FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME - IF YOU ARE OVER THE AGE OF 65 YEARS OR IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 65 WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS, PLEASE MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW.
Child Health Clinic – Wednesday morning 09:00 – 11:45. By Appointment only
All pre-school children are offered regular checks on their growth and development. Some of these examinations are done by the health visitor alone and others in conjunction with the doctor. When a check-up is due, you will normally be sent a letter offering you an appointment.
Childhood Immunisations - Tuesday afternoons by appointment or prior arrangement.
If you miss an appointment you may arrange to see the health visitor at another time for your child to have his or her immunisations.
This test is recommended for all women aged 20-60 years. In normal circumstances this test is carried out every 3 years. The test result will be posted to the patient approximately 4-8 weeks following the smear test.
Contraception & Well Woman Services
The doctors and practice nurses are happy to give advice on contraception and family planning to teenagers and adults, whether male or female. All consultations for contraceptive advice are of course confidential. All the GP's provide family planning services, including prescribing of oral contraception, ("The Pill" and "The Mini Pill"). Our practice nurses can also see patients for any necessary reviews of their contraception. Drs McDougall & Macaulay also offer fitting of intra uterine contraceptive devices ("The Coil"). Drs McDougall & Macaulay also insert and remove Implanon.
Same day consultations are available with the practice nurses or GPs for emergency contraception.
Our doctors all offer maternity medical services, i.e. antenatal and postnatal care shared with your chosen maternity unit. Pre-pregnancy advice is also available.
Travel Advice & Immunisations
The practice nurses offer advice for travellers to exotic destinations. This includes vaccinations, advice regarding protection against tropical diseases such as malaria and diarrhoea illnesses. They also offer general travel advice (e.g. deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis on long haul flights). The practice is a registered Yellow Fever Centre and we keep Yellow Fever Vaccine in stock. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ALLOW AMPLE TIME TO HAVE THE VACCINATIONS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR YOUR DESTINATIONS.
All the GPs are qualified and equipped to perform minor surgical procedures. This can range from removal of warts and verrucas to excision of small lumps and bumps. Drs Campbell also perform joint injections. Please make an appointment to discuss with your doctor if you wish a minor surgical procedure carried out.
In addition to the clinics mentioned above the practice also hold a contract with GGNHSB for the following enhanced services:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 4 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
FIT FOR TRAVEL
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The above forms are completed at the GPs discretion and may be refused.
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
There are clinics for physiotherapy, speech therapy, chiropody and dietetics within the Primary Care Centre. There is a treatment room service with nurses available for general nursing care including
To make an appointment at the treatment room, please call 531 6084 and a member of staff will assist.
The doctors also have direct access to X-ray facilities at the Victoria Infirmary. Other services are run by the Health Board and can be accessed for you by your GP if required.
Women age 50 – 70 are invited for breast screening every 3 years. A woman is not invited the moment she becomes 50, she is invited when the next screening session in the Practice runs. A woman should get her first invitation before her 53rd birthday. If you have just missed out on your practice being invited and have now turned 50, you can self refer or wait until next round of screening.
Women 71 and over can request an appointment by contacting the Breast Screening Centre:
0141 800 8800 or Text phone 0141 800 8858
Women from this practice will be invited to the breast screening centre at Stock Exchange Court, Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, G2 1QT for a mammogram.
For further information visit the website: Screening Scotland NHS inform
Our Diabetic Clinic is held on Tuesday mornings
Diabetes is a condition in which the blood glucose (sugar) levels become too high. This may be caused by the pancreas not producing enough insulin or because the cells in the body do not respond to the insulin that is produced. Insulin is a hormone that stops blood sugar from getting too high.
Once you are diagnosed with diabetes it is important to reduce the blood glucose levels and maintain a healthy lifestyle, as all the cells in the body can be damaged by high glucose levels. Diabetes can put you at higher risk of health problems such as heart disease, stroke, eye, kidneys and nerve damage.
You be will invited to attend the diabetic clinic at the practice once a year where you will have blood tests and a foot examination. Before you attend you will be asked to have a blood and urine test. In the clinic you will have a full assessment including a blood pressure check and foot examination.
All aspects of diabetes will be discussed and support will be given for you to manage your diabetes. You will have the opportunity to discuss your diet and lifestyle. You may also be prescribed tablets to help reduce the glucose levels. Some people will need insulin injections. You will also be referred to the hospital for retinal screening once a year.
Diabetes is a Long-term Condition (Chronic) caused by too much glucose (sugar) in the blood, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.
There are two main types of diabetes:
Once you are diagnosed with diabetes, it is important to make sure that the sugar levels in your blood remains LOW as high blood sugar damages ALL cells in your body leading to severe complications. You will find lots of interesting and helpful advice on the website My Diabetes My Way. You'll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and games containing information about diabetes. You can now also use this website to view your own up-to-date diabetes clinic results, to help you manage your condition more effectively www.mydiabetesmyway.co.uk
South Lanarkshire Carers Network
If you are a carer please let our Receptionist know.
A Carer is anyone who, unpaid, looks after a friend or family member who can't cope alone due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction.
Anyone can become a Carer. Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be any age. Many people don't recognise themselves as carers and are missing out on vital supports and services they may be eligible to.
The Network Partnership and Engagement Team are Pauline, Jade and Richard. Our Lead Practice contact is Pauline McIntosh.
Pauline can be contacted at (Email) firstname.lastname@example.org
South Lanarkshire Carer Network
65 Bothwell Road Hamilton ML3 6DW
Telephone 01698 285163
To access a full range of services available to our Carer Community please select the link below
Pauline works with our practice, training, supporting and informing us how to best look after Carers.
South Lanarkshire Carers Network www.slcn.co.uk
Like us on Facebook:- www.facebook.com/slcarers
Call the office on:- 01698 285 163
HELP! Maternity Locum
We are looking for a GP or GP(s) who could help with Maternity Locum cover in the Practice. Click on the above link for more information.
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