In addition to general medical consultations we are pleased to be able to provide specialist clinics and services covering the following areas:
- Cervical screening/well woman
- Child health clinic
Some services provided fall outside the scope of the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Private medical reports and sick notes
- Vaccination certificates (please note we are unable to provide vaccination certificate or letters for travel, related to Covid-19 diagnosis or immunisations)
Our reception staff will be happy to advise you about appointment availability.
Kittoch Medical Practice is committed to providing high quality care and treatment to our patients through the delivery of safe, effective and person-centered care. We understand, however, that sometimes things go wrong. If you are dissatisfied with something we have done, or not done, please tell us and we will do our best to put things right. If we cannot resolve matters in the way you want, we will explain why it’s not possible to do as you suggest.
GP Practices are independent of the NHS in Scotland, and are contracted to provide services on behalf of NHS Boards. This means we are responsible for running the business affairs of our own practice which includes responding to patient feedback- including concerns and complaints.
The national Complaint Handling Procedure for the NHS, based on best practice, recognises the value of you making direct contact with your GP, to assist with early and quick resolution of issues. Only in exceptional circumstances, where you feel unable to make direct contact with your GP, will NHS Lanarkshire become involved.
We would therefore encourage you to make direct contact in writing, and addressing it to our Practice Manager, Mrs Kathleen Burns. This can either be posted in to the practice, or dropped off using our internal mailbox which is situated in the main entrance foyer of the building on the ground floor.
For your information, the Patient Advice & Support Service (PASS) can help you with independent advice and support if you need in terms of raising a complaint. You can contact them by telephone on 0800 917 2127. Alternatively, you can go to your local Citizens Advice Bureau, or visit their website: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/
Kittoch Medical Practice work with a two-stage complaints procedure. This is in line with NHS Lanarkshire policy. We will always try to deal with your complaint quickly but if it becomes clear that the matter will need a detailed investigation, we will tell you this and keep you updated on our progress.
Please click the link below for more information on the NHS Lanarkshire Public Facing Complaints Handling Procedure.
From Friday 1st April 2022, the way you access travel vaccinations will change. Vaccinations previously delivered at GP practice will be the responsibility of NHS Lanarkshire.
These vaccines are:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis A & Typhoid combined
- Revaxis (Polio/ Diphtheria/ Tetanus)
The consultation and vaccinations will continue to be free of charge for people who live in Lanarkshire, or who are registered with a Lanarkshire GP practice. For information on the travel vaccination service in other health boards, visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
If you need any of the above vaccines for travel, you can now contact participating community pharmacies directly and staff will advise you of the process.
Please make sure you know the vaccination requirements of the country you are travelling to, and allow for sufficient time to be vaccinated. You can check this at www.fitfortravel.co.uk before arranging your appointment at a Pharmacy. Please note, this service does not include the Covid-19 vaccine.
Some travellers may need vaccines and anti-malarials which are not provided free of charge through this NHS service. Pharmacies may provide this additional service, however there will be a charge for it.
For details of local participating pharmacist, visit:
General travel health advice is available at:
We are fortunate here at the practice to have access to the Treatment Room on the ground floor of the Health Centre. They team offer a wide range of services, including a drop in phlebotomy clinic for blood tests, injection administering, ear syringing services and wound care (including stitch, staple and suture removal following medical procedures).
The ‘Bloods and Go’ drop in service is available Monday to Thursday 8.00am-4.30pm and Friday 8.00am-2.00pm- there is no requirement for an appointment and you can attend at any time that suits you between these hours, however please ensure that the doctor has asked you to attend and has requested bloods, it is not a drop in service if you do not have a clinical reason for having bloods done.
All other services require an appointment, including injections, ear syringing and wound care.
For this, please contact the Treatment Room directly on 01355 906600, between the hours of 8.30am-4.30pm.