West Calder Medical Practice

COVID 19 Noticeboard

Update 25/02/2021

You should contact NHS Scotland if you think you should have received an invitation to your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination appointment by now, or if you have lost your invitation letter. You can do this by completing an online form.

Update 09/02/2021

West Calder Medical Practice will be closed for staff training on the following dates: Thursday 21st February 2021 at 12:30 until 16:00 and Thursday 25th March 2021 from 12:20 until 16:00.

Update 21/01/2021

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Update 12/01/2021

COVID 19 vaccination clinics for the 80+ age group will be on an invitation basis, patients will be contacted by telephone in the coming weeks.

Update 02/12/2020

Flu Clinic Available for patients ages 60-64 See here for more details

Update 01/12/2020

Please see attached practice closure dates over the festive period

Update 05/10/2020

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Update 28/09/2020

Flu Clinics 2020

These clinics are for patients over 65yrs or under 65yrs at risk.

Patients 55yrs - 64yrs will not be offered vaccination until December.

All patients to wear a face mask unless they have a clinical reason not to (Asthma/COPD etc)

Patients should wear short sleeved clothes; jackets should be removed on entering the building

DO NOT come before your appointment time, there will be no toilet facilities or seats.

DO NOT attend if you are feeling unwell, have a cough or temperature, temperature will be taken before you enter the building.

DO NOT bring other family members unless you need them to help you.

Please leave hand bags/back packs etc at home or in your car.

For a full list of available Flu Clinics See Here

Update 29/08/2020


To Our Patients

I am sure you are all aware of the public health crisis that coronavirus presents. This creates a very challenging time for our medical staff, and I appreciate a very anxious time for you. We too share your anxieties. We need an adaptable plan to get through the next few months as best and as safely we can.

We have decided to cease all booked face to face patient appointments. The reason for this is to reduce the number of people attending the Medical Practice, and hence limit the opportunity for coronavirus to spread. This will reduce the chance of you becoming unwell, of medical staff having to take time off to self isolate, and of us unwittingly passing the virus onto high risk patients. This approach can save lives.

For information regarding Coronavirus (Covid -19) please see "NHS Inform" Of course, you will still have many reasons other than Covid-19 to contact your GP. Such requests, that cannot be answered by our Reception staff, will be added to a list for our medical staff to call you back where capacity allows. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee to call you back on the day you make your request. If we decide a face to face medical assessment is required, this will be arranged. In addition, we will endeavour to deal with all urgent requests for medical attention by phone on the same day. As the weeks of the crisis continue, the number of these acute requests are likely to increase, limiting our ability to deal with the routine requests.

We need your help with this. Please think carefully before seeking a call-back from a GP. Use the "NHS Inform" website, or your Pharmacist, and try to call us only when necessary. Perhaps our Receptionists can help you so you do not need to speak to the GP.

In the meantime, we wish you well. Current medical advice may be found on "NHS Inform" and is presently, as below;




You must contact your line Manager before returning to work so they can do a risk assessment. Before you return to work you must have had 48 hours without fever. Cough or loss of taste or smell in itself does not prevent you from safely returning to work.

At no point in this process do you need to contact us - only do so if you are more unwell, for example very breathless, and we will call you back to decide if you may need a hospital admission.

The next few months are going to be challenging for us all, but as a Community we can do our best to get through it.

Best wishes and keep well!

And remember keep washing your hands and avoid touching your face.

Update 29/07/2020

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In cases where a photo or image could assist in making a diagnosis or clinical decision during telephone triage - the following should be considered

Update 15/06/2020

All the GPs from West Calder Medical Centre would like to thank their patients for their continued support and understanding during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

As you will be aware we had to quickly implement significant changes to our service for the safety of patients and staff.

We have now reached a transitional phase, and are working hard to adapt our service so we can deal with non-urgent medical problems in a more co-ordinated way hopefully to the benefit of both doctors and patients.

From Monday 22nd June patients will be able to request a call-back from a particular doctor up to 2 weeks in advance. Depending on availability, patients will be able to specify the date and either a morning or afternoon call-back. This will allow the GPs to plan their workload better, and provide patients with better continuity of care.

We will keep you informed of further changes as they occur.

Many thanks, West Calder Medical Centre

Update 20/05/2020

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