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Latest News

Public Holiday Closures

Wednesday 25th December 2019

Thursday 25th December 2019

Wednesday 1st January 2020

Thursday 2nd January 2020


Childhood Flu Vaccines Delay

NHS recommend that all children aged between two and five should be vaccinated against flu (click here for more information).

Unfortunately, the manufacturers of the flu vaccine have had a delay in their supply to Morningside Medical Practice (and other NHS providers). We are continuously chasing this up as we can empathise that this represents stress to parents and guardians. 

Update 21 October 2019: Health Protection Scotland (HPS) are still chasing this up, and current projections are batches are due to be received from 08 November to 22 November, and colleagues in Public Health England will provide HPS with firmer projections soon.

Update 02 November 2019: Health Protection Scotland (HPS) have informed us that there is another delay as a number of childhood flu vaccine batches due for delivery to the UK have failed standard quality assurance test. We will get updates soon, and will update this website as soon as have further information.

Update 12 November 2019: The Health Board are releasing childhood flu vaccines in small batches across the NHS. When we receive each batch, we will priortise those patients at risk first, and we will call parents/carers accordingly.


Text Messaging Service

Morningside Medical Practice have introduced a text messaging service.  In order for you to receive text messages for appointment reminders, we require to have an up to date mobile telephone number.  If you do not wish to receive a text message, then please inform reception and your record will be updated.


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 2019

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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