Welcome to Garscadden Burn Medical Practice
We will be closed on Monday 26th December, Tuesday 27th December, Monday 2nd January and Tuesday 3rd January. Please ensure you have your medication ordered in time.
For many Christmas is a time of happiness but sometimes it's difficult to feel the cheer. If you're struggling this Christmas then you might want to read this article (Coping At Christmas.pdf) written by Nicola Morrow which can help you deal with addiction over the festive season. At the end of the article is a list of many useful contacts who can offer further support.
Flu Season is here, so be prepared, Get vaccinated!
Garscadden Burn Medical Practice In The News!
You can click here to watch a short clip "A lifeline for loneliness" from the BBC where some of our patients talk about the negative effects of loneliness on their lives, and how they have been able to help one another by starting a little befriending group called Promising Links. If you would be interested in finding out about the group please speak to one of our GP practice receptionists, or to Margaret Ann Prentice, our Community Links Practitioner
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.
We are delighted to announce that we are now a Training Practice. As a Training Practice we have a Specialist GP Trainee working within the Practice. As part of their ongoing education there may be occasions when they are required to video consultations for training purposes. Patients will be informed in advance of this occurring and if they do not wish to take part their wishes will be respected. Our Trainee is Dr Laura Davidson who will be with us until February 2017. She will see patients the same way as the other GP's. We all wish her well in her new venture and welcome her to our team at 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.
Why We're Called Garscadden Burn Medical Practice
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.
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.