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.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) – PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR UPDATES
Important update – if you require medical help with any respiratory issue or fever please call NHS 24 on 111 at anytime of the day – you will be assessed over the phone and given advice on how to treat your symptoms.
It has been announced by the UK/Scottish Government that as of 16 March anyone developing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, however mild, should stay at home for 7 days from the onset of symptoms as per existing advice. In addition, it is now recommended that anyone living in the same household as a symptomatic person should self-isolate for 14 days. To stop the spread of the virus it important that you do self isolate and seek help from friends and family members with regards to shopping etc. If there are concerns about an elderly friend or family member at this time please contact Age UK
Information for the public on COVID-19, including stay at home advice for people who are self-isolating, can be found on NHS Inform.
If symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 14 days then people are advised to phone NHS24 on 111
It is important that if you have any symptoms concerning you that you telephone the surgery rather than attend in person. A member of the Practice Team will call you back to discuss your concerns. DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY IN PERSON.
12/03/20 – we have suspended online appointment booking to allow the Practice to monitor what conditions patients are attending the Practice with. This service will be reinstated once it is safe to do so.
19/03/20 – Patients will no longer be able to book face to face appointments for the forseeable future, we will be running clinics with telephone appointments. Please request an appointment in the normal manner from 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.
19/03/20 – Please request precriptions in the normal manner and timeframe – do not stockpile medication as this will only cause shortages and there is no need to do so. 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 lockdown period.
20/03/20 – If you require a note/line for your employer due to self isolating please go to NHS 111 Online.
Follow the instructions and download & print the note or have it emailed to you or your employer.
13/04/20 – Patients deemed at high risk / shielding group from Covid 19 have been lettered by the Government – our GP’s are working their way through the list of these patients to call and check they have received their letter and understand shielding etc. A new telephone helpline is being established for people facing significant challenges from Covid-19, but who are not in High Risk / shielded group.
From Tuesday 14/4/20 the helpline will be open for over 70s, people with disabilities and people who qualify for the flu vaccine.
This will connect to local authority and can offer help with food and medicines.
Here’s the number: 0800 111 4000 (available in daytime hours during the week).
21/04/20 – even though we are still in a lockdown situation, the Surgery remains opened to help all our patients who have a medical issue. We understand that some maybe hesitant to contact us during this time and the phones can be busy but be assured that if you have a medical problem then please contact the Practice for assistance. You can also check the attached link for self help guides and advice for some ailments NHS 24 Primary Care Support Resources for Patients
27/4/20 – why am I getting a telephone call regarding shielding? a short video explaining the need to discuss your shielding letter
29/04/20 – Advice for women seeking contraception, abortion and other SRH services during COVID-19 Patient advice
06/05/20 – a range of advice and information on eating well with certain conditions; taking vitamin supplements during lockdown; help in getting food delivered and other support – click on Eating well during COVID 19
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
There are 7 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. Sarah Wadsworth, MBChB
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.