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Clinics & Services asthma_inhaler_3

Better Health Clinic

If you have one or more long-term health conditions (e.g. asthma, COPD, heart disease or high blood pressure) we are keen to ensure that you have a review with the practice nurse every year.

The aim of these annual checks is to help you to manage your condition(s) and minimise the impact they have on your everyday life.

If you think you are due a review please ask reception for an appointment at the Better Health Clinic. You may also get a letter or phone call from us inviting you.

We hope that you will attend your reviews but if you choose not to, please let us know.

Minor Ailment Clinic

This is a nurse led clinic.  The nurse can offer advice and treatment for ailments such as coughs, sore throats, earache, sticky eyes, rashes, sprains and hayfever.  This clinic is for adults only, children should be seen by a doctor.

Appointments are available Tuesday 4pm - 5.30pm and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 3.30pm and 4.30pm 

Antenatal clinic

Antenatal clinics run at both our surgeries through the week.  Your midwife will arrange appointments with you for this clinic.  You can find more information about antenatal care in the Pregnancy Care in Scotland section of this website.

Child Immunisation and Development Clinics

For child immunisation and development checks you will be sent appointments.

Stopping Smoking 

With help and support you are four times more likely to quit. 

There is a drop-in clinic at our Muirhouse Branch on Tuesday afternoon 1:30 - 3:00pm and Wednesday morning between 09:30 and 11:30am.

You can also phone Smoke Line free on 0800 84 84 84

Mental Health Services

Our dedicated Community Psychiatric Nurse, Carol Clarke, can support patients with on-going mental health problems.

If you think you would benefit from a consultation with Carol, please ask Reception about this service.


A counselling service is available at the practice.  Referrals to this service are made by your GP.  For further information click on the links below:

Muirhouse Counselling Service

Counselling - what to expect

Link Workers

GP Link workers work in the surgery and can provide extra help to patients.

  • Are you recently bereaved?
  • Have you experienced a breakup or change in your family?
  • Have you lost your job or retired?
  • Are you a carer?
  • Do you experience mental ill health or stress?
  • Do you feel isolated or alone?

The GP Link workers can:

  • identify existing support, such as local groups and services
  • agree practical goals and the support you need to achieve these goals
  • accompany you to these support services until a strong link is made

Doctors, nurses and Reception staff can refer you to the Link worker.

Flora or Carol will talk with you, listen to your problems, and discuss what you want to change in your life.

Benefits Advice Service

Granton Information Centre can check that you are getting your correct entitlement of benefits and tax credits and assist you in making new claims, help you to appeal wrong decisions and provide representation at tribunals when appropriate. An advisor from Granton Information Centre is available at the surgery on Tuesday afternoons.

You do not need an appointment - just come to the Pennywell Brance on Monday between 1:45 and 3.30pm or to our Muirhouse Surgery between 1:30 and 3.30pm on any Wednesday.  Appointments are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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