St Triduana's Medical Practice54 Moira ParkEdinburgh, EH7 6RUTel: 0131 657 3341
08:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 19:50
(No reception service)
Please note we are closed for training every Wednesday 13:00 – 14:00 - apart from pre-arranged appointments
If you require urgent advice outside of normal working hours call NHS 24 on:
or see the NHS 24 website at: www.nhs24.com
(If you telephone our normal surgery number outside of surgery hours, a taped message will clearly inform you of the NHS 24 number to telephone for out-of-hours emergencies).
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Consultations are by appointment between 08:20 to 10:30 and 14:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday and on Wednesday evening from 18:00 – 20:00.
The appointment system is organised to minimise your waiting time but whilst we try to see you at the appointed time some patients problems take longer than the time allocated so please be patient if there is some delay.
We recommend when possible that you try to see the same doctor, as this enables us to get to know one another. If you are returning for a planned review appointment please book your appointment at least one or two weeks in advance and specify the doctor you normally see.
If you have an urgent problem, you will be able to see a doctor that day but it may not be your usual doctor. Urgent appointments are mainly intended for new problems that have recently arisen and you feel you need to be seen urgently. These appointments are shorter and we will only have time to deal with your urgent problem. You may be asked to come back for a routine appointment if the problem is not thought to be appropriately urgent.
This is currently only available for doctor appointments.
In order to do this you must first ask at reception to be registered for the service and receive a printout giving you all the details you will need to register. It is only possible to do this in person and you cannot do this on behalf of someone else unless they attend with you.
After obtaining the printout click on the link at the top of this page and create your account. Keep a record of your Access ID, password and our practice number and this is all you will need to access the secure site again from any computer anywhere.
As time goes on this online area will increase in functionality eventually allowing you to view your entire medical record.
A duty doctor is available each day to deal with any urgent problems on the telephone. If your problem is not urgent and you wish to speak to a specific doctor the receptionist will be happy to take a message and pass it on to the doctor but it may take some time for the doctor to respond.
Please always try to let us know if you are unable to keep an appointment, since even with half an hour's notice we will usually be able to use the time allocated to you for another patient. Please see our DNA (Did Not Attend) Appointment Policy for your information. DNA POLICY. If you use our text messaging service and have received a text reminder you can cancel your appointment by replying - cancel.
Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 10:00am.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. They may phone before visiting to obtain more details.
In most cases sick children can be brought safely to the surgery, but if you are in doubt as to whether this is appropriate, please ask for advice.
Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls.
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
We are proud to be a well-established training practice, helping qualified doctors, complete the stages of their GP training before they embark on fully independant practice. At times consultations, with your permission, may be videoed to help their education and assessment.
Medical Students may also accompany the Doctors and Nurses as part of their education. However, the patient's privacy always has priority and the students will leave if you are not happy for them to sit in during consultations.
We believe that achieving and maintaining training practice status enhances the quality of the medical care that we provide at the practice. It also enables patients to see a wider range of clinicians whilst allowing the surgery to benefit from the fresh ideas and approaches brought by young enthusiastic doctos.
If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so please provide proof by way of a recent utility bill. We also require one form of photographic ID.
You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. Both forms are available on the above "Registering Online" tab.
All new patients are encouraged to visit our surgery "POD" this will take measurements of your weight and blood pressure. If you have any on-going medical problems, or are on regular medication, you should book an appointment with one of the doctors.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
If you wish to register click on the link below to open the form. When you have completed all of the details, print it and bring it with you to register. You will be asked to sign this form to confirm these details.
New Patient Registration Form
When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire - a copy of this form is below if you wish to fill it out and bring it with you. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. When you come to the surgery you will be asked to sign this form to confirm that the details are correct. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so please provide proof by way of a recent utility bill. We also require one form of photographic ID.
New Patient Questionnaire
Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.
If you are not moving address but wish to move Practice you will also be asked to complete the following form.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups. Open the leaflets in one of the following languages
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
GP RegistrarAll GP's in training are fully qualified doctors who are training to become GP's. We have a Senior GP Registrar (GPST3) who is based at the practice for a year, a junior registrar (GPST1) who is with us for 6 months and a Foundation year 2 doctor who is based at the practice for 4 months as part of a training rotation.
Medical StudentsWe are very involved with the University and have medical students from the 1st, 2nd and 5th years regularly attending the surgery. The 5th year students often sit in with doctors during consultations and see patients under supervision. You may be asked for your permission for this to happen when attending an appointment and this is strictly optional. 2nd year medical students have teaching sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, please leave contact details with reception if you would be able to attend these sessions to help with their training.
Dr Aman Singh
Dr Andrew Mackay
Dr Geoff Smith
Dr Louise Bailey
Dr Adam Stevenson
Dr Rebecca Cheesbrough
Dr Zoe Kelion
Dr Lanah Scotland
Dr Ruth Wiggins (on maternity leave)
Dr Charis Johnston (on maternity leave)
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Eilidh Eccles - Asthma, COPD, Travel Vaccinations, Diabetes (on maternity leave)
Jo Wallace - Diabetes, Asthma
Karen Osborne - Asthma, COPD, Travel Vaccinations, Diabetes
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.Lucy DuncanKelly ClarineLiz French
The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.KristinLornaShirleyGabyKellyAliceGayleJillianLucyAvrilLizHannah
Gill CarterPatricia Bell
Shirley Palfrey & Lisa Jinx - lead nurse' based at Baronscourt surgery 0131 657 5952
Attached StaffWe are closely linked to the primary care team and have health visitors and district nurses on the premises
Please only use this form for comments about the practice and suggestions as to how we can improve our service to you. Medical matters and official complaints cannot be dealt with via this form. If you have a query regarding a medical matter please telephone reception to make an appointment to see the appropriate person.
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