The surgery operates an appointment system.  You can make an appointment by calling at the surgery or phoning reception on 0131 556 8842.    All appointments are for ten minutes.  If you have more than one problem to discuss, please tell the doctor this at the start of your appointment so that your problems can be prioritised.  You may be asked to make a further appointments to deal with the lower priority issues.  If you cannot keep your appointment, please try to let us know as soon as possible.

Doctor appointments are released daily at 8.30am.  A limited number of doctor appointments can be booked up to seven days in advance.  Telephone consultations can be pre-booked and the GP will phone you at the time arranged. Evening appointments are bookable one week in advance and are available 5.30pm-6.30pm on Monday and Tuesday evenings.  (Evening appointments are for those patients who find it difficult to attend during the day.)

Appointments with the Practice Nurse or the Healthcare Assistant can be booked up to approximately eight weeks in advance.

We operate a “Duty Doctor” system, so that a named doctor is available every day to deal with urgent medical problems.  This may not be your regular doctor, but feedback suggests that patients are generally happy to see any doctor when the problem is urgent.  The Duty Doctor is also available for telephone advice and emergency house call requests.  Please be aware that if you have an appointment to see the Duty Doctor you may have to wait a little longer than usual in the waiting room as the Doctor may be delayed by an emergency.

Group Practice

Eyre Medical Practice is a group practice.  This means that you as the patient can choose to consult with any of the doctors working here and you are not restricted to having to see only one doctor.

If you are consulting regarding an ongoing problem, or where it is important to you that you see a doctor who knows you, then clearly we would encourage you to try to make appointments with whichever doctor you feel most able to help you, and try to see the same doctor where possible.

If, however, your problem is an urgent one that cannot wait for an appointment with your usual doctor, or where the problem does not need significant personal background knowledge, you can see any of the doctors available.

Home Visits

If you require a Home Visit, please telephone with the details to the surgery before 9am.  Only request a Home Visit when you are too ill to attend the surgery or if you are very elderly and frail, terminally ill or housebound.

Availability of GP Partners

The GP Partners are usually in the practice on the following days –

  • Dr Claire Pedder – Monday, Tuesday-am only, Wednesday & Thursday.
  • Dr Helen Faulding-Bird – Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday-am only.
  • Dr Keith Cohen – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday-am only & Friday.
  • Dr Lucy Kelman – Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.
  • Dr Carlo Alonzi – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – am only.

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