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Currently 20% of Doctors appointments could have been dealt with by another healthcare professional. That equates to 1 additional practice doctor.
To find out how you can help with the surgery’s efficiency please click the drop-downs below to view information and advice on the correct procedure / information for each category.
Self-refer by contacting NHS “Musculoskeletal Assessment and Triage Service” on 0800 917 9390
Provides over the counter medication, smoking cessation products and medication reviews / advice. The Minor Ailment Service provides treatment for: Athlete’s foot, cold-sores, constipation, cough, diarrhoea, ear ache, eczema, haemorrhoids (piles), hayfever, head lice, indigestion, mouth ulcers, nappy rash, threadworms, warts and verrucae. It also provides painkillers.
These should be seen first by the optician of your choice
Enquire at Day Hospital reception for a midwife appointment
Report relevant medical conditions to housing officer so the medical practice can be sent a form to complete
In the event of current absence from work due to ill health for over 7 days – inform reception as usually does not need an appointment
Contact Borders Carers Centre on 01896 752431
Advice for those coping with a diagnosis of cancer – telephone 01896 826888 / 835
Eyemouth clinic held once a fortnight. Dates available from Day Hospital reception or telephone 01896 663700
In normal working hours, registered patients should contact their usual dental practice whilst unregistered patients should contact Borders Dental Helpline on 0845 300 0930.
Out with normal working hours contact NHS24 on 111
Contact NHS Borders Quit4Good on 01835 825971 or enquire at the local pharmacy
Support offered to children / young people affected by issues at home or at school along with signposting information about local services. This team works in partnership with GPs, other health professionals and education. Contact school office.
Self-refer at Eyemouth Day Hospital reception
Addiction Borders is for individuals with hazardous substance use. Self-refer on 01896 757843
NHS Borders Addiction Services is a specialist alcohol and drug treatment service for adults aged over 16 years with complex needs. Self-refer on 01896 664430
If you have concerns about your memory self-refer at reception of Eyemouth Day Hospital
Appointment with practice nurse
Queries should be directed to the Appointments Officers at the relevant hospital. The medical practice is unable to provide this information.
Assessment for the provision of home care, equipment for independent living, blue badges and bus passes for eligible groups – contact 0300 100 1800 or www.scotborders.gov.uk
GP involvement will not automatically prioritise requests.
Provided by SB Cares – telephone 01835 826 700
Patient Booking Line, Scottish Ambulance Service
0300 123 1236
Borders Community Transport Services (including Berwickshire Wheels)
0300 456 1985