Craigallian Avenue Medical Practice
With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Seeing the right Person at the Right Time - You May Not Need to see the GP
There are many situations where you may not require a face to face appointment with the doctor. Please consider the services below before making an appointment.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
We have Advanced Nurse Practitioners in the practice who can see you for many things including exacerbation of asthma, copd, diabetes, contraception and they can prescribe.
For common ailments your community pharmacist can give you advice and can give you medicine on the Minor Ailments scheme without you having to pay for it.
Over 60's, children and patients in receipt of certain benefits can receive advice and free treatment from the pharmacy for complaints such as acne, athlete's foot, backache, cold sores, constipation, cough, diarrohea, earache, eczema, allergies, piles, hayfever, head lice, indigestion, mouth ulcers, nasal congestion, pain, period pain, thrush, sore throats, threadworms, warts and verrucae.
Boots Halfway 641 3806, Boots Main St 641 2698, Leslie's 641 3892, 641 4667, Burns 634 2750, Lloyds 646 2970, Dukes Rd 647 6203.
IF YOU HAVE ORDERED A PRESCRIPTION AND HAVE NOMINATED A CHEMIST TO SEND IT TO PLEASE CHECK WITH THEM IF YOUR PRESCRIPTION IS AVAILABLE YET BEFORE CONTACTING THE PRACTICE.
If you have a dental problem please contact your dentist. If your dentist is closed you can contact Out of Hours Dental Service on 0800224488.
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.
For information on LENS (Lanarkshire Eye Network Services) 0300 3030 243 or call Alexander Opticians 641 0429, Pinder Opticians 647 6655, Specsavers 0800 085 6090, Allan Todd 647 6502, Optical Express 613 3968 or David Cassidy Opticians 647 5178.
Joint, Muscle or Back Pain
You can phone 0800 917 9390 or visit www.nhsinform.co.uk/msk for joint, muscle or back problems to be given advice or be referred to the physiotherapist without attending your GP.
For sexual health and contraception advice call 03003030251. Emergency contraception is available at most community pharmacies.
Pharmacists can offer advice on stopping smoking or you can refer yourself for smoking cessation 01355 585502.
For advice and counselling about the management of stress call 08458725132
For self referral for minor musculoskeletal problems call 0800 6040001
For advice about financial problems call 03031231008
West of Scotland Breast Screening Service
All eligible women registered with the practice will shortly receive a letter from the West of Scotland Breast Screening Service, inviting them to attend a mobile screening unit in Asda Car Par, Prospecthill Road, Toryglen for a mammogram.
Why Does the NHS Offer Breast Screening?
To reduce the number of women who die from breast cancer. Screening does this by finding breast cancers at an early stage when they are too small to see or feel.
Around 4,800 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in Scotland.
What are the benefits?
Screening can find breast cancer before any symptoms become noticeable. The earlier breast cancer is found the better your chance of surviving it.
Women Over the Age of 70
You are still welcome to come for screening every three years, although you will not automatically be invited. To make an appointment please call the screening centre on 0141 800 8800.
You may find it helpful to visit www.nhsinformed.co.uk/screeningbreast
(Site updated 25/04/2017)