Clinics & Services
If you are pregnant as confirmed by a home pregnancy test then you can either self refer to the Midwifes for your first appointment by calling 0141 232 4005 or alternatively you can see your GP for advice and support. You have a choice as to which Maternity Hospital you would like your delivery to take place.
The hospitals which you are normally refer to are:
- The Southern General Hospital.
- The Princess Royal Maternity Hospital.
The hospital should inform you directly of your appointment and of any screening tests which they feel are appropriate.
The community midwife clinics are run at the new West Glasgow ACH (at the old Yorkhill site). Your first midwife appointment will take place early in your pregnancy and will take about an hour. You might not have a scan at this first appointment, but your early pregnancy scan will be arranged between weeks 11-14. You will be given contact numbers at your first appointment to use if you have any questions or worries in between appointments.
You can get more information online at www.readysteadybaby.org.uk/expecting
Problems in Early Pregnancy
Should you have any problems in early pregnancy, particularly vaginal bleeding or abdominal pains, the local maternity hospitals run an advisory service. This is in the form of an early pregnancy advisory unit and you are encouraged to contact this yourself. These units are staffed by midwives and will give you further information. If you have any problems contacting the unit, please do not hesitate to telephone the surgery. Telephone numbers for the local hospitals are:
- The Southern General Hospital Early Pregnancy Unit Tel. No. 201 2331
- The Princess Royal Maternity Hosp. Early Pregnancy Unit Tel. No. 211 5317
Our health visitors provide a monthly immunisation session for childhood vaccination.
Click here for more information on children's immunisations.
Please visit our Travel Vaccinations page above for more information.
Child Health Surveillance
Our health visitors and GPs provide a full range of health screening for children. The clinic runs on a Monday afternoon.
Please note that if you require emergency contraception such as the morning after pill it is best obtained as soon as possible. Receptionists know to make sure you are seen the same day if you let them know you need this service.
Sister Stewart is trained in cervical screening. From Monday 6 June 2016, the age range for cervical screening will change from age 20–60 to age 25–64. The frequency of cervical screening will continue to be every three years from age 25–49, but will change to every five years for women from age 50–64.
Women will continue to be invited for screening by receiving a letter and leaflet automatically sent by the Scottish Cervical Call Recall System (SCCRS) at the correct time. There will be instances where a woman aged 20–24 is invited for cervical screening on or after 6 June 2016. This will be because she has previously been invited as part of the programme, prior to the changes in age.
Please follow the link to the patient information leaflet and contact the surgery on 0141 339 3626 if you wish to discuss with the practice nurse or GP.
We are able to offer a comprehensive range of family planning advice and services. Dr's Marshall, Gambhir and Cuthbertson are trained in Implanon insertion. For more information on Implanon please click here. Drs Gambhir and Cuthbertson are trained in insertion of Coils. You are advised to make an appointment with them to discuss your options further.
For more information on family planning visit the Family Planning Association website
Minor Surgery and Joint Injections
Dr Gambhir and Sister Stewart run a Minor Surgery Service. Surgical procedures which would normally have meant going to the hospital can now be done at the surgery. Examples are removal of Cysts, skin lesions, Lipomas, Ingrowing Toe nails etc. For further advice please make an appointment to discuss your options.
We are able to offer a monthly wart clinic using liquid nitrogen. We also have facilities for cautery and for curettage of minor skin lesions. All our instruments are now disposable. We also offer Steroid Injections for various Musculoskeletal problems if appropriate. Some conditions which may benefit from these are Tennis Elbow, Trigger Fingers, Frozen Shoulder, Bursitis and various forms of Joint Arthritis.
Dr Marshall and Sister Stewart have special training in diabetes management and we now offer regular multi-disciplinary clinics for diabetics involving a podiatrist, a dietician, nurse and GP.
For more information on diabetes visit the Diabetes UK website
Other Chronic Disease Clinics
We currently call patients with coronary heart disease, stroke and asthma, dementia and learning disability for annual reviews of their condition. In addition we operate reminder systems in other disease areas where patients are overdue for a check-up. Our district nurses have special training and equipment for leg ulcer management.
Health Care Assistant Service
Mrs Helen Brown, one of our Receptionists has completed her training at the Caledonian University. She can now do blood tests, give B12 injections, flu vaccinations, and manage wound dressings. You can now book appointments for this service by asking for Helen Brown. We hope patients appreciate that Helen is unable to answer complex medical queries but she will certainly do her best to clarify matters after discussing these with your GP/Nurse.