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Signposting

When you call to make an appointment the receptionist will ask you for a brief reason why you feel you need to be seen to enable them to direct you to the quickest and best way to meeting your needs.

There are many health problems which do not need a doctor or nurse and can be dealt with by another health professional (as detailed below)

Reception staff, like all members of the practice team, are bound by confidentiality. Any information given by you is treated as strictly confidential.

Providing this information will help us to help you

Thank you for your support

Dr Smith, Morrison, Wilson and West

"Why does the receptionist need to ask what's wrong with me?"

Lammermuir Medical Practice- Signposting Guide

New Patient Registrations

With all the new houses in East Lothian the 3 practices in Newton port surgery are working with the health board to develop our services to cope with an increase of up to 3000 new patients over the next few years.  The Newton Port building houses 3 separate GP surgeries (Tyne, Orchard, and Lammermuir medical practices).  There is a notice at reception directing new patients to register with a preferred surgery each week.  This will change on a weekly rotation to ensure the three practices all grow in size at about the same rate.  New patients are of course entitled to register with any of the 3 practices at any time if they wish.

 

Welcome to Lammermuir Medical Practice

With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

H.I.L.D.A website

New website from the East Lothian Health and Social care website which aims to provide information on local services and practical adaptations to help people remain independent at home.  Lots of info on appliances that are available such as stair lifts, key safes, Telecare alarms and much more. www.eastlothian.gov.uk/HILDA

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