When We Are Closed

out_of_hoursOut of hours services are provided by NHS Lothian, Unscheduled Care Services.

If you need medical advice when the practice is closed, between 6.00 p.m and 8.00 a.m. on weekdays, during weekends and public holidays, you should call NHS 24 on 111. An experienced NHS 24 nurse will assess your symptoms and provide advice to help you look after yourself at home. If you need further assessment or treatment, either from a GP or at hospital, NHS 24s nurse will arrange this for you.

Your local pharmacist is happy to help with minor medical matters.

Emergency Care Summary

This is a summary of basic information abut your health which might be important if you need urgent medical care when the practice is closed, or when you go to an accident and emergency department. It means that all NHS staff looking after you can get important information about your health, even if they cannot contact us. (For more information pick up a leaflet in the waiting area.)

You will be asked if NHS 24 staff can look at your emergency care summary if you do not consent this will be noted. If you do agree, the practice will be informed that your summary has been accessed.

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