Townhead Medical Practice (The Yellow Practice) is situated in Townhead Health Centre at 16 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 2ES. The Practice is actually inside the Queen Elizabeth Building of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and has been situated here for 30 years.
Services during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic – PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR UPDATES
Coronavirus – If you have any symptoms please do not leave your home, CALL ‘111’ FOR MEDICAL ADVICE. Please follow the guidance in the pop up box on our website or visit Health Protection Scotland
To stop the spread of the virus it is important that you do self isolate if you or some one you live has symptoms and seek help from friends and family members with regards to shopping etc. or contact 0800 111 4000. If there are concerns about an elderly friend or family member at this time please contact Age UK
If you are a unpaid carer for a relative or friend please click on this link to get advice on getting PPE
PPE for unpaid Carers
If you require a note/line for your employer due to self isolating please go to NHS 111 Online.
Further information is below
As we slowly progress to reintroducing routine services it is important that patients are aware that we remain open and available to help by calling the Practice in the first instance to enable us to continue to reduce footfall and allow social distancing to take place.
Patients remain unable to book face to face appointments, we will be running clinics with telephone appointments (and online appointments as soon as IT equipment is available). Please request an appointment in the normal manner by calling the Reception and a GP/Nurse will call you back at a given time (approximate). If they decide you need to be assessed in the Surgery then you will be given a time to attend by that GP/Nurse. To allow social distancing within the waiting area please attend a few minutes before your given time and attend alone (unless exceptional circumstances) – if you attend too early we will ask you to leave the Practice area and return closer to your appointed time as there will be others attending for appointments. You will be given a mask to wear and the Doctor or Nurse will be wearing PPE during your appointment.
You maybe asked to email in a picture of your condition e.g. a rash or lump/bump, to allow the Doctor or Nurse to see the symptoms. Please use our secure email address
firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject line put your name (patients name) and which Doctor requested the image to be emailed. PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE REQUESTED TO SEND IMAGES YOU MUST DO SO BEFORE YOUR APPOINTED TIME OR THE CONSULTATION CANNOT TAKE PLACE.
Please understand that we are still in the midst of a pandemic and this method of consutling allows us to control numbers attending.
Flu vaccine – With the impact of Covid 19 reaching far and wide across all aspects of the NHS, alterations to how services can be delivered have to be made including services GP Practices can provide.
One service impacted is the Influenza Vaccination campaign.
Due to the large number of patients involved in such an immunisation campaign, Practice’s such as ours are unable to run the usual clinics due to social distancing and the available space within the building.
Therefore NHS Scotland will be running influenza immunisation clinics out of other local NHS buildings. NO FLU VACCINES WILL BE GIVEN AT THE PRACTICE NO MATTER WHAT AGE GROUP YOU ARE BELONG TO.
Patients should check below for instructions for the relevant age group/clinical risk group they are in:
Housebound patients aged 65yrs and over – Community Nursing will provide the vaccine. You/designated Carer will be contacted prior to their visit to ensure the date and time is suitable. Patients deemed housebound after September will be added to a catchup list for vaccination in November-January, please check with the Surgery should you have doubts if you are on the list.
Pregnant – contact your midwife for further information as Maternity Services will be providing the vaccine.
Aged 65yrs and over – Letters with an appointment date and time are currently being issued. Clinics are being held at Bridgeton Health Centre on Saturdays and Sundays from 10th October. Any problems with your appointment or for further information please call 0141 201 4180 or email email@example.com
Aged 18yrs-64yrs At Risk (inc Immunosuppressed patients) – Community Nursing will be providing the vaccine at clinics based at Bridgeton Health Centre. Please call 0141 483 1756 between 10am-4pm (Monday to Friday) to book an appointment – PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE LIMITED CLINIC DATES AND NUMBER OF VACCINES. Please call the specified number within the specified time, do not call the main surgery telephone to book these appointments.
Aged 6mths-2yrs – Pre-School Immunisation Teams are currently contacting patients to offer appointments to attend clinics held at various local Health Centres. Please call 0141 201 4190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Aged 2yrs-5yrs (not yet at school) – Letter with allocated appointment date and time will be issued in the next 8 to 10 weeks. Please call 0141 201 4190 or email email@example.com for further information.
Aged 5yrs-12yrs – flu clinics will be run in school October – December. If your child misses their appointment, a information leaflet will be sent from the school with detials on how to rearrange an appoinment.
Aged 12yrs-17yrs (with eligible health condition; is a young carer;lives in home with someone shielding) – Opt in service being created in the coming weeks, please call 0141 201 4190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Unpaid Carers (18yrs-64yrs), Adults who lived in same home as someone who was shielding, all social care workers providing direct personal care, 55yrs-64yrs not eligible under other groups – contact a participating local Pharmacy to get a free flu vaccine – see the full list at www.nhsggc.org.uk/cpflu
When attending your appointment at Bridgeton Health Centre it is important that you
Do not attend if you have any COVID symptoms – contact the telephone number on your invite letter.
Attend at your allocated time. Thousands of patients will be seen at these Community Clinics so you will not be able to be seen earlier or later than your appointed time. If you are unable to attend or the appointment is unsuitable you must contact the telephone number on your letter.
Be prepared to maintain social distancing at all times and respect your fellow patients.
Bring a face covering (unless medically unable to wear one)
Take your invite letter with you, this will contain the information needed by staff to quickly and correctly identify you at the location.
Dress appropriately – a short sleeve top is preferable under a lightweight jacket.
Do not contact us regarding any appointment you have at Bridgeton Health Centre, we have no control over their appointments system and we will not be running
any flu clinics at the Practice.
Please request precriptions in the normal manner and timeframe – we would encourage were possible that you arrange with a local Pharmacy for them to collect your prescriptions from the Surgery and perhaps deliver the medication to you. Please check online for your nearest Pharmacy and discuss this with them. You can of course still collect in person but we would encourage you to explore the alternatives during the pandemic period.
Cervical Screening will resume in August/September with an inital call by the NHS for those who would have been due unscheduled screening during the pandemic. Please contact one of our Practice Nurses for further advice.
Chronic Disease screening will gradually resume from July onwards with patients invited to attend by the Practice. We will adapt how we run these clinics as IT equipments becomes available.
Pharmacy First is a new service provided by all Pharmacies in Scotland (replaces the Minor Ailments service) in which NHS patients can seek advice & treatment from a Pharmacist for a variety of ailments instead of attending a GP or Nurse. Please see for more information and please note you may directed to this service by our staff when requesting an appointment.
There are 8 doctors and a full practice team. We are open from Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. until 6.00 p.m. (closing 12.30 p.m.-1.30 p.m for other than emergency telephone calls). We are closed on the normal 10 annual public holiday days.
The Doctors at Townhead Health Centre
Dr. Mairi Adam, MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG
Dr. Jane Dely, MBChB, BSc, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, DFRSH
Dr. Moira Fallon, MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr. Riaz Hafiz, MBBS, MRCGP
Dr. Ling Zhang, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, MBChB, BSc MedSci
Dr. Joanna Swann, MBChB, MRCGP
Dr. Sadaf Shah, MRCGP, MBChB, BMedSCI (Hons),
Dr. Natalie Kalkman, MRCGP, MBChB (Hons), DRCOG, BMedSci
The practice offers a wide range of services which are all available by appointment, including musculoskeletal assessment and advice from our very own Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner. The reception team will be happy to give details.
At the entrance to the Health Centre there is a Community Reception Desk.
Community services which work closely alongside the Practice include District Nurse and Health Visiting, Treatment Room and Podiatry.
How to Register at Townhead Health Centre
To register please follow the instructions in the registering with the practice page.
Change of Address
It is very important that we hold a correct address and telephone number for you. If either of these change please notify us either by completing a form at the surgery reception desk, advising by telephone on 0141 483 1740 or log in and access the patient area to change your address.
There are disabled parking bays for Townhead Health Centre (managed by the Hospital) accessed from Wishart Street situated alongside the hospital out-patient department and Health Centre Lift.
There is some roadside parking around the hospital site including Wishart Street which is metered. There is a large multi-storey car park where charges apply.