Want to Stop Smoking?

Giving up smoking is not easy but there is lots of help available in Glasgow if you really want to stop.

Do you know that if you smoke one packet of twenty cigarettes every day this will cost over £2,400 pounds a year.

So apart from the health benefits of Stopping Smoking you will also be £2,400 a year better off! think what you could spend that money on!

Stop smoking Groups

Groups run in local areas in the city: they are relaxed, informal, free & one of the best ways to quit.

“being with people who had the same hard time trying to stop smoking helped me. I would never have done it without the help of the group”

One of the comments from a group user.

Staring Fresh Pharmacy

Over 160 pharmacies (chemists) in Glasgow can help you stop with 1 to 1 support. Look for the Starting Fresh window sticker and drop in for help to quit.

These services are available to all adult smokers in Glasgow who would like to quit.

For further information contact:Smokefree Community Services, West Glasgow Community, Health Care Partnership on 0141 314 6264.

Visit the Go Smoke FreeWebsite now !

Stop Smoking Drop-In Service

Interpreters Provided If Required 
(all matters treated in the strictest confidence)

Every Tuesday, 11am-12pm

William Street Clinic
12-130 William Street
Glasgow G3 8UR

Please call Karen, Mima or Evelyn for more information, to let us know you are coming and arrange for an interpreter-0141 314 6224.

Ante-Natal

For pregnancy week by week information, Emma's Diary has medical advice to help you. From trying to get pregnant to baby feeding, baby competitions.

Contraception prescribing clinics provided by Boots Chemist Glasgow Central Station and Braehead

 Boots are able to prescribe new and repeat prescriptions for oral hormonal contraception. Available by appointment or  walk-in service.

 Boots in Central Station, Glasgow:

 Tel: 0141 221 7107

 EVERY  Monday and Thursday 4-7pm and every Saturday 1:30-4:30pm

  Boots in Braehead Shopping Centre Renfrewshire:

 Tel: 0141 885 9099

 EVERY  Tuesday 5-8pm


Carers Scotland

Carers Scotland provides information and advice to carers through our Adviceline and information services. We also publish a range of leaflets for carers in Scotland.

  • To contact the Adviceline call 0808 808 7777 or e-mail adviceline@carersuk.org
  • To contact our information service call 0141 445 3070 or email infor@carerscotland.org

Cancer Support Scotland

Tak Tent – Take care

“Cares for anyone affected by cancer, including their family and friends, by providing practical emotional support”

For Further information or to discuss anything please contact us:

Phone: 0141 211 0122

E-mail info@cancersupportscotland.org
Website follow link Cancer Support

Cancer Support Scotland
Shelly Court
Gartnavel Complex
Glasgow G12 0YN

Free Evening Transport Service

To use this FREE, door to door service to your LOCAL hospital contact our booking hotline 

      0845 128 4027

Lines open 1:00pm – 4:00pm Monday to Thursday, 1:00pm to 3:30pm Fridays

Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where in the bowel the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon cancer or rectal cancer. Symptoms of bowel cancer include blood in your stools (faeces), an unexplained change in your bowel habits, such as prolonged diarrhoea or constipation, and unexplained weight loss.

Cancer can sometimes start in the small bowel (small intestine), but small bowel cancer is much rarer than large bowel cancer. Everybody in Scotland who is 50 and over will be contacted and provided with a screening kit.


Sexual Health

The Sandyford Clinic provides sexual and reproductive health services for women, men and young people in Glasgow, as well as counselling, information and a range of specialist services. Ttheir main site is at the address shown below.

The Sandyford Initiative is part of NHS Glasgow, and supported by Glasgow City Council. All their services are free of charge, and available without the need to be referred by your doctor or another practitioner.

The Sandyford Clinic
2-6 Sandyford Place
Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G3 7NB

General Enquiry Line: 0141 211 8130.

For further information go to: Sandyford Clinic.

Prostate Problems

Prostate disease is a general term that describes a number of medical conditions that can affect the prostate gland, such as prostate enlargement and prostate cancer.

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Scottish Cervical Screening Programme

Cervical screening is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating abnormal changes in a woman’s cervix (the neck of the womb) which, if left untreated, may develop into invasive cervical cancer.

The aim of the Scottish Cervical Screening Programme is to reduce the number of women who develop invasive cervical cancer and the number of women who die from it. The first stage in cervical cancer screening is a smear test. In Scotland, it is normal practice to offer a smear test every three years to all women between the ages of 20 and 60.

Female patients between the ages of 20 and 60 will be sent an invite to attend the Practice to have a smear test taken, it is very important that you attend.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your smear test please call our results and enquiry line on 0141 531 9570 and you can discuss this with one of Practice Nurses, Steena Ferguson or Linda Murray.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTIFY THE PRACTICE IF YOU CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS, OTHERWISE YOUR SMEAR INVITE LETTER WILL BE RETURNED AND YOU WILL MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR SMEAR TEST TAKEN.

Breast Screening

The Scottish Breast Screening Programme has been part of NHS Scotland for more than 10 years. Breast cancer is more common in women aged over 50; therefore, all women aged 50 and over are eligible for routine breast screening. Breast screening involves taking x-rays of the breast. These are called mammograms.
Please follow the NHS Breast Screening linkfor more information.

Chlamydia

The Practice offers testing for chlamydia, if you require a test or further advice please contact the appointments line on 0141 531 9570 and ask for an appointment to see one of our Practice Nurses. For further information please click on the link What is Chlamydia?

Postnatal depression

There are such high expectations of motherhood that it is assumed that the new mother will cope with caring for this new arrival and find the experience fulfilling and satisfying. That can cause great turmoil for the mother and cause her to doubt if she can manage, or even want to manage. It can all be very distressing.

Many mothers find they become tearful and despondent,anxious, or tense or angry, and don’t know what to do about it. If you feel like this there may be no clear reason for it, which can make things worse since you may then feel guilty and inadequate. Even though the baby was planned, and your pregnancy and birth went well, it is as if a great black cloud has arisen out of nowhere and settled over you. You probably never thought that having a baby would make you feel like this.

Postnatal depression is more common than you realise.Between 10% and 20% of women are affected. Some women have very mild symptoms while for others they can be more severe. Many women who suffer from postnatal depression will have relatively time-limited episodes that may last a little longer than ‘baby blues’ but resolve naturally after a few weeks. So most women will not need very much additional help. Click on the postnatal depressionlink for more information.

Say Women

Say Women is based in Glasgow, and provides safe accommodation and related services for young homeless women survivors of sexual abuse and rape/sexual assault. Established in 1996 Say Women has a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with survivors and have been providing high standard training for other services for a number of years. The project is for women aged 16-25 referrals can be phoned on 0141 778 4777 or emailed to saywomen@saywomen.fsnet.co.uk by young women themselves or anyone else.

Over 60s

Everything you need to know about services for older citzens

The first free, easy to use handbook outlining the services to Glasgow’s older citizens is now available. Produced by the Council, Culture and Sport Glasgow, Glasgow Older People Welfare Association, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, plus the West of Scotland Seniors Forum, the Quickguide to Services comprises a wide range of information, including

Benefits
Health/social care services
Home repairs/safety
Leisure opportunities
Travel
The guide is available in six languages, large print and Braille, as well as audio-tape.

Copies are available by phoning 0141 287 0922.

Children's Health

Healthy Start 

Healthy start is the new name for the Welfare Food Scheme-instead of milk tokens you will now get Healthy Start vouchers to spend on milk, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and infant formula. You can also get free vitamin supplements.

For further information go to Healthy Startor contact your Health Visitor on 0141 531 9216.

For a full range of health matters for children please go directly to NHS guide to Childrens’ Health.

Triple P takes the guesswork out of parenting

Every family is different. Yet parents all over the world face problems that are surprisingly similar. Toddler Tantrums. Fighting at home or school. A child who won’t go to bed. Or one who never seems to listen. The issues you deal with in your home affect families everywhere. That’s why Triple P can help. For further information please visit us at Triple Por call: 0800 027 7246.

Skin Care

Melanoma Action and Support Scotland

Sun burn and Scottish weather

Between April and September we get lots of days with a cold wind or breeze and a clear or lightly clouded sky. This can lead to “unexpected” sun burn. Be aware that precautions are needed every day when you are to be outside between 11am and 3pm. Our weather changes rapidly and we need to be ready with sun protection as rain protection. Be prepared. Do not depend upon the SPF in moisturisers or make-up as the application will be too thin and the SPF too low. Sun protection is the very best wrinkle protection.

Further Information>>

 

The Scottish Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme for Men 65 and over

 

 The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening programme is being introduced from June 2012 after evidence has shown that this should reduce deaths from ruptured AAAs through early detection, appropriate monitoring and treatment. The programme will be fully implemented across NHS Scotland by December 2013 and all 65 year old men will receive an invitation to attend for screening. Those over 65 years can self refer.

Further information >>