Welcome to Craiglockhart Medical Group
The practice originated in the mid-1930s and has grown and developed through the years, the practice moved to Allermuir Health Centre in October 2017.
Our practice has now completed its COVID vaccination programme for the 75 and over age group and shielding patients. If you fall into these categories and you have missed our clinics for any reason, you will be contacted shortly to inform you of the arrangements that NHS Lothian is putting in place to provide your vaccination.
Patients under 75 are being vaccinated in central locations and will receive appointment letters directly from NHS Lothian, when their age or risk category is reached. Please keep checking here or NHS Inform for details. Please do not call the surgery for updates. The risk categories for a COVID vaccination are not the same as for Flu so please do not assume that you will get your COVID vaccination earlier than your age category just because you are entiltled to a Flu jab.
The following groups are eligible for a Covid-19 Vaccine:
People with asthma who have required regular or repeated courses of oral Prednisolone (3 prescriptions in the last 6 months) this does not include patients controlled on inhaled steroids.
Asthma patients with a recorded hospital admission because of asthma.
Coronary Heart Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Venous Thromboembolic Disease.
Chronic Kidney Disease.
Chronic Liver Disease.
Diabetes i.e. any diabetes, including diet-controlled diabetes.
Immunosuppression (coded or by prescription since 01/07/2020).
Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen - this also includes conditions that may lead to splenic dysfunction, such as homozygous sickle cell disease, thalassaemia major and coeliac syndrome.
Neurological Disease (including Downs’ Syndrome, severe or profound Learning Disability and Epilepsy).
Severe Mental Illness i.e. individuals with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or any mental illness that causes severe functional impairment.
Morbid Obesity (last recorded BMI>40).
Adult Carers - All unpaid carers who are eligible for a carer’s allowance, or those who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable, and other carers whom people rely on for day-to-day support.
Patients must be fully registered with the Practice and aged 16 years or over on the date of data extraction, and <65 years on 31.03.21.
For more information about the vaccination programme please see:
NHS Lothian’s Vaccine Hub on their website
If you have not received a vaccination appointment, but think you are eligible, please click on the link below and complete the online form:
You can find information about the flu vaccine process in Scotland at nhsinform.scot/flu. You can also call 0800 22 44 88.
Minor Injury Assessment (MIA)
NHS Lothian now provides a Minor Injury Assessment by video call. This can help patients aged 12 years and over with an injury less than 14 days old. Please click here for further details.
Face Mask Exemptions
The Practice will not provide letters/certificates for face mask exemptions.
Attending Appointments (Social Distancing)
To maintain social distancing, please attend appointments alone, do not enter the Practice until your appointment time and wear a facial covering (mask or scarf), if possible. Please sit 2 metres apart from other patients in the waiting area.
Your GP may ask you to take part in a video consultation. If the GP asks you to log on, please click here for instructions. Video consultations can only be arranged by speaking to a GP, please do not try to log on at any other time as the service will be unmanned.
If your query is not urgent, please avoid calling on Mondays. Please do not call to check if your prescription is ready before 11:00am and if you use a regular pharmacy, please check with them first. Please do not call for test results before 11am.
NHS Pharmacy First Scotland
NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is an NHS service provided by your local community pharmacy (a pharmacy with a contract to provide NHS prescriptions and services).
If you have a minor illness, a pharmacy is the first place you should go for advice.
You do not usually need an appointment and you can go to any pharmacy.
Your pharmacist can give you advice for a minor illness, and medicine if they think you need it.
Please click here for more information.
Prescriptions can be ordered by ticking the items you would like to order on your repeat request slip and posting it in our prescription box, which is beside the Practice door, inside Allermuir Health Centre.
Prescriptions will be sent to your local pharmacy, please inform the Surgery which pharmacy you would like to use.
To order prescriptions online, you must register for Online Patient Services.
If you have not already registered, please click here print, complete the form and post to Reception or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to print a form, please call Reception and one will be posted to you.
Login details and instructions will be emailed to you from email@example.com
If you have already registered, please click the Online Patient Services link below.
(Site updated 26/03/2021)