Welcome to Strathgryffe Medical Practice
Update from the Scottish Government 28/03/22
We can anticipate a continuing need for GP Practices to screen patients for COVID-19, therefore the advice to suspend online booking systems stands.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused, patients that need to contact the practice may do so by telephone. Repeat prescriptions may still be ordered online.
Our Practice has been working incredibly hard to keep services as accessible as possible during this time in line with current guidance.
For the month of April 2022
Calls received by our Reception Team - 5357
Prescriptions issued- 3396
Telephone consultations by GP's - 903
Face to Face appointments by GP's - 520
Emergency Triage appointments by GP's - 583
Patients seen by nurses - 622
Patients seen by phlebotomy service - 407
House calls - 28
Totalling 3,063 appointments this month
The practice has been in existence since the early 1900s when a Dr Laurie moved to Bridge of Weir from Houston and, since that time, surgeries have been in operation in both villages. The first of the present doctors to join the practice was Dr Storey in 1998, Dr Fisher in 2002, Dr Parkhill in 2006 and Dr Thomson in 2014.
The practice is an accredited training practice since August 2007. We have a variety of grades of trainees working in the practice. These include FY2, GPST1, GPST3. At times we also have Medical Students in the Practice.
An FY2 is a qualified junior hospital doctor rotating through General Practice. A GPST is a qualified doctor undertaking specialist General Practice training.
On occasion, as part of their final training, the GPST trianee may ask to have the consultation videoed, though patients are not obliged to agree to this. A full explanation would be given before any planned videoing of a consultation taking place.
All Video Consultations comply with all GDPR regulations.
Both our surgeries have suitable access for disabled patients, and all the patient areas including waiting room, consulting rooms and toilets have wheelchair access. Automatic doors are installed at both surgeries. An ear loop is available on request for patients with hearing difficulties.
We always endeavour to be as discreet as possible when speaking with patients at the reception desk. If, however, you feel your enquiry or discussion requires more privacy, please bring this to our attention and we will be happy to speak to you away from the reception desk.
Breastfeeding is welcomed in all public areas. If, however, you would prefer privacy, please speak to a member of staff who will direct you to a quiet/private area.
The NHS Inform website helps you make informed decisions about your own health and that of your family. Visit www.nhsinform.scot.
Know Who To Turn To
Very often, other services such as the pharmacy, dentist or optician can help. Visit www.nhsinform/scotlands-service-directory.
When Should I Worry Leaflet
Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy. It is not meant for children who have ongoing health problems such as asthma, heart, or kidney problems. You should not rely on the advice in this leaflet for children who are less than 3 months old. Babies younger than this can respond differently to infections
When Should I Worry Booklet
Public Holidays & Surgery Closures
2022 holidays are:
Monday 3rd January 2022
Tuesday 4th January 2022
Friday 15th April 2022
Monday 18th April 2022
Monday 2nd May 2022
Monday 30th May 2022
Friday 3rd June 2022
Monday 26th September 2022
Monday 1st August 2022
Tuesday 26th December 2022
Wednesday 27th December 2022
(Site updated 11/05/2022)