Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 21st January-27th January
Every year in the UK, around 3,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 35 and under. Not attending cervical screening is the biggest risk to developing cervical cancer.
Smear tests aren’t easy for everyone, but they can save lives. The number of people going for smear tests is lower than ever. Together we can change this!
Join Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust in Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (21-27 January
2019) and smear your lipstick to raise awareness of this potentially lifesaving test.
The #SmearForSmear message is simple; attend your smear, reduce your risk of
Find out how you can get involved at jostrust.org.uk/smearforsmear.”
Follow the link below to find out more information on how a smear test is taken:
Broomhill Practice will be having a drop-in smear taking day on Thursday 24th January 19. If you are overdue your smear test why don’t you pop in between 8am and 5:30pm and see Sister Stewart. If you have never had a smear and wish to talk it over with Sister Stewart you can also drop in on Thursday 24th January.
Festive Period 2018
The Broomhill Practice will be closed Tuesday 25th December and Wednesday 26th December, Tuesday 1st January and Wednesday 2nd January. Please ensure you order your repeat prescription in advance. If you require medical attention that cannot wait until we reopen then please call NHS24 on 111.
The Broomhill staff would like to take the opportunity to wish all their patients a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Dr Gambhir New Role with NHS Education
Dr Gambhir has taken on a new role with NHS Education for Scotland as Assistant Director for Postgraduate GP Training starting 1st November 2018. This means he will be reducing his work commitment in the practice from 8 to 4 sessions per week. We will be replacing his sessions so that appointment availability is not reduced. However patients may notice longer waiting times and reduced appointment availability for Dr Gambhir in the near future.
We hope you will bear with us during this transition period.
FLU Vaccine Update
We have received a small supply of Flu vaccinations. If you haven't received your flu vaccination please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.
FLU SEASON 2018
We begin our Flu vaccination programme this year on Monday 8th October 2018. We are running a Drop in clinic week beginning Mon 8th October any morning between 10:00am and 1pm or any afternoon between 2pm and 5pm. After the drop in week, we will be running booked clinics every Thursday afternoon. Please contact the surgery on 0141 339 3626 make an appointment if this suits you better.
CHILDHOOD FLU 2018
All pre-school children aged between 2 years old and 5 years old will be eligible to receive a nasal flu vaccine. We will contact the eligible children soon. We shall commence special clinics every Thursday afternoon starting from 22rd October to administer it to eligible children. All primary school age children will receive the Flu vaccination at school.
Shingles is a one off vaccination and this year we will be administering the vaccination to those aged 70. Anyone under 80 years old who has been offered the vaccine in previous years but did not wish to take up the offer can also receive it this year too. We will be contacting eligible patients around November.
Changes to the Data Protection Act (GDPR) - May 2018
New Partner - April 2018
We are delighted to announce that Dr Rona MacSween who trained with our practice, then went on to be a Salaried GP with us since 2014, will now be a partner with the practice. Dr MacSween will work full time.
Pharmacy First - February 2018
Please click here for more information about the new Pharmacy First service
The surgery is piloting online services for ordering repeat medications and booking routine GP appointments. If you find it difficult to call the surgery during working hours this service allows you to log into your account any time of day from your computer, tablet or smart phone.
All you need to do is simply fill in the application form, read the terms and conditions providing a form of photographic ID. We will give you a pin document to take home and set up your account at your own leisure.
See Appointments for more details.
Please note this service at this stage is only applicable to patient's aged 16 years and over. You cannot apply for logins on behalf of another patient.