Smear for Smear Campaign 22nd January-28th Jan
9 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day and 3 lose their lives. It is
the most common cancer in women under 35.
Not attending cervical screening is the biggest risk to developing cervical cancer.
Join Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust in Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (22-28 January
2017) and smear your lipstick to raise awareness of this potentially lifesaving test.
The #SmearForSmear message is simple; attend your smear, reduce your risk of
Find out how you can get involved at jostrust.org.uk/smearforsmear.”
Follow the link below to find out more information on how a smear test is taken.
Broomhill Practice will be having a drop-in smear taking day on Thursday 26th January 17. If you are overdue your smear test why don’t you pop in between 8am and 6pm and see Sister Stewart. If you have never had a smear and wish to talk it over with Sister Stewart you can also drop in on Thursday 26th January.
The Broomhill Practice will be closed Monday 26th December, Tuesday 27th December, Monday 2nd January and Tuesday 3rd January. Please ensure you order your repeat prescription in advance. If you require medical attention that cannot wait until we reopen then please call NHS24 on 111.
The Broomhill staff would like to take the opportunity to wish all their patients a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Flu Season 2016
We begin our Flu vaccination programme this year on Monday 3rd October 2016. We are running a Drop in clinic week beginning Mon 3rd October any morning between 10:00am and 1pm or any afternoon between 2pm and 5pm. After the drop in week, we will be running booked clinics every Wednesday afternoon. Please contact the surgery on 0141 339 3626 make an appointment if this suits you better.
Childhood Flu 2016
All pre-school children aged between 2 years old and 5 years old will be eligible to receive a nasal flu vaccine. We will contact the eligible children soon. We shall commence special clinics every Wednesday afternoon starting from 10th October to administer it to eligible children. All primary school age children will receive the Flu vaccination at school.
The surgery is piloting online services for ordering repeat medications and booking routine GP appointments. If you find it difficult to call the surgery during working hours this service allows you to log into your account any time of day from your computer, tablet or smart phone.
All you need to do is simply fill in the application form, read the terms and conditions providing a form of photographic ID. We will give you a pin document to take home and set up your account at your own leisure.
See Appointments for more details.
Please note this service at this stage is only applicable to patient's aged 16 years and over. You cannot apply for logins on behalf of another patient.
Starting in February, our female patients aged between 50 and 70 will be called to Nelson Mandela Place for Breast Screening. You will receive two letters from Breast Screening, one telling you that you will be invited and one letter with the appointment. The Broomhill Practice would like to encourage all our female patients to take up this opportunity.
About one in eight women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. There's a good chance of recovery if it's detected in its early stages. Breast screening aims to find breast cancers early. It uses an X-ray test called a mammogram that can spot cancers when they are too small to see or feel.
Follow the links below if you wish to find out more about Breast Screening:
Although invitations are automatically sent to women between 50-70, women 71 years and over can self refer by calling the Breast Screening service on 0141 572 5800.
If you wish to discuss this with the practice nurse or GP then please contact the surgery on 0141 339 3626.
After many years trying to get disabled access for the practice we are delighted to announce we have been granted planning permission to build a ramp. The building works will start Saturday 16th January and take approximately 3 weeks to complete. The practice access will not be affected during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience during this time but this will greatly benefit our patients in the long run.
New South Glasgow Hospital
For all the latest information on the South Glasgow Hospital campus visit www.nhsggc.org.uk/nsghc which includes three short public broadcast films. One on how to get to the hospital, another orientates you from your arrival at the new adults hospital and the other orientates visitors to the new children's hospital which is due to open in June.