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Conan Doyle Medical Centre,

4 Nether Liberton Lane, Edinburgh. EH16 5TY Tel: 0131 666 5160


Portobello Surgery,

265 Portobello High Street,Edinburgh. EH15 2AW    TEL: 0131 669 8406

Good Grief

Edinburgh Carers Support Team will be at Portobello Surgery on the 13th April from 2-4pm

Confirmed case of measles in Lothian,  please make sure you are up to date with vaccinations including the MMR (measles mumps and rubella) vaccine. This is particularly important for children and young adults.


The Thistle Foundation

 will be at Portobello Surgery the first and third Wednesday of every month from 11am – 12 and Conan Doyle  by appointment

Help us to help others this winter.doc

ENT advice How to syringe your own ears, using a bulb syringe

Walking Aid Self Referral   from 4th January


Target patient group

· Routine patients who require a new walking aid assessment.  


What is not appropriate?

· Patients with complex mobility needs.

· Patients who have had a significant deterioration in their mobility.

· Patients whose main complaint is pain.

This group of patients would require a comprehensive physiotherapy assessment, and should be referred in the usual way through SCI gateway.


What if the patient already has a walking aid but it is faulty or needs replaced?

· If a patient has a walking aid that was provided by The Edinburgh Community Equipment Stores, within the past 3 years; which is now faulty, that patient may contact them directly on

0131 529 6300 to arrange a replacement.


Please have a look at our signposting flyers. These are to help you find the best person to deal with you. Please click below to open both flyers and other resources you might find helpful.

Who Can Help Integrated Signposting no surgery.pdf
signpost no surgery name.pdf

To get the results of tests, please contact reception:

Portobello: After 12 noon daily

Conan Doyle: After 2pm daily.

The practice nurses are available daily to discuss results:

Portobello:  4.00 to 4:30 pm

Conan Doyle:  12 noon to 1.00 pm.

You may also book a GP appointment if you need to discuss investigations or test results with your GP.

Change to You may also book a GP telephone appointment if you need to discuss investigations or test results with your GP.


Blood results:Portobello and Conan Doyle Medical Centre:

Our reception staff are available from 12 noon to 6.00 pm to give out results of investigations to patients. Please note that it is not always possible for staff to discuss your results with you and you may need to discuss them with your doctor or a nurse.

We would like to apologise for the building works next door, and any disruption to our usual car parking facilities. The site Manager hopes to have work completed by the end of April. Towards the end of the building works we will be closing our car park for  resurfacing and  the installation of bike racks and a new surgery sign. We will endeavour to keep the car park closure to a minimum.


NHS Lothian Outpatient Waiting Times    can be found here