Welcome to Blackhall Medical CentreSurgery Hours
We provide NHS care from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday. Consultations are by appointment between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday. In addition, there is one evening surgery per week, on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening.
Out of Hours Service
If you require emergency or urgent medical attention outwith surgery hours, please contact NHS 24 on 08454 24 24 24 or at www.nhs24.com.
There is a ramp leading to the main entrance of the surgery which can be used by disabled persons. All surgeries are on the ground floor and there is a disabled toilet and nappy changing facilities. Click here for a map of our location.
We provide a full range of Minor Surgery, Maternity, Contraceptive and Child Health Surveillance services. Patients are offered a consultation for a health check as part of our programme for Health Promotion.
Click here to download our 2012 Autumn Newsletter (PDF).
Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities
At Blackhall Medical Centre, we aim to provide a prompt, courteous, and quality service. We anticipate that patients will also be courteous, and to notify us if they are unable to keep appointments. If a patient is violent or abusive to any member of the practice team, we reserve the right to request removal of their name from the practice register.
If you have a complaint about the service you have received from the doctors or any of the staff working in this practice, please let us know. We operate a practice complaints procedure as part of the NHS system for dealing with complaints.
Personal Health Information
Blackhall Medical Centre confirms the right to privacy with respect to the computerised or manual processing of personal data. A full information leaflet on the uses of personal health information is available from reception.
In summary, your information will be used for your benefit by health care professionals at Blackhall Medical Centre. It will also, where appropriate, be forwarded to other health care professionals who are involved in your care. Anonymised data is used for audit and research purposes.
General Health Advice
Information and advice on many common conditions can be found on the NHS 24 website at www.nhs24.com
Your local chemist will be happy to advise you on many common ailments. Under the Minor Ailments scheme, a pharmacist with whom you are registered can provide treatment for these, and for patients (including children) who are exempt from prescription charges.
Minor Injuries Clinic
The Minor Injuries Clinic at the Western General Hospital is run by Specialist Nurse Practitioners who are able to assess, diagnose, treat and/or refer as appropriate, patients with a wide range of minor injuries.
Useful Telephone Numbers
|Blackhall Medical Center:|
|District Nurses:||332 0577|
|Health Visitor:||332 4091|
|Out of Hours (NHS 24):||08454 24 24 24|
|Lindsay & Gilmour Pharmacy (22 Hillhouse Road)||332 3602|
|Boots Chemist (58-60 Main Street, Davidson Mains)||312 8600|
|Boots Chemist (8 Craigleith Park)||332 6114|
|Western General Hospital:|
|Western General Hospital Appointments||537 1346|
|Minor Injuries Clinic, Western General||537 1330|
|City Cabs||228 1211|
|Castle Cabs||228 2555|
|A List of GPs can be obtained from:|
|NHS Lothian||537 8423|
|Primary Care Contractor Organisation|
|47 Robb's Loan|