Spring 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to our Spring newsletter – hopefully as we head towards spring, our weather will start to improve as the nights get lighter.

Printed copies of this newsletter will also be available to read in our waiting rooms

Practice Team News

We welcome Dr Rhiannon Smith to the Practice, who will be here until July  2024.

Dr Juliette Oxford returns from maternity leave in April, Dr Oxford, will work Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Dr Anna Borowicz, who has been with the practice for several years as a GPST3 then as a Maternity Locum GP, joins our permanent GP staff.   – we welcome all to Inveresk Medical Practice

The Practice will be closed on Good Friday (Friday 29th March 2024) and Easter Monday (Monday 1st April 2024) re-opening on Tuesday 2nd April as normal for the rest of the week.   If you are unwell when the Practice is closed over Easter, and you feel it can’t wait please call NHS 24 on 111

Happy Easter, everyone.

Spring Vaccination News.

Check if you’re eligible.

NHS Scotland recommends you have the spring vaccine this year if you:

  • Are aged 75 years and over on 30 June 2024 (i.e. born on or before 30 June 1949).
  • Live in a care home for older adults
  • Are aged 6 months or over (by or on 31/03/2024) and have a weakened immune system.

NHS Scotland will contact you with information about your appointment or with information on how to book.  Please wait to be contacted.

If you previously chose to be contacted digitally, you’ll receive a text or email.  Otherwise, you will receive a letter.

Online Booking Portal.

Once you have received notification, you can log in to book using your unique username and password.  This is the same as you have for your previous doses of the coronavirus vaccine. 

You can also rearrange your appointment through the booking portal if the time or day doesn’t suit you.

Find out more about the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to help protect you from serious illness this spring on the NHS Inform website.

Inveresk Medical Practice now has a new Facebook Page. We hope that this new page will allow us to help keep all our patients up to date with any practice information.

New East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership campaign

The team over at the East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership (ELHSCP) have been doing some great work to promote the full range of primary care services available to patients, many of which don’t require to contact your GP first.

This includes self-referral to physio, mental health support and community nursing.

There are new patient information booklets about all of these services available for patients in our main waiting room – many thanks to the team at ELHSCP for producing these and making them so widely available for patients across East Lothian.