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Covid-19 Vaccination

We are currently vaccinating patients 75 years and over and patients who are in a shielding category. If you have not had your vaccine as yet please contact our admin team on 0141 531 6220 and we will arrange for you to have this done at the practice.   

Patients’ outwith these groups can call the Covid-19 helpline for further information:

HELPLINE NO: 0800 030 8013

Available seven days a week between the hours of 8am and 8pm

Please note that it is not possible to book, cancel or rearrange an appointment at this stage.

Repeat Prescriptions

Please note that we are trying to prevent unnecessary footfall in the practice during the current pandemic. We would ask that when you next order your repeat prescription you advise us of your preferred pharmacy (provided it is in our local area). We will ensure that your prescription is sent directly to the pharmacy for collection. Please ensure that your current telephone number is updated on our system.

We are currently providing telephone consultation appointments. Following your consultation you may be asked to attend a face to face appointment where you will be given a specific appointment time. We ask that you wear a face covering and attend alone at the time of your appointment. If the clinician assesses you as suitable for a video consultation please click here for instructions to connect to this service. 

Michele Blair, our Links Worker can provide assistance to patients who may require additional support during this challenging time. Please contact our administration team who will pass on your details.

There are services available to support people during COVID-19. Please click this link for further information.

Blood Tests

A 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.

 
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