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Change of Address

Have you changed your address or phone number recently? Please remember to let us know. We find often that the phone numbers given to us initially when patients register are not up-to-date when we try to make contact.

Out of Hours

 

During these times if you telephone 0131-663-1051 you will be given information on how to contact the out of hours service.

 

Appointments

For routine appointments please telephone 0131-663-1051. The receptionist will give you the first available appointment with the doctor of your choice.

 

 

Home Visits

 

The doctors will visit patients who cannot manage to attend the Medical Centre. For routine house calls, please telephone 0131-663-1051 (preferably before 10.00 am) and leave your information with the receptionist.

CARERS

Are you a carer? Or do you think you might be a carer? Do you have someone who looks after you?

Please let us know if you have recently taken on this role so that we can add you to our Carer's register. It also means that you will be eligible for a free flu vaccination over the winter to protect yourself and the person you are looking after...

If you would like any information or advice please contact Claire at VOCAL on 0131 663 6869

Did you know...

The Practice has recently started a Patient Participation Group to work along with the GP's and practice staff to provide a patient persepective on the healthcare services we offer to the community.

If you would like to be part of this group please contact Sandra Allan, Practice Manager either in writing to Blackcot. Mayfield Dalkeith Midlothian EH22 4AA or by phone 0131 561 9215.

Travel Information

Travel Information

Travel advice and a number of immunisations are not funded by the NHS and where appropriate may incur a charge.Administration of some immunisations for travel are without charge, see below for details.

Costs: £30 per person - Travel advice and appropriate printed information

Free of charge - Administration of NHS immunisations - polio, tetanus,diptheria, typhoid, hepatitis A. (Available on NHS prescription)

For certain destinations there is a risk of malaria infection.  Taking medication can reduce the dangers of this serious disease.  The nurse will advise you of what is the best option.

Please be aware that we do not undertake some additional travel immunisations (e.g. Yellow Fever & Rabies) which, if required you will have to get from another travel clinic which will cost you more. Before booking into our clinic, please consider using an alternative service which can provide ALL vaccination types if you are unsure.

If you would like to receive travel advise from us please make an appointment for the Travel Clinic at reception.

Alternative Travel Clinics are:

 Western General Hospital Travel Clinic – 0131 537 2822

 East Preston Street Clinic – 0131 667 1030

 MASTA Travel Clinic – 0131 336 3038

 HealthLink360 – 0131 653 1920

If you would also like to look up a web-site for information – http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/

Checklist if obtaining Travel Advice from Newbattle Medical practice

1  If travel is within 4 weeks please contact other Travel Clinics as our service cannot meet this timescale.

2  Make appointment for Travel Clinic.

3  £30 payable when booking appointment.

4  When you attend the Travel Clinic you will be given a form regarding your travel arrangements to complete while waiting to see the nurse.

 

Europe Europe & RussiaNorth America North America
Central America Central Americaindia South America
egypt Carribeanlithuania Africa
bulgaria Middle Eastpoland Central Asia
china East Asiachina Australasia and Pacific


 
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