News & Announcements

Welcome to The Southern Medical Group

We provide comprehensive NHS primary care services to help you manage your health and well-being.

Our aim is to provide a high quality, caring and personal healthcare service to our whole patient population by:

  • Putting our patients at the centre of what we do
  • Having a highly qualified and trained multi-professional integrated primary Healthcare Team
  • Offering our services in a safe, supportive and suitably equipped environment, using technological advances in healthcare systems for our patient’s benefit
  • CCTV is in operation in and around the surgery building.This is for the purpose of crime prevention and public safety, and our equipment complies with the Data Protection Service.

Public facing video explaining ‘shielding’ ACP conversations

Dr Paul Baughan, a GP in Forth Valley and National Clinical Lead with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, has made this short video to explain the importance of care planning conversations for those most vulnerable to coronavirus infection. If you require more information on care planning conversations, visit this section of the NHS Inform website.

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Alert

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Patients phoning with COVID 19 seeking advice should now not phone the practice but should phone NHS111, someone should return their call between 1-4 hours.

Advice Re COVID Vaccination Status Scheme

Your vaccination status is a record of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you have received.

Your status includes your name, date of birth, and any coronavirus vaccinations you have received in Scotland.

>>> Get a record of your coronavirus (Covid -19) vaccination status here

Or

Accessing your COVID vaccine status record via the helpline

You can also get access to your vaccine status by phoning the COVID-19 Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565. The helpline is open every day from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Covid-19 Vaccination

For more information about the vaccination programme please see NHS Lothian’s Vaccine Hub on their website and NHS Inform

Contacting us

Due to COVID19 the clinical staff are working in a very different way, you will be asked to leave your number so one of the clinical team can call you back. It is really important that you provide us with the correct number so we can contact you. Please be advised that the clinical team will only try to contact you twice throughout the day, if they are unsuccessful they will text you to advise you of this and ask you to contact us again should you need to.

Are you due a review appointment?

These appointments are currently not being offered until we have further guidance.

Prescriptions

With the recent outbreak of COVID19 the practice are trying to reduce non essential footfall to the practice.

Please make all repeat prescription requests online via Patient Services by post or phone on 0131 664 8999

Other Information

  • COVID VACCINATION: Please DO NOT  contact the practice to ask for a COVID-19 vaccination. You will be contacted when you are eligible. Further  information about (COVID-19) vaccine
  • Visit NHS Inform for the latest guidance on coronavirus COVID-19, including symptom checker, self-care and social distancing
  • If you have severe COVID-19 symptoms and need further advice call NHS 24 on 111 — not the surgery
  • Isolation Notes are available online from NHS 111, if you are self-isolating and need a note for your employer.
  • For the Test and Protect app please click here.
  • Changes to your community health care services