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Please contact our receptionists to make an appointment if you are eligible for the influenza vaccination under the NHS.

Click here for more information.

** Please note that the flu nasal spray for children expires at the end of January 2018. If your child is eligible for the flu vaccine, but has not yet had it, they will be offered the injection instead. **

Vaccine Shortage

UPDATE 24/01/2018 - we have contacted Public Health Department, and the below situation remains the same. We will update our website when we have more information.

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis (Rivaxis) - no longer a stock problem.

There is currently a national shortage of a few vaccines despite our best efforts to get a hold of them including:

  • Pneumococcal
    • This is offered to all patients as a one-off vaccine over the age of 65, and some patients will receive it depending on their medical history.
    • We have prioritised which patients registered at Morningside Medical Practice are the highest risk of this disease, and we apologise that we can't offer this vaccination to everyone. However, we are trying to source this, and will obtain it as soon as possible - we will update our website once we have further stock.
  • Hepatitis A
    • You may or may not require this vaccine for your travel. If you do need Hepatitis A vaccine for travel, and the practice have no stock at that time, the Practice Nurse will advise you accordingly of your options at the initial telephone consultation.

Please be assured that we want to provide a comprehensive service to patients, and we apologise for this inconvenience, but these are due to circumstances out with our control.

UPDATE 17/01/2018 - we have contacted Public Health Department, and the above situation remains the same. We will update our website when we have more information.

Training Closures

Please note that we close for staff training every Tuesday between 13:00 to 14:00. We will also be closed from 13:00 on the following dates to allow practice team development. Please phone NHS24 on 111 or 999 for any medical emergencies.

  • Wednesday 7th February 2018
  • Wednesday 7th March 2018

Scottish Primary Care Information Resource (SPIRE)

From May 2017, NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government will be improving the way information is used from GP patient records. These changes will help to plan and improve health and care services in Scotland. Please click here for more information, or call NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88.

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