Mackenzie Medical CentreGeneral Practice SectionThe University of Edinburgh20 West Richmond StreetEdinburgh, EH8 9DXTel: 0131 651 1000
We have three practice nurses in the practice who work in their own treatment rooms. They have their own appointment system but may also see patients at the request of the doctors. Some appointments require joint appointments with a doctor and a nurse. Please let the receptionist know what your appointment is for (e.g. blood test, wound dressing etc.) in order to allot the appropriate amount of time. The senior practice nurse visits the housebound for chronic disease management. To contact the practice nurse please telephone 667 2955.
The work of the nurses includes:
Contraception can be discussed with any doctor. Follow-up appointments for contraception can be made with the practice nurse. We also fit and remove implants, Nexplanon, and you should make an appointment with one of the doctors to discuss this.
We are a C:Card point for people aged 16 and over who want free condoms. C:Card is an NHS Lothian sexual health service. Please show your card at reception or ask at reception if you do not have a card.
These are done every three years for women aged 25 to 64. Appointments are usually with the nurse but can be arranged with a doctor if you prefer. Smears can also be done by Family Planning Services based at Dean Terrace who offer evening appointments. A central computerised recall system is in operation across Scotland (SCCRS), and women should receive an invitation to attend for a cervical smear.
These are done by the practice nurse and include all aspects relating to good health. Please tell the receptionist that you wish to make an appointment for a well person check.
Baby clinics are run by the health visitor and paediatric staff nurse on Wednesday afternoons at Southside Community Centre, 2-3.30pm for advice on child care including baby weighing. No appointment is necessary for the Wednesday clinic. Vision checks on babies and young children are organised by the health visitor.
The health visitor runs a child health development programme to monitor the health and development of babies and young children. Invitations to attend are sent out at the appropriate times.
Babies and children under 5 - appointments are arranged through the health visitor.
Small operations under local anaesthetic may sometimes be carried out at the surgery.
We have a policy of reviewing the health of older patients on a regular basis using a birthday card system.
The practice has several policies for review of long term health problems e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, asthma and heart disease. Patients with these conditions may be invited to attend for review by the practice nurse.
In addition to the above, leaflets are available from the doctor or nurse on a wide variety of topics, including:
Mackenzie Medical Centre provides an NHS travel advice and vaccination service. To use this service, please collect a form from reception, complete the form and return it to the desk where our reception staff will arrange a consultation appointment with the practice nurse. Some immunisations are available in the practice and are free of charge, others are available on private prescriptions (see table below)
## IMPORTANT: IF THE NATURE OF YOUR TRAVEL IS LIKELY TO REQUIRE YOU TO NEED NON NHS IMMUNISATIONS YOU SHOULD MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT ONE OF THE SPECIALIST PRIVATE TRAVEL CLINICS AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVIENIENCE ##
NHS IMMUNISATIONS AVAILABLE FROM THE PRACTICE (FREE OF CHARGE)
Hepatitis A for adults and children
NON NHS IMMUNISATIONS AVAILABLE FROM THE PRACTICE (ON PRIVATE PRESCRIPTION)
NON NHS IMMUNISATIONS AVAILABLE FROM SPECIALIST PRIVATE TRAVEL CLINICS
Japanese B encephalitis
Tick borne encephalitis
Patient Information - text to follow
Self Care Forum http://www.selfcareforum.org/fact-sheets/
You can call for the results of tests you have had carried out at the practice. Please call 0131 651 4145 between 9:00am and 11:00am when reception staff will pass on results which have been cleared by the doctor.
We cannot pass on results of test taken outwith the practice and you should contact the appropriate clinic where the tests were taken for those results.
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