The Green Practice, Govan Health Centre
Welcome along to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services. Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home. You will find various website links throughout our website, we have selected these carefully, however we are not responsible for the content they contain.
FLU VACCINE - AGE RANGE 60-64
If you are in the age range of 60-64, and live within Glasgow City HSCP, you are eligible for a seasonal flu vaccination this year, and will have received a National letter notifying you of this. The letter has been sent to people whose date of birth falls between 1st April 1956 and 31st March 1961.
If you have had a flu vaccine since September 2020, or have an appointment to get one, you do not need another vaccination and can ignore the letter.”
GP Practices are not involved in the organisation of these clinics and therefore we cannot provide any further information regarding them – please do not phone the Practice about these vaccination arrangements.
If you live in the Glasgow City HSCP area we will be delivering vaccines at ‘’drop in’’ clinics, to Glasgow City Residents. Residents of other Health Board areas are not eligible to use these clinics but should be advised to contact their own Health Board, or check its website, for information on flu vaccination.
Each Health and Social Care Partnership within NHS GG&C are also making local arrangements to deliver vaccination to this patient group.
Clinics will take place on
- Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December
- Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December
A list of the venues and the clinic times are noted below. Please do not attend these clinics outwith these times.
If you are not able to attend these clinics, Community Pharmacies are also providing vaccinations to this age group from 1st to 13th December, and further information on participating pharmacies can be accessed via the NHS GG&C website.
You should not attend if you have symptoms of Covid 19 i.e.
Temperature, new persistent cough, loss of the sense of taste or smell
If you are attending a clinic, please note the following:
- You must bring your invitation letter with you – this confirms that you are eligible for a seasonal flu vaccination.
- As there are no appointment times, there may be queues, which might be lengthy at times. Please be patient.
- You might be required to queue outside, please be prepared by bringing an umbrella, wearing weather appropriate clothing
- In order to help maintain social distancing – please come alone wherever possible and follow the guidance in place maintaining a 2m distance from those around you at all times.
- Wear a face covering, and use the hand sanitiser available on entry into the site
- We will have staff in place to support and maintain Social Distancing – please follow any guidance they give to you.
- It would be helpful to wear a short sleeved top, under your coat or jacket.
Castlemilk Health Centre - Dougrie Drive, Castlemilk, Glasgow, G45 9AW
Govan Health Centre - 5 Drumoyne Road, Glasgow, G51 4BJ
Govanhill Community Building - 223 Calder Street, Glasgow, G42 7DR
All clinics will be running on:
Saturday 5th December 8:30 am - 12.30pm then 1.00 pm - 5.45 pm
Sunday 6th December 8:30 am - 12.30pm then 1.00 pm - 5.45 pm
Saturday 12th December 8:30 am - 12.30pm then 1.00 pm - 5.45 pm
Sunday 13th December 8:30 am - 12.30pm then 1.00 pm - 5.45 pm
Please note clinics are closed between 12.30pm and 1.00pm
Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the clinic opening time and arrive no later than 15 mins before clinic closing time.
Information for Housebound Patients for 2020 Flu Vaccinations
During the COVID pandemic all appointment requests are subject to telephone triage.
We are ONLY seeing patients in the surgery by pre-arranged telephone invitation/triage
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 an in and out door system in place. Please follow instructions, including the wearing of a face mask.
Please help the receptionists by telling them a short summary of your problem. The surgery is open continuously from 8.30am-6pm. If you require to speak to a doctor, the receptionist will take a note of your details and the doctor will return your call.
For information regarding the podiatry services during the COVID-19 pandemic please click here to view a video from David Wylie, Head of Podiatry for Greater Glasgow & Clyde
For information and advice from Transport Scotland on travelling safely on public transport during the COVID-19 pandemic click here
Worried about Coronavirus?
For some usual tips and advice click here
For up to date information from NHS Inform click here
For tips on how to cope if you are worried about Coronavirus and in isolation click here
For information regarding Fit for Travel from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office please click here
For information from Health Protection Scotland click here
The importance of care planning conversations
During COVID-19, your GP may call you to discuss an Anticipatory Care Plan. For further information there is a video explaining the importance of this phone call and you can view this by clicking here
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 or https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000. If you are worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
Childline: 0800 1111 Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on Coronavirus and your wellbeing www.mind.org.uk
YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus https://youngminds.org.uk
ICON: Babies cry: You can cope http://iconcope.org/
SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID. https://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domestic-abuse-and-covid-19
IRISi interventions: http://irisi.org/iris/find-your-local-iris-site/
Know Who To Turn To
The Green Practice Travel Health Newsletter - click here.pdf
Transgender Screening in Scotland
For further information please click here
Save Lives Clean Your Hands/How to prevent sepsis - here for further information
Pharmacy First allows patients to access FREE advice and/or treatment for uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in women for further information see the information below.
Do you have Diabetes?
Regular eye examinations are important, for more information click here
If you believe you may be pregnant we are unable to perform pregnancy testing here in the practice as we are no longer supplied with the kits to do this by GG&C.
We would ask that you purchase a pregnancy kit at any Pharmacy and carry out the test before you make an appointment with the GP or Practice Nurse. Kits are available from as little as a few pounds and are just as accurate as more expensive tests. Alternatively, if you are unable to fund a kit we can send a sample of urine to the lab for testing however results will not be available for 4-5 days.
Prescription Waste Campaign
Together small changes make a big difference to reducing medicine waste and helps look after our NHS. Watch a quick video for more information by clicking here
One Click Away
Convenience doesn’t stop there and you can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription, booking an appointment or sending us a comment are both just a click away. And if you’re not yet registered with us you can download the necessary forms too.
Health and Happiness
Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.