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.

Treatment Room Nurses

The practice is supported by East Dunbartonshire CTAC Team for treatment room services.

East Dunbartonshire Primary Care Mental Health Team

Primary Care Mental Health Teams (PCMHT) aim to provide information and support to enable people to work through emotional health difficulties that they may have, and to improve their overall health and wellbeing. The service is suitable for adults with mild to moderate mental health problems after discussion with their GP.
0141 232 8204 or 0141 232 8203

East Dunbartonshire Association for Mental Health (EDAMH)

East Dunbartonshire Association for Mental Health (EDAMH) offers one to one support to individuals who live in the boundaries of East Dunbartonshire and who need help with their mental health. EDAMH offers emotional, practical and social support to people experiencing mental ill health, and work with clients to help them realise their strengths and encourage them on their journey to recovery and wellbeing.
0141 955 3040

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. Please download and complete the self referral form and submit by post or by hand to your nearest Physiotherapy department.
If you are unable to attend your appointment: 0141 347 8909

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.
Podiatry Appointment Hotline: 0141 347 8909

Mental Health Improvement

We are a Greater Glasgow and Clyde Board wide team who support our colleagues and partners across the six Health and Social Care Partnership areas with public mental health; Glasgow City, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, and Inverclyde.

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

Vasectomy

Patients requiring vasectomy can self-refer to Sandyford vasectomy service. All patients will receive a perioperative counselling appointment, providing them with a dedicated time to discuss all aspects of the procedure. When the patient is ready, they can be treated under local anaesthetic at the Sandyford Central Building on Sauchiehall Street. If the patient needs a general anaesthetic or treatment on an acute site, the Sandyford team will refer them directly onto Acute Urology service.
0141 211 8654

Scottish Welfare Fund

Is a discretionary scheme which provides two types of grants. Community Care Grants Crisis Grants Scottish Welfare Fund helps families and people in Scotland who are on low incomes.

Living life to the full

Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resilience. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more. Our courses are free for individuals using them in their own lives.

Solihull Online Courses for parents/carers

The Scottish Government has negotiated access to Solihull Online. These are courses which help nurture a a caring and supportive relationship by carers and help understanding of the stages of a child's development from pregnancy through to 19 years through interactive activities. Courses available are; Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby, understanding your baby, understanding your child. understanding your teenager's brain. To access these for for FREE use the code TARTAN.

Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Act 2021

This new Act establishes a legal framework for consistent access to “self-referral” where a victim (over 16 years of age) can access healthcare and request a Forensic Medical Examination (FME) without first having to make a report to the police. In addition, and as part of a person centred approach, individuals will be able to request the sex of their examiner involved in their care.
0800 148 88 88

Sleepio

Self-referral web-based support for sleep problems.

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.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Services

This service can help by: finding out if you need to see a doctor, providing key information and advice to help with your problem, referring you to a physiotherapist or podiatrist if you need it.

Breathing Space – Open up when you are feeling down

Breathing Space is Scotland's mental health phone and Webchat service responding to people who are experiencing distress in their lives. It is an integral part of NHS 24's suite of mental health support services.
0800 83 85 87

Penumbra – Mental Health

We work to improve mental health and wellbeing across Scotland and offer services and support throughout the country, administered by Area Offices. We believe and statistics show that people can and do recover from significant mental health problems. Penumbra supports people to live fulfilling and contributing lives. By following our person centred model of HOPE. For us hope is a vital part of recovery and supporting people to have and hold hope for the future is a key part of our work.

Scotland’s Financial Health Service

Working together with various stakeholders from the financial advice and support sector, the Scottish Government has developed this website to provide a one stop shop for those who have money problems or are seeking general help with their financial worries. We are an impartial website and do not provide advice directly but our aim is to signpost those in need to the most appropriate area of support, ranging from debt solutions, borrowing, managing your money or general welfare concerns.

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.