Further to the consultation which was carried out in 2020, the Integrated Joint Board have formally noted that the Twechar Satellite Surgery will not re-open.

Due to operational issues, no further surgery will take place in Twechar and all appointments will be carried out in the main Practice within the KHCC at 10 Saramago Street, Kirkintilloch. As is the current situation, all appointments should be booked by calling 0141 776 246

Drs Davda, Fraser, Graham, McGroarty and Ness

Telephone Lines

We understand your frustrations when you are calling the practice. Unfortunately we have a limited number of phone lines into the practice. We have contacted the HSCP ( Health and Social Care Partnership) who are responsible for our telephone service to see if these can be updated to allow calls to be queued, thus reducing the need for multiple call backs from patients. It seems that this is not currently possible. Please understand that we are equally frustrated by this, but unfortunately this is out with our control. We will continue to raise this matter with the HSCP.

Hospital Waiting Times

Please find below tables showing the current hospital waiting times for Greater Glasgow Health Care (GGHC) patients for adult and childrens services. This shows the number of weeks that 9 out of 10 patients waited to be seen in the 3 months May to July 2023. These are the wait times after you have been referred by your GP.

The attached workbook shows how long 9 out of 10 patients waited to be seen in the last 3 months.

Adult Services

  90th Percentile Wait (Weeks)
Specialty Overall Non Urgent
General Medicine 57.7 59.4
Cardiology 49.1 61.7
Infectious Diseases 5.4 5.4
Dermatology 65.5 73.7
Endocrinology 27.9 29.7
Gastroenterology 65.6 71.7
Respiratory Medicine 53.1 63.6
Rheumatology 33.1 40.7
Immunology 53.8 54.1
Geriatric Medicine 11.1 14.1
General Surgery 38.7 45.0
Vascular Surgery 21.7 22.9
Anaesthetics 16.2 16.3
Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) 55.4 71.3
Ophthalmology 59.3 81.9
Orthopaedics 63.3 64.6
Urology 38.0 49.9
Medical Oncology 3.9 4.0
Renal Medicine 20.6 20.7
Neurology 39.1 39.9
Palliative Medicine (BOC) 1.3 1.1
Rehabilitation Medicine 11.3 11.5
Spasticity 5.8 5.8
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 64.2 83.5
Neurosurgery 58.9 61.6
Plastic Surgery 8.4 12.4
Haematology 9.7 10.0
Medical Paediatrics 12.3 12.4
Gynaecology 77.3 82.6
Obstetrics 6.4 6.4
Diagnostic Radiology(Clinical) 4.6 4.7
Chemical Pathology 9.7 9.7
Oral Surgery 8.6 8.6
Orthodontics 12.5 12.5
GG&C Total 52.0 66.7

Childrens Services

  90th Percentile Wait (Weeks)
Specialty Overall Non Urgent
Cardiology 27.9 28.0
Infectious Diseases 6.8 7.5
Dermatology 30.0 30.8
Endocrinology 26.6 26.8
Gastroenterology 48.7 49.0
Medical Oncology 1.4  
Medical Paediatrics 12.9 12.9
Renal Medicine 10.0 10.0
Neurology 21.6 21.9
Respiratory Medicine 27.0 27.0
Rheumatology 4.7 5.0
Allergy 10.6 10.6
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47.0 47.2
Anaesthetics 14.2 14.2
Cardiothoracic Surgery 4.5 4.5
Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) 49.9 50.0
Audiological Medicine 26.1 28.0
Neurosurgery 32.3 32.3
Ophthalmology 61.3 62.7
Orthopaedics 7.1 7.7
Plastic Surgery 25.9 35.9
Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate 7.7 7.7
Surgical Paediatrics 15.7 16.4
Urology 35.4 35.4
Haematology 12.9 17.0
Immunology 4.9 4.9
Paediatric Dentistry 29.8 30.3
GG&C Total 43.3 45.3

For up to date information please see :


Catchment Area

We are pleased to announce that our practice list is open to new registrations from Monday 3rd July 2023.

In agreement with the Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board our catchment area now excludes those new patients living in the postcodes G66 1 and G66 5.

Patients currently registered with the practice are unaffected by these changes to new registrations.

Gill Sinclair 1960-2023

Gill, a very much loved member of the Woodhead Family, sadly died on 3rd of February 2023 after a short illness.

She will be remembered for her kind heart and work for many local charities.

Gone too soon, but never forgotten.

Rest In Peace 

Update to Pharmacy First Service for UTIs

From September 2022,  all non-pregnant females, assigned as female at birth who have not had any reassignment procedures, aged 16 years and over can receive treatment from Pharmacy First for Urinary Tract Infection.

This includes females over the age of 65, diabetic patients and those with blood in the urine. Those women who are breast feeding or have had their symptoms over 7 days can also be treated by Pharmacy. This is a change in the service delivered from Pharmacies and means that more non-pregnant female patients can be treated without contacting the practice. 

If you are pregnant, under 16 years of age, male or have had a recent infection (within the last 3months), you will still need to contact the practice. If you are unwell with your symptoms, such as vomiting, back pain, then you will be directed to contact the practice for care.

Our reception staff will be signposting patients who can be treated by Pharmacy First to this excellent improved service. 

East Dunbartonshire Improving the Cancer Journey

East Dunbartonshire Improving the Cancer Journey (ED ICJ) is a new service provided by East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP) in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support. The ED ICJ service will offer people with a cancer diagnosis, access to the support they need in a timely manner. 

We work with our local primary care colleagues, GP’s and Local Authority partners, who can send referrals on your behalf.  Once we receive a referral, we will ask you to complete a Holistic Needs assessment (HNA) to highlight the most important issues to you. The HNA is a concerns checklist which includes all areas of concern; physical, emotional, social, financial, family, spiritual and practical. If anything listed on the form has caused you concern recently, please score the concern from 1- 10, with 10 being the highest.

We then offer a consultation with a dedicated Cancer Wellbeing Practitioner who will discuss your concerns so we can advise and support you. 

Referring into the service is easy, via telephone, email or website. Patients can self-refer via these pathways. We also welcome referrals for family members and carers of a person affected by cancer. 

Please contact us: