Appointments

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Telephone Calls

Until we have control of the CoVid pandemic most of your initial contact with the practice will be via the telephone and you will be signposted for an appointment to the most appropriate member of our clinical team. The receptionist may ask you about your problem so that you can be directed to the most appropriate person though you may specify a clinician of your choice if you have been requested to call back. Confidentiality will be maintained by our team at all times. 

 You can book an appointment for a telephone consultation via our Reception on 0141 883 8887. Ideally we would request that you call between 9am and 9.30am for a morning appointment and 11am and 11.30am for an afternoon appointment. 

Making an Appointment

Surgery Consultations

The surgery is opened from 09:00 – 13:00 and   14:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday. During the Coronavirus pandemic we have had to restrict access unfortunately and face to face consultations will only be organised after a telephone consultation and when safe and appropriate to do so.

All consultations are by appointment (15 minutes duration). As far as possible we strive to provide a “same day” service but we can also offer pre-booked appointments for the convenience of our patients when appropriate. 

If you require an urgent appointment please let the receptionist know so that we can arrange for you to be contacted on the same day in one of our "urgent emergency" slots. You will not have a choice of doctor for these appointments. 

You may however wish to indicate whether you would prefer a male or female doctor when an urgent appointment is required, though this may not be guaranteed.

House Calls

Housecalls are only made for the seriously ill or seriously disabled who are housebound.  For those who are housebound calls must be requested before 10:00 unless an unexpected emergency arises. 

We wish to provide all of our patients with a good service but if everyone who is suffering from mild illness or not seriously ill requests a housecall we could not continue to supply such a responsive service and overall patient care would suffer.

Dr Graham, Dr Watson, Dr Balmer, Dr. Hazell and Dr McMillan see patients who are acutely unwell on the same day (especially babies and children and the frail elderly).  If patients use the service well it will improve for the benefit of everyone.

Video Consultations

We have a limited facility for video consultations which can be arranged by telephoning our reception staff – after making an appointment you can access this service via a mobile smart phone or in some cases via computer by typing in

https://nhsattend.vc/crookstonmedicalcentre

completing your name date of birth and contact telephone number. This will then be flagged up on our system and a doctor will be available to conduct a video consultation (essentially an encrypted Skype/Facetime video consultation)

Email

Patients can also contact the surgery by email.

General Enquiries

ggc.gp52344crookstonenquiries@nhs.scot

Prescriptions

ggc.gp52344crookstonprescriptions@nhs.scot

These email boxes are accessed twice daily.

Emergency (Out Of Hours)

Emergency Appointments and house visits after 18:00 weekdays and weekends/public holidays will be dealt with by NHS 24. 

The contact telephone number is as follows:  111.

The NHS 24 website address is www.nhs24.scot.

Cancellations/Keeping Appointments

Please do not waste appointments.  Other patients can use a cancellation so please cancel as soon as you know you can’t attend.

In rare occasions there may be an emergency that prevents this from happening however patients who consistently continue to waste appointments by booking and not cancelling will be removed from our list. It is selfish and discourteous and can deprive others of receiving more prompt medical attention.  If you are unable to keep your appointment for any reason PLEASE let us know as early as possible so that we can reallocate the time to another person.

Change of Address / Telephone Numbers

Please tell us if you change your name, address, email, mobile or landline telephone number.

This information is essential to enable us to keep your information as up-to-date as possible on our computer system. It will also assist in communications with you for the provision of our newsletters, blogs or essential clinical personal information as well as a contact point in an emergency.

Please also note that if your new address falls outside of our catchment area, you will need to register with a new GP and we will be contacting you regarding this matter.

Patients with Particular Needs

Disabled Access: Our surgery is accessible to patients using a wheelchair.  We also have 2 parking spaces outside which are reserved for patients displaying a disabled sticker.

Non English Speakers: Interpretation and translation services can be arranged for patients who do not speak English.  Please let us know if you need this service when booking an appointment.  

Online Appointments

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