44 Pentland ViewCurrieEdinburgh, EH14 5QBTel: 0131 449 2142
RGN (Treatment Room)
Our nurses are in attendance Monday to Friday and see patients in booked appointment times. They attend to dressings, removal of sutures, blood pressure checks, HRT monitoring, ear syringing, minor accidents, etc. They perform investigative procedures such as blood and urine tests and cardiographs requested by the doctors. Our nurses also offer travel vaccinations and advice and run clinics for asthma, diabetes, smoking cessation, heart disease, minor surgery, bladder assessment and a wart and verucca clinic is also held each week.
To free up practice nurse appointments and time our healthcare assistants carry out blood tests, blood pressure monitoring and run new patient registration clinics.
If you have not had your blood pressure taken in the last 5 years please phone and make an appointment with one of our healthcare assistants.
Mrs Hutton is responsible for the management and administration of the practice. She would be happy to hear your views and suggestions about the service provided by the practice team.
The IT team are responsible for coding and summarising patient records. They undertake the call and recall of patients for chonic disease clinics as delegated by the doctors. The It team are aslo responsible for making sure that our IT systems up to date and working efficiently. Lesley Strachan is responsible for registration.
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.
The secretarial department is responsible for ensuring the smooth flow of referrals and reports.
Tel: 449 8615
patricia Wickstead and Breige Stewart are community midwife based at the medical centre. As soon as your pregnancy is confirmed she will provide you with all the care and information you will require to have a healthy, happy pregnancy. During your pregnancy she arranges informal Parent Educational Classes where mums and dads come together to share knowledge and experiences. The midwife’s booking clinic is held on a Tuesday afternoon. Antenatal clinics are held each Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. She will visit you at home following the birth of your baby.
Tel: 449 8620
District nurses provide skilled nursing care in the patient’s home environment. The district-nursing sister will assess the patients health needs and arrange for nurses to visit accordingly. She will refer onto other agencies to ensure that the patient’s non-nursing needs are also met appropriately. District nurses work with patients and their families to provide care, advice and emotional support throughout the course of their illness.
RH1 RHV BA Nursing
Staff Nurse RN1 RN8 BMIC (Baby Massage Instructor Certificate)
Tel: 453 9361
The health visitor / staff nurse are community nurse prescribers. The health visiting team is based at Westerhailes Healthy Living Centre: They provide the following services:
They provide information and support for all ages on health and well-being. Contact them for more details.
Podiatry 449 8660
Ruth Strong MChS HCPC Registered
The Podiatry department provides a local service for people of all ages. There is a self-referral system in place where new patients are required to attend an assessment clinic. Please ask at reception for a form to complete and send off.
Speech and Language Therapy 449 8603
Joanna Bull BSc Speech & Language Pathology & Therapy, RCSLT & HCPC registered
Anna Cummergen BSc Speech and Language Therapy, RCSLT &HHCPC registered
The Speech and Language Therapist holds a clinic in the centre 2 days a week. This is a paediatric clinic covering the Currie and Balerno areas. Children can be referred in a number of ways – via the Health Visitor, GP and school.
Physiotherapy 449 8605
Anna Davidson BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy CSP
Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement. It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being. Physiotherapy is science-based and is committed to extending, applying evaluating and reviewing the evidence which underpins its practice and delivery (The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Curriculum Framework, 2002).
Physiotherapy aims to assist patients in restoring their normal balance, encouraging self-management and advising on ways to help facilitate the body's own healing processes.
If you have a muscle, back or joint problem and feel you would benefit from physiotherapy then please telephone: 0845 604 0001, Monday – Friday between 9 am and 6 pm. This is a non-emergency help service for advice, information and assessment of muscle and joint problems. If deemed appropriate, you will be referred into the physiotherapy service. You may also visit www.nhsinform.co.uk/msk for information.
To access the physiotherapy website please visit www.ecps.scot.nhs.uk where you will find information regarding waiting times and self-referral forms if you feel your problem is a neurological or a bladder problem. Home visits can only be arranged by your GP or other healthcare professional.
If your problem is severe or getting worse, please see your GP or seek more urgent medical attention.
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