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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
“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
Website follow link Cancer Support
Cancer Support Scotland
Glasgow G12 0YN
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
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
Glasgow G3 7NB
General Enquiry Line: 0141 211 8130.
For further information go to: Sandyford Clinic.
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.
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.
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.
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
What is Chlamydia?
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by young women themselves or anyone
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
Health/social care services
The guide is available in six languages, large print and Braille, as well as audio-tape.
Copies are available by phoning 0141 287 0922.
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.
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.
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.
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.