2020 Flu Vaccinations update.

Flu vaccinations will be managed slightly differently this year due to larger eligible groups and the requirement for social distancing.  This means that you may not come to the surgery for your vaccination and instead may be invited to attend at another location.

If you are not in an eligible group and would still like to get the flu vaccination, you can pay a small fee to be immunised at most local pharmacies.

The following groups will be eligible for a free vaccination as detailed:

All pre-school children – The pre-school immunisation team will contact parents and guardians with an appointment at a community location.

Primary school children – All primary school children will be immunised at school.  Please note there is NO opportunity this year for missed vaccinations to be done in the GP surgery.

Children aged 12-17 in a clinical at risk category or living with someone on the Scottish COVID shielding register – Call 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment.

Aged 18-64 in a clinical at risk category – You are invited to call reception after 11am on 0141 776 1238 opt 4 to make an appointment here at the surgery.

Pregnant women – you will be offered flu vaccination from Maternity services.  Speak to your midwife for more information.

Aged 65 or over by 31.3.21 – you will receive an invite from the Health Board with a specific appointment at a community clinic.  If you need to change your appointment please call 0141 2014180.  Alternatively you can email making sure to give your full name, Date of birth, Original appointment details (including date and venue), whether you are asking for a new appointment, and your mobile number (to allow you to get your new appointment by text).

Age 55-64 and not otherwise eligible – You will receive a letter with an appointment for a local community clinic during December and January.

Unpaid adult and young carers – If aged 12-17 please call 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment.  If aged 18-64, please make an appointment with a local participating pharmacy.  A full list of participating pharmacies is available here.

Household members of someone who is shielding – If aged 12-17 please call 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment.  If aged 18-64, please make an appointment with a local participating pharmacy.  A full list of participating pharmacies is available here.

Social Care Workers – If you are a social care worker providing personal care in adult care homes, children’s residential or secure care settings, you are eligible for a free vaccination.  If not already offered through your workplace you can make an appointment with a participating pharmacy.  A full list of participating pharmacies is available here.

Clinics & Services

Special Clinic Appointmentsasthma_inhaler

We have a range of services for patients with chronic diseases. These include

  • Asthma - This nurse led clinic is held weekly on a Tuesday from 14:00 until 17.20. Patients not able to attend at these times can phone reception and can make an asthma appointment at a time that suits.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Thursday mornings
  • Diabetic - Thursday afternoons
  • Minor Surgery -  Joint injections, wart removal, small cyst removal

  • Heart and Stroke annual review - Every day except Thursdays
  • High Blood Pressure - By appointment with Health Care Support Worker
  • Chronic Kidney Disease annual review - By appointment

Patients are often invited by letter to attend one of these clinics. In general these clinics are booked by our front desk staff arranging the appointments.

Nurse & Healthcare Assistantsdistrict_nurse

Nurse appointments are available by booking via the telephone or at reception and include the following:

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Dressings and Stitch Removal
  • Post-operative wound checks
  • Blood Tests
  • DMARD monitoring for patients on medication for  rheumatic conditions and colitis
  • Travel Advice and Vaccination
  • Cervical Smear Screening
  • Injections
  • Ear assessment

Other Services

  • Child Health – Tuesday mornings with the health visitor and GP
  • Family Planning - The practice provides a comprehensive range of family planning services including combined oral contraceptive pill, progesterone only contraceptive pill, Depot contraception, advice on condom usage, spermicides, Diaphragms and caps, pre-conceptual care and advice.
  • Post coital contraception - Patients wishing to use this service will be given same day appointments. For more information on family planning click here.
  • Flu Clinics – October – December
  • Maternity Care - Once your pregnancy has been confirmed by a home pregnancy kit, please call 0141 232 4005 to arrange your first midwife appointment.  Midwives from the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital run clinics at the Kirkintilloch Health & Care Centre. If a patient chooses to be booked at another hospital, they will be required to travel there for midwife clinics. Ante-natal visits are run at the KHCC. This is where you will have your scan performed. Your midwife will provide you with your shared care record with the schedule of clinic appointments and contact numbers.
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