Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
Mackenzie Medical CentreGeneral Practice SectionThe University of Edinburgh20 West Richmond StreetEdinburgh, EH8 9DXTel: 0131 651 1000
Doctors are available for consultation from 8.50am – 5.40pm
The following days are the USUAL working days for each doctor. This may alter at short notice.
Dr Karen Fairhurst - Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Dr Jess Rigden - Monday - Thursday
Dr Jamie Swanson - Monday - Thursday
Dr Kirsty Henderson - Monday - Thursday
Dr Marna Mackinlay - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Dr Susan Nelson - Tuesday - Friday
Dr Holly Fawcett - Tuesday - Friday
Dr Hilary Young - Tuesday and Wednesday
Prof David Weller - Tuesday and Thursday
Prof Bruce Guthrie - Thursday
Dr Matthew Porteous - Wednesday and Friday
Nurses’ clinics are from 8.30am – 5.20pm
PUBLIC HOLIDAY CLOSURES WILL BE POSTED IN ADVANCE
The practice will be closed for the following public holidays:
Friday 10th April 2020
Monday 13th April 2020
Out 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.
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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