Visiting Dunbar Medical Centre
Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus, we are taking measures in line with guidance shared by NHS Scotland and Public Health authorities to minimise risks associated with the virus. In order to protect our patients and staff, we are asking for your support. The same measures are being taken by all three practices in Dunbar.
If you display symptoms of Covid-19 / a sore throat / cough / temp / respiratory tract infection or flu-like symptoms
- Do not come into the surgery
- Stay Indoors
- Do not have contact with anyone else
- Telephone NHS 24 on 111
Staff at GP practices across the county are having to deal with rising levels of abusive language from patients. This is incredibly hard for staff who have been doing their very best to support patients throughout the pandemic.
Dr Jon Turvill, East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership (ELHSCP) clinical director and local GP, said: “Primary care teams have been on the frontline and working incredibly hard throughout Covid and we have to understand that the pandemic is not over yet.
“Primary care teams and vulnerable patients have to be kept safe. We can only do that by keeping face-to-face contact for those who need it most and are most vulnerable.
“Practices are dealing with more calls than ever and we know that many people find telephone, video and online contact helpful and efficient.
“However, clinicians are seeing thousands of patients face-to-face weekly where that is needed.
“We would ask that people treat our hard-pressed staff with consideration and kindness, as they would wish to be treated themselves.
“We understand the frustrations of difficulties with access, but angry and abusive language is completely unacceptable.”
The way you will get your flu vaccine this year has changed. People aged 70 or over will now be sent a letter by the national booking system with details of an appointment at a vaccination centre. From now on, GP practices will not administer the Flu jab. Across Scotland, Health and Social Care PartnershipsContinue reading “The way you will get your flu vaccine this year has changed. “
The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitality and shops.
This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid-19.
The following rules still apply in the practice: Wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless exempt)
Physical distancing of 2 metres in the waiting rooms
Contact your practice by telephone in the first instance
Wearing of PPE by staff, screening of all patients for Covid 19 symptoms.
Please support your local practice team by complying with this guidance.
Find out more…
Find out more about our Practice delivery and NHS Scotland’s Vaccination Programme on our news pages
In order for us to register you with our new system, we require you to complete the application form below and have photo identification as well as proof of your address. This form then needs to be handed into our reception with the two pieces of identification. Once you have completed the form, please email it to Clinical.S76180@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
Patients are usually seen by appointment only, which can be made for any doctor through the receptionist. Please try to phone as early in the day as you can to make your appointment. When you phone you may be asked the nature of your problem as this helps us but you are perfectly at liberty not to disclose this to the receptionist.
Royal Hospital for Children and Young People
We are open Monday to Friday from 08:00 – 18:00
Dunbar Medical Centre
Dunbar EH42 1EE
Call: 01368 861 401
In An Emergency: 999
Out of Hours: 111