Dr M Ferguson and Partners

Conan Doyle Medical Centre,

4 Nether Liberton Lane, Edinburgh. EH16 5TY Tel: 0131 666 5160


Dr M Ferguson and Partners

Portobello Surgery,

265 Portobello High Street,Edinburgh. EH15 2AW    TEL: 0131 669 8406

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Welcome to Dr M Ferguson and Partners website.

We are a two site practice with surgeries at Conan Doyle (Cameron Toll) and Portobello High Street. We are open Monday to Friday 8am till 6pm (apart from click here)

Surgery closure

The surgeries will be closed on Monday 6th May 2019



Portobello Surgery.

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 required.






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 days:


Wednesday 4th April

Wednesday 2nd May

Wednesday 6th June


NHS Lothian

New  self referral services for pharmacy, urine infections and maternity services and termination of pregnancy. Please click here


Shared decisions

To help you make decisions about statins, atrial fibrilation, blood pressure and osteoprosis please click here


Portobello Surgery

Please be aware that some building work is being done at Portobello surgery. This is to create extra consulting rooms.




Flu Clinics


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

appointment required



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 directly on

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.


Current Information

Please have a look at our signposting flyers. These are to help you find the best person to deal with you. Please click below to open both flyers and other resources you might find helpful.

Generic Signposting Guide_sept 2017.pdf

Due to changes in the law, we are required to collect consent for contact by text/email and sharing of information with emergency services and hospitals.

Consent for contact by email or SMS can be completed here

This website is for Dr. Ferguson & Partners at Conan Doyle MC and Portobello Surgery.  

Southside Surgery – which is now called Braefoot Medical Centre is totally separate from us and should be contacted on 0131 667 2240