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Public Holiday

Please note Sandyford clinics will be shut on Monday 28th September 2020 for public holiday. 

 

 

 

 

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Sexual Problems Service

 

 

Sandyford Services: COVID-19

Sandyford Sexual Health Services has moved to delivering its most urgent services only, due to COVID-19. This is so we can ensure we keep patients and staff safe. This means that in line with government guidelines, we are minimising face-to-face work and prioritising those with the most urgent care needs. We appreciate your patience as we do this. It does mean that we might say you need to wait until the service you need is running again. 

  • All Sexual Problems appointments are suspended until further notice. 
  • Sandyford will text you if your appointment needs to be cancelled.

If you are in doubt as to whether you need to be seen by the sexual health service telephone 0141 211 8130. Our staff will be able to advise you.

You can only attend clinics if you have made an appointment before you arrive. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no services are available without an appointment.

Please do not bring any other person with you to your appointment including children, partners, friends or family members. They will be asked to wait outside the building. You are asked to wear a face covering when you attend as per Government advice.

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A comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, treatment and referral service for people who are experiencing problems of sexual functioning.

What type of sexual problems does the service cover?

The Sexual Problems service will see any client with a relevant problem. The most commonly seen conditions are:

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Who are the staff who work in this service?

Sexual Problems service staff are a multidisciplinary group and have training in medicine and in sexual problems specifically. The doctors are trained by the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine or other professional organisations. There are both male and female members of staff so we can accommodate personal preferences.

What kind of treatments do you provide?

Both psychodynamic and behavioural methods are used. These are talking therapies but a clinical examination will usually be performed to exclude any physical causes for the sexual problem. Behavioural treatments can involve homework where you may be expected to follow specific exercises or keep a diary. Medication may also be used if appropriate and your therapist will discuss with you which treatment option might suit you best.

Making an Appointment

Please phone 0141 211 8130 for an appointment. Alternatively any healthcare professional can refer you to the sexual problems service. The phone lines are open Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am - 4.15pm, except public holidays.

Waiting times

The waiting time to be seen can be 3 - 6 months although we are trying to reduce this. As a result of this demand, if you are unable to attend your appointment we would be most grateful if you contact us as soon as possible, so that the appointment can be allocated to someone else.

There are a number of self help sources available which may be of help to you while you wait for your appointment. We recommend the following:

What to expect at Sandyford

All the information you need about your visit to Sandyford. Before, during and after the appointment.