Coronavirus - Latest information on clinic appointments

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October 2020: Most NHS appointments at the Clinic are now by telephone. 

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, most clinic appointments will now take place by telephone. The following information explains in detail how NHS appointments at the Anne Rowling Clinic are operating: 

Telephone review

Your doctor or nurse will call you on either your mobile telephone or landline at the time and date of your appointment. Please do not attend the Clinic for your appointment as many of the NHS team are working remotely and will not be at the Clinic. 

Near- Me video-call appointments

NHS Lothian have approved the use of the telehealth platform Near-Me. Your doctor or nurse will contact you about your appointment taking place as a video-call and to make sure you have the equipment at home to set this up. Please do not attend the clinic if you have a Near-Me appointment as many of the NHS team are working remotely and will not be at the Clinic. 

Essential Face to Face appointments

If your NHS team feel it is essential to see you in person, one of our reception team will call you to let you know. Please only come to the Clinic if you have specifically been contacted and asked to do this. If you are asked to attend the Clinic if possible, please come alone. Please use the alcohol gel provided when you arrive and wear a face covering if you are able to. Our team are all wearing masks and will do so throughout your appointment. Do not come to the Clinic if you have coronavirus symtoms i.e. a high temperature, persistent cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

NHS Phlebotomy Service 

We are running an essential blood monitoring service. You will be contacted by our team if you need to come to the Clinic and have your blood taken. When you arrive, please use the alcohol gel provided and wear a face covering if you are able to. Do not come to the Clinic if you have coronavirus symtoms i.e. a high temperature, persistent cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

The department of Clinical Neurosciences has now moved to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary site.  Many of the phone numbers for your NHS teams have changed .

MND Nurse Specialist Gill Stott - 07711 386 201

MND Nurse Specialist Alison McEleney - 07711 386 202   

MS Nurse Specialists – 0131 312 0720

 

For all enquiries about appointments please call our receptionist Mon-Fri 0830-1230 on 0131 465 9500.

This article was published on: Wednesday, October 07, 2020
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