Diabetes Clinics and Contacts

In Lothian, diabetes clinics are based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, St Johns Hospital in Livingston, and The Royal Hospital for Sick Children with outreach clinics at Roodlands Hospital, Leith Community Treatment Centre.

Emergency Contacts

DAYTIME Diabetes Specialist Nurse Diabetes Registrar on call
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh 0131 2421470/71 Bleep 6800 via main switchboard 0131 242 1000
Western General Hospital 0131 537 1746

Bleep 8370 via main switchboard 0131 537 1000

St Johns Hospital 01506 523856 / 59 as for Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Royal Hospital for Sick Children 0131 536 0375 Bleep 9187 via main switchboard 0131 536 1000
Leith CTC 0777 804 7955 as for Western General Hospital
Roodlands Hospital 0131 536 8335 as for Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


OUT-OF-HOURS Edinburgh Specialist Registrar
Mon-Fri 5pm-8pm Sat/Sun 9am-5pm Page via main switchboard 0131 537 1000

Regional Foot Clinic (based at the RIE)

Contact: 0131 242 1482

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Routine eye screening is performed within the diabetes clinics with specialist support through the ophthalmology department at the Princess Alexander Eye Pavilion.

Contact: 0131 536 4145 / 4146

Diabetes in Primary Care

Many GP practices run diabetes clinics or have dedicated appointment time for patients with Type 2 Diabetes in their surgeries. Check with your practice for more details.

Type 2 Booklet

Diabetes Type 2 Booklet.pdf

Last Reviewed: 06/06/2017