Advanced Nurse Practitioners

We are delighted to have two Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) working with us at Woodhead Medical Practice.  Kerry Donoghue has completed her training as a ANP and works Tuesday morning in the practice.  Michelle Dalgarno is in training as an ANP having worked as a District Nursing Sister for many years and works in the practice on Monday afternoon and Friday morning.

ANPs are highly experienced and educated nurses who are able to assess, investigate, diagnose, and prescribe. They can deal with a variety of problems including respiratory infections, ear ache, urine infections, bowel or digestive problems, skin conditions and rashes and joint or muscle problems.

If you are calling the surgery, our receptionists will ask for a brief description of your problem. This is to ensure that you receive an appointment with the most appropriate person. Our ANPs can manage many health care problems without the need for you to see a GP.

Prescription Requests

Prescriptions will be available for collection on the following basis:
Requests made before 5.00pm will be ready for collection two working days later after 2pm. For example, prescriptions requested on a Monday will be available for collection on Wednesday after 2pm. If you are calling to request a medication not on your repeat prescription, please ensure you have advised us of an up to date contact number. If the doctor requires any more information before issuing a prescription, we will call you to discuss this.

Please do not phone to confirm your prescription is ready as this blocks our telephone lines and generates a large amount of work for reception staff.  Prescription requests made 10 days or more early are unlikely to be granted unless a reason is given i.e. if you need medication sooner for example due to holiday then please let us know.  You may be asked to attend the surgery on occasions for a review of your medication.

You can find out more about this subject on our Prescription Requests page.

Easter 2019

The practice will be closed on Friday 19th and Monday 22nd April for the Easter holiday. Please remember to order your prescriptions in advance. The practice will reopen on Tuesday 23rd April at 8:30.

New Self Check-in facility

We have a new self check in facility at woodhead medical practice. This allows you to register your arrival for your appointment without having to waiting at reception to be checked in by staff.

When arriving at the practice you will see the self check in screen at reception. Simply enter your date of birth and confirm your appointment type on the screen. Please note if you are any more than 10 minutes late for your appointment you will need to report to reception. If you are attending for an “urgent” appointment you will also need to report to reception.

Flu Vaccinations – Supply Issues

We are currently experiencing issues with the supply of an adequate number of flu vaccines and are awaiting guidance from Public Health before confirming that the flu clinic planned for the 24th November can proceed.

Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to ensure vaccines are available for all eligible patients.

We understand the frustration this has caused and thank you for your patience.

Wart Treatment

Warts were previously treated in the practice by the nurse using liquid nitrogen. However, this product is no longer available to General Practices in the Glasgow area and as a result we are unable to provide this service.

Self treatments for warts, skin tags and verrucas are available from your local pharmacy. For conditions that do not improve with over the counter remedies, or where your pharmacist recommends you seek further advice, please make an appointment with your doctor.