SUSTAINABILITY AT MACKENZIE MEDICAL CENTRE
We are working on an initiative to make the practice greener and more sustainable. Areas covered by the initiative include reducing waste, energy and water consumption. We will also review our current policies on prescription and technology use, making them as eco-friendly as possible.
How will we do this?
By using the Green Impact toolkit which has a list of objectives we are aiming to fulfil to reduce our impact on the environment.
How can you help?
*You can post your ideas on how to make the practice greener in the comments box on the reception desk.
*Consider eco-friendly alternatives and ask your GP about them
*Practise sustainable living at home.
This project is run by the University of Edinburgh students and practice staff - we would love to have you on board as well!
WUHAN CORONAVIRUS - HEALTH PROTECTION SCOTLAND ADVICE
IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE AT RISK OF HAVING WUHAN CORONAVIRUS PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE PRACTICE, UNLESS YOU FEEL ACUTELY UNWELL. TO AVOID THE RISK OF POTENTIAL SPREAD, WE ADVISE YOU TO RETURN HOME AND CALL US ON 0131 651 1000 FOR MEDICAL ADVICE.
At Mackenzie Medical Centre the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for long term conditions and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, contraception services, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
This is a GP training practice. Qualified doctors who are specialising in General Practice after training in hospitals join our practice for 6 months and a year at a time and work as equal members of the medical staff.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side.
You can, of course, choose to see any of the doctors at the practice.
Your local pharmacist is also available and happy to give advice on some medical matters.
TEXTS TO YOU
We are now sending text messages to patients as a reminder that you have an appointment. You will be able to respond to the message to say 'CANCEL' which will save you calling us and will free up the appointment for another patient. Please ensure we have your current mobile phone number. If you wish to opt out of receiving a text, please drop us a note and we will remove you from the service.
Please let us know of any changes to your telephone numbers. You can do this using our check-in screen in our waiting area, speak to the receptionist or drop us a line.
DATA PROTECTION NOTICE
A copy of our Data Protection Notice is posted in or waiting areas and copies can be obtained from reception. Subject Access Request forms are also available from reception. Should you wish to have access to your medical records you should complete the SAR form and also provide two forms of ID, one of which must be photographic. We hope to make the forms available on the website in the near future.
WE ARE LGBT FRIENDLY
Here at Mackenzie Medical Centre, we are committed to ensuring people feel confident to use our services no matter who you are and we are committed to making sure all our patients feel supported and listened to.
(Site updated 13/02/2020)