Flu Clinics - Please Make your appointment NOW
Appointments are now available for
Saturday 08th October between 8am -1pm - Children between 1-2pm
Saturday 22nd October between 8am-1pm - Children between 1-2pm
Saturday 29th October between 8am -1pm - Children between 1-2pm
Home Visit requests must be made before 10.00am to enable the doctors to organise their day. Please only ask for a house call if the patient cannot comfortably be brought to the practice. Please always bear in mind that the practice has diagnostic and treatment facilities which are not available in your home.
SEEING THE RIGHT PERSON AT THE RIGHT TIME
There are a lot of situations where a face to face appointment with the doctor is not required as your problem can be dealt with more appropriately in another way. On calling the practice our receptionist may ask you some questions in order to direct you quickly to the service most applicable to your problem. This will also save GP time as you may not need to attend the doctor
Indeed, many problems may improve with time and simple remedies. Sore throats and coughs, for example, can be expected to last over a week, as long as you are not becoming more ill or breathless.
COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS operate a MINOR AILMENTS service for children, over 60s and patients in receipt of certain benefits. This covers advice and free treatment (if needed) for a variety of minor illnesses and complaints such as acne, athlete’s foot, backache, cold sores, constipation, cough, diarrhoea, earache, eczema and allergies, haemorrhoids (piles), hayfever, headache, head lice, indigestion, mouth ulcers, nasal congestion, pain, period pain, thrush, sore throat, threadworms, warts and verrucae.
Please see the link below for more information
Minor Ailment Service Guidance
FOR EYE PROBLEMS YOUR FIRST PORT OF CALL SHOULD BE THE OPTOMETRIST
An OPTOMETRIST. is the best person to assess urgent eye problems, check for eye disorders and treat eye conditions. They have the professional training and necessary equipment to assess most eye problems.
Many optometrists are part of the Lanarkshire Eye-health Network Scheme (LENS) including
- Mackies Opticians (Bothwell) 01698 854858
- Jones & Hoyland (Uddingston) 01698 813318
- Mango Optical (Uddingston) 01698 818300
- Hughes & McHugh (Uddingston) 01698 811400
- Localeyes Optometrists (Viewpark) 01698 745595
As part of LENS they can offer an appointment and assessment service for any concerns you may have with the health of your eyes or eye injuries including: red eye, sore eye, deterioration of eyesight or any other disturbance of eyesight.
JOINT, MUSCLE OR BACK PAIN
You can phone 0845 604 0001 for JOINT, MUSCLE OR BACK problems to be given advice or to be referred to PHYSIOTHERAPIST without attending the surgery.
ALWAYS CALL 999 IF SOMEOME IS SERIOUSLY ILL OR INJURED AND THEIR LIFE IS AT RISK.
(Site updated 20/09/2016)