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General Data Protection

Under the  new General Data Protection Regulations 2018, we now require your explicit consent to opt in to receive text messages from us. Please inform the receptionist if you wish to opt in or decline to receiving text messages.

Please note that previous consent is not acceptable.

New Health Visitor

Our new HV Catherine Haughey will be based at Woodside Health Centre and can be contacted on 0141 531 9216

Welcome to our New Doctor

We regret to announce Dr Alison Lawson has now retired from General Practice in December 2017.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Gail Henderson to the Practice.  She will be available on

Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays

Dr Henderson started with us on Thursday 4th  January 2018.

Pharmacy First - Pharmacy Service

Females aged between 16 - 65 years who suspect they have urinary tract infection can attend their local pharmacy.  The Pharmacist will assess and advise if treatment is required.

Patients over the age of 2yrs with minor Impetigo can also be treated by the pharmacist.

Flu Clinic

All patients with a chronic medical condition or over the age of 65 years are entitled to a vaccine. Please call reception to arrange an appointment.

Scottish Primary Care Information Resource (SPIRE)

On the 7th March 2017, a national campaign will be launched to introduce SPIRE to the public and explain what it means.

It will involve gathering information from GP patient records to help improve health and care services in Scotland.

Please note that patients can opt out of this.

For further information please call NHS inform on 0800 22 44 88 or visit spire.scot

Bowel screening 50- 74 year olds

We recommend you take up the opportunity to take up bowel screening offer if you are invited to paticipate.

 

NHS 24 Telephone Number update - please now dial 111.

Ordering Prescriptions or booking appointments online - please register for our online service, ask at reception for details regarding patient access online.

 

NEXT OF KIN

Please update you next of kin details with us. This can be very helpful when someone takes unwell suddenly, or if the surgery need to contact you in a mater of urgency.

 Text Reminder Service

We send out text messages to remind patients of appointments that have been booked at least 24 hrs in advance. We hope this will prevent patients forgetting to turn up for their appointment or to contact us to cancel appointments that are no longer required. Although we use this reminder service to assist patients about appointments, it is your responsibility to remember your appointment time or to cancel your appointment, giving at least one hours notice, if unable to attend.  We also be use this service to send out texts requesting basic health information or to request you to make an appointment if you are due a review.

We are in the process of updating our telephone numbers (see below) so please check at reception to ensure we have the correct telephone number for you as we cant contact you if we dont have the correct mobile number.  You will be able to opt out of this service if you wish.

 

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - Pregnant women

The Scottish Government  introduced a  programme that all pregnant women should be vaccinated against pertussis, whooping cough, from 28 weeks of the pregnancy. Please ask the receptionist for an appointment with the Practice Nurse. Information can be found on the Immunisation  Scotland website at www.immunisationscotland.org.uk

 

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