Want to Stop Smoking?
Giving up smoking is not easy but there is lots of help available in Glasgow if you really want to stop.
Do you know that if you smoke one packet of twenty cigarettes every day this will cost over £2,400 pounds a year.
So apart from the health benefits of Stopping Smoking you will also be £2,400 a year better off! think what you could spend that money on!
Stop smoking Groups
Groups run in local areas in the city: they are relaxed, informal, free & one of the best ways to quit.
“being with people who had the same hard time trying to stop smoking helped me. I would never have done it without the help of the group”
One of the comments from a group user.
For pregnancy week by week information, Emma’s Diary has medical advice to help you. From trying to get pregnant to baby feeding, baby competitions.
Carers Scotland provides information and advice to carers through our Adviceline and information services. We also publish a range of leaflets for carers in Scotland.
- To contact the Adviceline call 0808 808 7777 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- To contact our information service call 0141 445 3070 or email email@example.com
Cancer Support Scotland
Tak Tent – Take care
“Cares for anyone affected by cancer, including their family and friends, by providing practical emotional support”
For Further information or to discuss anything please contact us:
Phone: 0141 211 0122
Website follow link Cancer Support
Cancer Support Scotland
Glasgow G12 0YN
Free Evening Transport Service
To use this FREE, door to door service to your LOCAL hospital contact our booking hotline
0845 128 4027
Lines open 1:00pm – 4:00pm Monday to Thursday, 1:00pm to 3:30pm Fridays
The Sandyford Clinic provides sexual and reproductive health services for women, men and young people in Glasgow, as well as counselling, information and a range of specialist services. Ttheir main site is at the address shown below.
The Sandyford Initiative is part of NHS Glasgow, and supported by Glasgow City Council. All their services are free of charge, and available without the need to be referred by your doctor or another practitioner.
The Sandyford Clinic
2-6 Sandyford Place
Glasgow G3 7NB
General Enquiry Line: 0141 211 8130.
For further information go to: Sandyford Clinic.
Prostate disease is a general term that describes a number of medical conditions that can affect the prostate gland, such as prostate enlargement and prostate cancer.
Scottish Cervical Screening Programme
Cervical screening is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating abnormal changes in a woman’s cervix (the neck of the womb) which, if left untreated, may develop into invasive cervical cancer.
The aim of the Scottish Cervical Screening Programme is to reduce the number of women who develop invasive cervical cancer and the number of women who die from it. The first stage in cervical cancer screening is a smear test. In Scotland, it is normal practice to offer a smear test every three years to all women between the ages of 25 and 65. This was increased from 20 to 60 year in June 2016.
Female patients between the ages of 25 and 65 will be sent an invite to attend the Practice to have a smear test taken, it is very important that you attend. This change only relates to female patients who had not reached the age of 20 before June 2016. Patients under the age of 25 but have previously had a smear will continue to be recalled every 3 years.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTIFY THE PRACTICE IF YOU CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS, OTHERWISE YOUR SMEAR INVITE LETTER WILL BE RETURNED AND YOU WILL MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR SMEAR TEST TAKEN.
The Scottish Breast Screening Programme has been part of NHS Scotland for more than 10 years. Breast cancer is more common in women aged over 50; therefore, all women aged 50 and over are eligible for routine breast screening. Breast screening involves taking x-rays of the breast. These are called mammograms.
Please follow the NHS Breast Screening link for more information.
The Practice offers testing for chlamydia, if you require a test or further advice please contact the appointments line and ask for an appointment to see one of our Practice Nurses. For further information please click on the link What is Chlamydia?
There are such high expectations of motherhood that it is assumed that the new mother will cope with caring for this new arrival and find the experience fulfilling and satisfying. That can cause great turmoil for the mother and cause her to doubt if she can manage, or even want to manage. It can all be very distressing.
Many mothers find they become tearful and despondent,anxious, or tense or angry, and don’t know what to do about it. If you feel like this there may be no clear reason for it, which can make things worse since you may then feel guilty and inadequate. Even though the baby was planned, and your pregnancy and birth went well, it is as if a great black cloud has arisen out of nowhere and settled over you. You probably never thought that having a baby would make you feel like this.
Postnatal depression is more common than you realise.Between 10% and 20% of women are affected. Some women have very mild symptoms while for others they can be more severe. Many women who suffer from postnatal depression will have relatively time-limited episodes that may last a little longer than ‘baby blues’ but resolve naturally after a few weeks. So most women will not need very much additional help. Click on the postnatal depression link for more information.
Say Women is based in Glasgow, and provides safe accommodation and related services for young homeless women survivors of sexual abuse and rape/sexual assault. Established in 1996 Say Women has a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with survivors and have been providing high standard training for other services for a number of years. The project is for women aged 16-25 referrals can be phoned on 0141 778 4777 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by young women themselves or anyone else.
Healthy start is the new name for the Welfare Food Scheme-instead of milk tokens you will now get Healthy Start vouchers to spend on milk, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and infant formula. You can also get free vitamin supplements.
For a full range of health matters for children please go directly to NHS guide to Childrens’ Health.
Triple P takes the guesswork out of parenting
Every family is different. Yet parents all over the world face problems that are surprisingly similar. Toddler Tantrums. Fighting at home or school. A child who won’t go to bed. Or one who never seems to listen. The issues you deal with in your home affect families everywhere. That’s why Triple P can help. For further information please visit us at Triple P or call: 0800 027 7246.
Melanoma Action and Support Scotland
Sun burn and Scottish weather
Between April and September we get lots of days with a cold wind or breeze and a clear or lightly clouded sky. This can lead to “unexpected” sun burn. Be aware that precautions are needed every day when you are to be outside between 11am and 3pm. Our weather changes rapidly and we need to be ready with sun protection as rain protection. Be prepared. Do not depend upon the SPF in moisturisers or make-up as the application will be too thin and the SPF too low. Sun protection is the very best wrinkle protection.
The Scottish Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme for Men 65 and over
The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening programme is being introduced from June 2012 after evidence has shown that this should reduce deaths from ruptured AAAs through early detection, appropriate monitoring and treatment. The programme will be fully implemented across NHS Scotland by December 2013 and all 65 year old men will receive an invitation to attend for screening. Those over 65 years can self refer.