Practice News


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…
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Bank Holiday

Easter Holiday 2022

The practice will be closed for the Easter holiday on Friday the 15th and Monday the 18th of April. Please make sure medication is ordered in plenty of time.
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Travel Vaccinations

In line with the vaccination transformation programme general practice will no longer be required to provide travel health services from 1st April 2022. If travelling, you should access information on what vaccinations are required, together with malarial and safe travel advice at Home – Fit for Travel.  This website allows you to select…
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Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas & New Year Hours

Our opening times over the Christmas and New Year period are listed below. Please ensure you order your prescription(s) in plenty of time. Friday 24th December : 8am to 6pm Saturday 25th December : CLOSED Sunday 26th December : CLOSED Monday 27th December : CLOSED Tuesday 28th December : CLOSED Wednesday 29th December…
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New Respiratory Screening Questions

The Scottish Government have introduced a set of screening questions that we must ask anyone who may need a face to face appointment. This will potentially lead to longer waiting times to get through on the phones. We thank you for your patience during this time.  Please note that patients who already have…
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No Fit Note Required for first 28 days of Illness

To allow General Practice to focus on the government’s current priorities for the NHS of delivering the coronavirus booster programme and emergency care, employees will not be required to provide their employer with medical evidence of sickness absence for the first 28 days of absence. GPs will still be required to supply fit…
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Covid Vaccination Exemption Certificates

GPs and their teams cannot issue Vaccination Exemption Certificates. Further information on the vaccination exemption certificates scheme, including information on safe vaccination and routes to obtain an exemption can be found on the Scottish Government and NHS Inform websites. Alternatively you can phone the free NHS Covid Helpline on: 0808 196 8565 Dr…
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Annual Flu Vaccines

This year all flu vaccines will be managed by the Health Board. All patients under the age of 16 will be managed by Child Health.  Everyone entitled to a flu vaccine over the age of 16 will receive an appointment by post from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. GP practices are no longer…
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NHS Breast Screening at Leisure Centre, Kirkintilloch

Over the coming weeks, women age 50 – 70 who are registered with this GP practice, will receive an invitation letter in the post inviting them to attend a routine breast screening check on a Mobile Unit at the following location: Kirkintilloch Leisure CentreWoodhead ParkKirkintillochG66 3DD When you receive your letter, please contact…
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Physical Distancing in GP Practices

The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitality and shops. This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid…
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COVID-19 Vaccine Explainer Videos

It’s important you make your decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine based on reliable information. It’s time to roll up your sleeve for the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 can be serious whatever your age and the vaccine is your best protection against its effects. Make sure you use reliable sources when making your decision…
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Message from Partners regarding access to General Practice

Dear Patients Over the last 18 months, all GP practices have experienced a huge increase in requests for appointments. General Practice was already working under increasing pressure before the Pandemic hit, and demand is now higher than ever. We are constantly looking at the service we deliver to try to find the best…
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COVID-19 Vaccination Status Scheme

A service that allows people travelling abroad to access a record of their vaccination status has been launched.  This is an interim solution if you are travelling in next 21 days. A vaccination status letter can be downloaded from NHS Inform at the link below :   For people not online, they can…
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In Memory of Catherine Campbell

Cathy’s convoy AKA Woodhead Medical Practice are taking on the challenge of virtually walking from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for Beatson Cancer Care. Our lovely friend passed away on the 8th of February from lung cancer this year and we miss her everyday. Although she was not a huge…
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Service Disruption

GPs, nurses and receptionists from Woodhead Medical Practice are assisting the government of the rollout of the COVID vaccination programme. Because of this there will be less appointments available for GPs and nurses over the coming weeks.  Thank you for your patience and please only contact the surgery if you believe your health…
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Homeopathic Prescriptions

Homeopathy isn’t widely available on the NHS. In 2017, NHS England recommended that GPs and other prescribers should stop providing it. This is because they found “no clear or robust evidence to support the use of homeopathy on the NHS”. Report : Clinical evidence for homeopathy (PDF) Homeopathy is usually practised privately, and…
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Important Information

Important Information for Patients

Due to recent increase in COVID-19 cases locally we have had to make further changes to how the surgery operates in order to help protect both patients and staff. This includes : Attending the practice Do not come to the practice if you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms  You must only attend…
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covid vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccine Update

Update- 18.01.21 As you will be aware from media, there are issues with vaccine delivery to General Practice. As soon as vaccine supplies are available locally we will be in contact with eligible patients. Please avoid calling the practice with any general queries about the COVID-19 vaccine as we are unable to give…
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Brexit & medicines

Brexit and Medications

We have been informed by the Chief Medical Officer that preparations have been made by the Government to reduce the risk to the supply of medicines, medical devices and clinical consumables at the end of the EU Transition Period. Medicines and other medical supplies will be given priority for entry into the UK…
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Open Flu Clinics – Age 60 to 64

Open Flu Clinics for age 60-64 year group on Sunday 6th December at Kirkintilloch TownHall  Open flu vaccination clinics are running for patients aged 60 to 64 (or born before 31st March 1961) who have not yet had a flu vaccine. Please attend Kirkintilloch Town Hall on Sunday 6th December between 1 and 430pm.  …
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Car Park Barrier

Car Park Management

From November 2020 there will be a change in how the Health and Social Care Partnership manage their car parks around the Kirkintilloch Health and Care Centre. This has been put in place to safely manage the demand on car parking spaces to ensure that service users, visitors and staff have access to…
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Twechar Healthy Living Centre

Twechar Satellite Surgery Consultation

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zero tolerance

Zero Tolerance

We have unfortunately witnessed a sharp rise a verbal aggression and abuse toward our staff in recent weeks. This is entirely unacceptable and cannot be tolerated. Our staff are PEOPLE too, and are doing their best to help you despite working under extreme pressure. Please be PATIENT while we try to maintain a…
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Cancer Research Logo

Suspected Cancer during Pandemic

You should still contact your doctor if you notice a change that isn’t normal for you or if you have any possible signs and symptoms of cancer. Even if you’re worried about what the symptom might be, or about getting coronavirus don’t delay contacting them. Your worry is unlikely to go away if…
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Baby Check

Six week baby checks

Please note we are still carrying out routine six week baby checks. It is very important these are done to make sure that your baby’s eyes, hips and heart can be examined. To ensure you and your baby’s safety, we have introduced a number of measures to support this. The surgery will call…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Protecting Vulnerable Patients

Shielding Guidance for high risk vulnerable patents. On Monday 16 March the UK government announced a package of measures, advising those whoare at increased risk of severe illness because of COVID-19 to be particularly stringent in followingsocial distancing measures. Patients who have specific conditions are likely to be at highest risk from COVID-19.…
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Scam Alert

Coronavirus – Scams

The following information is important and will help stop you from falling for some of the scams that are currently going around. When calling you back we aim to ensure the risk for spam and fraud are minimised. We will not call you unless you have initiated the communication (first call), and we…
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Pharmacy First

Pharmacy First- helping reduce the need for a GP appointment

Pharmacy First allows patients to access FREE advice and/or treatment for : minor ailments uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection in women age 16-65, with no need for a GP appointment. Impetigo, a common skin infection affecting mostly younger children, can also be treated by pharmacy. The pharmacist will ask about your symptoms in order…
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Flu vaccines

Annual flu vaccines are now available at the practice. To check your entitlement and to book an appointment, give us a call on 776 2468. For more information on flu vaccines please visit the NHSInform web site at the link below.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Changes to Operating Hours

From Monday 11th June 2018 Woodhead Medical Practice will be closed for routine enquiries between 1pm and 2pm every day to allow time for staff training and service development. You can still phone the surgery during that time in the event of an emergency.
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Wednesday Morning Open Access Clinic

We have an Open Access Clinic on Wednesday mornings from 09:00am.  Please phone on the day and a receptionist will advise you what time to attend for your appointment.  Due to the nature of the clinic we cannot guarantee that you will see the doctor of your choice.
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Merger Update

Important Notice regarding the merger of Park Surgery and York Place Park Surgery and York Place will merge on 1 st of May and become Woodhead Medical Practice. There will be some disruption to service over this time as our computer systems are combined and updated. We are working hard with the Health…
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Notice of Merger

We are pleased to inform our patients that Park Surgery and York Place will be merging on the 1st of May 2018. We have been carefully considering the feasibility of a merger for some time and have the approval of the HSCP and Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. The new surgery will…
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