The Green Practice, Govan Health Centre
Welcome along to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services. Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home. You will find various website links throughout our website, we have selected these carefully, however we are not responsible for the content they contain.
Why are GP practices still working differently?
Read this to find out: 210903 GP Services digital flyer.pdf
Please ensure you wear a face covering when coming into the Practice, also if you have a Face to Face appointment please attend this on your own as social distancing is still in force.
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The Green Practice
Our appointments are changing
From the 5th July 2021 the practice will move from an “on the day” appointment system to a “bookable telephone appointment system”.
If the GP feels that a face to face review is required this will be arranged following the telephone consultation with the GP, Face to Face GP appointments are 10 minutes duration.
When calling the practice, the reception staff will ask for some details about your problem this is to ensure that you receive the right care, first time and as efficiently as possible.
If you are given a telephone appointment the following points should be noted:-
- If you have multiple problems please book a double telephone appointment.
- If your telephone appointment is to discuss a skin condition ensure you email any photos when booking appointment. The receptionist will give you the email address.
Please do not contact your GP Practice to ask for a Covid vaccination passport or status certificate – they will not be able to provide any standard document. International certification standards have not yet been agreed. The Scottish Government is working to support the re-opening of international travel once it is safe to do so. We are working with the other UK Nations and with the World Health Organisation to agree on potential future COVID certification requirements for international travel.
A technical solution is being developed that could allow people to access their Covid vaccination status directly.
Drop in for your COVID Vaccination
If you are 40 years old or over and have not yet had your first dose of vaccine.
You have waited more than eight weeks for your second dose of AstraZeneca (In any age category).
Then you can drop into a vaccination centre to receive vaccination at the following locations:
The clinics will be operating on a first come first served basis and there will be a set capacity each day. Future dates will be made available if required and we will use our social media channels to keep you regularly updated about potentially busy periods at each of the centres.
For information from NHS Inform click here
When will you get your vaccine
For information click here
Adult unpaid carers aged under 65 and young carers aged 16 and 17 will be offered vaccination at the same time as adults with eligible at-risk health conditions (priority group 6).
Unpaid carers aged 65 and over will be offered the vaccine earlier as they are included in priority groups 2-5.
Unpaid carers do not need to be registered as a carer by their General Practice to be eligible for vaccination.
Those patients who are already known to support services, for example Social Security Scotland or a local carer centre will be invited in to get their vaccine by letter from the national booking service.
NHS Inform are advising those not known to support services, to register with their local carer centre as this information will be used to identify patients, rather than information held by the practice.
Unpaid carers will also be able to self-refer for the coronavirus vaccine from the beginning of March. Further information on this will be available shortly and a media campaign will advise unpaid carers what steps to take.
COVID-19 Information in other languages
For further information
The Scottish Government has launched a new Detect Cancer Early campaign, reminding people aged over 40 of the potential signs of lung cancer, while reinforcing the fact that cancer remains a priority throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
The campaign will run from 01 February 2021, and will include radio, digital and press, with pharmacy posters appearing across Scotland throughout the month.
Statistics show that 25% fewer lung cancers are being diagnosed, compared to pre-COVID-19.
Advice to stay at home, anxiety around potential infection and the cross-over of symptoms with COVID-19 – such as a persistent cough – is believed to have contributed to people delaying seeking help. The campaign therefore aims to highlight the following key messages:
If you’re aged 40 or over and have tested negative for COVID-19, but still have a new or different persistent cough for more than three weeks, get checked.
The earlier lung cancer is found the better, and a lot can be done to treat it;
So don’t put off contacting your GP practice, they want to hear from you;
During the COVID pandemic all appointment requests are subject to telephone triage.
We are ONLY seeing patients in the surgery by pre-arranged telephone invitation/triage
It remains unlikely that there will be a return to routine face to face appointments, in the near future. If a clinician needs to examine you, you will be given a time to come down; there is social distancing marking, and an in and out door system in place. Please follow instructions, including the wearing of a face mask.
Please help the receptionists by telling them a short summary of your problem. The surgery is open continuously from 8.30am-6pm. If you require to speak to a doctor, the receptionist will take a note of your details and the doctor will return your call.
For information regarding the podiatry services during the COVID-19 pandemic please click here to view a video from David Wylie, Head of Podiatry for Greater Glasgow & Clyde
For information and advice from Transport Scotland on travelling safely on public transport during the COVID-19 pandemic click here
Worried about Coronavirus?
For some usual tips and advice click here
For up to date information from NHS Inform click here
For tips on how to cope if you are worried about Coronavirus and in isolation click here
For information regarding Fit for Travel from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office please click here
For information from Health Protection Scotland click here
The importance of care planning conversations
During COVID-19, your GP may call you to discuss an Anticipatory Care Plan. For further information there is a video explaining the importance of this phone call and you can view this by clicking here
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 or https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000. If you are worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
Childline: 0800 1111 Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on Coronavirus and your wellbeing www.mind.org.uk
YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus https://youngminds.org.uk
ICON: Babies cry: You can cope http://iconcope.org/
SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID. https://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domestic-abuse-and-covid-19
IRISi interventions: http://irisi.org/iris/find-your-local-iris-site/
Know Who To Turn To
The Green Practice Travel Health Newsletter - click here.pdf
Transgender Screening in Scotland
For further information please click here
Save Lives Clean Your Hands/How to prevent sepsis - here for further information
Pharmacy First allows patients to access FREE advice and/or treatment for uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in women for further information see the information below.
Do you have Diabetes?
Regular eye examinations are important, for more information click here
If you believe you may be pregnant we are unable to perform pregnancy testing here in the practice as we are no longer supplied with the kits to do this by GG&C.
We would ask that you purchase a pregnancy kit at any Pharmacy and carry out the test before you make an appointment with the GP or Practice Nurse. Kits are available from as little as a few pounds and are just as accurate as more expensive tests. Alternatively, if you are unable to fund a kit we can send a sample of urine to the lab for testing however results will not be available for 4-5 days.
Prescription Waste Campaign
Together small changes make a big difference to reducing medicine waste and helps look after our NHS. Watch a quick video for more information by clicking here
One Click Away
Convenience doesn’t stop there and you can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription, booking an appointment or sending us a comment are both just a click away. And if you’re not yet registered with us you can download the necessary forms too.
Health and Happiness
Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.