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Spittal Street ClinicTel: 0131 240 2810
Spittal Street CentreTel: 0131 240 2810
CURRENT OPENING HOURS AT SPITTAL STREET ONLY
9:15AM – 12:45PM & 1:45PM – 5:00PM
We aim to offer our services to anyone who is experiencing difficulty in accessing Primary Healthcare, whose accommodation arrangements are uncertain and who may have additional support needs.
If you would like to use any of our services please call in at either of our surgery premises at 17 Leith Street or 22-24 Spittal Street or telephone 0131 240 2810.
Doctor: You will be asked to complete registration forms and given a booked appointment to see one of our Practice Nurses for a New Patient Health Assessment. You can then access the GP service which is currently offered via a call-back system. If the GP thinks you should be seen face to face, then they will make an appointment for you.
If you are an agency worker supporting a client whom you feel meets EAP criteria and would benefit from registering with us, please call 0131 240 2810. We may in this instance be able to offer a booked appointment for the patient to attend, provided you are available to accompany them to the practice.
Some of our visiting Drop-In services, such as Podiatrist, Optician, Dentist, Housing Advice and Benefits Advice are available only at specific times:
Optician service currently unavailable
Podiatry service currently unavailable
Dentists : service currently unavailable
Benefits Advice - call back service only on a Thursday from 22nd October 2020.
The Edinburgh Access Practice does not do home visits other than Occupational Therapy interventions.
For any medical emergency outwith clinic times, please see Out Of Hours section of the website.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome into both sites at Edinburgh Access Practice, where they will have access to water (and sometimes a dog treat).
This includes attending appointments with their owners seeing the Doctors/Practice Mental Health Nurses/Phlebotomist/Occupational Therapist/ Practice Nurses.
Visiting services to EAP may decline to have your dog attend with you, but this will be on an individual (staff) basis. If this is the case we will look after your dog during your appointment.
DOG HEALTH CARE
If your dog needs health care, or you have concerns about their health, please tell EAP Reception staff or tell your EAP worker. We will register your dog with THE DOGS TRUST for free veterinary care. Please ask Reception for further details.
STREETWORK -"All 4 Paws" free dog health assessment on 1st SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, 12.00-3.00pm. Streetwork address: 22 Holyrood Road, EH8 8AF, Tel: 0131 557 6055