From Monday 23 March 2020: We ask all patients that if you have any concerns and/or symptoms regarding COVID-19 then to call NHS24 on 111.
For more information, please visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
It is important that you do not attend the surgery unless advised by a GP.
We have had to suspend routine appointments to allow effective triage and focus on urgent problems. If you feel your problem is urgent, we can offer you a triage telephone call back with one of our duty doctors. The duty doctors will contact you, and can offer you a face to face appointment if clinically needed. This is to help prevent the spread of infection. We apologise that we have had to suspend routine appointments, but this allows us to focus on more urgent issues and to prevent the spread of the infection.
Please order your prescriptions online and nominate a pharmacy that we can send this to rather than coming in to the surgery. We will only issue the normal repeat prescription requests - no additional amounts will be prescribed.
ISOLATION NOTES FOR EMPLOYERS
If you are unable to work for more than seven days because of COVID-19, you can obtain a self isolation note through the NHS online service by clicking here.
Dr Isobel Wilson Retirement
Dr Isobel Wilson our Senior Partner is retiring at the end of March. Dr Wilson has worked in Morningside Medical Practice since September 1981, and I think we will all agree that she will be sorely missed by us all, but we wish her well in her retirement.
Public Holiday Closures
Mon 13th April 2020
Mon 4th May 2020
Mon 21st Sept 2020
Fri 25th Dec 2020
Mon 28th Dec 2020
Fri 1st Jan 2021
Mon 4th Jan 2021
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.
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.
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.