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Practice updates

Early Bird Appointments/ Out of Hours

The practice run an early morning surgery ‘early birds’ from 07.00 am to 08.30 am, twice a month on a Wednesday. Please request if GP requires you to be seen, Face to Face.

On a Tuesday afternoon the practice is closed from midday. Should you require urgent medical attention from the on-call GP please phone the practice and listen to the message. Alternatively you may wish to use the NHS 24 help line.

NHS 24 on 111.

For more information please go to

Home Visits

It is our policy only to visit people at home who are housebound due to medical problems or terminally ill.

If you are housebound or too ill to attend the surgery, please telephone 0141 959 2118 between 08.30 and 10.00am. The Receptionist will take the details and pass them on to the Doctor.

It may not be possible to request a particular doctor on these occasions.

Our District Nursing Staff, provide nursing care to patients within their own homes if they are unable to come to the surgery. This will be arranged by either Dr. Gemie or Dr Smith.

Help us to Help You

In the time that a doctor can see one person at home, they can have seen up to about 4 patients in the surgery. Often it is traveling to a patient’s home that takes the time. We cannot take all the facilities available to us at the surgery out on our home visits. Visits are a privilege not a right.

We are able to visit where there is a medical reason to do so, but not where the reason is either social or convenience. It is important that we are fair to everyone. Wasting time on unnecessary home visits can delay someone else getting (sometimes life-saving) treatment they need.

Shingles Vaccination Program

Shingles Vaccination Program is continuing

From 1st September 2023 the following groups became eligible for a free Shingles vaccination in Scotland:

People aged 50 or over, about to start immunosuppressive therapy or have severely weakened immune system.

People aged 71 - 79 not previously been vaccinated.

People aged 18 or over who have received a stem cell transplant or who have had CAR-T therapy.

People who were aged 65 or 70 on 1st September.

Practice Accessibility/Parking

The practice has a small car park with approximately 8 spaces and 2 disables bays.

Please not the Practice does not accept any responsibility for any damage, accidents or losses. Users of the practice car park do so at their own risk.

Access for disabled patients is available at Yokermill Medical Practice and a specially designed toilet is available within our surgery

Hearing Loops are also available for patients who have difficulty hearing.

If you require any further specific help, please ask at reception.

Public Holidays 2024/25

Upcoming Public Holiday - Practice Closed

Easter 2024- Friday 29th March & Monday 1st April 2024

May Day 2024 - Monday 6th May

Spring 2024– Monday 24th May

Fair Monday 2024 – Monday 15th July

Autumn 2024 - Monday 30th September

Christmas 2024 - Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th December

New Year 2025- Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd January

Catchment Area

Due to increased demand on the practice list size any patient moving out with our catchment area of G13 3 & 4 will be removed from our list and asked to join another practice.

This will include patients who currently live out with out catchment area but have remained on our list historically. We apologise for any upset this may cause but we have to take this step in order to protect the service we currently provide.

Seasonal Hayfever Medication

We will now be directing the patients to the Pharmacy for their Seasonal hayfever medication through the Pharmacy 1st scheme, please see the list below for medication included and excluded from the scheme, any items excluded will still need a GP prescription to be issued

Inclusion list:

• Ceterizine 10mg tabs

• Ceterizine 1mg/ml oral soln

• Chlorphenamine 4mg tabs

• Chlorphenamine 2mg/5ml oral soln

• Chlorphenamine 2mg/5ml oral soln

• Loratadine 10mg tabs

• Loratadine 5mg/5ml

• Sodium cromoglicate 2% eye drops

• Beclometasone nasal spray 50microgams/dose for adults over 18yrs only