A Physician’s Associate is a clinician who is typically medically trained across a wide range of conditions, able to see and diagnose both children and adults alike, but who is not a doctor, and cannot prescribe. If medication is required, the Physician’s Associate will arrange for this to be issued by the GP on duty. They can provide continuity of care for those with long term conditions for instance.
Hannah Basten (f)Physician Associate
They provide expert advice to patients and other healthcare professionals on the safe use and supply of medicines. Pharmacists are also trained in managing common clinical conditions and provide services to help people live longer and healthier lives.
Alison Neilson (f)Pharmacist
District nurses provide home based nursing care for housebound patients who have acute and chronic needs. If you wish to contact a district nurse please telephone 0131 454 2133 and leave a message on the answer phone. Our district nurses work from 08.15 until 16.30 Monday to Friday. Out-with these hours there is an emergency service and details about how to contact this service are left on the answer machine message.
- Mr Ricardo Gonzalez (m)
Claire’s remit is in health promotion for pre-school children and antenatal mothers. All consultations are confidential however, she shares a responsibility to disclose information to the relevant authorities should she have concerns about the welfare of a child. The health visitor can be contacted directly by phone. The telephone number is 0131 454 2302. This machine has a voicemail facility where messages can be left. The Health Visiting Service works Monday to Friday.
- Claire Murphy (f)
For child immunisations please call the Vaccination Line on 0131 454 2300/2301