The practice will be open for emergency surgeries on Saturday 22rd December 2018
along with 5th, 12th,19th,26th January 2019.
Holiday closures over the Festive Season
Please be aware the surgery will be closed on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th December
2018 and also Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Please make sure that
your repeat medication is up to date and to order in advance of these closures if
Due to supply issues the vaccination for over 75 year olds will not be available
till November. We can offer an alternative and if you would like this please contact
the Practice Nurse.
Home Energy Scotland 2018
An advisor from Home Energy Scotland will be visiting the practice to advise patients
on ways to reduce their fuel bills and make their homes easier to heat. Come and
have a chat with them – they will be available from 8.30-4.00pm on the following
Wednesday 4th April
Wednesday 2nd May
Wednesday 6th June
New self referral services for pharmacy, urine infections and maternity services
and termination of pregnancy. Please click here
To help you make decisions about statins, atrial fibrilation, blood pressure and
osteoprosis please click here
Please be aware that some building work is being done at Portobello surgery. This
is to create extra consulting rooms.
Tuesday 10th October 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Conan Doyle
Wednesday 11th October 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Portobello
Saturday 21st October 8 a.m. - 12 noon
All Open clinics no
Mary O’Connell from NE Edinburgh LOOPS will be at Portobello with an information
stand on Monday 29th May 2017 from 8.30 – 11.00. She will have a variety of information
leaflets with her
NHS Lothian Outpatient Waiting Times can be found here
Walking Aid Self Referral from 4th January
Target patient group
· Routine patients who require a new walking aid assessment.
What is not appropriate?
· Patients with complex mobility needs.
· Patients who have had a significant deterioration in their mobility.
· Patients whose main complaint is pain.
This group of patients would require a comprehensive physiotherapy assessment, and
should be referred in the usual way through SCI gateway.
What if the patient already has a walking aid but it is faulty or needs replaced?
· If a patient has a walking aid that was provided by The Edinburgh Community Equipment
Stores, within the past 3 years; which is now faulty, that patient may contact them
0131 529 6300 to arrange a replacement.
We would like to apologise for the building works next door, and any disruption to
our usual car parking facilities. The site Manager hopes to have work completed by
the end of April. Towards the end of the building works we will be closing our car
park for resurfacing and the installation of bike racks and a new surgery sign.
We will endeavour to keep the car park closure to a minimum.