Hello’s & Goodbye’s
We have a new registrar (trainee GP) at the practice, Dr Ahmad Tariq. He will be with us initially for a period of 6 months. We wish him a warm welcome to the practice.
Last week we said goodbye to our Practice Nurse Elaine Ferrier as she moves on to pastures new. We wish her all the very best in her new job!
February 17th, 2023
Your GP surgery will be closed for the festive holidays on Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th December and also Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd January.
If you are in need of medical attention during this time (which cannot wait until we re-open), you can call NHS24 on 111 for advice. If you need to see a doctor or other health professional, they will arrange this for you.
If you think you need to attend the A+E but it’s not life threatening, or if you need to attend a Minor Injuries Unit, call NHS 24 on 111.
If you are in need of immediate medical attention dial 999.
For general medical advice, please visit www.nhsinform.scot
From all at Levenside Practice, we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
December 19th, 2022
Festive Pharmacy Openings
If you find yourself short of your medication over the festive period, your local pharmacy openings are:
Sunday 25th Dec – Marchbanks Pharmacy – 172 Main Street Renton Tel: 01389 752914 – 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Monday 26th Dec – Mackies Pharmacy – 8 High Street Dumbarton Tel: 01389 762598 – 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 1st Jan – Marchbanks Pharmacy – 172 Main Street Renton Tel: 01389 752914 – 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Monday 2nd Jan –Mackies Pharmacy – 8 High Street Dumbarton Tel: 01389 762598 – 9:00am – 6:00pm
December 19th, 2022
Our Reception Desk is Moving
From Tuesday 15th November our reception desk will be returning back to Waiting Area 1.
November 15th, 2022
September Weekend Bank Holiday
Your GP surgery will be closed for the September weekend bank holiday on Monday 26th of September.
If you are in need of medical attention during this time, the Right Care, Right Place website can offer information about the services available to you.
Please be aware this will create an increased demand on your surgery upon re-opening on Tuesday 27th September. We would kindly ask that you only contact the practice on the day of re-opening if your enquiry is essential.
Please ensure you have enough medication to cover this date as some pharmacies may also be closed on Monday 26th September.
We hope you have a lovely weekend!
September 21st, 2022
The vaccines that will help protect you from flu and coronavirus this winter are being made available now by your local Health Board.
NHS Scotland is vaccinating those most at risk first, please wait until you are contacted or called forward to book your winter vaccine appointment. NHS Scotland recommends you get your vaccines as soon as they are offered to you.
Please note these invites will come directly from your local Health Board and NOT your GP practice. Therefore, if you need to re-arrange or cancel your appointment, please do so by following this link, or telephone the National Vaccination Helpline on: 0800 030 8013.
September 12th, 2022
Return of Extended Hours Clinics
We are pleased to inform you that our extended hours clinics have returned.
We are able to offer a variety of consultations on Tuesday PM’s until 6:30pm & Wednesday AM’s from 7:45am.
This will include our GP’s, Nurses & Health Care Assistants.
September 8th, 2022
National Breast Screening Programme
All eligible women aged between 50 and 70 registered with our practice will be sent an invitation letter from the breast screening service to attend for routine breast screening.
This is estimated to be starting from the 16th September 2022. Patients will be invited to attend a mobile unit in the car park of the Morrison’s Supermarket, Glasgow Road, Dumbarton, G82 1QZ.
Please note that invitation letters will now ask you to contact the breast screening centre to confirm if you will be attending your allocated appointment or if you need to re-schedule.
Further information regarding routine breast screening can be found here
Specific information for transgender participants can be found here
September 5th, 2022