Merchiston Surgery


We provide a wide range of services and clinics for patients at our practice.

You can find out more by clicking on the links.


Booking Appointments 1. Online here: Please note you will need to register for this service. Read more here. 2. Call 01793 823307 from 8am to 6.30pm for routine and urgent ... [continue] Appointments

Repeat prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions may be obtained by: Telephoning the Patient Ordering Service (POD) on 0333 332 0050  (Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm) Order online – Registration is required for ... [continue] Repeat prescriptions

Online services

SystmOne Online Services We use a secure website called SystmOnline which provides: Appointment Booking Repeat Prescriptions Change of address / telephone number Access parts of your GP medical record (Detailed ... [continue] Online services


Nursing services Our Practice Nurses are available, by appointment, to help with; asthma checks (please click here to complete an annual asthma review questionnaire) diabetic checks, AAA screening blood pressure ... [continue] Clinics

Self care

Did you know that 10 of the most minor ailments seen by GPs can also be treated by you at home? By treating yourself at home you could save a ... [continue] Self care

Smoking Cessation Advice

Support to Stop Smoking Merchiston Surgery is contacting all our patients, recorded as smokers, to make them aware of the local specialist support available to help individuals stop smoking. Although ... [continue] Smoking Cessation Advice

Who should I see?

We try to keep our GP appointments for patients with more serious health problems. Before you book an appointment to see a doctor please consider whether an appointment with a ... [continue] Who should I see?

Sick certificates

You do not require a doctor’s sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is ... [continue] Sick certificates

Test results

For results of any tests ordered by your doctor please telephone 823307 between 8am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday. The phones are usually less busy after 10am. Please note that we ... [continue] Test results

Travel vaccinations

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the form below.  This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to ... [continue] Travel vaccinations

NHS health information

There is plenty of information to help you manage your health on the NHS website. These buttons will take you to different sections of NHS and you can look up ... [continue] NHS health information

Non-NHS services

The NHS provides most healthcare and healthcare services free of charge to UK residents, but there are some exceptions. GPs themselves have to cover operational & running costs- buildings, equipment, ... [continue] Non-NHS services

Date published: 28th August, 2014
Date last updated: 14th March, 2022