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Although all our GP's are qualified to provide ante-natal care, this is provided at the midwife led clinics. After the baby is born, patients should make an appointment for their post-natal (6 weeks) check.
We also have close links with our community midwives at Rowan Park.
Any patients who have had a positive pregnancy test should contact the Maternity Central Booking Number on 0141 347 8422 to make their first appointment.
Whilst trying to conceive or on finding you are pregnant you should take Folic Acid and Vitamin D supplements - speak to your community pharmacy for advice.
Early Pregnancy Advice Service - If you are less than 17 weeks pregnant and experiencing bleeding or pain contact this service on 0141 201 2331. Lines open Monday to Friday 08.00 to 16.00 and Saturday 08.30 to 16.30.
Maternity Assessment Unit - If you think you are in labout or need advice and are more than 17 weeks pregnant please contact the unit on 0141 232 4363/4377 (24 hours).
Maternity Physiotherapy - Self refer on 0141 201 2324.
Pertussis Vaccination - You should receive this at a midwife appointment between 16 and 32 weeks.
Smokefree Services for pregnant women - 0141 201 2335 or text QUIT to 07796 937679
Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0800 027 1234 (24 hours)
Riverside Baby Club - Mondays 11am-12.30pm - speak to your Health Visitor for more information.
Most blood tests need to be done in the morning or early afternoon to ensure they get to the hospital lab in time for processing. Our healthcare assistant has appointments most mornings from 08:30 to 12:00 for all blood tests. Some later slots are also available. Again appointments can be booked at reception or over the phone.
Please advise the receptionist if you require to be fasted and we will try and give you an earlier time.
Child Health Clinics
On Tuesday afternoon from 14:00 to 15:30 we have a child health clinic. These appointments with Dr Gilsenan or Dr Kidd are reserved for Six week baby checks. Your health visitor will organise this with you when they visit after the baby is born.
Child Immunisation Clinics
The health visitors run clinics for all pre-school immunisations at Elderpark Clinic. Appointments for immunisations are posted out to parents 7-14 days before the clinic. If for any reason you cannot bring your child please notify your health visitor as soon as possible.
We no longer offer a travel vaccination service. Patients travelling overseas who think they may need travel vaccinations should contact a private travel clinic.
Up to date advice on all aspects of foreign travel can be found on the above tab.
Well Woman Clinics
Well Woman appointments for cervical smear tests are available with our practice nurses, please contact our reception staff to arrange a suitable appointment time.
All women between the ages of 20 and 60 years should have a cervical smear every 3 years.
All our GP's can give advice on family planning methods and prescribe the various contraceptive pills. Dr Kidd runs our Implant fitting service and more information on all of these matters can be obtained from reception. We are not able to fit or remove IUD's (coils) - patients wishing this should contact their local Family Planning Clinic.
We have a clinic on Wednesday mornings from 09:00 – 12:00 for diabetic patients. Patients will be sent a reminder letter when they are due their next routine check-up. Patients attending the Diabetic Clinic for annual reviews will be seen by Sister Diane Elrick.
Our practice nurses have appointments throughout the week for asthma checks (for children and adults). Appointments can be made at reception.
Addictions Management Clinic
We have an opiate addictions management clinic on Tuesday afternoon run by Dr. Fawcett and our team of addiction counsellors. Attendance is by appointment only.
Glasgow Council on Alcohol
GCA provide 1-to-1 alcohol counselling at Midlock on Wednesday afternoons. The Counsellor can help you look at the reasons you might be drinking too much then set goals for you to reduce, control or stop drinking. You can refer yourself by calling GCA on 0141 353 1800 and stating you would like meet here.
Moira Anderson Foundation
MAF provides support to people impacted by child sexual abuse, whether it's the person who has experienced abuse or their family members affected. 1-to-1 counselling sessions take place here on a Monday morning; if you would like to be referred, please ask your GP or make an appointment to see the Community Links Practitioner.
As of 1st January 2020 we will no longer be providing a travel clinic. Any forms handed in up to this date will be dealt with but we regret that we cannot process any after this date.
There are a number of private travel clinics in and around Glasgow, please ask at reception for a list.
EHIC Card - Information on EHIC card for use while still part of the European Union.
Fit for Travel information
NHS Inform information on travelling abroad
Information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
We ask for a minimum of 7 days notice for any letters or forms requested.
A list of fees is attached below.
Why do GPs sometimes charge fees – surely the doctor is being paid anyway?
It is important to understand that many GPs are not employed by the NHS. GP partners are self employed and have to cover costs in the same way as any other small business i.e. staff, building, heating, lighting, stationary etc. These costs are covered partly by the NHS for NHS work, but private fees also contribute towards these expenses.
What costs do the NHS cover and what is not?
The Government’s contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients, including the provision of ongoing medical treatment. However in recent years, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to ensure that information provided to them is true and accurate.
Do GPs have to do non-NHS work for their patients?
Whilst GPs will always attempt to assist patients with the completion of forms i.e. for insurance purposes, GPs are not contractually required to do non-NHS work. At Midlock Medical Centre we do not countersign driving licence applications or passport applications.
Who sets the fees for non-NHS work?
Midlock Medical Centre sets its prices following guidance from The British Medical Association (who are the professional association and registered trade union for British doctors).
Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?
Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients. Midlock Medical Centre have a very heavy workload, and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of time. It can take minimum of two weeks to complete these forms. We ask for a minimum of 7 days notice for any letters or forms requested.
I only need the doctor’s signature – what is the problem?
To remain on the Medical Register, the doctor must only sign or complete a certificate or report that they know to be true. In order to complete even the simplest of forms the doctor will check the patient’s entire medical record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (the doctors’ regulatory body) or even the Police.
Midlock non-nhs fees
The stop smoking service is operating a telephone service during Covid-19 restrictions. Just call on 0800 916 8858 or visit www.nhsggc.org.uk/quityourway
Smokefree Services run a drop-in support service at Elderpark Clinic, every Thursday 1 – 3pm. They support thousands of people every single year towards a smokefree future and best of all the service is completely FREE. Click here and work out how much money you could save by stopping smoking. Holidays, new furniture and paying off debts are just some of the things that people do with the extra money they save by stopping smoking.
Saving money isn’t the only benefit of stopping- many people report their senses of taste and smell returning, the colour and texture of their skin improving, being less breathless, and generally having better health with less chest infections.
Overcoming addiction can be difficult, but thousands of people do it with our support every year. Don’t just take our word for it; you can download our FREE e-book to read top tips for stopping smoking from people who have done it and see the strategies other people have used to be successfully quit.
To STOP NOW you can follow the link below to Smokefree Services’ online booking page, or call the South Sector team on 0800 028 5208 or 0141 232 4581.
Click here to book into one of our services
Quit your way - Quit Your Way Community Services deliver free, relaxed and informal stop smoking support in a variety of local venues to help smokers quit.
The CAT brings specialist nursing and social work staff together to provide comprehensive, local and accessible community based services for people with drug and alcohol problems.
Community Addictions Services South West Glasgow