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What is Sandyford?

Sandyford is the comprehensive specialist service for sexual, reproductive and emotional health for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The service covers a population of 1.14 million and prior to COVID restrictions, there were approximately 94,000 face-to-face patient contacts per year.

The Sandyford ethos is ‘to provide health improving services in a client focused, inclusive and anti-discriminatory way, through constantly innovating to meet the needs of men and women, promoting excellence in sexual and reproductive health and to influence others to provide positive, open access approaches to health and wellbeing for all.’

Sandyford delivers postgraduate specialist training programmes both in Genitourinary Medicine and in Community Sexual and Reproductive Health with speciality trainees based in the department.

To find out more about Sandyford, click here.

Sandyford is committed to a social holistic model of health and has close ties with the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde health improvement team for sexual health. Many services are tailored to meet the needs of specific groups such as people involved in prostitution, young people, asylum seekers, lesbians, men who have sex with men, transgender people, BME groups and people with disabilities. An equality impact assessment of the service was undertaken in 2015 and this will be updated as a part of the service review.

Sandyford delivers a full range of integrated range of services based around Genitourinary Medicine and Sexual and Reproductive Health. NHS Scotland has supported the delivery of a national HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programme through sexual health services since July 2017.

Sandyford services host the GGC Gender Service for adults and young people and the West of Scotland Regional Sexual Assault Service. Sandyford provides a complete range of contraceptive services, menopause clinics, psychosexual medicine, early pregnancy counselling and abortion services.

Find out more about our services, and how we are currently running them during COVID-19 here.