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Please note we have suspended online booking of appointments until further notice. In response to the latest government advice on Corona Virus we are triaging all appointment requests over the phone. Please DO NOT ATTEND the surgery but instead phone.

In order to reduce potential risks we would urge all patients to ONLY use the 24 hr telephone prescription line (0141 334 2009) or our secure website page for all your medication requests. Please DO NOT come to the surgery. When ordering please state which pharmacy you wish us to send your prescription to either Boots Norby, Dicksons, Hogarth or  Buchanan and Campbell. Please DO NOT ORDER your prescriptions early and only what you require.

Further information about the coronavirus including the area’s deemed as high risk can be found on the NHS inform website: NHS inform Coronavirus update

Corona Virus Crisis Helpline

A new helpline for people in Glasgow seeking support during the Covid-19 crisis has been launched by public and voluntary sector partners.   The helpline is for members of the public seeking help, such as food delivery or mental health support, and for charities who need support with offering a service to communities. 

 

The helpline is a partnership between Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS), Volunteer Glasgow, Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership.  Calls will be answered by staff from all these bodies, and from the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service.

 The helpline has three main aims;

  • Helping people in need: Putting those who need help and support, in touch with a charity or community group in their area
  • Volunteers: Connecting people who want to volunteer with organisations and groups that are looking for extra help 
  • Advice for charities and community organisations: Providing expert advice on the practical issues they face during the Covid-19 crisis, such as advice on HR, using digital methods of communication and accessing funding.

The helpline is currently open Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm and can be contacted by: Telephone: 0141 345 0543 E-mail:  helpline@gcvs.org.uk Twitter:  @GlasgowCVS
 

 


 

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

 

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

Phlebotomy Service

 

As part of the new Scottish GP contract with Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board the phlebotomy service is being moved from GP surgeries to central locations.

Our preferred location will be The Community Centre for Health, 547 Dumbarton Road, Partick, Glasgow or Plean Street Clinic.

We will be starting to direct patients to this service.  To book a blood appointment at this location you will be advised by your GP, Nurse or by letter to telephone 0141 355 1525 between 8:30-4:30, they will take your name and CHI number and arrange your appointment at a suitable time.  Appointments will be available Monday – Friday 8.45am – 4.15pm.

If attending The Community Centre for Health is too difficult you will still be able to make your phlebotomy appointment at the surgery with the HCA in the mornings.

 
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