GP Out of Hours Service

​LUCS provides out of hours primary care medical services across Lothian from 6pm until 8am Monday to Friday, from 6pm Friday to 8am Monday, 118 hours or week 70% of each week and on Public Holidays and for 6 Protected Learning Time Sessions annually (12.00 to 18.00). All requests for healthcare from members of the public come to LUCS hub via NHS 24, who handle external calls and following triage pass those contacts assessed as requiring Doctor advice, home visit or to be seen at a Primary Care Emergency Centre (PCEC) to LUCS. LUCS hub located at RVH provides co-ordination across the 5 PCECs and up to ten home visiting cars. In addition to serving all Lothian residents, services are also provided out of hours to patients in West Linton, on behalf of NHS Borders.

The LUCS service is staffed by primary care practitioners comprising GPs, emergency nurse practitioners and supported by a range of administrative staff, receptionists and drivers.
Further information about the Lothian wide service can be found on the internet at

Last Reviewed: 02/07/2015