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Dr Paul Treon is our new Partner and he joins us from Friday 1 December 2017

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please note that every Tuesday (starting from 12 December 2017), the Surgery will be closed for training purposes between 12 noon and 1.30 pm.

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS

The Surgery will close on Friday 22 December 2017 at 6 pm and re-open on Wednesday 27 December 2017 at 8.30 am for the Christmas holiday.  For the New Year holiday, the Surgery will close on Friday 29 December at 6 pm and re-open on Wednesday 3 January 2018 at 8.30 am.

DO NOT FORGET TO ORDER YOUR MEDICATION EARLY SO YOU DO NOT RUN OUT OVER THE CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS.

New Scottish Cervical Screening Campaign

A new campaign has been developed to grab the attention of young women aged 25-35, and start breaking down some barriers to attending.

DON'T IGNORE YOUR NEXT SMEAR INVITE AND IF YOU MISSED YOUR LAST SMEAR TEST, CONTACT YOUR GP PRACTICE TO FIND A TIME THAT SUITS YOU.

 

SELF CHECK-IN SCREEN

Why not bypass the queue and check yourself in for your appointment when you come to the surgery?  The check in screen is situated in the waiting room and is easy to use.

MISSED APPOINTMENTS

During the month of October 2017  - 75 appointments were not kept at this Practice.

PLEASE be thoughtful and let us know if you cannot attend as this will allow us to offer the appointment to another patient.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please DO NOT use the contact form on this website to contact us regarding any medical matters. Medical contact should be made by phoning or writing to the Practice. This will ensure that your query will be dealt with appropriately. Thank You

 

Clinics & Services

We offer the following clinics: asthma_inhaler_5

  • Postnatal Clinic
  • Child Health Surveillance Clinic
  • Child Immunisation Clinic
  • Chronic disease management
  • Minor Operations, soft tissue injections and excisions

Maternity services are provided by the community midwives who can be contacted on telephone number 0141 232 4005.

Contraceptive services are provided and tailored to an individual's requirement during normal surgery hours. Patients wishing the insertion of an IUCD will require referral to a family planning clinic. Post-coital contraception is available from the pharmacist up to five days after unprotected sex. (The post-coital pill may be used up to 72 hours after unprotected sex and a coil may be inserted by the family planning clinic up to 5 days after unprotected sex). This is NOT a method of contraception and in some cases referral to the Sandyford Sexual Health Clinic may be advised. 

immuniseFlu Vaccination
In accordance with the Department of Health guidelines, we recommend an influenza vaccination for patients with diabetes, chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, have had a splenectomy and residents of nursing and rest homes. All over 65's are also advised to receive the 'flu' vaccine. The vaccination is available from October, and we will write to all eligible patients inviting them at an allocated date and time. Please do not contact reception for an appointment

Cervical Smear Tests
Cancer of the cervix can be prevented and all female patients in Scotland between the ages of 25 to 49 are offered a smear test every three years.  Women aged 50 to 64 are invited every five years.  Women under the age of 25 who have already been invited for screening may be invited again before they reach 25.  Some women are also offered screening more frequently, up to the age of 70 years.   These are important because they can detect early signs or precursors of the disease which is easily treated. The Health Baord operate a "call and recall" system to remind you about the tests.

Chronic disease management                                                                                                                       Patients Patients with such conditions will be called to the surgery at the appropriate times.

Breast Examination
Routine mammography is offered to all over 50 year old women every 3 years.

Minor Surgery
Certain conditions and skin lesions are treated in the practice by Dr Goldthorp and Dr Morrison using a variety of surgical techniques and by utilising liquid nitrogen. We normally wish to discuss these problems with the patient in a normal su99351926rgery appointment first so please make an appointment in the usual way.

Holiday Immunisations 
If you are traveling abroad, especially outside Europe, you may need extra vaccinations. Please contact the surgery in good time, as some vaccinations need to be given three months before traveling. You may be required to complete a form with all the relevant details of your travel plans.

 

AT PRESENT THE PRACTICE CAN ONLY OFFER HEPATITIS A, DIPHTHERIA, TETANUS, POLIO AND TYPHOID VACCINES IF REQUIRED.

PLEASE VISIT www.fitfortravel.nhs.scot.uk FOR INFORMATION

 
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