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Danderhall Medical Practice

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Clinics and Services we offer: -


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.

   

Diabetes  

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

The first thing you should do is call  0131 536 2009 to arrange a ‘booking in’  appointment with a midwife.

Or if you are unsure about continuing with the pregnancy, you should see a GP or contact Chalmers sexual health clinic 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.


Child Health and Immunisations

A ‘Drop in’ clinic for babies is on a Thursday afternoon between 1.30 and 2.30pm in Danderhall Surgery. Childhood immunisations are carried out on Wednesday afternoons.  Your child will be invited to attend when their vaccinations are due.  All new babies are invited for regular check-ups.  Our health visitor is based at Dalkeith Health Centre and can be contacted on 0131 561 5523.


Liquid Nitrogen Clinic

This is managed by the Practice Nurse when there is sufficient demand.  You will need to see a Nurse in the first instance before being added to the waiting list for this clinic.


Smoking Cessation

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.


Asthma

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


Podiatry

You can now self refer to the podiatrist.  Please download or collect an appropriate 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.


Counselling

If you need to see a counsellor, please make an appointment with a doctor who will then refer you to the specialist services of a nurse counsellor. You may be seen either at Danderhall or Dalkeith Medical Practice.


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.