Weight Loss Injection

There is still a shortage of GLP1 injections which are used primarily for diabetic patients. There has been much publicity recently about these injections – please find an update here.

Self Referral

Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP. However, there are a number of local services, listed below, that you are able to make self referrals to.

Please contact the individual services for more information on the current hours and access.

Travel Clinic

For any travel advice including immunizations and anti-malarial medication please contact the NHS travel clinic based at Strathbrock.
0131 537 2823

Help to stop smoking

Free support to stop smoking in the West Lothian area. Various tailored supports are available. Call or message a trained practitioner for more information.
01506 651 829

Stepping Stones to Wellbeing

The Stepping Stones to Wellbeing service supports people within our local community to come together and participate in carefully developed groups and courses. Our groups/courses focus on key areas, for example mental wellbeing; the impact of bereavement and loss; practical skills for life including a money masterclass.
01506 238 980

Weight Management Referral

You can self refer for help with weight loss to this service. There are also specific courses for those with pre-diabetes 'Let's Prevent' and Diabetes 'DESMOND' or 'Counterweight Plus'.
0131 537 9169

Chronic Pain – Physiotherapy led Class

A new pain management class for those living with chronic pain. Led by the physiotherapy team and looking at ways to support you as you live with persisting pain. Various locations.

Wellbeing Recovery Group (formerly CYPT)

The Wellbeing Recovery Group now accept self referrals for any young person who is struggling with their mental health such that it is severely impacting on their school and/or home life. This is for young people who do not meet the criteria for CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) but a member from that team is involved in the weekly triage meetings so your referral will be directed to the most appropriate service.

Counselling

'Westspace' is a local on line directory of mental health resources. Information on counsellors can be found here.

Termination Referral

Patients wishing to self-refer need to call: 0131 536 1070 between the hours of 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. Patients will be asked for some personal details (address, phone number, LMP, date of positive pregnancy test etc.) relating to the appointment. Patients will have their first appointment at the Chalmers Centre, or St John's Hospital if they live in West Lothian.
0131 536 1070

Vasectomy Self Referral

You no longer need to be referred by your GP for a vasectomy.

Lothian Sexual Health

Lothian Sexual and Reproductive Health Service provides a range of services at the Chalmers Centre in Edinburgh and at local clinics across the Lothian area.
0131 536 1070

Community Addictions Service (CAS)

CAS is one of four services working together, known as the West Lothian Addictions Care Partnership, to ensure clients are able to access the most appropriate help as quickly as possible. These services work together to provide access to drug and alcohol treatment, counselling and support
01506 282845

Podiatry

Podiatrists assess, diagnose and treat people with foot, ankle and lower limb problems to alleviate pain, maximize function and promote self management, to improve the overall quality of life and independence of our patients. We also aim to reduce complications associated with conditions affecting the feet. PLEASE COMPLETE THE REFERRAL FORM ONTHE WEBSITE LINK RATHER THAN PHONING FOR APPOINTMENT. THANKS

West Lothian Community Wellbeing Hubs

We know that sometimes life’s challenges can affect people’s mental health. The West Lothian Community Wellbeing Hubs are an NHS service for people with common mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low confidence and stress. The Hubs have a skilled team of NHS therapists, who work in partnership with a team of Community Link Workers, employed by Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health (LAMH).

Care equipment and adapting your home

If you’re elderly, disabled or have a long term health condition and want help to live safely and independently in your home, using equipment, technology or making adaptations to your home may be a good option for you. This could include: getting equipment, like shower rails, adapting your home by installing a ramp or widening the doors, using everyday technology like computers or tablets to keep in touch with friends and family, or do your shopping online. Care Information Scotland can advise
0800 011 3200

Arranging or changing your DRS (Diabetic retinopathy screening) appointment

Most health boards have a diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) service that can arrange appointments and answer any questions or problems you might have. When you receive your DRS invitation letter you might need to contact your local service to arrange a time to have the test. You can also ask for a new appointment if you fail to, or can no longer, attend your appointment.

Book your Midwife appointment online

Your first main appointment is your booking appointment (booking visit) with your midwife normally between 8 and 12 weeks of pregnancy. If you've just found out that you're pregnant, get the best start for you and your baby by making an appointment with a midwife Most Health Boards in Scotland allow patients to book directly without seeing your Doctor, if your Health Board area is not shown, then contact the Practice for further advice.

Request transport to your Healthcare Appointment

Patient Transport Service provides ambulances to patients who need support to reach their healthcare appointment, or for their admission to and discharge from hospital, due to their medical/clinical needs.
0300 123 1236

Citizens Advice Scotland

Personal, one-to-one advice and information on employment, housing, debt, benefits and consumer issues like energy bills
0800 028 1456

My Diabetes My Way

The NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends. You'll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and games containing information about diabetes. You can now also use this website to view your own up-to-date diabetes clinic results, to help you manage your condition more effectively.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Physical, financial and emotional support to help you live life as fully as you can. Macmillan West Lothian are now resuming face to face services again. Please see website for a list of supports available.
0808 808 00 00