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Did you know? . . . 

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

OR

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

Get In Touch

Eyemouth Practice:

Houndlaw Park, Eyemouth. TD14 5DD

Enquiries:   (018907) 50383
Appts:   (018907) 50599

Coldingham Practice:

School Road, Coldingham, TD14 5NS

Main Tel:   (018907) 71291

Cockburnspath Practice:

Merville, The Square, TD13 5XX

Main Tel:   (018907) 71291

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