CHILDREN'S NASAL FLU VACCINATION
We are running clinics for the child nasal vaccination on the following dates:
- Monday 28th October - PM Appointments
- Wednesday 13th November – AM Appointments
- Friday 15th November – AM Appointments
Please be aware that consent from the parent needs to be given so if the parent is unable to attend with their child a consent form must be collected and filled in prior to the appointment and brought to the appointment. If this hasn’t been completed then we would be unable to vaccinate the child.
FLU CLINIC - **NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED** - TUESDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2019
- PATIENTS AGED over 65 years
- 18-64 YEARS in the “At Risk” Group ONLY
COCKENZIE and LONGNIDDRY
- Cockenzie – 8.30am – 12.30pm
- Longniddry – 9.00am – 12.30pm
Unfortunately, children will not be able to be vaccinated at this clinic. We hope to announce dates of Children’s vaccine sessions soon.
Patients aged 18-64 years can also attend one of our local pharmacies if this is more convenient – please contact your pharmacy for details
We are sorry to say goodbye to Dr Shaw who has retired due to ill health. We wish him all the best in his retirement.
Sick Certificate (Fit Note)
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
For any illness lasting longer than seven days you will need to see the doctor for him/her to issue a fitness/sickness certificate. For any subsequent renewal of the certificate you will need to complete a re-issue form at Reception to enable the team to forward to your GP. If your employer insists on a certificate for 7 days or less a charge will be levied.
Important Phone Information
Please note that with our phone system you need to stay on the line and listen to Dr Churn’s message before pressing the option you need.
Tuesday Health Walks
Download our Health Walks Leaflet
Next walk Tuesday 2nd April at 9:30am
Welcome Dr Funsho Kuteyi
We would like to welcome Dr Funsho Kuteyi to The Harbours Medical Practice. Dr Kuteyi is our new Registrar and will be with us for the next year.
THE PRACTICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE ABOVE DATES FROM 1.00PM FOR DOCTOR AND STAFF TRAINING. PLEASE CONTACT NHS 24 IF YOU NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION OR IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 999.
Protected Learning Sessions 2019-2020
- Wednesday 13th November 2019
- Wednesday 5th February 2020
Our new self-check is now up and running at The Harbours Medical Practice (Cockenzie only)
What to expect from your doctor – a guide for patients
Coming soon to the Harbours Medical Practice (Cockenzie only) - patient self service check in
Engage Patient Guide
HILDA is a site for people living East Lothian which provides its users with information they can trust on equipment that they can buy or borrow to help them maintain and improve mobility. It offers an easy-to-follow online self-assessment to help pinpoint what kind of support would be useful and puts people in touch with activities, exercise and advice that will help keep them moving and enjoying life. Registering enables its users to get the most out of HILDA. Then they can plan and set goals that will help improve their mobility. They can change their goals as their needs change and they can also create a plan for friends or relatives. Assessments, advice and details of equipment can be pinned to their plan.
ON-LINE PRESCRIPTION SERVICE HAS FINALLY BEEN FIXED!!
On-line ordering of prescriptions is therefore available again. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused anyone
Meningitis B Advice
We have received a number of calls from patients concerned about Meningitis B, and the age limitations on eligibility for the vaccination programme against this disease.
The Meningitis B vaccination programme is the responsibility of the Scottish Government, and they have determined the eligibility criteria based on expert medical advice. Further information on Meningitis, Meningitis B and the vaccination programme is available on the Immunisation Scotland website. This contains a Question and Answer section regarding the vaccination.
Please note that the NHS can only offer the Meningitis B vaccination to those children who meet the eligibility criteria as specified by the Scottish Government, i.e. to those children born on or after 1st May 2015.
If your child does not fall into the criteria, they can be vaccinated at PRIVATE PRACTICES in Edinburgh.
- Your GP Edinburgh Clinic – 0131 225 5656 – no appointments being offered until Wednesday, 24 February
- Masta Travel Clinic – Elm Row, Edinburgh – 0330 100 4106
- Masta Travel Clinic – Davidson Mains, Edinburgh – 0330 100 4169
- Masta Travel Clinic – West Calder – 0330 100 4106
- Travel Clinic – Newington, Edinburgh – 0131 667 1030
- Edinburgh Clinic – Colinton Road, Edinburgh – 0131 447 2340 (update on appointments for this clinic on 6 March)