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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.

BOWEL SCREENING

All men and women aged 50–74 are invited for bowel screening. Bowel screening involves taking a simple test at home every two years.

We strongly encourage you to take this simple test. In Scotland the screening programme will prevent at least 150 deaths from bowel cancer each year

For more info, go to

http://www.nhsinform.co.uk/Screening/bowel

 

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.

FAILED APPOINTMENTS

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT HEPATITIS A VACCINE IS UNAVAILABLE DUE TO A GLOBAL SHORTAGE.

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

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

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!

Change of Address

Please be aware that if you change your address outwith G62 and G64 postcode areas, you will have to register with a GP in your new area.  This includes patients moving to G61

 

PALS

PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)

The NHS employs over a million staff in thousands of locations. It is a large and complex organisation providing a broad range of services. It is not surprising that sometimes you or a loved one may feel bewildered or concerned when using the NHS. And this can be at times when you are feeling at your most vulnerable and anxious.

So, what should you do if you want on the spot help when using the health service? The NHS expects all members of staff to listen and respond to you to the best of their ability. But sometimes, you may wish to talk to someone employed especially to help you. The Patient Advice and Liaison Service, known as PALS, has been introduced to ensure that the NHS listens to patients, their relatives, carers and friends, and answers their questions and resolves their concerns as quickly as possible.

PALS also helps the NHS to improve services by listening to what matters to patients and their loved ones and making changes, when appropriate.

What does PALS do?

In particular, PALS will:

  • Provide you with information about the NHS and help you with any other health-related enquiry
  • Help resolve concerns or problems when you are using the NHS
  • Provide information about the NHS complaints procedure and how to get independent help if you decide you may want to make a complaint
  • Provide you with information and help introduce you to agencies and support groups outside the NHS
  • Inform you about how you can get more involved in your own healthcare and the NHS locally
  • Improve the NHS by listening to your concerns, suggestions and experiences and ensuring that people who design and manage services are aware of the issues you raise
  • Provide an early warning system for NHS Trusts and monitoring bodies by identifying problems or gaps in services and reporting them.

Find out more
If you would like more information about PALS, the functions it is intended to provide and the standards it should strive to achieve , follow this link.



 
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