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Know who to turn to

Pharmacist (self care)

Pharmacist (self care)

  • coughs or colds
  • sore throat
  • indigestion
  • diarrhoea or constipation
  • aches and pains
  • help if you run out of your repeat prescription

Dentist

Dentist

  • tooth pain
  • swelling to your mouth
  • painful or bleeding gums
  • injury to your mouth
  • advice on oral hygiene
Optometrist (Ophthalmic Optician)

Optometrist (Ophthalmic Optician)

  • Red and/or sticky eye
  • Pain in or around your eye
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Blurred or reduced vision
  • Flashes and floaters
GP Surgery

GP Surgery

A range of clinicians, including doctors and nurses, to help you with both physical and mental health issues.

NHS 24

NHS 24

NHS 24's health information service includes self-help guides for a range of common conditions.  www.nhsinform.scot/self-help-guides
When your GP and local pharmacy are closed and you are too ill to wait, call 111.

Mental Well-being

Mental Well-being

Minor Injuries Unit

Minor Injuries Unit

  • cuts and minor burns
  • sprains and strains
  • suspected broken bones and fractures
999 or A&E

999 or A&E

  • suspected heart attack or stroke
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding

 For more information please visit http://www.knowwhototurnto.org/

Life Threatening Emergencies

In a life-threatening emergency such as sudden severe chest pain, severe breathlessness, loss of power in a limb, loss of consciousness or severe bleeding dial 999.

If you feel the problem is not immediately life threatening, you may call us for advice. Please make it clear when you call us that you are calling for advice about an emergency.

Injuries

The health centre is equipped to treat minor injuries like small cuts and joint sprains. If the injury is more severe or may involve a broken bone or something which requires stitches you should attend the local Accident & Emergency Unit at:

Royal Alexandra Hospital Paisley: 0141 887 9111
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow: 0141 201 1100

If you require an X-ray please go to your nearest casualty department as we do not have X-ray facilities in the Health Centre.

Also in the event of poisoning or overdose the attend the local Accident & Emergency Unit.

Urgent Problems during Surgery Hours

If you have an urgent problem during surgery opening hours call the Practice on 0141 207 7480. The receptionist will need to take some details about the problem and arrangements will be made for you to be seen by the doctor as soon as possible.

How to Get Healthcare Advice & Assistance when the Surgery is Closed:
NHS 24

We provide medical services during our opening hours. Outside of these hours, medical cover is provided by NHS 24.

NHS 24 are responsible for urgent medical problems which develop or evolve while we are closed. The nurses and doctors at NHS 24 do not have access to your full medical record, and will not be able to arrange ongoing management or referrals.

If your problem can wait until we re-open, please consider calling us then. This will ensure that you receive the best medical advice and follow up.

NHS 24 Telephone 111

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