Danderhall Medical Practice

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Clinics and Services: -

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 contact you regularly to arrange an appointment with our Practice Nurse.

Heart Problems    

If you have had a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac related illness we will contact you regularly to arrange an appointment with our Practice Nurse.


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 0131 536 2454 as soon as possible for advice and support.

The Midwife will see you regularly at Danderhall Surgery throughout your pregnancy.  

Appointments, which run on a Friday morning between 9 - 11:30 am, are booked by contacting the Community Midwife, Dalkeith Medical Practice on 0131 561 5533.

Travel Advice and Vaccinations

Please allow plenty of time before going on holiday to organise vaccinations.  

Download and complete both pages of the Travel Assessment Form - (a separate form for each person travelling) before handing in to Reception. Our Practice Nurse will then telephone 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

Childhood immunisations are carried out at the Danderhall Surgery, 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.

Baby Clinic

In conjunction with the Universal Pathway set by the Government, our Well Baby Clinics will be once a month.  Please check our Notice Board for Dates.

Liquid Nitrogen Clinic

Please arrange an appointment with our Practice Nurse.  If needed, your name will then be added to a Wart Clinic 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.


We have a specialist physiotherapist working at the practice on Tuesday and Thursday mornings who will be happy to assess you if you are having a bone, muscle or joint problem. Appointments for these clinics are available two days in advance.


If you have a long term condition our Wellbeing Practitioner can support you to make changes to improve your health and wellbeing. At present this service can only accessed by referral from your GP.

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.

Why Does the Receptionist need to Ask What’s Wrong With Me?

Please click on this link that explains why our Reception Staff ask certain questions when you call in to book an appointment.

Patients with particular needs

Our practice is accessible to patients using a wheelchair.  We also have one allocated disabled parking space.  We can arrange interpretation and translation services in person or by phone for patients who do not speak English.  Please let us know if you need this service when booking an appointment.

Your Local Pharmacist

Your local pharmacist offers a Minor Illness Service for ailments such as head lice, conjunctivitis, acne, hayfever, cold sores, earache, mouth ulcers, sore throat, cough, athlete’s foot and verrucae.  If you are eligible, they may be able to supply medicine free of charge.   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?

There is now a walk in  Hearing Aid Maintenance Clinic within Dalkeith Library