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Barony Medical Centre30 Auchinloch StreetGlasgow, G21 4AHTel: 0141 557 6161
We operate a timed appointment system for all doctor and nurse consultations. To make an appointment telephone the surgery or attend in person during our opening times. When you make an appointment, you may request a preference for any of the doctors in the practice. Please understand that it is not always possible for you to see a specific doctor at a given time.
GP Consultations are held during the following times:
If you feel your condition cannot wait for the next available appointment please let the reception staff know and they can arrange for you to be seen as an ‘extra’. Please be prepared to sit and wait to be seen and kindly do not abuse this system.
It is usually possible to speak to a doctor although we prefer not to be interrupted during a consultation. We cannot specify an exact time when the doctor will call you back as it will depend on when they are available.
In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many ailments and you may be seen more quickly.
Our nurses are available by appointment:
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.
Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception as early in the day as possible.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP only visits you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
We aim to keep fully up to date with our medical knowledge and are helped in this by being a recognised practice for training doctors who wish to become general practitioners.
Each year we have a doctor on full attachment for this purpose.