This week we said a sad farewell to our advanced nurse practitioner Elaine Ponton.
Elaine has moved on to pastures new and we wish her the very best of luck and happiness in her new job!
February 4th, 2022
Pharmacy First Scotland
What is NHS Pharmacy First Scotland?
- NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is an NHS service provided by your local community pharmacy (a pharmacy with a contract to provide NHS prescriptions and services).
- If you have a minor illness, a pharmacy is the first place you should go for advice.
- You do not usually need an appointment and you can go to any pharmacy.
- Your pharmacist can give you advice for a minor illness, and medicine if they think you need it.
Click here to view conditions you can get help with via Pharmacy First. Or for further information on this service, please visit NHSInform.
January 24th, 2022
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.
January 17th, 2022
Access to Free Period Products online for West Dunbartonshire Residents
West Dunbartonshire Council, along with award winning supplier Hey Girls, are on a mission to end period poverty. With Scottish Government funding West Dunbartonshire Council provide free Period Products in the community, mainly Pads and Tampons. With this postal service you can also order reusable products including Menstrual Cups and Period Pants.
All products are environmentally friendly.
Click here to place an online order.
January 10th, 2022
TOGETHERALL – A Mental Health Community freely available to those aged 16 to 24
Togetherall are an evidence based, clinically moderated, 24/7 online peer to peer Mental Health Community, commissioned by West Dunbartonshire Council and is freely available to those aged 16 to 24.
Members join the community anonymously for support with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues, from anxiety, depression, and isolation, to relationship issues and lifestyle challenges.
Togetherall supports immediate and longer-term mental health or situational distress, enabling members to feel more in control of their emotional health. Their philosophy of early intervention aims to improve the mental wellbeing of our members, providing them with the necessary tools and resources to manage their own journey to improving their mental health.
For more info on how to sign up, click here to view the Togetherall Flyer or visit their website.
January 5th, 2022
Festive Pharmacy Openings
If you find yourself short of your medication when your GP surgery is closed over the festive period, your local pharmacy openings are:
Saturday 25th Dec – Marchbanks Pharmacy – 172 Main Street Renton Tel: 01389 752914 – 12:00pm – 5:30pm
Sunday 26th Dec – Marchbanks Pharmacy – 172 Main Street Renton Tel: 01389 752914 – 12:00pm – 5:30pm
Monday 27th Dec – Marchbanks Pharmacy – 172 Main Street Renton Tel: 01389 752914 – 12:00pm – 5:30pm
Monday 27th Dec – Boots Pharmacy – 167/169 Main Street Alexandria Tel: 01389 752606 – 11:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 28th Dec – Boots Dumbarton, Clarkes Bellsmyre, Brucehill Dumbarton, Gordon’s Alexandria, Boots Alexandria, Well Balloch
Saturday 1st Jan – Marchbanks Pharmacy – 172 Main Street Renton Tel: 01389 752914 – 12:00pm – 5:30pm
Sunday 2nd Jan – Marchbanks Pharmacy – 172 Main Street Renton Tel: 01389 752914 – 12:00pm – 5:30pm
Monday 3rd Jan – Marchbanks Pharmacy – 172 Main Street Renton Tel: 01389 752914 – 12:00pm – 5:30pm
Monday 3rd Jan – Boots Pharmacy – 167/169 Main Street Alexandria Tel: 01389 752606 – 11:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 4th Jan – Boots Dumbarton, Clarkes Bellsmyre, Brucehill Dumbarton, Gordon’s Alexandria, Boots Alexandria, Well Balloch
December 24th, 2021
Important Information About Flu Vaccinations
The Health Board are prioritising COVID-19 booster vaccinations because of the rise of the Omicron variant. Therefore you will no longer routinely be given the flu vaccination at their clinics.
Please click here for more information.
December 20th, 2021
Your GP surgery will be closed for the festive holidays on Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December and also Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th January.
If you are in need of medical attention during this time (which cannot wait until we re-open), you can use the regular NHS 111 online service: 111.nhs.uk/ or call 111 if you are unable to get help online.
If you are in need of immediate medical attention dial 999.
For information about other NHS services available during the festive period. Click here to be directed to the very helpful ‘Know Who To Turn To’ NHS guide’.
From all at Levenside Practice, we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
December 20th, 2021