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Dr Neil McKay and Partners.
  
The partnership is contracted to provide general medical services with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. In accordance with the NHS contract the practice provides:
 
Core Services:
  • General management of medical conditions
  • Health promotion advice, referral for other services
  • Care for temporary residents
  • Emergency care if appropriate
 
Additional services:
  • Cervical screening
  • Contraceptive services
  • Maternity services in the antenatal and postnatal period, together with the midwives from Vale of Leven hospital.
  • Routine immunisation of children and child health surveillance
  • Freezing of warts and other small skin lesions
  • Immunisation for adults in relation to travel.  Not al travel requirements are available on the NHS, please make an appointment with our Practice Nurse to discuss your travel requirements
 
Enhanced services:
  • Minor surgery
  • Annual flu immunisation programme to protect the elderly and patients at risk
  • Regular monitoring by blood and urine tests, for patients on a specific range of drugs
  • The management of all disease processes (e.g diabetes, COPD, heart disease).
 
More detailed information about the process of contracting for medical services is set out in the UK document ‘Investing in General Practice: the new GMS Contract 2003’ which is jointly published by the BMA and the NHS confederation.
  
  
SPECIALIST CLINICS
 
FAMILY PLANNING
All of the doctors can give advice on contraception during normal surgery hours.  IUCD (coil) and Nexplanon (contraceptive implant) are available in the surgery. Pre-pregnancy counselling and assessment of fertility problems are also offered.
 
CHILD HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CLINIC                      Thursday  1.45 – 3.00pm     Dr Johnson     
Regular pre-school examinations are important to check the growth and development of your child. You will be requested by post to make appointments for your child to be seen at various stages during their early years.
 
IMMUNISATION CLINIC                                                          Tuesday  2.00 – 3.45pm      Dr Fabling/Practice Nurses
All children require a course of immunisations which provide safe protection against a range of serious infectious diseases. When these are due you will be sent an appointment to attend.
 
CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
If you suffer from a chronic disease such as Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke or Rheumatoid Arthritis we  offer special review appointments to carefully assess and regularly check your condition in order to provide the best control possible. This is very important in helping to maintain good health and avoid possible complications. If you suffer from a chronic disease we will write to you annually to invite you to make an appointment at your convenience with the practice nurse.  
 
MIDWIVES
The community midwives from the Vale of Leven Hospital operate a weekly clinic in the Surgery every Wednesday from 1.30-3.45pm. The midwife clinic is by appointment only. If you have just discovered you are pregnant and require a booking appointment you must call the central booking line first to arrange your booking appointment. Telephone 0141 232 4005
 
EXTENDED HOURS
The surgery offers a limited number of appointments after 6pm, by appointment only, on alternate Mondays and Tuesdays for patients who are unable to attend during normal working hours. Please note we cannot guarantee you a particular named GP on these evening appointments and there is no nurse provision so you will be required to attend during working hours if you require further investigations such as blood testing.
 
MINOR SURGERY AND WART CLINIC
Many simple procedures such as cryotherapy (freezing) of warts and verrucas, removal of simple moles and other skin lumps, joint injections etc, can easily be dealt with in the surgery without the need to attend hospital. Please ask for details.
 
TRAVEL CLINIC
Advice on vaccinations and other health aspects of foreign travel is available by appointment with the practice sisters. Please note that a fee may be charged for this service.
 
Additional Information
 
New Patient Examinations
Completion of a simple questionnaire and a brief examination by the practice nurse is offered within three months of you joining us. This is a good opportunity for you to get to know the surgery and for us to assess important areas of your health.
 
Non-NHS Services
The following services are available by special arrangement and a fee is normally charged. Please ask for details.
 
SPECIAL EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS
Eg PSV, HGV and elderly drivers medicals, pre-employment and emigration examinations, blood tests and x-ray certificates etc.
 
CERTIFICATES
Eg fitness to travel, private insurance, holiday cancellation, passport forms etc.
A doctor's certificate is not required for the first seven days of an illness which causes absence from work. (If you need a private certificate, a fee will be charged.) You must “self-certify”, using form SC2 available from your employer or downloaded from the HMRC website www.gov.uk
 
OCCUPATION-RELATED MEDICALS
Dr Mackay has special qualifications to perform the following examinations:
Offshore medicals (including Norwegian sector), asbestos medicals.
 
PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS
A fee will be charged for visitors from countries who are not entitled to free NHS treatment.
  
The Surgery, 75 Bank Street. Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire G83 0NB
Opening hours: Monday              8:30 - 18:00
                                    Tuesday             8:30 - 18:00
                                    Wednesday      8:30 - 18:00
                                    Thursday           8:30 - 18:00
                                    Friday                  8:30 - 18:00
                                    Saturday            closed
                                    Sunday                closed
Telephone:
01389 752626
Fax:
01389 752169
Email:
GG-UHB.thesurgery@nhs.net