Getting the right treatment from the right professionals
You do not need to see a GP for lots of conditions, other specialists are available:
Your local pharmacist can give you confidential advice and treatment, if needed, for
most common short-term minor illnesses WITHOUT the need for an appointment with
- Coughs, colds and sore throats
- Minor skin conditions and acne
- Athletes foot
- Minor eye infections
- Head Lice
- Pain, including backache
- Cold sores
- Medication queries
Opticians should be your first port of call for all eye conditions – even emergency problems. They have more sophisticated equipment to examine eyes and have direct access to the local hospital eye departments; recommended medication can be prescribed when needed.
Dentists are experts as regards teeth and mouth problems. They have emergency
appointments for acute dental problems and can prescribe antibiotics and painkillers as
Women can make their first midwife appointment by direct access as soon as they know
they are pregnant. Call 0141-232 4005, without the need to see a GP.
Physiotherapy services can be accessed directly by completing a self-referral form –
click here to download or obtain a form from the reception desk and hand the
completed form to the Physiotherapy Department at Milngavie Clinic.
Podiatry/chiropody services can be accessed directly by calling 0141-347 8909 for foot