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Welcome to Ailsa Surgery

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Our Practice Leaflet

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Practice Nurse Irene Davidson

Many of you will know Irene, who has been our much-valued Practice Nurse for several years now. Irene has now taken her retirement, as of 26/11/21. We would all like to wish Irene all the very best and thank her for her essential contribution to the practice team.

Our new Practice Nurse, Janice Anderson, will be joining the practice on 13.12.21, and we would like to welcome her.

2021-2022 Flu Immunisation

Please see the News page for details of this year's campaign, which is significantly different from that in previous years. The immunisations are being organised by GGC Health Board and administered at central clinics. All eligible patients will receive an appointment letter from GGCHB. A helpline number will be on the letter.

Acceptable Behaviour

We have been experiencing increasing incidences of hostility towards the practice team and we would like to stress that any form of violence and aggression, including verbal hostility towards staff is completely unacceptable. Please think before you speak or act. We operate a zero tolerance policy.If you are abusive you will be asked to find another GP practice.

Demand for access to GP’s across Greater Glasgow and Clyde is exceptional at present.  This practice is no different, please keep this in mind when dealing with the practice. Thank you for your co-operation and patience at this time.

Announcement Due to the Current COVID-19 situation.

The NHS is “open” but due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic services are altered and disrupted.

We are ONLY seeing patients in the surgery by pre-arranged telephone invitation.

Please note that, like most businesses, COVID-19 could affect our staffing levels, so it may take longer than usual for the telephones to be answered. Please be patient and keep trying. We are here and will answer.

Please do not come to the surgery in person to request repeat prescriptions. These can only be ordered by telephone or online.

It remains unlikely that there will be a return to routine face to face appointments in the near future. If a clinician needs to examine you, you will be given a time to come down; there is social distancing marking, and a door entry system with an external intercom. 

If it’s safe for you to attend the practice, please remember the following :-

• Attend alone - no partner / children if possible

• Remove coat before entering the building and avoid carrying anything (eg a handbag, ‘phone, kids’ toys, food or drink)

• Wear loose fitting clothing that will not need to be removed if you are going to be examined.

• Use the lavatory before leaving home – our toilet facilities are unavailable.

• You will be met at the door. Please have a mask or face covering on before entering the building. You will also be asked to use hand sanitiser. Please try to avoid touching anything e.g. doors when you are inside.

As a safety measure, there will be non-contact forehead thermometer checks at the front door to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection to other patients and surgery staff.

There is an automatic hand sanitiser machine in the front porch. Please use this before entering the surgery.

We are now offering book ahead telephone appointments. Most conditions can be dealt with safely over the telephone.

Tel: 0141 429 0913

We will resume services as soon as it is safe to do so; please keep up to date with our status on this website.

To reduce cross-infection risks to patients and our staff, the doors to the surgery are closed. If you have to attend, please use the buzzer to the right side of the door. A member of staff speak to you via the intercom.

If you require a repeat prescription, please phone in your request, or use the online ordering system. We are arranging for prescriptions to be available for collection at either of the two pharmacies in Admiral Street - Mehta Pharmacy and Nancy Pharmacy. If you use another pharmacy, please speak to our reception staff by phone and they will be able to advise you of any other arrangements in place.

For more information, go to our News Page.

Recent Change to "Level 0 Restrictions"

The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitality and shops.

This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid 19.

From 19 July 2021 (when we go to Level 0) the following rules still apply in General Practice:

  • wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless you are exempt)
  • physical distancing of 2 metres in waiting rooms
  • contact your practice by telephone in the first instance
  • wearing of PPE by staff
  • screening of all patients for Covid 19 symptoms

Please support the Ailsa Surgery team by complying with this guidance.

Covid-19 Vaccination

The practice have now completed our Covid-19 immunisation programme and have completed the administration of the first and second doses to our patients over the age of 80 and those aged 75 – 79 years old (those aged 75 and over by 31 March 2021) and the clinically extremely vulnerable (defined as those on the Shielding register), excluding Care Home residents and Housebound patients. Housebound patients are being given the vaccine at home by the district nursing team. The arrangements for this are NOT made by the practice, and we have no control over the arrangements and timing of the visits. 

Booster doses for the over 50s and younger patients with specific conditions have been announced. These will NOT be administered by GP practices. They will be given at Health Board central clinics. Appointment letters will be sent direct to these patients. Housebound patients will have their vaccinations administered at home by Health Board staff under similar arrangements to the first two doses.

We cannot assist with enquiries about immunisation for these groups or when they will be invited for immunisation, so please do not phone the practice about this.

  • Please do not contact the surgery to ask for a Covid vaccination passport or status certificate – we will not be able to provide any standard document. If you require a Covid Vaccination certificate, go to https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid19status or call 0808 196 8565 if you cannot go online.

  • The Scottish Government is working to support the re-opening of international travel once it is safe to do so. They are working with the other UK Nations and with the World Health Organisation to agree on potential future COVID certification requirements for international travel.

Face Covering Exemption Certificates

This practice will not, in any circumstances, issue certificates for an exemption from face coverings.

The Scottish Government and the Glasgow Local Medical Committee have made it explicitly clear that there is no legal requirement nor any expectation that individuals show any documentation if challenged on public transport, in a shop, or by an employer.

This is detailed in The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020.

Covid Vaccination Exemption Certificates: Important Notice

GPs and their teams cannot issue vaccination exemption certificates.

Further information on the vaccination exemption certificates scheme, including information on safe vaccination and routes to obtain an exemption can be found on the Scottish Government and NHS Inform websites.

Alternatively you can phone the free NHS Covid helpline on: 0808 196 8565

Video Consultation

We now have the facility for webcam video consultation. This, of course, may be very useful during the current pandemic situation.

Instructions on use are contained in this downloadable document Attend Anywhere.

Please speak to reception before starting a video call.

Clinical Photographs

For many problems, you may not need to see a doctor face to face. For example, for things such as rashes or moles, it may be that the doctor can carry out a thorough assessment simply by seeing a picture. For some problems therefore, a doctor or nurse may ask that you email a picture to us- provided of course you are happy to do this.

 If you have been asked to send a clinical photograph, you will be asked for your consent for the photo to be received and looked at by the clinical team. If you consent to this, it will be documented in your notes. You can then email it to;

GGC.GP52217images@nhs.scot

Please mark the subject line of your email as “PHOTO; your name and date of birth’. It helps us greatly if the photos received are not too large, so if given the option to choose the size of the picture, please select small - not ‘actual size’! Please send no more than 3 photos, and remember to ensure information about what area of the body is added. It may be useful, if possible, to include another object (e.g. a coin) to give an idea of size.

Your photo will be handled by a member of our clinical team. It will be saved securely to your medical file, and then immediately deleted from our email server. It will not be stored anywhere within the practice computer systems.

A doctor will then contact you to discuss your photograph.

Please do not send photos without discussing it with a member of the practice team first.

Please do not send photos of intimate images (genitalia, anus and breasts) of children under 18 or of those who lack capacity.

Physiotherapy Services

Many muscular or skeletal conditions are best dealt with by a physiotherapist, rather than a GP. For more information on physiotherapy services, please see this link: NHSGGC Physio Services

You can refer yourself directly by filling in their Self referral Form if you live within Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Please deliver or post your completed form to your Local Physiotherapy Department.  

Paper copies are also available from your local physiotherapy department or GP surgery.

Join In

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.

Please help us to keep your contact details up-to-date. Whenever you come to the surgery, please check that we have the correct address and telephone number for you. A current email address can also be very helpful.

Premises & Access

Ailsa Surgery is a purpose-built GP surgery, which was opened in 1988. The premises have also been recently renovated to a high standard.

There is level access to the surgery with full facilities for disabled patients available within the premises. All GP and Practice Nurse clinics are on the ground floor.  If you require help getting about the surgery, please ask at reception for assistance.

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 Please note that, for health and safety reasons, eating and drinking is not   permitted in the waiting room. The toilets in the surgery are regularly   inspected, but please notify reception if you notice any problem with them.   Please note that for security and Health and Safety reasons, the toilets are for  patient and staff use only.

 There is a large car park to use while you attend the surgery.  The Ailsa   Surgery car park is located to the side and rear of the premises. Parking is   limited to one hour. If you are delayed, please speak to the reception staff at least 10 minutes before the hour is up.   They can arrange for you to have your parking extended by one more hour. Please note this also applies to Blue Badge   holders.

 The car park is managed for us by ParkingEye. Ailsa Surgery cannot request the cancellation of any Parking Charge   Notices issued. You must appeal directly to ParkingEye, following the steps set out on the Parking Charge Notice.

 You can also park at the front of the surgery on Admiral Street.

(Site updated 03/12/2021)

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Ailsa Surgery

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