About us

Welcome to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Sexual Health Services Website

Who we are

Sandyford is hosted by the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership. We are the specialist sexual health service for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, including both clinical and health improvement elements.

Sandyford works to the definition of sexual health in its widest sense as defined by the World Health Organisation. Our vision is to achieve the best sexual health and well being for the population of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

We aim to do this through 3 key objectives:

  • To work in partnership to address inequalities in sexual health
  • To maximise the impact of sexual health services
  • To focus specialist sexual health services on those who most need them by offering a tiered model of service and intervention provision approach

What we do

Sandyford provides an integrated sexual, reproductive and emotional health service across the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area from our main base at Sandyford Central with local clinics throughout Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire.

The Sexual Health, Health Improvement team is part of Sandyford. Health Improvement is the area of public health practice concerned with improving the health and wellbeing of populations and reducing inequalities. Utilising health promotion, prevention and community development approaches to influence the lifestyle, socio-economic, physical and cultural environment of populations, communities and individuals.

In Scotland the discipline of Health Improvement has a leadership role for addressing inequalities in population health at structural, community or group and individual level.

The team builds capacity to enhance the knowledge, skills, competence and approaches of partner organisations and the professionals and volunteers working with them. This involves the planning, delivery and evaluation of interventions designed to empower people to make informed sexual and relationship choices on the basis of accurate information, a positive sense of identity, skills, and an understanding of rights and responsibilities.

The team can be contacted via email to discuss any support or development that you require from our team.

A little bit of history and ethos

Sandyford has evolved from its inception in 2000 as a convergence of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services, Genitourinary Medicine and the Centre for Women’s Health into a fully integrated specialised sexual health service across the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area. Sandyford has maintained a strong emphasis on delivering non-judgemental sexual, reproductive and emotional health services that respect people’s individual experiences and understands them within a social context. Sandyford continues to be seen as an exemplar in how it plans and delivers services across the population.

Please feel free to feedback to us on any comments you have on this website or if you feel there is something missing. You can also contact us by phone on 0141 211 8130 or via email if you want to ask advice or make an appointment.