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Practice Clinics and 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 and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Mental Health

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NHS Contract

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, coronary heart disease (CHD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Contraceptive Implants, Learning Disabilities, human papillomavirus (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 and Pneumovaccinations, Minor Surgery, Near Patient Testing.

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Antenatal Clinic

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

Midwives can be contacted at the Royal Alexandra Hospital by telephone on 0141 887 9111.

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Well Baby Clinic

The clinic is run on a Wednesday between 1pm and 3.30pm by the Health Visitors:

Clinic

Times

Immunisations

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

General Clinic

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

Child Development Clinic

Fridays from 9.30am to 12 noon (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 9am to 12.30pm (All Reviews) (Sister 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 9am to 10.30am for minor ailments.

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

  • Coughs
  • Colds
  • Sore Throats
  • Female Urine Infections
  • Wound Infections
  • Sticky Eyes
  • Sinusitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Shingles

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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 and 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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (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 to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

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 and Fees

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

We have to make additional charges for these services. Private Work Fees.

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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. See Sickness Certificates for further information.

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Smear Tests and 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 and Immunisations

Our Practice Nurses will be happy to advise you on all travel vaccination requirements.