On Thursday 12th April 2018 we launched our new text message service. To comply with new Data Protection Laws which come in to play in May 2018 we must have consent from you to send out any information via text message. We sent out over 6500 text messages to all patients we have a valid mobile telephone number for. We did this in bulk to ensure we got the information out to all patients before the law changes. There was some confusion over whether this was a scam and what we require patients to do. If you wish to continue to receive these texts then you must opt in. To opt in simply reply to the text message (the one specifically for this) by simply sending us 1. The text message service will be used for sending appointment reminders, invites to clinics (flu, diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular etc), simple questionnaires to update your record, adhoc important messages regarding your care etc.
If you did not receive a text message from us please come in to the surgery and update your mobile telephone number as soon as possible. We will ask you to fill in a consent to text message form which will gather your mobile telephone number and also if you consent to this service. If you did receive the message and have deleted it without replying and wish to opt in then please also come in to the surgery to fill in this form.
Please note we must either have consent via the form or reply via text. In May 2018 all patients who have not consented will automatically be excluded from the text service. You will be able to opt in but we won't send you any texts until you opt in.
Please also note that the texts which come from us will show as a mobile number and not SPRINGWELL MEDICAL CENTRE. All texts will clearly have our phone number and name inside.
Sorry for any confusion caused!
Following the closure of the local public toilet facility the patient toilets are being used by non-patients in an inappropriate and undesirable manner and putting safety of patients and staff at risk. We have been unable to prevent this and unfortunately (and after seeking advice) have had to install locks on the toilet doors. Any patient wishing to use the toilet will have to request a key from reception. If you are seeing the GP or nurse and think they may need to test a sample of urine please ask reception for a urine sample pot and try to provide a sample to take in with you. This will be much appreciated and will save time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Welcome to Springwell Medical Centre's new and impoved website! We have taken a lot of time gathering all information and making this website as user friendly as possible. We would be very grateful if you could spend a little time to check out all areas. If there is anything you would like to see or any questions we have not answered then please drop us some feedback.
Any important changes, updates or seasonal information we need to highlight to you will be in the red ticker bar accross the top of the screen.
We are an established family practice situated in the Gorgie/Dalry are of the City of Edinburgh. Our team of friendly staff provide a wide range of medical services and our aim is to provide a consistently high quality of services for our patients. We are currently accepting new patients on to our list and have no restrictions on registering. To find out more on how to register with us please see the "How To Register With Us" tab on the left hand column.
PLANNED SURGERY CLOSURES 2018/2019
Public Holidays 2018/2019The Medical Centre will be closed all day on the dates
|Monday 1st January 2018
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Friday 30th March 2018
Monday 2nd April 2018
Monday 7th May 2018
Monday 17th September 2018
Tuesday 25th December 2018
Wednesday 26th December 2018
Tuesday 1st January 2019
Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Protected Learning Time (PLT)The Medical Centre will be closed from 12:30 - 18:00
for staff training on the dates specified.
Please note, we will close at 12:30 and will re-open the
following day at 08:00.
7th February 2018
7th March 2018
16th May 2018
5th September 2018
3rd October 2018
7th November 2018