Clinics & Services
We offer the following clinics:
- Postnatal Clinic
- Child Health Surveillance 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.
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.
Routine mammography is offered to all over 50 year old women every 3 years.
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 surgery appointment first so please make an appointment in the usual way.
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.uk FOR INFORMATION