Community Midwives

                                                 

Community Nurses

District Nurses provide a wide range of general nursing services to patients who are housebound due to temporary or permanent medical conditions.  You may be referred to the service by your GP, your hospital team, or you may indeed refer yourself directly if you think that there is something that they can help with.  Our District Nurses work collectively from Leith Community Treatment Centre and they can be contacted directly on 0131 536 6206.

Health Visitors

Eilidh MacDonald   BSc Child Health Nursing, PG Dip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing                            

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. Our Leith Health Visiting Team is based at 165a Leith Walk, and can be contacted directly on 0131 454 2306.

Attached Staff

Fiona Begg 

MSc BSc(Hons) MCSP

Fiona is our GP Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP), and she now works in the Practice on Tuesday mornings, and all-day Wednesdays. If you have, or think you have, a musculoskeletal (MSK) problem she provides an alternative to speaking to your GP.

Fiona provides expert assessment of all MSK conditions (eg muscle, bone and joint problems), such as back, neck, shoulder or knee pain. She can provide you with a clinical diagnosis, give you advice on how to manage the problem, and suggest appropriate exercise for you to work on independently.

With your agreement and when appropriate, Fiona can refer you to specialist services, such as physiotherapy for supported rehab, x-ray or orthopaedics, and, if necessary,  she can liaise with your GP to arrange medication or discuss any non-MSK symptoms which may have been found during your consultation.

You can book appointments with Fiona directly via Reception, in the same way as you would book a GP or nurse appointment.  Our Reception team has also been trained to identify problems that might be better addressed by an APP, so they may suggest seeing Fiona rather than one of the GPs.   Additionally, your GP may, after speaking to you, recognize that your issue needs an expert MSK opinion, and ask you to book a consultation with Fiona.

 
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