Possilpark Health & Care Centre99 Saracen StreetGlasgow, G22 5APTel: 0141 800 0840
Keppoch Medical Practice has been providing medical services for over 100 years to families living mainly in post code areas G20, G21, G22 and G23. We have long opening hours and provide a wide range of clinics and services, some of which may not be available in other local practices.
The practice is based in Possilpark Health & Care Centre on Saracen Street. We are easily accessible by public transport and ample parking is available.
The practice team aims to provide a high standard of professional health care in a friendly environment. We work closely with the community nursing teams and with a wide range of other services and organisations to ensure that we provide our patients with a package of care designed to meet their individual needs.
Keppoch Medical Practice has been an accredited training practice for over 20 years. This means we have a fully qualified doctor working with us to complete their final year of training in general practice. As a training practice, we are committed to the continuous training and development of all members of the practice team to ensure that we are providing our patients with the best care available.
The practice has been awarded the Royal College of General Practitioners' Quality Practice Award twice. This prestigious award recognises the high standards of care being provided by the practice.
The practice offers the following specialised clinics and services, some of which may not be available in otherlocal practices:
An annual review for most chronic illnesses so that you don't have to attend a separate appointment for each one.
Annual Housebound Reviews Our housebound patients will be visited in their own home by the Practice Nurse who will carry out a holistic review of their health.
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 8.45 - 12 noon and Wednesdays and Fridays 1.30 - 4.15pm.
You will only have blood tests taken by our Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant if you are invited as part of your annual review, or if you are being monitored while on a specific medication. Otherwise, you must make an appointment at the Treatment Room.
The Treatment Room Nurse is also available for wound management - dressings, removal of stitches, and so on. Your GP will send you there for blood tests, certain vaccinations and other minor treatments.
The Treatment Room service has an appointment system. To make an appointment, you can either phone the main reception on the ground floor on 0141 800 0600 or go the main reception desk. The reception desk is open 8.30am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.
When you are attending the Treatment Room, please remember to report to the main reception when you arrive.
Pharmacy First is a new service in which your local pharmacy can provide assessment, advice, treatment and referrals for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women aged 16-65 yrs and for impetigo for those over 2 years old.
Please check the list of exclusions below. If you fall into any of these categories, please make an appointment to see your GP as normal:
Urinary tract infection service exclusion criteria:
Impetigo service exclusion criteria:
Speak to your local pharmacist for more information.
There are two ways of accessing physiotherapy services:
For those who do not need to see GP, please complete a self-referral form (click on link) and post to your local physiotherapy department. If you are seen by GP then the GP will send the referral. The self-referral form can be posted to any of the physiotherapy departments below:
Maryhill Health Centre, 41 Shawpark Street, G20 9DR. Tel:5318730
Possilpark Health Centre, Send to Maryhill Health Centre. Tel:531 6134
Woodside Health Centre, Barr Street, G20 7LR. Tel:531 9243
Patients can self refer to the Podiatry department for any new problems. You do not need to see your doctor to be referred unless you are housebound and need to be referred to the domiciliary service.
Patients can contact their local Hospital Service directly for the following:
Contact numbers are as follows:
Stop Smoking support sessions are held at the following venues:
Phone 0141 232 2110 to book a place or just go along.
For more information, call 0800 84 84 84 or visit the Stop Smoking website at http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/smokefreeservices
Child Immunisation Clinic
You will receive an invitation when your child is due his or her immunisations. The immunisation clinics are held on the ground floor of Possilpark Health & Care Centre.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse at least 6 weeks before you are due to travel to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
You can also ask your local pharmacist for advice on requirements.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible as a second appointment will be required with the Practice Nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
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 receptionists will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Due to the recent changes in the benefits system, the practice has been receiving requests for medical reports to support applications and appeals for Additional Room Allowance and other benefits. We can, however, refer you to the Citizens' Advice Bureau for assistance from one of their Money Advice Workers.
We regret that we are unable to comply with such requests ourselves as they would create an unmanageable workload for our doctors, adding to an already high volume of paperwork and reducing the amount of time they are available to spend with patients.
The NHS does not fund practices for providing medical reports to Local Authorities, and Glasgow City Council is not offering a fee for these reports.
It is important for all concerned to understand that GPs are not always best placed to provide the information that is required. Other sources, such as the patients themselves, can provide the necessary information more easily.
We trust therefore that you will understand the reasons why we cannot comply with these requests.
We believe it is more important for doctors to be available to see and speak to their patients.
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