Welcome to Drs Russell, Clokey & McShane
Cadzow Health Centre
Monday to Friday 8am - 6 pm
Tel No: 01698 327028
District Nurse 0300 3030263 Health Visitor 01698 723200
Midwife 01698 723160
Cadzow Health Centre, 187 Low Waters Road, Hamilton, Lanarkshire ML3 7QQ
SEEING THE RIGHT PERSON AT THE RIGHT TIME
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 in another way:
For sexual health and contraception advise
Advise and counselling about managing of stress
Self referral number for minor musculo skeletal problems
Advise about financial problems
Free NHS Optician for all acute eye problems
You may not always need to see a GP to deal with your problem. Indeed, many problems may improve with time and simple remedies. Sore throats and coughs, for example, can be expected to last over a week, as long as you are not becoming more ill or breathless. There is good information available on the internet via NHS Inform www.nhsinform.co.uk or call 0800 224488 (8am – 10pm). NHS24 USEFUL INFO
For common ailments such as coughs, colds, 'flu', sore throats,cold sores, nasal congestion, hay fever, back ache, athlete's foot, constipation, period pain, thrush, threadworms and warts or verrucae, your community pharmacy can give you advice. Your pharmacist can give you medicine on the NHS without you having to pay for it under the minor ailments scheme.
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.
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 local optometrists are part of the Lanarkshire Eye-health Network Scheme (LENS) :-
Name of Practice
Contact Tel No
The Optical Factory, 128 Almada St
Hornstein S&E Opticians, 77 Quarry St
Rite Vu, 96 Quarry St
Specsavers, 93-95 Quarry St
Boots Optician, 33 Regents Way
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.
JOINT, MUSCLE OR BACK PAIN
You can phone 0800 917 9390 for JOINT, MUSCLE OR BACK problems to be given advice or to be referred to PHYSIOTHERAPIST without attending the surgery.
ALWAYS CALL 999 IF SOMEOME IS SERIOUSLY ILL OR INJURED AND THEIR LIFE IS AT RISK.
(Site updated 20/03/2018)