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Nursing Services

The Practice Nurse sees patients by appointment and provides health information and advice, cervical smear testing, ear syringing and blood tests. During Covid 19 you will only be asked to come in to the nurse if it is something that is urgently needed for example blood tests.

The District nurse offers nursing care and assessments at home. The Health visiting team offers support to young families, the elderly and health advice.

Midwifes deal with all aspects of pregnancy. They are now your first point of contact when you have a positive pregnancy test.

  • Baby Immunisation & Development Clinics on Wednesday afternoons – these are still on-going during Covid 19, it is very important for your child to receive their immunisations.
  • Immunisation for adults and children are generally provided by the Practice Nurse. Not all travel immunisations are available on the NHS, speak to reception for more details.
  • Cervical Smears: Appointments with our Practice Nurse at your convenience
  • Specialist Asthma, Diabetes, Heart, Mental Health and ‘Keep well’ appointments are available
  • Contraceptive services are provided during normal surgeries. The Practice Nurse and GPs are happy to provide contraception. Dr Beckley & Dr Melville can fit the contraceptive implant, Nexplanon also known as ‘the rod’, long acting contraception and Dr Bennison can fit the coil. Appointments should be booked with the doctors to discuss this first.
  • Minor surgery
  • Baby ‘drop in’ clinic on Wednesdays from 9.30-11am in the Craigmillar Community Room