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44 Pentland ViewCurrieEdinburgh, EH14 5QBTel: 0131 449 2142
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, minor accidents, etc. They perform investigative procedures such as blood and urine tests requested by the doctors. Our nurses also offer travel vaccinations and advice and run clinics for asthma, diabetes, heart disease, minor surgery, bladder assessment and a wart and verucca clinic is also held each week.
RGN (Treatment Room)
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. Sharon Kane and Maggie Anderson are 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
The Community midwifes are based at the medical centre. As soon as your pregnancy is confirmed they will provide you with all the care and information you will require to have a healthy, happy pregnancy. During your pregnancy they will arrange 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. They 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.
This is a home visiting service where your Health Visitor will provide you with specialist up-to-date advice and support on many health and wellbeing topics such as your own support after the birth of your baby, your child’s development, assistance with the various aspects of being a parent, childhood immunisations, breastfeeding, formula feeding, weaning your baby, dental care, safety and minor ailments your baby may experience.
The Health Visitors are supported in their teams by Staff Nurses, Nursery Nurses, Student Nurses and Healthcare Assistants.
Health Visiting teams spend a lot of their working day on home visits so may not always be available, however all Health Visiting teams have answer phones and will aim to get back to you as soon as possible if you wish to leave a message
RH1 RHV BA Nursing
Community Nursery Nurse
Speech and Language Therapy 449 8603
Joanna Bull BSc Speech & Language Pathology & Therapy, RCSLT & HCPC 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.