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Coronavirus related updates

1. Vaccinations

We are delighted to have started our COVID19 Vaccination Clinics.

GPs have been asked to provide vaccines for those aged 80 and over, moving on to those aged 75 – 79 and then those who are shielding.   

You can find out more about the priority groups by clicking here

All other groups will be offered appointments via Health Board run services by letter.

The delivery of the vaccine is in small batches and we are not certain when these will arrive. As soon as we have supplies of vaccine our team will contact you to arrange an appointment. 

There is no need for you to contact the practice as we will be in touch with those eligible.  If you have any questions about the COVID Vaccine, please visit NHS Inform by clicking here, or call the national helpline 0800 030 8013 which is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

2. Self certification form for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

Click here to download.

3. Get an isolation note

Click here to get an isolation note.

Flu immunisations 2020-2021

Updated 7th December 2020

With COVID-19 around it’s more important than ever to get the flu vaccine. Flu is serious. Getting the vaccine will protect you, others and the NHS.

If you receive a letter inviting you to get the flu vaccine, please follow the instructions.

Please also refer to NHS Inform for updates to this year's flu programme at

Adult Flu Vac -  60-64 age group   

A national letter has gone to all eligible patients on 2 December directing them to NHS Inform website/phone number.

Following confirmation on the availability of vaccine, our approach is now confirmed as:

  • 5 walk thru clinics on Saturday 12th Dec , 9am - 3.30pm           
    • Walk thru clinics now confirmed as: Sighthill Health Centre, Pennywell All Care Centre , Leith Community Treatment Centre, Craigmillar Medical Centre and Gracemount Medical Centre.
      • 09:00am – 11:00am            A-G
      • 11.30am – 01.30pm            H-O
      • 02:00pm – 03:30pm            P-Z 

  • Drive-thru site for the whole city on both Friday 11th Dec and Saturday 12th Dec, 9am - 3.30pm
    • The Younger BuildingEdinburgh Park (beside the Gyle)
      • 09:00am – 11:00am            A-G
      • 11.30am – 01.30pm            H-O
      • 02:00pm – 03:30pm            P-Z

Please see the link below for Flu Vaccination videos in English, Arabic, Bengali, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Urdu, Punjabi, Polish and BSL.  The videos are now uploaded to the EHSCP YouTube channel:

Resources for the Festive Period

Remember that NHS services remain available to you throughout the festive period, including when the surgery and pharmacies are closed. For minor injuries, Call MIA to get advice quickly and safely.

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