Anchor Mill Medical Practice

    4 Saucel Crescent, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 1UB

    Telephone: 0141 889 8809
    Out of hours: 111

    National Health Service Scotland

    Practice Clinics & Services

    Annual Review / Clinics

    • An annual flu immunisation programme to protect the elderly and at risk.
    • Regular monitoring, by blood and urine tests, for patients on a range of drugs for arthritis etc.
    • Annual comprehensive reviews for patients with heart disease.
    • Annual comprehensive review for patients with diabetes.
    • Stroke.
    • Asthma / COPD
    • Hypertension
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Mental Health

    In accordance with the NHS Contract, the practice provides

    Core Services

    General management of medical conditions, health promotion advice, referral for other services, care for temporary residents.

    Local Enhanced Services

    Mumps, Pre-chemo Phlebotomy, Diabetes, CHD, COPD, Contraceptive Implants, Learning Disabilities, HPV vaccination.

    National/Direct Enhanced Services

    Osteoporosis Care, Palliative Care, Ethnicity, Benchmarking Clinical Governance and Data Quality Standards in GP Practice, Extended Hours, Childhood Immunisations, Flu/Pneumovaccinations, Minor Surgery, Near Patient Testing.

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    Ante-natal Clinic

    The ante-natal clinics run on a Wednesday afternoon between 2pm and 4.15pm. Consultation is by appointment only.

    Midwives can be contacted at the RAH on 0141 887 9111 Ivory Team.

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    Well Baby Clinic

    The clinic is run on a Wednesday between 1.00pm and 3.30pm by the Health Visitors:




    Tuesdays from 1.15pm - 3.15pm (By Appointment only)

    General Clinic

    Thursdays from 1.40pm - 2.30pm (By Appointment only)

    Child Development Clinic

    Fridays from 9.30am - 12.00pm (Assessments)

    Baby Clinic

    Appointments for the baby clinic will be sent by the Health Board for immunisations and assessments. Please ensure you keep to these times.

    Diabetic Clinic

    Tuesday 9.00am - 12.30pm (All Reviews) (Sr Ross)

    The Practice Nurse will also see Diabetic patients in her routine surgeries

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    Minor Ailment Clinic

    Practice Nurse Sister Cole is available every Tuesday morning 9.00am - 10.30am for minor ailments.

    If you have any of the following list of ailments, and are over the age of 16, you can book an appointment with the Nurse rather than the GP:


    Urine Infections (not men)



    Wound Infections


    Sore Throats

    Sticky Eyes


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    Minor Operations

    Dr McMillan, Dr Brydie and Dr Rea perform minor operations within the Practice:

    • Dr McMillan, Dr Brydie and Dr Rea all perform cortisone injections.
    • Dr Rea, Dr Milligan and Dr King insert contraceptive implants.

    These are by appointment only and you have to be referred by a GP.

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    Nursing & Community Services

    The Practice Nurse and Treatment Room Nurse

    The Practice Nurse and Treatment Room Nurse work includes :

    • Monitoring of chronic diseases such as Coronary Heart Disease, Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension.
    • New patient medicals, cervical smears, contraception advice, lifestyle advice, weight management, injections, travel health promotion and vaccination.
    • Ear syringing, dressings, suture removal, blood sampling

    Community Nursing Team

    The practice works closely with the district nursing team who give nursing care to patients in their homes, particularly frail and elderly patients. District Nurses can be contacted directly on 0141 887 9187 Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.30

    Health Visitors

    Our Health Visitor team are involved in the health care of our children. They administer all childhood immunisations and ensure children are reaching their developmental milestones at the correct times. Health Visitors can be contacted directly on 0141 201 1043.

    Specialist Nurse Service

    The practice liaise with a team of specialist nurses who visit our patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Learning Disabilities and who are in need of Palliative Care.

    These teams are also bound by our Code of Confidentiality in the Practice.

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    Private Work & Fees

    The practice provides a number of additional services which are not covered by our contract with the Health Board (e.g. private medicals, letters, reports, etc.).

    We have to make additional charges for these services, which can be downloaded here.

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    Sick Lines

    Patients requiring a fit note should usually make an appointment with one of the GPs, sometimes a fit note can be issued after a telephone consultation e.g. on discharge from hospital. To ensure the continuity of your sick note, please make a note of it’s end date, so that you can call for an appointment on the correct day.

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    Smear Tests / Well Women

    There are no set clinics for ladies to have smear tests to give patients a choice of when they would like to be seen and to arrange care if needed.

    Dr McMillan, Dr Milligan, Dr King, Sister Cole and Sister Ross are available to take smear tests and advise on concerns or fears you may have relating to having a smear test.

    It is important that you have a smear test carried out at least every 3 years or sooner if requested.

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    Translation Service

    This practice offers a translator service for those patients who do not have English as their first language. When arranging an appointment please inform the receptionist you require an interpreter and she will be arrange this for you.

    For people who are not of hearing, the practice can arrange for a recognised sign language interpreter to come to the practice. When arranging an appointment please inform reception or the Practice Manager who will arrange this service for you.

    It is important for patients to let us know of any communication services required prior to appointment to ensure a high quality standard of care can be provided.

    Any services used are bound by confidentiality.

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    Travel Health & Immunisations

    Our Practice Nurses will be happy to advise you on all vaccination requirements. Further information can be found on our Travel Health and Immunisations page.