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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sandyford is delivering services differently during the COVID -19 pandemic, to protect the public and staff, including appointment only services.

Please view our full COVID-19 statement and current service information page which is updated regularly. You must not attend for an appointment if you have signs of COVID or have been in contact with someone in the last 14 days who has. 

 

 

 

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

What to Expect at Sandyford

What to expect before you attend

When you attend any Sandyford service you can expect to be listened to without being judged and to have your care and treatment carried out in a confidential and sensitive manner.   All of our services share the same electronic record system and protocols so you can make use of the service which suits you best. All services are free, including your prescription if needed. At Sandyford we provide different types of appointments depending on your need.  Appointment lengths can vary from 10 minutes for a test only visit to 90 minutes for a full set of tests, diagnosis and treatment. At your appointment we will do our best to ensure we care for your needs but on some occasions we might ask you to come back to another appointment as part of the service we offer.

If we have sent you a letter prior to your appointment we will have included all the relevant pre appointment information you require.

What to expect when you attend.

What happens when I arrive?
When you arrive you will be welcomed by a receptionist who will hand you a numbered card, a pack that includes inform...

When you arrive you will be welcomed by a receptionist who will hand you a numbered card, a pack that includes information on the service provided, a confidentiality document explaining what happens to your personal information, and a registration form. The receptionist will ask you to take a seat until it is your turn to be registered. You can let the receptionist know if you need help with filling out the registration form. Please complete as much of this as you can.

How long will I have to wait?
We do our best to ensure that you will be seen as close to the appointment time you have been given. Unfortunately th...

We do our best to ensure that you will be seen as close to the appointment time you have been given. Unfortunately there are occasions where that might not happen. If you attend for an appointment and have waited 30 minutes and have not been called, please notify a member of reception who will be able to find out what is happening for you. As we have more than one clinic running at a time, you may be taken after a person who arrived later than you.

What if I arrive late
We know that there are occasions when patients may be late for their appointment. If you arrive late for your appoint...

We know that there are occasions when patients may be late for their appointment. If you arrive late for your appointment we cannot guarantee that we will be able to honour the full length of your original appointment. When you arrive late for your appointment the receptionist will arrange for a member of the clinical team to come and speak to you. You may have to wait until someone is available. For some clinics and procedures we are unable to see you if you are late. If this happens we will arrange an alternative appointment with you.

Who will I see during the consultation?
Most of our services are staffed by a team of clinicians, who might be doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, coun...

Most of our services are staffed by a team of clinicians, who might be doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, counsellors or psychologists, depending on the service. All our staff will introduce themselves to you when you are called into the clinical room.

If you have a preference to see a particular gender of clinician please let us know when you are booking your appointment. We will try to honour that request whenever we can but cannot guarantee it.

Will you keep our conversation confidential?
Sandyford staff may ask personal and sensitive questions so that they can manage your care effectively during your vi...

Sandyford staff may ask personal and sensitive questions so that they can manage your care effectively during your visit. Staff are not there to judge you. Anything you say will be kept confidential, unless you are being referred to another service with your permission, or in very rare situations if the staff need to share information for your own protection. What you tell our staff isn't going to shock or embarrass them, but you need to be honest so that they know how best to treat, support or advise you.

We will hold an electronic record of your visit that is confidential to Sandyford services. It will only be shared with your GP or other services if you give permission.

How are my tests taken?
You may need to provide a urine or blood sample. Some tests require swabs to be taken from your genitals and, dependi...

You may need to provide a urine or blood sample. Some tests require swabs to be taken from your genitals and, depending on what type of sex you have had, from your throat and rectum. This can be a little uncomfortable but the clinical staff are experts at doing these tests so you are in good hands. Some tests may require the doctor to look at your genitals. If you are more comfortable with a doctor of the same gender please let us know when you are booking your appointment.

Can I Bring Children?
It is best not to bring children and there are no child care facilities in the building. If you do need to attend wit...

It is best not to bring children and there are no child care facilities in the building. If you do need to attend with your child please bring another adult with you to care for them in the waiting area while you are in the clinic. Otherwise, you may be asked to return without your children.

There is a lovely park across the road with several play areas if you are able to leave your children with a trusted adult.

What happens next?

At your visit, you may have had some tests for sexually transmitted infections. You can get your results for these tests by phoning our automated telephone results line on 0141 211 8694.

You will need your clinic (NaSH) number to get your results. You will have been given a results card when you had your tests with your NaSH number on it, as well as the date of the tests and the tests taken. You should keep this card and your clinic number safe and not share it with anyone to avoid others getting your test results.

When you phone for your results, you will be able to speak to a nurse or sexual health adviser to discuss your results if you need further support or advice by pressing the number indicated.

Getting your results

Your questions answered about getting your results after being tested.