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FLU VACCINATION AUTUMN CLINIC DATES – OCTOBER 17 (see latest news section)

 Drop in clinics for flu vaccinations for those entitled will take place 1200 - 1400 on the following dates: 

                                  Surnames beginning with:

Thurs  5 Oct                              A - H

(not Fri 6 Oct as stated in the Colinton Dell magazine)

Tues 10 Oct                             I – McM

Thurs 12 Oct                           McN - R

Tues 24 Oct                             S- Z

Thurs 26 Oct                           Catch up

These clinics are for:

  •              all patients over 65 years of age on 31/3/18
  •              all children between 2 and 5 (born between 2/9/2012 and 1/9/2015) who are   not yet at school
  •            Any patient 6 months old and under 65 who is in an at risk clinical group. eg     chronic respiratory, heart, kidney, liver or neurological disease, asplenic/spleen dysfunction; reduced immunity due to disease or treatment;diabetes and asthma (only if on steroid inhalers), with a BMI greater than 40.
  •             if pregnant
  •              an unpaid carer

Travel Vaccinations - Shortage of Hep B vaccine.

There is currently a global shortage of Hepatitis B vaccine (Engerix B). Supplies have been limit to exceptional cases only and only specialist travel clinics are being given Hep B vaccine and then only for travel to endemic Hep B areas.  Details of these are available at www.fitfortravel.nhs.ukIf you are travelling to an endemic area which requires Hep B you are advised to arrange your vaccinations through a private specialist travel clinic.

Travel vaccinations - unable to provide these if less than 6 weeks before departure.

We always advise to contact us at least 8 weeks before travel as you may need a series of vaccinations at a set frequency.  If you have less than 6 weeks before the date of departure we do not have the resources to provide the appropriate vaccinations and you are advised to contact a private specialist travel clinic.

  Scottish Bowel Screening Programme

The Practice is promoting the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme. Patients between the ages of 50 to 74 will be invited for screening every two years.

Click here for more details

Chip and PIN debit card reader

We now have one installed to take payments from all cards except Solo.

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