All GP practices are contracted to provide “essential services” that is basic treatment of ill people.
We also provide the following “additional services”. Child health surveillance, together with the Health Visiting Team Contraceptive Services
Routine immunisation of children, together with Health Visiting Team – Every Tuesday Cervical Smears Freezing of warts and other small skin lesions
We also hold contracts with GG&CNHSB for the following “enhanced services”.
- An annual flu immunisation programme to protect the elderly and at risk.
- Joint injections.
- Regular monitoring, by blood and urine tests, for patients on a range of drugs for arthritis and bowel problems.
- Annual comprehensive reviews for patients with heart disease.
- Annual comprehensive reviews for patients with diabetes: this includes appointments with the dietician and podiatrist
- Annual comprehensive reviews for patients who have suffered a stroke/TIA
- Annual comprehensive reviews for patients with MS
Routine appointments are available every day in the morning and afternoon.
Medical Emergency appointments are available every day in the morning and afternoon.
The surgery is open Monday – Thursday from 8.30 am-6.30pm and Friday 8.30 am – 6.00 pm. Doctors are available for telephone advice between 11.15-11.45 am Monday – Friday.
If you have not been seen at the surgery for three years (or one year for those over 75) you can request a check up appointment if you wish.
The practice nurses are responsible for well woman clinics, asthma clinics, blood pressure clinics, diabetic and heart disease clinics. They can also help you with:
- Blood tests arranged by your GP
- Ear Syringing (see Doctor before arranging appointment)
- Minor injuries
- Wound dressings
- Removal of stitches
- Other referrals which your doctor may arrange.
If you wish to see the practice nurse, please make an appointment.
Health Care Assistant
The Health Care Assistant is available every morning Monday to Friday. Blood tests and blood pressure readings by appointment.
This is carried out by the district nursing team attached to the practice who specialise in caring for all types of patients at home. Working closely with the general practitioners and other health care professionals, they ensure that the provision of nursing care in the home setting is of a high standard and tailored to individual needs. Their skills include palliative care, care of Hickman lines, Picc lines, gastrostomy care, venepuncture, wound management, ear syringing, catheter care, continence management and chronic disease management. District nurses can also refer palliative patient and their carers for aromatherapy or reflexology, if appropriate.
The district nursing team are:
Margaret Wildy BSc RGN DN Cert NP
The midwife from Princess Royal holds clinics at Kirkintilloch Health & Care Centre. They are your link with the hospital maternity services and may be involved with delivering your baby. They always visit you at home after the birth.
The Health Visitors can be contacted at Kirkintilloch Health & Care Centre Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, telephone number 0141 304 7441. If they are unable to take your call, leave a message on their answer machine. Child Immunisations take place first and third Tuesday of each month.
Results of Laboratory tests etc can be obtained by telephone between 2 pm and 4 pm on weekdays. For reasons of confidentiality these results will be divulged only to the patient, or parents of patients under 16 years.
The practice will try to contact you in the event of any abnormal result, but we would advise you to contact the surgery as a fail-safe measure.
DUE TO NEW GUIDELINES YOUR GP IS NO LONGER THE FIRST PORT OF CALL FOR URINE INFECTIONS. IF YOU ARE FEMALE AND AGED BETWEEN 16 AND 65 YEARS OF AGE YOU SHOULD NOW CONTACT YOUR NEAREST PHARMACY WHERE YOU WILL BE ASSESSED AND PROVIDED WITH ADVICE AND ANTIBIOTICS IF NECESSARY. http://knowwheretoturnto.org.