Services

Practice Services

North Avenue Surgery is contracted by NHS Lanarkshire to provide essential services such as the basic treatment of ill people. We also provide the following Additional and Enhanced Services:

HRT/ Contraceptive pill review

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Fear of Flying

North Avenue Surgery has taken the decision not to prescribe diazepam in cases where the there is a fear of flying. There are a number of reasons for this, download the information below:

Newly Diagnosed with Cancer

North Avenue Surgery is keen to offer both practical and emotional support to all patients who have recently been diagnosed with Cancer.

We hope that this support is helpful at a time when you may have a lot of questions, we may not have all the answers but we will hopefully be able to direct you to the relevant people and services.

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, with so much to take in. We want to be there to support you wherever we can, however we can.

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We can arrange an appointment with our Community Link worker to help you access benefits that you might be entitled to and financial support.

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We can help with Physiotherapy input e.g. walking sticks and walking frames as well as connecting you with services that can help with providing aids and adaptations around your home, such as hand rails etc

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We can also refer patients to Macmillan and our local District Nurses who offer support for all patients for many different conditions.

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Put you in touch with specialist nurses to support both yourself and your family on your cancer journey

Cervical Screening

A Smear Test Could Save your Life!
Going for screening every time you’re invited is the best thing you can to prevent cervical cancer:

  • Cervical screening is a quick test to check the cervix (neck of the womb) for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer.
  • In Scotland, cervical screening is routinely offered to anyone with a cervix between the ages of 25 and 64 every 5 years.
  • Cervical screening aims to identify whether you are at higher risk of developing cervical cell changes or cervical cancer. This means you can get any care or treatment you need early.

Further info can be found on the following websites:

Child Health Surveillance

Your baby’s six week examination will be undertaken by one of the GPs in the surgery. You will receive an appointment directly from NHS Lanarkshire Health Board. All your child’s standard immunisations will be provided by the Health Visitors and you will be notified directly by the Health Board when your child is due a vaccine.

Mothers 6
Week Check

These were traditionally always done 6 weeks after a baby was born. These are now done by telephone review if required only – they can involve discussion of contraception or any health issues you are experiencing. Please contact the practice if you feel you need a 6 week check appointment after delivery and our reception team will book a telephone appointment with a GP. If we need to see you in person based on our discussion with you, we will book this for you.

Contraceptive Services

The team at North Avenue Surgery provide family planning advice and monitoring of contraception including the traditional ‘pill check’. Please make a telephone appointment with Sister Bissett if you require contraceptive advice.

There is recent evidence that there can be a more effective way to take the combined contraceptive pill than the 21:7 method you may be used to. Please click below if you wish to explore further options.

Maternity Services

We will look after you, from pre-natal and conception counselling to antenatal care and postnatal follow up. In most cases, on discovering you are pregnant you can call the maternity self-booking service on 0141 531 4180 for Lanarkshire and 0141 232 4005 for Glasgow. If you have a chronic medical condition or are taking prescription medication, you can speak to us about how this affects your pregnancy

Joint Injections

Dr Howie can carry out joint injections including shoulder, elbow, knee and trigger finger injections. If you think you may benefit from one of these procedures please book in for a telephone consultation with Dr Howie who will discuss the procedure with you and book an appointment for you if necessary.

Vaccination Services

All vaccinations are now provided by NHS Lanarkshire’s vaccination service – with the exception of travel vaccinations which are delivered by certain community pharmacies. GP practices no longer have responsibility for providing vaccinations.

Where is the service based?
The vaccination service provides a range of vaccines from centres that were set up to deliver the covid-19 vaccine. These are:

  • Airdrie Town Hall, Airdrie
  • Alistair McCoist Complex. East Kilbride
  • Eddlewood Public Hall, Hamilton
  • Braidfute Retail Park, Lanark
  • Fernhill Community Centre, Rutherglen
  • Link Community Centre, Cumbernauld
  • Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, Motherwell

How can people contact the service?
The service was initially set up to receive professional referrals only. However, a local number for people to self-refer for vaccinations is currently being set up. Further information will be published, once this has been established.

Travel vaccines
Hepatitis A
Typhoid
Hepatitis A and typhoid combined
Cholera
Revaxis (polio / diphtheria / tetanus)

Information on the vaccination requirements of different countries is available at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

Local information and a list of participating pharmacies are available at www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/services/travel-vaccinations/

If people don’t have online access, refer them to the NHS inform helpline for travel health information on 0800 22 44 88.

Covid-19 vaccine

Information is available at www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine or by calling the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013

Local information is available at www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccine/

Seasonal flu vaccine

The seasonal flu vaccination programme will begin in September 2022. Further information will be published then.

In the meantime, information is available at www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/flu-vaccine/ or by calling the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013

School-age children
Contact the School Immunisation Team on 0300 303 3229
All other vaccines
Healthcare professionals can refer using referral form

Chronic Disease Management

Annual comprehensive reviews with Sisters Bissett are offered for patients with heart disease, stroke disease, diabetes, asthma and COPD. Any problems with your treatment will be identified by the nurse and referred to a GP if necessary.

Near Patient Testing (NPT)

Near patient testing involves the monitoring of a range of medications, mostly immune system suppressing medication. This generally includes blood tests, blood pressure and urine tests and it saves you trips to the hospital just to have these tests done.

Sexual Health Services

Contact Lanarkshire sexual health on 0300 303 0251 or visit Lanarkshire Sexual Health where they can also book appointments online.

Nursing Homes

The team at North Avenue Surgery cares for patients at Flemington Care Home, Duncraggan Care Home and also for residents at David Walker Gardens. We review patients in each of the 3 homes twice weekly to manage any acute illnesses and monitor health conditions.

Non-NHS Work

In addition to the NHS work, which we prioritise, we are able to provide some non-NHS services. As this is a private service, these are generally charged at a set fee as suggested by the British Medical Association. These services include completion of insurance paperwork, HGV medicals, adoption medicals, Camp America medicals, DVLA reports etc. Please note that power of attorney forms are not done in the practice and if this is required you should discuss this with your solicitor.

Annual Diabetic Review

All patients with diabetes should have a review every year. As well as helping to keep you healthy, these reviews offer you an opportunity to speak to a healthcare professional about your diabetes and make sure you recieve the support you need.

These reviews are important as they prevent serious complications as diabetes can affect your whole body.

During your annual review we will:

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Take a blood test to check your average blood sugars and cholesterol.

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Take a urine sample to check how well your kidneys function

(please bring an early morning sample if possible)
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Check your blood pressure, height, weight and smoking status

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Check your feet to make sure you don't have any problems with circulation or nerves.

You will also recieve an invitation for a diabetic eye screening. This will happen outwith the surgery and will check for signs of diabetic retinopathy.

We strongly encourage you to attend this appointment as if left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause problems with your vision.

Contact Us

Opening Times

Monday-Friday

8:30am - 6pm (Closed between 1-2pm)

Extended hours appointments are available

Emergency Triage

8:30am - 1pm
Where possible, please call before 1pm

 

Practice closure dates for 2024

Friday 29th March 2024
Monday 1st April 2024
Monday 6th May 2024
Monday 27th May 2024
Monday 15th July 2024
Wednesday 14th August
Monday 30th Septermber 2024
Wednesday 20th Noverber
Wednesday 25th December 2024
Thursday 26th December 2024

Call Us

0141 641 1000 or 0141 641 3037

Visit Us

18 North Avenue, Cambuslang G72 8AT

North Avenue Surgery operates a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy towards aggressive or abusive behaviour. This includes any personal, abusive or threatening comments, bad language, physical contact and aggressive gestures. In keeping with the rest of the National Health Service, this means that no abuse of clinical or administrative staff is acceptable, whether verbal or physical and any patient behaving in this manner will be removed from the practice list with immediate effect. In some cases the police will be called.

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