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SEEING THE RIGHT PERSON AT THE RIGHT TIME

Bothwell Medical Centre aims to help patients find the right service in Bothwell, Uddingston and Viewpark for their health needs, especially when they need medical help fast but it is non life-threatening emergency.  

There are a lot of situations where a face to face appointment with the doctor is not required as your problem can be dealt with more appropriately using new community services. On calling the practice our receptionist may ask you some questions in order to direct you quickly to the service most applicable to your problem. This will also save GP time as you may not need to attend the doctor 

COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS operate a MINOR AILMENTS service for children, over 60s and patients in receipt of certain benefits. This covers advice and free treatment (if needed) for a variety of minor illnesses and complaints such as acne, athlete’s foot, backache, cold sores, constipation, cough, diarrhoea, earache, eczema and allergies, haemorrhoids (piles), hayfever, headache, head lice, indigestion, mouth ulcers, nasal congestion, pain, period pain, thrush, sore throat, threadworms, warts and verrucae.

Please see the link below for more information 

Minor Ailment Service Guidance

FOR EYE PROBLEMS YOUR FIRST PORT OF CALL SHOULD BE THE OPTOMETRIST 

An OPTOMETRIST. is the best person to assess urgent eye problems, check for eye disorders and treat eye conditions. They have the professional training and necessary equipment to assess most eye problems.

Many optometrists are part of the Lanarkshire Eye-health Network Scheme (LENS) including

    • Mackies Opticians (Bothwell)  01698 854858
    • Jones & Hoyland (Uddingston) 01698 813318
    • Mango Optical (Uddingston) 01698 818300
    • Hughes & McHugh (Uddingston) 01698 811400
    • Localeyes Optometrists (Viewpark) 01698 745595

As part of LENS they can offer an appointment and assessment service for any concerns you may have with the health of your eyes or eye injuries including: red eye, sore eye, deterioration of eyesight or any other disturbance of eyesight.

http://www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk/Services/LENS/Pages/default.aspx

JOINT, MUSCLE OR BACK PAIN

You can phone 0845 604 0001 for JOINT, MUSCLE OR BACK problems to be given advice or to be referred to PHYSIOTHERAPIST without attending the surgery.

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