My Diabetes My Way
my diabetes my way is the NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends.
You’ll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and games containing information about diabetes. You can now also use this website to view your own up-to-date diabetes clinic results, to help you manage your condition more effectively.
Diabetes (known formally as Diabetes Mellitus) is a long term condition where the amount of glucose in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. There are over 250,000 people with diabetes in Scotland – that’s around one person in every twenty.
In the case of an emergency, view the emergency contact leaflet here
New Mental Health Project from Common Wheel-Carnival Club
Common Wheel is a Glasgow based charity that supports people with mental illness by providing meaningful activities. In addition to our very successful music and bike projects, last year we piloted a new visual arts project, ‘Carnival Club’, and this year we are delighted to roll out this project further, and are now taking referrals. Carnival Club is a course is designed for people with mental illness, referred by their GP or mental health professional. The course runs for two hours per week for twelve weeks, at our workshop within Gartnavel Royal Hospital. Our professional artist and Common Wheel staff will work with a small group of clients to design and produce a large scale piece of visual art, using a range of materials from willow to paint, for use in one of Glasgow’s Street Carnivals. The aim of Carnival Club is to develop life skills (confidence, self-belief, motivation) and specific skills that can be useful in the work place (time keeping, communication, following instructions). Our clients also make new friends, get creative, have fun, and have the opportunity to become involved in their local community.
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.
Visit the Go Smoke FreeWebsite now !
Smokefree Services offer a Stop Smoking Service in Woodside Health Centre every Monday between 9:30am – 1pm.
We offer specialist support from highly skilled advisers who will work with you to create your own personalised quit plan. We offer support for as long as you need it.
Click here and work out how much money you could save by stopping smoking.
Saving money isn’t the only benefit of stopping – many people report their senses of taste and smell returning, the colour and texture of their skin improving, being less breathless, sleeping better and generally having better health.
Overcoming addiction can be difficult, but thousands of people do it with our support every year. Don’t just take our word for it; you can download our FREE e-book to read top tips for stopping smoking from people who have done it.
Click here to book into one of our services or telephone the Northwest Smokefree Team on 0141 232 2110 for more information.
>>For further information please visit Smokefree Services
Al-Anon and Alateen Groups
Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or have died…
Someone else’s drinking can affect your life – be it a relative or friend, male or female.
We believe alcoholism affects the whole family, not just the drinker. We are an international organisation with over 800 support groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience in order to solve their common problems.
Whatever your relationship to the drinker, whatever your story, Al‑Anon can help.
Al-Anon Family Groups hold regular meetings where members share their own experience of living with alcoholism. Al-Anon does not offer advice or counselling, but members give each other understanding, strength and hope.
Chest and Heart Stroke Scotland
Here you can find update to information in the “Take a Breath” newsletter.
Improving connections with and for people over 60 and their carers
Community Connectors is a free and confidential service, connecting older people and their carers to local services, facilities and activities, and providing them with tailored and informed support:
Signposting & referring: promoting better access to clearer information on local services, groups, clubs and activities.
One-to-one person-centred service: supporting older people and their carers to identify and address barriers to living well and support to navigate systems.
Support and advocacy services: brokering a range of services to promote independence and pathways to participation in services, e.g. community transport and income maximisation.
Buddy support: providing support to accompany older people and/or their carers to introduce new activities or services if required. (We are now recruiting for Community Connectors Buddy Volunteers)
Volunteering opportunities: recognising older people and their carers as valued assets and helping match people into appropriate volunteering opportunities.
Phone: 0141 271 2320
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- To contact our information service call 0141 445 3070 or email email@example.com
Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK a national charity has opened a service offering bereavement support for children, young people and their families in Maryhill, serving the needs of grieving families in the immediate and surrounding areas. If you are bereaved, caring for, or concerned about a bereaved child our support team is here to take your call and respond to emails 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Telephone: 0141 352 9995 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Room 5 Maryhill Community Centra Halls,292-316 Maryhill Road Glasgow G20 7YE
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
Website follow link Cancer Support
Cancer Support Scotland
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
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.
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.
From Monday 6 June 2016, the age range for cervical screening will change from age 20–60 to age 25–64. The frequency of cervical screening will continue to be every three years from age 25–49, but will change to every five years for women from age 50–64.
Women will continue to be invited for screening by receiving a letter and leaflet automatically sent by the Scottish Cervical Call Recall System (SCCRS) at the
correct time. There will be instances where a woman aged 20–24 is invited for cervical screening on or after 6 June 2016
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 link 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 email@example.com by young women themselves or anyone else.
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.
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.
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.