General Practice Level 0 infection control rules

The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as restaurants and shops.

This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid 19

From 19 July 2021 (when the country goes to Level 0) the following rules still apply in General Practice:

  • wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless you are exempt)
  • physical distancing of 1 metre in waiting rooms
  • contact the practice by telephone in the first instance
  • wearing of PPE by staff
  • screening of all patients for Covid 19 symptoms

Please support your local practice team by complying with this guidance.

ORDER YOUR PRESCRIPTION ONLINE - you can now order your medication online via the website or by downloading the app to your mobile phone.  Please phone the Practice for information on how to register for this service.

TELEPHONE NUMBERS - MOBILE and HOME - please ensure that we have the correct contact telephone numbers for you. 

TEXT REMINDERS AND INFORMATION - we would like to be able to text you to remind you of appointments that you have made at the surgery, to call you in for review of your medical conditions and to keep you updated on new and existing services available to you both within the Practice and at other healthcare providers.  To do this we need your consent.  Please contact the Practice to let us know whether you consent to receiving this information by text or not.  Thank you.

TELEPHONE CALL RECORDING: Please note that we now record all  incoming and outgoing telephone calls to the Practice for quality and training purposes.

Clinics & Services

The practice holds a contract with Greater Glasgow NHS Board for some of our services – most of which are carried out by the practice nurses:

  • scope_aple_heartAnnual Influenza Programme - to protect those aged over 65 and those in specific risk groups
  • Regular Monitoring - by blood and urine tests, of patients on certain drugs for arthritis and bowel problems
  • Annual Comprehensive Reviews - for patients with heart disease; diabetes; stroke; epilepsy; COPD/emphysema; heart failure.
  • A Methadone Programme-  for patients with drug abuse problems. 

Other Services

  • Family Planning - the doctors and nurses will give advice on contraception and family planning to teenagers and adults, whether male or female.  All consultations for contraceptive advice are confidential. Coils are fitted, checked and removed at the practice.  Please make an appointment with a GP to discuss this service. Same day appointments are available with the doctors and nurses for emergency contraception. Contraceptive Implants are fitted and removed by Sister Fair and Sister Wilson.  Please make an appointment with either to discuss.
  • pregnant8Maternity Services - all of our doctors offer maternity medical services.  That is, antenatal and postnatal care shared with your chosen maternity hospital.  Pre-pregnancy advice is also available. 
  • Cervical Screening - appointments are available with the GP of your choice or with any of the practice nurses.  Please let the receptionist know that you will be attending for this test so that an appropriate appointment can be given. 
  • Minor Surgery (Cryotherapy) - freezing treatment is used for warts, verrucae and skin tags. Please make an appointment with any of the GPs to discuss.  Some GPs offer injections for pain relief in some joints and soft tissues.  Please contact reception who will make an appointment with the doctor to discuss whether you may be suitable for any of these treatments. 
  • New Patient Health Checks - the surgery offers health checks to all patients when they register with the Practice.  This involves a 15 minute appointment with our Health Care Support Worker. 

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