Welcome to Garscadden Burn Medical Practice
"Scottish Practice of The Year" Award
The Practice is delighted to share with you our recent achievement in being awarded “Scottish Practice of the Year”. This award recognises the outstanding work by the Practice Team and the high standard of quality care given to our patients. We are very proud and honoured to have been recognised for this award by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
We celebrated this by having a “curry” together at our favourite Indian restaurant in March.
Advice if you feel unwell
Everyone is aware these days of how stretched the NHS is.
Here (https://nhsinform.scot/self-help-guides) is a helpful guide to different symptoms and what steps you can take for self help, with guidance on when you might need to make an appointment with a professional and who you should see. You can also phone the NHS Inform advie team on 0800 22 44 88 or use the webchat facility on www.nhsinform.scot/ to get advice online.
The NHS is a precious resource that we all share. Making good use of the professional help available while knowing what to do when professional help isn't needed is one way we can all help to protect its future.
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 Poppy Ilderton 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.