Ormiston Medical Practice
Tynemount Road
Ormiston
East Lothian
EH35 5AB
Tel: 01875 610248
Fax: No Fax Number
Out of Hours: 111
Ormiston Medical Practice
Drs Stevens, Hughes and Bolton

Welcome to the website for Ormiston Medical Practice

Drs Stevens, Hughes and Bolton

Ormiston Medical Practice
Tynemount Road
Ormiston
EH35 5AB

Telephone: 01875 610248
Health Visitor Telephone: 01875 618952
District Nurses Telephone: 01875 618954


 
 

COVID-19 UPDATE

Face Masks and Face Coverings.

The surgery has had a few requests for letters of exemption. As per the Scottish government guidance it is advised that you use your own discretion when in situations where social distancing can’t be maintained. If you have a health condition where you are worried or shouldn’t use a mask please again use your discretion at what’s best for you. Please note there is no requirement for you to have a letter of exemption from your gp so it’s not something the practice will be able to provide

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COVID-19 symptoms: if you develop a continuous cough, fever / high temperature or loss of sense of smell, book a test and stay at home until you get a negative result.

If you have these symptoms, but need to speak with a doctor, please call NHS 24 on 111 – this remains the first point of contact for all suspected coronavirus patients.

APPOINTMENTS: currently for the safety of all our patients and staff, we are assessing all patients by telephone initially, and if required, arranging a face to face review. 

If you feel your problem is urgent for the same day please speak with reception and ask for a doctor to call you.  To help manage demand we would greatly appreciate if you could phone as early in the day as possible.

If you feel your problem is routine/non urgent, we are offering pre-bookable telephone slots with doctors.  If your problem can safely be managed in this way, we would appreciate using this option to help us manage demand.

Nursing and blood taking appointments remain available for essential conditions. 
 Chronic disease management – we are looking at how to start offering more chronic disease management in line with official guidance.  

During this difficult time we would like to thank all of you for being so patient and considerate, while we work to continue providing the highest standard of care.

 

VIDEO CONSULTATIONS

Ormiston Medical Practice would like to offer video consultations.
Our reception team will offer you this option when you call the practice to seek medical advice.
Please follow the instructions below if you wish to have a video consultation with a GP

  • Phone the practice to arrange an appointment time.
  • If you are on your smartphone, tablet or computer (provided it has a camera), click on the link below. Alternatively type in the following URL in the  browser on your device.  https://nhsattend.vc/76211
  • On the next screen, click on the “Start video call” button
  • On the next screen, enter your personal details (name, date of birth, phone number), tick the “I accept” box and click on “Continue”
  • On the next screen, click on the “Start Call” button
  • You will then be transferred through to the "waiting room". The GP will know you are waiting, and will connect to you as near as possible to your appointment time. You can then communicate by video link. Note it may take a minute or two for the GP to accept your call.
  • Please make sure you have an appointment time by calling the practice first to arrange.

   
https://nhs.attendanywhere.com/service/?apikey=99babb19-6304-4521-9c3c-3beee8a67af4&nid=j1vFhy61D    
 

NHS Lothian Minor Injury Process 

 
From Monday 2nd November 2020 patients will phone the Flow Centre directly to access Minor Injury assessment across the Lothian area.
 
Patients who meet the inclusion criteria below will initially be offered a VC consultation if they have a smartphone or a Face to Face appointment if they do not. Following a VC consultation the Nurse Practitioner will either give the patients self-care advice or book a face to face appointment.
 Opening hours and contact details:
 
  • Flow Centre is open 08.00-20.00 Monday to Sunday
  • Patient contact number for Flow Centre Minor Injuries is 0300 790 6267
Inclusion criteria:
 
  • Patients 8years old and over
  • Must be able to make own way to MIU
  • Injuries within 14 days
  • Wounds less than 24 hours old with controlled bleeding with or without foreign body
  • Foreign body in nose or ear
  • Crush injury to fingers /toes with no wound
  • Ring removal from fingers /toes
  • Minor burns or scalds (not involving hands, face or genitals)
  • Head and face injuries not in exclusion criteria
  • Eye injuries not in exclusion criteria
  • Limb injuries (below shoulder or below knee)
  • Animal bites including insect bites & stings
  • Patients with fracture that require review after being treated outwith NHS Lothian
  • Animal bites with localised swelling and no evidence of allergic reaction
         
Exclusion criteria:
 
  • Patients 7 years old or under
  • Patients who require transport to or from MIU
  • Injuries that happened more than 14 days ago – advise back to GP
  • Wounds that happened over 24 hours ago– advise back to GP
  • Head injuries with loss of consciousness, vomiting /disturbed vision/ altered behaviour. reduced GCS, underlying haematological conditions or patient on anticoagulants
  • Human bites
  • Dangerous mechanism of injury eg fall from higher than patients own height or road accident with combined speed of 40 mph
  • Intoxication or overdose
  • Minor burns and scalds to neck, face and genitals and chemical or circumferentialburnEye injuries with visual disturbance or penetrating injury
  • Insect bites with non-localized swelling or evidence of allergic reaction
  • Injury or foreign body to abdomen, chest or back
   

 

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