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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.



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.


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.

The Practice Manager Mrs Sandra Allan is responsible for the management and administration of the practice. Her team of receptionists, secretaries and administrative staff carry out the administration and reception duties required in the organisation of the practice. Sandra would be happy to hear your views and suggestions about the services provided by the Practice. Her direct telephone number is 0131 561 9215.


Community Midwives

Mrs Jill Guild (f)
The midwives look after pregnant patients and hold regular antenatal clinics.
Telephone 0131-561-5533. Thursday only 0131-663-1051.
Nurse Susan Cowan (f)

Community Nurses

The district nurses provide nursing care in the patient’s home. They refer on to other agencies if required and ensure that non-nursing needs are also met appropriately.
Nurse Helen Ramsay
Katrina Leith (f)

Health Visitors

Health Visitors are trained nurses with experience in community care, child surveillance, children with special needs, child protection, care of the elderly, midwifery and health promotion. They may be contacted through the surgery or at their own base, and will see you either in your own home or at their base. Health visitors liaise with other professions and agencies.
Moira Cresswell (f)
Patricia Chisholm (f)
Tracy Walls (m)

Attached Staff

Dietitian - Telephone 0131-663-1051 Direct dial Tuesday pm only -0131-561-9246 Nurse Counsellor - Telephone 0131-561-9244 Speech and Language Therapist - Judith Barron Telephone 0131-454-9544 or 0131-561-9245 Or contact the Speech and Language Department who are based here at the Medical Centre Your GP or Health Visitor will refer you or you can self refer. The Speech and Language therapist provides clinics where she will assess children and young adults’ communication skills, providing diagnosis and treatment for a range of speech and language and communication problems. Additional support can be provided for eating, swallowing and educational difficulties. Support and advice can be offered to families, carers, teachers and other relevant individual needs. Contact the therapist directly or the department for more information. Physiotherapist - Margaret Sherriffs Telephone 0131-561-9242 The physiotherapist sees patients in booked appointments. Your GP will refer you. Podiatrist - Denise Kerr Telephone 0131- 561- 9243 You can self refer. Please ask at Reception for an application form.

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