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.
South Lanarkshire Carers Network will be holding their next Carers Meeting in Fernhill Community Centre, Rutherglen on Thursday 17 May 2018 between 10.30am and 12.30pm
You may receive a letter asking you to complete the Health & Care Experience Survey. If you receive this please fill it in. We are keen to hear your experiences of local health and care services.
More information available at www.gov.scot/GPSurvey
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.
The practice will close on the last Thursday of each month from 12.30pm to 2pm for staff training. Our next closure for staff training will be Thursday 26th April 2018. Should you require urgent medical attention during this time please call 0141 641 3129 and recorded message will inform you of the number to call.
Have you signed up to our new online appointment booking and prescription ordering service?
Please collect your registration letter from reception to allow you to register for this.
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.
Did you know you can recycle your inhalers at Boots Pharmacy in Hamilton Road, Halfway? Please hand in used inhalers and the pharmacy will arrange recycling.
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.
For minor injuries such as cuts, sprains, strains, minor burns, bites (over 5 years of age) you can attend the Minor Injuries Unit from 9am to 9pm at the New Victoria, Grange Rd, G42 9LF, 0141 201 6000 or Hairmyres Hospital, Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride, G75 8RG 01355 585000 (Hairmyres through A&E Reception).
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 Connelly Opticians 01698 824777, 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
(Site updated 18/05/2018)