The Practice will be closed on the afternoon of Wednesday 23 June 2021 from 13.00 and will re-open Thursday 24 June at 08.00.
We provide comprehensive NHS primary care services to help you manage your health and well-being.
Our aim is to provide a high quality, caring and personal healthcare service to our whole patient population by:
- Putting our patients at the centre of what we do
- Having a highly qualified and trained multi-professional integrated primary Healthcare Team
- Offering our services in a safe, supportive and suitably equipped environment, using technological advances in healthcare systems for our patient’s benefit.
The Medical Centre has been open throughout the pandemic helping patients best we can under the restrictions imposed upon us by the Government / NHS Scotland. We remain open and here to help. However, due to the current Government restrictions around social distancing and guidance from NHS Scotland around how we operate and services we are able to offer, we currently are not able to offer the volume of face to face appointments we would like to. Until the Government and NHS Scotland review the current restrictions, we are operating a telephone triage system. If you have cause to contact the surgery, a member of the patient navigation team will take details of your presentation and if appropriate will triage your call for a member of the clinical team to call you back. We would like to remind our patients that a visit to your GP might not always be the most appropriate first step for every presentation. There are many services you can self-refer to and local Pharmacies can help you deal with many minor ailments. You can get self help information from our website – CLICK HERE or through NHS 24 website CLICK HERE or by phoning 111. In addition to these locations, we also now have the opportunity for you to contact the surgery via our eConsult facility – from the main website home page click “Contact Your Doctors Online” at the foot of the page and complete the online form
COVID 19 VACCINATIONS
If you have a general query about the COVID-19 vaccine, please look on the NHS Inform website http://www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine or call the national helpline on 0800 030 8013. This is open from 8.00am to 8.00pm, 7 days a week.
Covid-19 Vaccination at Ladywell Medical Centre West
Across Lothian, vaccination of the following groups of people is taking place at GP Practices:
- People over 80 years of age
- People aged 75-79
- People who are clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding)
If you or your relative or someone you care for is in this groups you / they will receive an invitation from us, either by letter or by phone to have your vaccination here at the practice.
We understand that there is concern that some people in this cohort have not yet been invited for vaccination either at the practice or at home.
You may also be concerned that someone you know in a lower priority group has been invited to be vaccinated at a mass vaccination centre ahead of your own vaccination appointment.
Invitations to mass vaccination centres are being administered nationally and are separate the GP programme. Those letters can be sent out quite far ahead of appointments. Our contact with you will be much closer to the date of your appointment.
However, we can assure you we are vaccinating as fast as vaccine supplies allow and everyone eligible for vaccination here will be invited to attend.
- People over 80 will be vaccinated by 5 February 2021.
- People aged 75-79 and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable will be vaccinated by 15 February 2021
We are very grateful for your patience while you wait your turn.
For more information about the vaccination programme please see
Ladywell Medical Centre West
All Other qualifying patients are informed that the mass vaccination program is due to commence from February. The Scottish Government will be sending letters to patients advising them of where and when the vaccines will be given. For further, specific infomation on groups and the likely timescale they will be contacted, please refer to the following web page – https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine/who-will-be-offered-the-coronavirus-vaccine