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Getting the Right Care, in the Right Place, from the Right Professional means you can get the care you need as quickly as possible. 

Across East Lothian, there are a wide range of health, medical and care services that can be accessed by getting in touch with the most appropriate health professionals first time around. 

Your GP Practice does not need to be your first point of contact.  You can GO DIRECT ⇒ to a number of Primary Care services. 

NHS Inform

Go direct ⇒ Check your symptoms and gain access to self-help health information, support and advice visit NHS Inform.

NHS Inform website


Go direct ⇒ Your local pharmacy can provide you with expert help for treating a range of minor ailments and conditions.
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Go direct ⇒ Experiencing muscle, joint or back pain?  Contact the musculoskeletal physiotherapy service (MSK), who can help diagnose and treat your problem, including ordering x-rays.
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Mental Health

Go direct ⇒ Concerned about your mental health?  For support, treatment and advice, book an appointment with the mental health team.  Please note this is not an emergency service.  In a life-threatening emergency call 999.
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Dental care

Go direct ⇒ For any and all dental issues, please contact your registered dentist.
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Eye care

Go direct ⇒ For any and all issues affecting your eyes or eyesight, please contact an optician.
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GP Practice

Go direct ⇒ For medical advice, treatment or prescriptions, please contact your local medical practice.
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NHS 24

Go direct ⇒ If you require urgent medical advice and your condition is not a life-threatening emergency, call NHS 24 on 111.  You can also call 111 when your GP Practice is closed.
Call NHS 24 on 111


'Care When It Counts' is a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners supporting GP practices, providing on-the-day appointments to assist with medical concerns.
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'Community Treatment And Care Service' is a nurse lead team providing wound care, ear irrigation, vitamin B12 injections and the removal of sutures and staples. 
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From infant inoculations to seasonal flu and covid boosters. The vaccination team deliver routine and seasonal vaccinations across the county. 
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Rehabilitation Service

Go direct ⇒ East Lothian Rehabilitation Service has is own dedicated website providing self-help guides, tools and and links to resolve muscular and joint pains as well as equipment guides to keep individuals supported at home.
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