Danderhall Medical Practice

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Respiratory Problems

If you suffer from asthma or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) please make a double appointment with the Practice Nurse for review. Bring your inhalers with you to your appointment.



If you have diabetes we will write to you regularly to invite you to make an appointment. Please check what the letter says, you may be asked to make a single or a double appointment with either the healthcare assistant or the Practice Nurse.

Heart Problems    

If you have had a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac related illness we will monitor you regularly. You will be invited by letter to make an appointment.


Cervical Screening  

All women between the ages of 25 and 64 are eligible for cervical screening. You will automatically be invited to make a double appointment with the Practice Nurse for your smear test.

Antenatal Clinic

If you have a positive home pregnancy test, call 0131 536 2009 to arrange a ‘booking in’  appointment with a midwife.

Or if you are unsure about continuing with the pregnancy, contact Lothian Sexual Health on 536 2454 as soon as possible for advice and support.

Appointments for the midwife clinic, which runs on a Friday morning between 9 - 11:30 am, are booked by ringing Dalkeith Medical Practice on 0131-561-5533. The midwife will see you regularly at Danderhall throughout your pregnancy .

Travel Advice and Vaccinations

Please allow plenty of time before going on holiday to organise vaccinations.  Please download and complete both pages of the Travel Assessment Form - (a separate form for each person travelling) before handing in to Reception. One of our Practice Nurses will then phone you within 5 days to arrange a suitable appointment for your vaccinations.

If you prefer, you can use any of the following TRAVEL CLINICS instead.

Specialist Travel Clinic @ Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh. 0131 537 2822

EIHC Travel Ltd - Yellow Fever Centre, Elphinstone Wing, Carberry, Musselburgh. 0845 3752 545

Healthcare Now, 12 Stafford Street, Edinburgh. 0131 220 1300

Edinburgh Travel Health Clinic, Newington Surgery, 14 East Preston Street, Edinburgh. 0131 667 1030

Marchmont Surgery - Yellow Fever Centre, 10 Warrender Park Terrace, Edinburgh. 0131 229 6314

MASTA Travel (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad, 5 Quality Street, Edinburgh, 0131 336 3038

Adventure and Tourism Travel Clinic - Yellow Fever Centre, Leith Community Treatment Centre,

Junction Place, Edinburgh. 0131 536 6220  (From 1.30pm Fridays)

** Please Note that these clinics may make a charge for their services**

Child Health and Immunisations

A ‘Drop in’ baby clinic is available twice a month between 1.30 and 2.30pm in Danderhall Surgery.  Please contact the Health Visiting Team at Dalkeith Health Centre for dates.  

Childhood immunisations are carried out on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.  Your child will be invited to attend when their vaccinations are due.  All new babies are invited for regular check-ups.  

The Health Visiting team is based at Dalkeith Health Centre and can be contacted on 0131 561 5523.

Liquid Nitrogen Clinic

Please arrange an appointment with our Practice Nurse.  If needed, your name will then be added to a waiting list and you will be contacted with an appointment time.  Please note that this clinic will run when there is sufficient demand.

Smoking Cessation

East Lothian and Midlothian Stop Smoking Service, Local Support Programme 0131 537 9914.  This clinic gives advice and support to patients trying to give up smoking. You can also get smoking cessation advice by visiting Danderhall Pharmacy in person.


Please contact the surgery to make a double appointment with the Practice Nurse Monday to Friday.


You can now self refer to the podiatrist.  Please download or collect an form from Reception and return it to the Practice.  We will send it away for you and you will receive an appointment in due course.


Midlothian Self Guided Help offer a walk in clinic for patients seeking counselling services. Please click on the link for details.  Alternatively, you can arrange an appointment with a GP.

Dietary Advice

Our Practice Nurse is happy to provide advice regarding healthy life style and dietary requirements. If you need to see a specialist dietician, please make an appointment with a Doctor for referral to an appropriate clinic.


You can now self refer to Physiotherapy. Please telephone 0800 917 9390 in the first instance.

Do I need to see a GP?

Many problems can be dealt with better and more quickly by another healthcare professional other than your GP… Click here for details

This handy guide shows community health services in Midlothian.  There are lots of services that can

help you if you are unwell. This guide gives information and advice about how and when to use services in

the best way.

You can also register with the local pharmacy Minor Ailment Service. Click here for information.

Minor Injury Clinic

Based at Western General Hospital, for all your minor injury problems see here for details

Eye Problems?

See your optician in the first instance for all minor eye ailments, see poster for information.

Click here for a list of local opticians.

Problems with your Hearing Aid?

Hearing Aid Maintenance Clinic within Dalkeith Library