Phlebotomy / Blood Tests
If a doctor or nurse has advised a blood test you will be asked to either book an appointment through the community treatment centres 0141 355 1525 or in certain cases asked to book in with the practice nurse.
FASTING BLOOD TESTS
If you have been asked to have a fasting blood test you should attend in the morning and have had nothing to eat for 12 hours prior to the test. You may drink water but nothing else in this time period.
It is important that you follow up and find out the results of your blood tests. You may have been asked to make a follow up appointment to discuss your blood tests. If you are phoning for results please allow about 1 week before calling the surgery (your GP will inform you if the test may take come back sooner or if it may take longer to come back). For results / prescriptions / enquiries, please call the surgery after 11am to leave the lines free before this time for those requesting an appointment.
Normal results: the receptionists may be able to tell you over the phone if all the tests were normal.
Abnormal results: the GPs review all the results and you will be contacted if there is anything that needs to be discussed urgently. If a result is abnormal but does not need to be discussed urgently, then you may be contacted by letter, text or telephone by our reception staff. If you would like to discuss the results with a doctor then please arrange a telephone appointment with the GP who ordered the tests if this is possible.
Children aged 5 to 11 years old are now be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. For info click here or call: 0800 030 8013. Please do not call the practice as we are unable to provide information.View Details
This is no longer provided in the practice, GGC healthboard provide this service. Information on what vaccinations are required, together with malarial and safe travel advice can be found at at Home - Fit for Travel. The website allows you to select your destination and then view the requirements for the destination before contacting the providers on the board website. 4 Travel Vaccines are available on the NHS (Typhoid, Hepatitis A, DPT and Cholera) at no direct cost to the patient. Any other vaccinations will incur a cost. Please scan the qr code for more information.View Details
Think you might have long covid? Are you struggling? The Scottish government have posted information and access to support on NHS Inform - click here.View Details
Important Notice. GPs and their teams cannot issue vaccination exemption certificates. Further information on the vaccination exemption certificates scheme, including information on safe vaccination and routes to obtain an exemption can be found on the Scottish Government and NHS Inform websites. Alternatively you can phone the free NHS Covid helpline on: 0808 196 8565. Dr Gregor Smith Chief Medical Officer.View Details
Flu vaccinations are NOT being given at the practice this year. Information on how you obtain your flu vaccination is available here. Please do not call the practice for information as we are no longer responsible for delivery of flu vaccinations and therefore cannot provide information. As always, we encourage you to consider getting vaccinated.