Welcome to West End Medical Practice
West End Medical Practice are proud to serve our patients in Edinburgh.
Reception Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 8am-6pm
Usual consultation times are:
7.30am – 8.30am (Wednesday & Friday)
8.30am – 11.00am
2.30pm – 5.20pm
Out of hours
Getting a Doctor out of normal surgery hours:
Telephone NHS 24 on 111
In an emergency call 999
Minor Injuries Unit
The Minor Injuries Unit at the Western General Hospital:
Open seven days a week from 9.00am to 9.00pm.
No appointment is necessary.
Dr Dean G Pope MB, ChB (Edinburgh) 1986, DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr Kirsten Macdonald MB, ChB (Aberdeen) 1991, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP
Dr Lindsay Kerr MB, ChB, (Dundee) 1997, DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr Catherine Smith MB ChB (Glasgow) 2003, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP
Dr Rory OConaire BSc, MB CHB (Aberdeen) 2005, MRCGP
Dr Caroline Davidson MBChB (Aberdeen) 2002, MRCP, MRCGP, DFSRH
Dr Caroline Nelson MBChB (Dundee) 2006, MRCGP, DCH
Julia Tapsfield MBChB (Liverpool) 2007, DTMH, DFSRH
Clinics & Services
Pharmacy, Community Physiotherapy, Community Nursing, Community Mental Health, Dietetics, Chiropody, Dental Services, Radiology and a range of consultant clinics.
Change of Address
It is very important that we hold a correct address and telephone number for you. If either of these changes, please notify us. You may change your address by notifying the Practice in writing and we would ask that you provide a valid proof of your new address with this information. Acceptable proof of address should be a recent council tax bill, recent utility bill, television license or an in-date lease or rental agreement.
Register with our practice
Our list for registering new patients is closed. Dependents of currently registered patients living at the same address, new births and visiting temporary residents within our Practice area who require immediate necessary care will still be accepted.
Our patients are able to order repeat prescription items online. These items are listed on the right hand side of your repeat prescription computer slip.
The Practice is very aware that the current system we have is not satisfactory and would like to reassure our patients that we are working very hard to try and resolve these issues as quickly as possible. In the meantime we would like to apologise to any patients who have had long delays or any other issues when trying to get through to the team.
Please also note that when making telephone consultations, patients should be aware that the telephone number displayed will be an 0800 number and we would be grateful if patients could remember that calls from an 0800 number may be the Practice and answer accordingly.
Agree to the Practice Contacting you by Email
The Practice is considering new ways of contacting patients in order to decrease reliance on paper-based systems. To this end we would like to start collecting accurate email addresses for patients so that we may correspond in that way. We would like to make patients aware however that anything we send from the Lothian Network to a web-based address is no longer considered strictly secure. The sort of correspondence we would use email for would be routine recall letters and not sensitive health information, unless with the explicit consent of the patient.
If you would like to provide us with consent to contact you via email, please complete the consent form.