Welcome to Garscadden Burn Medical Practice
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. 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.
GP practices in less affluent areas are being short changed
You may have seen our practice in the news recently highlighting research which has found that GP practices in less affluent areas receive less funding per patient, to provide for GP appointments and services, than those in better off areas. Read this article to find out more. We think this is wrong.
Volunteers Needed For Drumchapel Parkrun!
Drumchapel parkrun - a 5k weekly timed free walk/jog/run is going to start in Drumchapel around May 2016 and will take place on Saturday mornings at 9.30.You can bring your kids. your dog and your neighbours - all are welcome no matter how fit or unfit. We need people to help organise it and if you would like to be a founder member or just want a bit more information we would like you to get in touch. If you don't want to walk/jog/run then you could volunteer to be a marshal or a timekeeper or whatever you fancy. It is a great way to spend a Saturday morning. There is lots of information on www.parkrun.org.uk. Check it out now and email email@example.com if you are interested.
Why your GP practice has chosen the name it has
Before we moved to the Health Centre in Drumchapel the surgery was at 144 Garscadden Road, (as well as having other branches on Spey Rd and Merryton Ave). That is where our former senior partner Dr Nugent lived and cut his teeth as a new GP. So our new practice name celebrates our practice roots.
The land that our health centre is built on belonged to Garscadden estate, with Garscadden House on the hill behind us. These have a very long and interesting history so the new name also celebrates our local heritage.
Also, the lovely woodland that is associated with Drumchapel the bluebell woods, the valley and the burn behind the health centre (which is a protected site) are called Garscadden Woods and Garscadden Burn(below) respectively. So it represents our local ecology. This picture of a beautiful orchid growing near Garscadden Burn behind our health centre was taken in early August of this year
Get Well, Keep Well
We’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition. Or why not look at our Feel Good Get Active page to see what we are doing to get fitter as a practice, and ways in which you too might join us in becoming more physically active.
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.