Our practice offers a series of nurse-led clinics dealing with chronic conditions. These clinics are run by the practice nurse, Sister Phyllis Littlejohn.
Our healthcare assistants, Mrs Janice Smart and Miss Karen Murray, assist the nurses in running clinics for new patient registration, chronic disease blood monitoring, blood pressure checks and other specified basic tasks.
Our clinics include:
- COPD (emphysema)
- Heart disease
- Family planning
- Cervical screening
- Bowel cancer screening
- General lifestyle advice
- Taking blood samples
- Travel health service
Routine appointments can be made with our practice nurses for any of the above clinics by calling 0141 531 6490. At present, only doctors’ appointments can be booked on-line.
From time to time you may be invited to attend by letter.
We also offer a number of Enhanced Services, including:
- Gold Standards Framework palliative care programme
- Blood and urine monitoring for patients on drugs for arthritis and bowel disease
- Annual flu vaccination programme for over 65’s and vulnerable patients
- Longterm contraception, including implants, injections and coils
- Methadone shared care programme for drug dependent patients
A number of other specialist outreach clinics and services are available within the wider health centre; for example Sandyford sexual health clinic, Primary care mental health services, physiotherapy, podiatry & X-ray.
Medical Students and Trainees
We are a teaching practice and participate in training Glasgow medical students, as well as trainee GPs. Medical students aren’t yet qualified and will always be fully supervised. GP trainees are fully qualified doctors who lack experience in general practice. They may operate independently, but under the supervision of their trainer. You will be advised, when making an appointment, whether a student will be present, giving you the opportunity to consent or re-arrange. The same may apply to house calls, from time to time. If you are unsure about who is dealing with you, always ask. It is fine to change your mind about having a medical student sitting in. Just let us know.