Hospitals with Accident and Emergency Departments
- Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE), 51 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SA.
Telephone: 0131 536 1000
- Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC), 9 Sciennes Road, Edinburgh EH9 1LF.
Telephone: 0131 536 1000
- St John's Hospital, Howden Road, West Howden, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6PP.
Telephone: 01506 523000
Hospitals without Accident and Emergency Departments in East Lothian
- Roodlands General Hospital, Hospital Road, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3PF.
Telephone: 0131 536 8300
- Herdmanflat Hospital, Aberlady Road, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3BU.
Telephone: 0131 536 8300
Hospitals without Accident and Emergency Departments in Edinburgh
- Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2XU.
Telephone: 0131 537 1000
- Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Chalmers Street, Edinburgh EH3 9HA.
Telephone: 0131 536 1000
- Chalmers Hospital, 2A Chalmers Street, Edinburgh EH3 9HQ.
Telephone: 0131 536 1070
- Astley Ainslie Hospital, 133 Grange Loan, Edinburgh EH9 2HL.
Telephone: 0131 537 9000
- Lauriston Building, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HA.
Telephone: 0131 536 1000
Pharmacy and Minor Ailments Service
The NHS Minor Ailments Service is provided by local pharmacists. You can use this service if you are registered with a GP Surgery in Scotland, and if you do not live in a Nursing or Residential Care Home.
In order to utilise this service, you will need to register for the service with the Community Pharmacy of your choice. Once registered, you do not have to make an appointment to have a consultation with a qualified Pharmacist. If your Pharmacist thinks that you need a medicine to treat your symptoms, they will provide this without you needing to pay and without seeing a Doctor. Sometimes they may suggest that you consult your GP. This NHS Minor Ailment service covers the following areas:
Please see below for contact details on our local Pharmacies:
Co-Operative Pharmacy (Ormiston)
Co-Operative Pharmacy (Tranent)
Lloyds Pharmacy (Tranent)
- Athlete's foot
- Cold sores
- Eczema and allergies
- Haemorrhoids (also known as piles)
- Head lice
- Mouth ulcers
- Nasal congestion
- Pain (including period pain)
- Sore throat
- Warts and verrucae
Please note that this information has been taken from the NHS leaflet ''The NHS Minor Ailments Service at your local Pharmacy''. Please ask for further information at your local Pharmacy, or click here.
Breast Screening Service
All women aged between 50 and 70 are currently offered breast screening by mammography every 3 years in Scotland. Women under the age of 50 are not offered screening unless they have previously had breast cancer, have a close relative who developed breast cancer early (usually when aged under 45), or are known to carry certain genes that predispose them to early-onset breast cancer. The screening programme is centrally coordinated with invitations issued on a 3 yearly basis. The contact details for the Lothian Breast Screening Programme are Ardmillan House, 42 Ardmillan Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 2JL, and their telephone number is 0131 537 7400.
Pregnancy and Antenatal Care
If you have a positive home pregnancy test, the first step is to self-refer to the Midwife by calling 0131 536 2009 (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for an appointment. Or, if you are unsure about continuing with the pregnancy, you should book an appointment with your GP on 01875 610248 as soon as possible for advice and support.
At your first Midwife appointment at the surgery (usually on Monday afternoons) at around 8-10 weeks into your pregnancy, you will be asked detailed questions about your past medical history, family history and medications, and have blood tests taken. Following this, you will receive an appointment for your first scan that is usually done when you are around 12 weeks pregnant. This booking scan confirms the dates of pregnancy, and you will also have a later detailed scan at around 20 weeks that looks at your baby's heart, kidneys, skull and spine.
You should be taking a supplement of Folic Acid (400 micrograms for most women) for the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy, as this has been shown to reduce the risk of a malformation in the baby’s spinal cord called Spina Bifida. You may need a higher dose if you are Diabetic, on medication for Epilepsy, or have a previous or family history of problems related to Spina Bifida - please ask your Midwife or GP if you are unsure. You should eat a healthy, balanced diet, and should avoid eating liver and pate, raw or partially cooked eggs, raw or uncooked meats, raw shellfish, unpasteurised milk and some types of cheese. It is best not to drink alcohol at all as it will reach and may harm your baby. Smoking harms you and your baby. If you need help to stop smoking during pregnancy, please phone 0800 848484.
Our Midwifery colleagues who work in teams in the community deliver the majority of antenatal care. Our local Midwife team visits the surgery every Monday afternoon, and can be contacted on 0131 536 5804 outwith these hours. For further information about keeping you and your baby well during pregnancy, please click here.
In East Lothian, you can self-refer to Physiotherapy by phoning NHS24 MATs (Musculo-skeletal Advice and Triage service) Monday to Friday 2pm - 8pm on 0845 604 0001. This service is for Adults only with Musculo-skeletal problems. It offers triage and early access to self-management advice. This advice line is able to refer directly to Physiotherapy if required. Please note that you can also be referred by your GP for Physiotherapy if you have consulted them about the problem. For further information on Physiotherapy in East Lothian or to self-refer, please click here.
You can obtain details of NHS Dentists currently registering NHS patients by phoning 0131 537 8444. If you are not registered with a Dentist, or are unable to contact your Dentist, an emergency service only is available for patients 16 years and over at Chalmers Dental Centre, 3 Chalmers Street, Edinburgh (telephone number: 0131 536 4800).
The NHS in Scotland recommends that everyone has a free eye check every 2 years, or more frequently if advised. It is important for adults to have eye examinations on a regular basis to check for problems that may require specialist care, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataract. Please note that you are no longer able to self-refer to the Emergency Eye Clinic at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh.
Unfortunately, we do not offer a NHS Podiatry clinic based within the Practice, although one is located nearby at Tranent Health Centre in Tranent. You can refer yourself by picking up a form from Reception at the surgery or clicking here. You should then either return the completed form to us or post it to Tranent Health Centre directly. Please note that you cannot self-refer for Domiciliary Podiatry as you require a GP referral for this service.
Podiatrists offer a range of services dedicated to foot care, including Orthotics. Please note NHS Podiatry is unable to offer routine nail care and cutting unless there are relevant medical circumstances. For further information about Podiatry, please click here.
Stopping Smoking Services
If you wish to stop smoking, we can offer you help to achieve this goal. Please complete a form for the dedicated Stopping Smoking Clinic at Reception or phone 0131 537 9914. There are several benefits to stopping smoking including:
- Reducing your risk of developing illness or death caused by cancer, heart or lung disease
- Reducing your risk to gangrene or amputation caused by circulatory problems
- Protecting the health of those around you by not exposing them to second hand smoke
- Reducing the chances of your children suffering from asthma or glue ear
- Improving your fertility levels, and your chance of a healthy pregnancy and baby
- Improving your breathing and general fitness
- Saving you money
Why use NHS Lothian Stopping Smoking Clinic?
- Attending a dedicated Stopping Smoking Clinic doubles your chances of stopping
- Using a product to stop smoking prescribed by these clinics can double your chances of quitting
- You are FOUR times more likely to stop smoking with this service than by yourself
For further information about East Lothian Stopping Smoking Services, please click here.
Mental Health Support: CHANGES
CHANGES is a Community Health Project in Musselburgh that promotes the positive well-being of people. They are able to help you if you are experiencing a range of mental health issues, such as stress, anxiety and depression. You can self-refer for counselling or psychotherapy to CHANGES by phoning 0131 653 3977 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sexual Health Clinic
The Chalmers Sexual Health Centre based at 2A Chalmers Street, Edinburgh EH3 9ES, offers are wide range of services and you are able to self-refer without a GP referral to this Centre. The services that are offered include:
- Contraception (such as the combined oral contraceptive pill, mini-pill, contraceptive implant, depot, condoms, patches, diaphragms, caps, coils, sterilisation and vasectomy)
- Cervical smears
- Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment (including HIV testing)
- Dedicated clinics about the management of the menopause and pre-menstrual symptoms
- Young Person's clinics
- Emergency contraception, termination referral and pregnancy testing
Please click here for further information and advice. If you wish to make an appointment at this strictly confidential clinic, please telephone 0131 536 1070.
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation exercise classes take place every Wednesday from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon in The Coalgate, The Wynd, Ormiston. This class is open to anyone, but particularly those who have at some time experienced heart or breathing problems. It is facilitated by a fully qualified Cardiac Rehabilitation Fitness Instructor. A programme is devised to meet the requirements of each individual and refreshments are provided. Please ask at Reception for further details.