Patient Group: Spring Newsletter

The Dunbar Medical Centre Patient Group have published their Spring Newsletter, which is available to be downloaded below.

Covid-19 Vaccines at Dunbar Medical Centre

If you have registered with Cromwell Harbour practice between Feb 20 and Dec 20 and received a shielding letter from the government, could you please inform the practice . Many thanks Across Lothian, vaccination of the following groups of people is taking place at GP Practices: • People over 80 years of age • People aged 75-79 • People who are clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding) If you, or your relative, or someone you care for is in this groups you / they will receive an invitation from us, either by letter or… Read More

Covid-19 Vaccination

We are delighted to have started our COVID19 Vaccination Clinics. GPs have been asked to provide vaccines for those aged 80 and over, moving on to those aged 75 – 79 and then those who are shielding.    You can find out more about the priority groups by clicking here.  All other groups will be offered appointments via Health Board run services by letter. The delivery of the vaccine is in small batches and we are not certain when these will arrive. As soon as we have supplies of vaccine our team will… Read More

Covid-19 Vaccine – Information for Unpaid Carers

The Scottish Government has confirmed that unpaid carers aged 16 plus will get priority access to the Covid-19 vaccine. National Carer Organisations have produced a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for unpaid carers to explain what we know currently: Covid-19 Vaccine – Carers FAQ Carers aged 16 to 65 are in priority group 6. The Scottish Government will write to them (via local carers centres etc.) with details of how to book their appointment. Carers aged 65 plus will be prioritised on the basis of their age (priority groups 2 to 5) and will be contacted… Read More

Patient Participation Group Newsletter – December 2020

Please find the latest Newsletter from our Patient Participation Group for 2020 below.

Walk-In Flu Clinics

60-64 Cohort East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership will be hosting a number of walk in clinics for this group.   This is open to patients from practices who are not participating in the programme.   These sessions will operate as a ‘Drop-in’ and no appointment is necessary. 12th & 13th December 2020     8.15am to 5pm Venue:  Musselburgh Primary Care Centre, Inveresk Road, Musselburgh, Eh21 7BP.   19th & 20th December 2020    8.15am to 5pm Venue:   Knox Academy, Pencaitland Road, Haddington, EH41 4DT To help with queuing and patient flow, we have allocated timeslots… Read More

Quit Your Way

Quit Your Way Services deliver free stop smoking support at a variety of locations, and are provided by stop smoking specialists. Sessions are very informal and our friendly stop smoking specialists will discuss the products that can help you quit (Nicotine Replacement Therapy or Champix).  Quit Your Way NHS Lothian telephone number for Midlothian and East Lothian – 0131 537 9914 Discover more about Quit Your Way on NHS Inform

Flu Vaccination Calls

Our reception teams are receiving lots of phone calls about the flu vaccination programme for this year. Make sure you get your flu jab if you are in an at-risk group. More at http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/flujab In the meantime, please refrain from phoning our reception teams to ask about flu vaccinations as this will keep our phonelines open to patients calling about other reasons. Thank you for your patience. Further details will be issued by your GP practice and by our social media channels, including Facebook, as soon as they are available.

Patients Emailing Photos to GP Practices

Please note that patient photos should only be sent if requested by a clinician; and we will always ask for patients consent. Please also be aware that there are risks when sending personal details out- with the practices secure network; therefore it may be unsafe as this travels over the public internet and we cannot guarantee the email will be delivered to/received by the practice.  Photographs will be part of your patient record If there are any inappropriate correspondence sent to the Practice, action will be taken.

Mental Health Line

New East Lothian Mental Health Line (01620 642 963) Feeling anxious, depressed or just a bit down? The new ELHSCP Mental Health line is open from 09.00 to 16.00 Monday to Friday. You don’t need a referral from a GP or other clinical professional to use it. It’s for anyone aged 18 and over. If you are feeling anxious, depressed or have other worries about your mental health, call us on 01620 642 963 between 09.00 and 16.00 Monday to Friday. An experienced worker will take your details and make an appointment… Read More