Ratho Surgery

NHS Lothian, which is responsible for running our surgery, has recognised that the surgery facilities are inadequate for the delivery of an up-to-date medical practice.  After a number of difficulties, a site in Wilkieston Road was identified and a new surgery with 4 consulting rooms will be built there and leased to NHS Lothian.   Planning Permission was given in June 2015.  Building work commenced early in 2017 and it is hoped that this facility will be completed and in use during by the end of 2017.

For many years the Ratho practice has operated under a ‘2c’ contract, which means that the practice is directly managed by what is now the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership.  It was agreed that there would be an opportunity to return the contract to the normal ‘17J’ arrangements when the new building was certain.  The contract was advertised in early 2017.  East Calder Medical Practice made a bid to establish Ratho as a second practice in their Partnership and will be assuming responsibility on a  date to be agreed, but as soon as is realistically practical.  East Calder Medical Practice are delighted to have the opportunity to operate in both Edinburgh and West Lothian and plan to rebrand as East Calder and Ratho Medical Practice.  They have given assurance that Ratho will not be run on a ‘branch surgery’ basis, but as an entity of the Partnership in its own right.

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership has a web page with information about this project on its page NHS Ratho Surgery with links to updates and Frequently Asked Questions also from that page. This will be updated as work progresses.

Information about the Practice, updated by the Patient Participation Group is available on the Practice webpage.