Self Referral

Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP. However, there are a number of local services, listed below, that you are able to make self referrals to.

Due to COVID-19, the opening hours and access to these services may differ from what is noted here. Please contact the individual services for more information on the current hours and access.

Know Who to Turn To – Eastwood

There may be a number of situations where there could be someone better than your GP to deal with your issue; there are various highly skilled Allied Health Professionals who are both better trained and better equipped to help you. Find help in your area.

Wellbeing Services South Glasgow

The South Glasgow Wellbeing Services consists of psychologists, cognitive-behavioural therapists, counsellors and guided self -help workers. They offer a variety of self-help materials, groups and courses for conditions such as low mood, anxiety, anger, stress, panic attacks and health anxiety.
0141 232 2555

East Renfrewshire Council Prevention Team

Our aim is to empower residents to avoid financial harm from scams, with emphasis on protecting residents in vulnerable situations.
0141 577 3782

Medicines Reconciliation and Support Service

The Medicines Reconciliation and Support Service is a Pharmacy Technician led service to support patients in managing their medicines in their home, and support implementation of medication changes made during hospital admission once patients are discharged into community. Call the team to self-refer
0141 577 3000

Exercise Programs – Live Active

If your patient isn’t sure where to start and wants or needs some support to become more active then Live Active is the right choice.
0141 232 1860

Money Advice and Rights Team (MART)

The Money Advice and Rights team (MART) offer East Renfrewshire residents help and support with making a claim to benefits, budgeting and debt advice. The team are able to make sure you are getting all the money you're entitled to and to help you reduce your debt.
0141 577 8420

Mental Health Teams across Glasgow & Clyde

In the mental health services you may be invited to meet with people in a variety of different settings or teams. Services are organised to be able to provide varying levels of intensity of intervention depending on how severe or complex your condition may be.

Sexual Health Services at The Sandyford

Sandyford provides an integrated sexual and reproductive health service across the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area; Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire. It is delivered in a confidential, friendly, non- judgmental manner from a range of highly professional staff that include doctors, nurses, counsellors, reception, and administration staff to name a few.
0141 211 8130

Podiatry

The Podiatry Service in NHSGGC provides triage, screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and foot health education to patients with a lower limb condition or a systemic condition that affects the lower limb. The service aspires to be needs led and person centred to support and enable self care where possible. Patients, (and carers and family members where indicated) are involved in the development and delivery of treatment plans where appropriate.
0141 347 8090

MSK/Physiotherapy

An MSK (musculoskeletal) physiotherapist can provide expert assessment and advice to help you manage pain, disability and injury to your joints, muscles or spine. We do this through questioning and physical assessment. We want to know what impact these problems are having on your life. Together we will discuss ways we can help aid your recovery and guide you to achieve your goals. Completed forms should be handed into the Physiotherapy desk within Eastwood Health & Care Centre (EHCC).

Memory Lane

Everyone who goes along can benefit from activities such as reminiscing, light exercise, stress relief, arts and crafts.

SilverCloud – Self Referral

SilverCloud – interactive computer programme accessible without a referral for these packages: · Managing Stress · Managing Sleep · Developing Resilience · Managing During Covid-19 You will be asked to set up an account by creating a username and password. You will also be asked to enter a pin which is Scotland2020.

Breathing Space – Feeling Low, Anxious or Stressed?

Breathing Space was launched in 2002 to address serious concerns about the mental wellbeing of people in Scotland. The service became a national phone line in 2004. Breathing Space complements the work of other phone lines and agencies which are endeavouring to reduce suicide rates in Scotland.
0800 83 85 87

Care equipment and adapting your home

If you’re elderly, disabled or have a long term health condition and want help to live safely and independently in your home, using equipment, technology or making adaptations to your home may be a good option for you. This could include: getting equipment, like shower rails, adapting your home by installing a ramp or widening the doors, using everyday technology like computers or tablets to keep in touch with friends and family, or do your shopping online. Care Information Scotland can advise
0800 011 3200

Arranging or changing your DRS (Diabetic retinopathy screening) appointment

Most health boards have a diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) service that can arrange appointments and answer any questions or problems you might have. When you receive your DRS invitation letter you might need to contact your local service to arrange a time to have the test. You can also ask for a new appointment if you fail to, or can no longer, attend your appointment.

Book your Midwife appointment online

Your first main appointment is your booking appointment (booking visit) with your midwife normally between 8 and 12 weeks of pregnancy. If you've just found out that you're pregnant, get the best start for you and your baby by making an appointment with a midwife Most Health Boards in Scotland allow patients to book directly without seeing your Doctor, if your Health Board area is not shown, then contact the Practice for further advice.

Request transport to your Healthcare Appointment

Patient Transport Service provides ambulances to patients who need support to reach their healthcare appointment, or for their admission to and discharge from hospital, due to their medical/clinical needs.
0300 123 1236

My Diabetes My Way

The NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends. You'll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and games containing information about diabetes. You can now also use this website to view your own up-to-date diabetes clinic results, to help you manage your condition more effectively.