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.
COVID 19 VACCINATIONS
The practice will be responsible for vaccinating ambulant over 80 year olds only.
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 Vaccinations At The Practice
Ladywell West is currently only responsible for the vaccination of patients over the age of 80 who, are able to attend the practice for their vaccination. Clinics for this cohort of patients have already started. If you fall into this cohort, the practice will be in touch with you shortly to arrange an appointment for your vaccination. We appreciate that you may have further queries in relation to the vaccine – if this is the case, we would ask that you refer to the NHS Inform website or contact the National Helpline in the first instance.
Other Qualifying Patient Groups
Plans for Housebound patients over the age of 80 are underway and is being scheduled by NHS Lothian and will be delivered by NHS Lothian’s Community Vaccination Team. Patients falling into this category will be contacted in due course – we understand this this should be at some point in January. All patients over the age of 80 will be contacted by the practice – If you are housebound and are able to make it into the surgery, you will be given the option of attending one of the clinics at the surgery.
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
Flu Vaccination Clinics 2020
If you fall into one of the Influenza at Risk groups and have not yet had your Seasonal Flu Vaccination, please contact the surgery for further guidance.
If you require further information, please contact the dedicated Seasonal Influenza Helpline on 0800 22 44 88