this service. You can opt out of this service at any time.
You are also able to order repeat prescriptions on-line. Please complete a form at reception.
Minor Illness and NHS24
Click on the link below to access advice on minor illness and contacting NHS24 for advice.
(Site updated 26/03/2020)