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We offer prebookable appointments for routine health issues, and have an Acute Illness Team for more urgent needs.

Nursing Team

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NHS Minor Ailment Service

Visit your community pharmacy for help and advice

Repeat Prescriptions

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If you’ve developed a continuous cough or fever/high temperature in the last 7 days, stay at home for 7 days from the day your symptoms started. Only phone your GP if your symptoms are severe. If your GP is closed, phone NHS 24 (111).  If anyone in your household has developed a cough or fever […]

Changes to Access as a result of COVID-19

Howden is currently restricting access for the safety of all patients and staff. The practice remains open for all essential primary care problems, but on the advice of Health Protection Scotland we have put in place a process whereby everyone is screened by telephone prior to being seen. This means we will conduct all consultations […]

Text Message Service

Howden Medical Group Practice is introducing a text messaging service to mobile phone numbers. Please ask our Administration Team for more information. The launch date for this new service is Thursday 19 December 2019. We will use text messaging to contact you for the following:  1. Reminding you about your booked face to face and […]

Howden Seasonal Newsletters

Howden Seasonal Newsletters

In collaboration with our Patient Participation Group, we are publishing our quarterly newsletters. Click below to open a copy, or pick up a paper copy when you are next in the Health Centre. Howden newsletter Edition 5 Winter 2020 Howden Newsletter Edition 3 Summer 2019 Howden newsletter Edition 2 Spring 2019 Howden Newsletter Edition 1 […]

GP Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner Service

What does the service do?  The GP APP service within the Practice provides physiotherapy assessment and diagnosis for patients affected by joint, bone and muscle problems.  Patients can make appointments direct with the Physiotherapist without seeing the Doctor first.  Who will I be seen by?  You will be seen by one of the two GP […]

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Our Commitment to your Privacy Within Howden Medical Group Practice we have always taken Data Protection seriously.  We believe the most important details are yours and that it is an integral part of our commitment to you that we keep the information that you share with us as safe as […]

Lothian Eye Health Network

For any eye problem your first port of call should be an optometrist. An optometrist is the best person to assess urgent eye problems, check for eye disorders and treat eye conditions. They have the professional training and necessary equipment to assess most eye problems and will refer you to see a specialist when necessary. […]

New Text Message Service

Howden is introducing a text message reminder service for patients with registered mobile phone numbers. With your consent, we can contact you via text message regarding your appointments and other more general information about our services. If you consent, your mobile phone number will be registered in your medical record on our computer system. If […]