Please note that as of Tuesday 17th November, our practice email will be changing to:

levenside.practice@nhs.scot

 

  • If you are emailing the practice, please remember to include; full name, date of birth and address of the relevant patient.
  • Please only send photos if you have been asked to do so by a clinician or member of our admin team.
  • Remember to include a message so we know why you are emailing.

 

 

 

November 17th, 2020

The latest edition of our newsletter is available now! Click here to view.

 

November 16th, 2020

If you have been asked to attend a video consultation with one of our clinicians, please view the information sheet on how to get set up.

 

If you are familiar with our video consultation process, you can follow this link to be taken into our virtual waiting room for your allocated appointment.

 

October 9th, 2020

The practice will be closed on Monday 28th September for the bank holiday.

If you find yourself unwell during this time, the NHS ‘Know Who To Turn To’ guide is very useful in identifying the right option for your condition, and when to access essential services.

If you find yourself short of medication, your local pharmacy open will be:

Boots – High St Dumbarton – 11:00am – 3:00pm – Tel: 01389 763907

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

September 21st, 2020

Your practice will not be vaccinating as normal for Flu this year. All Flu vaccinations will be done centrally in local community spaces.

 

If eligible, you will receive a letter from your Health Board or practice advising of your appointment. Please attend as directed. If you cannot attend please follow the directions in your letter to rearrange.

September 14th, 2020

Before seeking medical care, please consider which service is most appropriate.

Get the right care from the right place. A&E is still open if you need emergency care. But many health issues can be handled online, on the phone, or at your local healthcare provider, saving you time and effort.

Please see some examples of other services below:

NHSinform.scot

Help is available here for common symptoms, as well as guidance for self-help and advice on where to go if you need further medical care.

Phone NHS 24 on 111

If you’re ill and feel it can’t wait until your GP practice reopens, you can phone the NHS 24 service on 111.

Mental health

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or need support you can call NHS 24 on 111, or Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87. You can also call Samaritans on 116 123. They’re open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Visit your local pharmacy

Your local pharmacy can help with repeat prescriptions and offer advice on minor illnesses like coughs, colds, sore throats, diarrhoea or constipation, indigestion, and aches and pains. They can also help with common conditions like urinary tract infections (UTIs) and impetigo.

Contacting your GP practice

If you contact your GP practice, the service might be different to what you’re used to as we work hard to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Minor Injuries Units

Visit your local minor injuries unit for non-life threatening but painful injuries, like cuts, minor burns, sprains and strains, and suspected broken bones and fractures.

Going to A&E or phoning 999

Please remember that A&E or phoning 999 are for emergencies only, such as severe injury, a suspected heart attack or stroke, breathing difficulties, or severe bleeding.

Worried about coronavirus?

If you’re concerned you might have symptoms of coronavirus, visit nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

August 26th, 2020

If you have been asked to attend a video consultation with one of our clinicians, please view the information sheet on how to get set up.

 

If you are familiar with our video consultation process, you can follow this link to be taken into our virtual waiting room for your allocated appointment.

 

 

August 25th, 2020

Epilepsy Scotland are holding an online information event for people living in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

 

The event will be held on: TUESDAY 25th AUGUST 2020 between 11am – 1pm

 

The event will allow individuals, families and carers affected by epilepsy to ask private questions about epilepsy and find out how Epilepsy Scotland can help.

This is a unique opportunity to speak to Epilepsy Scotland’s Helpline and Information Officers online.

 

To register for the event, please email: contact@epilepsyscotland.org.uk

For more information about Epilepsy Scotland you can visit their website: www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk

They also have a confidential free helpline: 0808 800 2200

 

August 18th, 2020