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Emergencies When We Are Closed

Urgent Calls 0131 440 2043

For urgent medical advice the Duty Doctor is available every day from 8:00am to 6:00pm via reception.

When the surgery is closed

A doctor is always available for medical emergencies 24 hours a day. Please telephone 0131 440 2043 or 111 in the case of a Medical Emergency.

(IN LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES PHONE 999 for an ambulance and then phone the Emergency Doctor)

Outside normal surgery hours a recorded message (which you will hear by phoning the main surgery number 0131 440 2043) will give you the telephone number for the Emergency Out of Hours Service. A specially trained receptionist will receive calls and your call is transferred to NHS 24. Alternatively you can call NHS 24 on 111 .

Experienced NHS 24 nurses assess your symptoms and provide advice to help you look after yourself at home. If you need further assessment or treatment, either from a GP or at a local hospital, NHS 24's nurse will arrange this for you with existing local services.

The Emergency Out of Hours Service is available from 6pm until 8am and weekends. Further information is available from Reception or website

Any comments or complaints about the NHS Lothian Out of Hours service should be directed to NHS Lothian, Pentland House, Ground Floor 47 Robb's Loan, Edinburgh, EH14 1TY, Telephone:– 0131 537 8423

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.  

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