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Queen's Crescent Surgery10 Queen's CrescentGlasgow, G4 9BLTel: 0141 332 3526
Prescriptions: Please allow 48 hours for us to process your prescription before collecting from the surgery. If you collect your prescription from a pharmacy then please allow at least 5 working days. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY TO ASK ABOUT YOUR PRESCRIPTION.
Online booking of GP appointments via patient access is currently SUSPENDED due to coronavirus
In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a range of clinics and healthcare services:
From 1st April 2022 General Practice will no longer be required to provide travel vaccinations.
Please visit Home - Fit for Travel for further advice.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore may attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Glasgow City Community Health Partnership (GCCHP) was established in November 2010 and provides a wide range of community based health services delivered in homes, health centres, clinics and schools. These include health visiting, health improvement, district nursing, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, nutrition and dietetic services, mental health, addictions and learning disability services. As well as this, they host a range of specialist services including: Specialist Children’s Services, Homeless Services and The Sandyford.
The Partnership are part of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and provide services for 584,000 people - the entire population living within the area defined by the Local Authority boundary of Glasgow City Council.
The Service Directory contains information and contacts for many of the services the partnership offer, including:
The Scottish Breast Screening Programme (SBSP) is supplied to Queen's Crescent Surgery by the West of Scotland Breast Screening Service (WOSBS).
The WOSBS will invite eligible women aged between 50 and 70 years old to attend a screening session for breast cancer.
The WOSBS will send individual invites to women every three years. The cycle inviting eligible women in our area for screening will be Summer 2023. Women who are not automatically invited, may arrange a direct appointment by contacting the service directly.
It is up to you to decide if you want to have breast screening or not. This booklet will help you with your decision.
The surgery can offer limited advice regarding individual circumstances, however WOSBS will be happy to discuss your individual questions and requirements.
The surgery has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions, which can be viewed by clicking this link.
The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme is supplied to Queen's Crescent Surgery by the National Bowel Screening Centre for Scotland (NBSCS) based in Dundee.
The Bowel Screening Centre will send eligible men and women aged between 50 and 74 years old a self-test kit by post to their home address. The kit is completed at home and returned to the NBSCS.
The NBSCS will send individual self-test kits to eligible participants every two years. Participants who are not automatically invited, may arrange for a slef-test kit to be mailed to them by contacting the service directly.
It is up to you to decide if you want to complete the bowel screening test or not. The NHS Inform website contains a library of information on bowel screening, which should help you with your decision..
The surgery can offer limited advice regarding individual circumstances, however NBSCS will be happy to discuss your individual questions and requirements.
Flu is much more than a bad cold. It’s a virus which can make even healthy people feel very unwell. In the most serious cases, flu can bring on pneumonia, or other serious infections which can, in extreme cases, result in death.In Scotland the flu season usually begins as the weather gets colder, so get the vaccine as soon as you can. It is available from October through to the end of March. But remember, during the flu season it’s never too soon to get vaccinated.Flu is often spread through the air by coughs and sneezes. It can also be caught by coming into contact with contaminated surfaces.
Anyone who suffers from a health condition, who is pregnant, who is 65 or over or those who work in healthcare, should get the flu vaccine. If you have a health condition, flu can hit you hardest. The vaccine is the safest and most effective way of protecting yourself. Conditions and diseases which can make flu much more dangerous include:
If you have any of the listed conditions or any other health condition, even if you feel fit and healthy, please speak to your GP to find out if you should have the flu vaccine. Flu can seriously affect you, so, it’s worthwhile getting immunised to avoid unnecessary worry for you and those close to you.
If you are pregnant, you are at greater risk of complications from flu. Having the vaccine now could help you avoid catching flu and protect your baby.If you have children who suffer from any of the conditions above, they should be vaccinated too. Anyone undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment should also get vaccinated. Recieve a carer's allowance or are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person, who's welfare may be at risk if you fall ill. Please discuss this with your GP
Simply contact the surgery to arrange an appointment. The flu vaccine is free to everyone in Scotland with a health condition, who is pregnant or who is 65 or over, and to those who work in healthcare. You want to get on with life without worrying about catching flu. So arrange your vaccination as soon as you can.
The Scottish Government has no safety concerns about the vaccines used in the seasonal flu programme. As with all medicines used in Scotland, the influenza vaccines undergo rigorous safety testing by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), and no new concerns were reported. The MHRA continues to monitor the safety of these vaccines.
The following booklet provides advice and guidance on the childhood flu immunisation (aged 2-5 years old who are not yet at primary school). A leaflet on what to expect after the flu vaccine can also be downloaded.
The following booklet provides advice and guidance on the flu immunisation for adults with health conditions and adults aged 65 and over.
The following booklet provides advice and guidance on the flu immunisation for healthcare workers.
The following booklet provides advice and guidance on the flu immunisation for pregnant women.
Find out about the stop smoking services and support in our area, what they offer and how to get in touch with them – with our help and support you can successfully give up smoking and become smokefree. You can do it – we can help!!
It’s never too late to stop smoking. Even people who have smoked all their lives will improve their health by stopping smoking.
Stopping smoking is a difficult thing to do. One of the main reasons is because of nicotine. Nicotine is the highly addictive drug in cigarettes and it is this addictive nature that makes it difficult to quit.
Smokefree Services have various supports available to help you stop smoking. Click on the links below for information on our different stop smoking services and how you can get support to quit smoking.
Find your nearest Smokefree Services Pharmacy or local smoking cessation support group by using our Postcode search.
E-cigarettes (or electronic nicotine devices) are devices which allow the user to inhale a vapour containing a mixture of propylene glycol / glycerine and may or may not also contain nicotine or flavourings. Because the liquid is heated and not burned and contains no tobacco, the nicotine is delivered without many of the thousands of chemicals which cause the significant harm and damage to the body.
E-Cigarettes are continually evolving. Most early models (First Generation) resemble cigarettes in shape and size and sometimes referred to as 'cigalikes'. Many later models (second and third generation) are larger, at about the size of a conventional fountain pen and usually do not resemble cigarettes.
E-cigarettes are currently unlicensed, but both the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Medicines Healthcare Regulatory Association (MHRA) acknowledge that their use is safer than continued smoking.
Because these products are relatively new, there is very little evidence on the quality, safety or effectiveness of electronic cigarettes. However, current expert opinion on the evidence which is available suggests that they are likely to be much less harmful than smoking tobacco.
Because e-cigarettes are not yet a licensed product, they cannot be prescribed by the NHS. Products like Nicotine Replacement Therapy (e.g. patches, gum, lozenges etc) and Champix® are available from the NHS as they are licensed to help people stop smoking.
Although we cannot supply e-cigarettes, we understand that many smokers are using them to cut down or stop smoking altogether. We want to help those who are using e-cigs to stop smoking the benefit from the additional support our services can offer.
All local Smokefree Community Services* offer support to anyone using an e-cigarette across Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Give them a call to find out more about support available in your area. Click here to find your local service.
*Note: This does not include our Smokefree Pharmacy Service.
Store nicotine solution away from children & pets, as you would with any medicine
It is safe to use an e-cigarette with NRT. If you feel sick or dizzy, stop using the e-cigarette / use less frequently / move to an e-liquid with lower level of nicotine
Ensure you thoroughly wash hands if handling e-liquids
Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer carefully
Heed any warnings supplied with the product
Ensure that e-cigarettes are not left charging for long periods of time
Do not leave e-cigarettes plugged in overnight or whilst out of the house
Look out for the CE mark that indicates chargers comply with European Safety Standards