Links Medical Centre
4 Hermitage Place Leith Edinburgh EH6 8BW
Tel: 0131 554 1036
Fax:
Out of Hours: 111
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A FACE COVERING MUST BE WORN IF ATTENDING THE SURGERY
 
 
Do you need a general practice appointment about something other than coronavirus?   
Here’s what to do:
Contact us by phone: 0131 554 1036

 

Telephone Triage Appointments
(Routine/General appointments)
Each morning we operate a telephone appointment system. 
Telephone lines are open from 8.20am.  We have a set number of telephone appointments each morning.  We also have a set number of telephone triage appointments that become available every day after 2.00pm.

Our Patient Care Advisors have been instructed to "Signpost" patient requests to the most appropriate Healthcare Provider. 
All our staff have received extensive training and are directing your request according to a comprehensive list of appointment types and other Healthcare Providers as agreed by the Doctors and ANP.

This is not to try and deny you an appointment and is, in fact,  so that we can determine who the most appropriate Healthcare Provider to deal with you problem might be - ie:-   have you previously been seen by a specific doctor?  Is this a new problem?   Would you be able to access another Healthcare Provider quicker?   Is your call actually an emergency and needs dealt with immediately?

Your name will be added to the telephone list of the mutually determined Doctor/ANP who will return your call.   Your problem will either be dealt with over the telephone, by video consultation or a review appointment,   at a time convenient to you, will be arranged for later that day.

We cannot give you a specific time when the Doctor/ANP will return your call.  However, we can assure you that your call will be dealt with as promptly as possible in a safe, proficient and comprehensive manner. 

Anyone with an urgent medical problem will be highlighted to the Duty Doctor in order that their problem can be dealt with without delay.

Please DO NOT enter the practice unless you’ve been advised to.   This will ensure we can continue to provide essential care safely.

 

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Home Visits
We expect our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available.  However, we do offer a home visit service for those who are housebound or for patients receiving palliative treatment. 

Please contact the surgery before 10.00am to request a home visit.

A Doctor/ANP will call you to discuss your home visit request and will decide on the best course of action. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule a house call.

You may also be visited at home by a District Nurse if appropriate.   You may be visited at home by a Health Visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years. 

 

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Approximately 20% of doctors appointments could be dealt with by another healthcare professional

 

OPTICIAN

ALL EYE CONDITIONS SHOULD BE SEEN BY AN OPTICIAN FIRST.  THEY HAVE THE CORRECT EQUIPMENT FOR EYE EXAMINATIONS.  YOU CAN SEE AN OPTICIAN FOR DRY, RED, SORE, WATERY, STICKY OR ITCHY EYES, CYSTS, STYES OR CONJUNCTIVITIS

PHARMACY

COUGHS AND COLDS, CONJUNCTIVITIS (IN CHILDREN OVER 1 YEAR), SORE THROATS & EARACHE (LESS THAN 3 DAYS), VERRUCAS, CONSTIPATION, PILES, HAY FEVER, MOUTH ULCERS, COLD SORES, NAPPY RASH, SMALL PATCHES OF IMPETIGO, ABRASIONS, BRUISES, INSECT BITES & SUNBURN, EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION, THURSH, HEAD LICE & PAIN RELIEF

DENTIST

ANY PROBLEM RELATING TO YOUR MOUTH OR TEETH

PRACTICE NURSE

CERVICAL SCREENING (SMEAR TEST), TRAVEL ADVICE & VACCINATION, EAR SYRINING, WOUND CARE,  CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT OF CARDIAC CONDITIONS, DIABETES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE & STROKE

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

PHLEBOTOMY & BLOOD PRESSURE TESTING

PODIATRY

YOU CAN SELF REFER – ASK RECEPTION FOR FORM

SMOKING

NHS STOP SMOKING HELPLINE 
T: 0300 123 1044

PHYSIOTHERAPY

ADULTS WITH JOINT AND MUSCULAR PROBLEMS CAN SELF REFER ON NHS MSK T:0800 917 9390 MON – FRI 9AM – 6PM  MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON LINE  www.nhsinform.co.uk/msk

RECEPTION

FOR QUERIES ABOUT HOSPITAL OUT PATIENT APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CONTACT
ROYAL INFIRMARY 0131 536 1000, WESTERN GENERAL HOSPITAL 0131 537 1000

MINOR INJURIES

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.  OPEN 8AM—9PM (LAST PATIENT BOOK IN 8.30PM)  ADULTS AND CHILDREN OVER ONE YEAR OLD.  WESTERN GENERAL HOSPITAL—CUTS, BURNS, SPRAINS, SIMPLE FRACTURES, WOUND INFECTIONS.

SEXUAL HEALTH

CHALMERS SEXUAL HEALTH CENTRE  0131 536 1070
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES STI’S, CONTRACEPTION, EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION, CONDOMS, IUD (COILS).

TRAVEL CLINIC

SELF REFERRAL: TRAVELLERS ARE WELCOME TO PHONE THE TRAVEL CLINIC ON 0131 537 2823 (WGH)TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT 

 
Further information is also available online at   www.nhsinform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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