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Latest News


New Royal Hospital for Children and Young People

During 5th July - 15th July 2019 The Royal Hospital for Sick Children and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences are moving emergency and planned care services to their home next to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France, Edinburgh.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Day Services and the inpatient Unit are included as part of these moves.

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Sciennes Road, Edinburgh) is closing its doors to patients on Tuesday 9th July 2019 and is transferring all services to the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh.

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences is transferring services on Friday 12th July 2019

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Day Service and inpatients unit are transferring on Monday 15th July 2019.

All of these services will be located at the new address:

50 Little France Crescent

Edinburgh, EH16 4SF

Main switchboard telephone number:

Tel: 0131 536 1000


Exit from European Union

GP practices have received word from The Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for The Scottish Government stating the essential points if the UK exits from the EU without an agreement about the terms of withdrawal:

  • The Scottish Government is working with all other UK Administrations to make sure that patients receive the medicines and other medical supplies they need, as far as is possible, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
  • Pharmaceutical companies have stockpiled medicines and across the UK the NHS has stockpiled other supplies like medical devices and clinical consumables.
  • Arrangements are also being made to transport into the UK, including by air, items that cannot be stockpiled.
  • Patients, GPs, community pharmacies and hospitals should not stockpile.
  • Shortages may occur, but the NHS will manage the situation and if necessary provide suitable alternatives or other treatment while supply is restored to normal levels.
  • Patients do not need to do anything new.

Restricted List

Morningside Medical Practice are now operating a restricted list.  If you require to register, this can be done on a Monday - Friday.  Unfortunately we are only able register a limited amount of patients per week until further notice.  The decision was taken so this would allow the doctors to continue providing high quality and safe care to our patients.  Thank you for your continued support and patience.


Flu clinic 2018

Its that time again!  Please call our receptionist who will book an appointment for you. Please click here to see if you are eligible for vaccinations on the NHS.


New appointment option

We always try to improve patient access options. We understand that there are some issues which are not "urgent" that need to be sorted that day, but also need to be sorted within the two weeks routine appointment. We have therefore introduced a soon '3 day release' appointment. Click here for more information.


We are not relocating!

Despite what some articles or "news" articles have reported, we want to reassure our patients that Morningside Medical Practice is NOT moving its premises, or merging with other practices despite.


Training Closures

Please note that we close for staff training every Tuesday between 13:00 to 14:00. Please phone NHS24 on 111 or 999 for any medical emergencies.

We are also closed for training on the following dates:

  • 12th June 2019
  • 11th September 2019
  • 9th October 2019
  • 13th November 2019


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.


GDPR and Data Protection

 

The practice complies with Data Protection legalisation and access to medical records legislation. Please click here to find out how we collect your data, how we process it and who we share the information with.


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