Abbey Medical Centre, Lonend, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 1SU

Telephone 0141 889 4088
Out of hours: 111

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Practice Clinics & Services

To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

We have two Advanced Nurse Practitioners who can diagnose and treat many medical problems which previously required an appointment with a doctor. Please consider booking an appointment with the Advanced Nurse Practitioner and you may be seen sooner.

For more information about our Advanced Nurse Practitioner service please click here.

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Child Health Surveillance

Information on Child Health Surveillance can be found in the Health Visitors section.

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Chronic Disease Management Clinics

The practice holds specialist clinics in a number of areas. The clinics are run by doctors and nurses with a special interest and training in the particular disease area. We run a computerised recall system and you will be invited when your review is due.

The clinics are arranged so as to have the appropriately trained staff member and equipment available when you attend. The correct amount of time is allocated for a standard review of the disease area. As a result the appointment times are not particularly flexible and cannot always be arranged to fit in with other (eg work) commitments. We realise this may be inconvenient for some people, and where possible will try to amalgamate clinic reviews (eg heart clinic and diabetes and BP) to minimise inconvenience to you.

We hold the following chronic disease clinics:

  • Hypertension
  • CHD (Coronary or Ischaemic heart disease)
  • Heart Failure
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Pulmonary Disease previously known as bronchitis or emphysema)

These clinics are for monitoring of chronic disease to help prevent problems. IF YOU EXPERIENCE A DETERIORATION OF YOUR CONDITION YOU SHOULD MAKE A ROUTINE OR SAME DAY APPOINTMENT.

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District Nurses

We have an attached district nursing team. They offer nursing services to the housebound, and those recently discharged from hospital. They have a particular expertise in wound management, palliative care, as well as catheter, stoma and continence advice.

  • Monday – Friday (office Hours) 0141 314 4114
  • Monday – Friday (overnight) 0141 314 6838
  • Weekend Service 0141 314 0521

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Drug Misuse Clinic

The practice offers assessment and treatment for patients with drug misuse particularly opiate addiction.

The Clinic is run by Dr McLoone and Sandra Hamilton (RDS drug worker). The clinic is held on a Tuesday afternoon and is by appointment only.

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Family Planning / Contraception / Sexual Health

Please make an appointment with any of the doctors or nurses if you wish to discuss contraception or for pre-conception advice.

Dr Meighan no longer offers a coil fitting and replacement service.  Please consider making an appointment at the Sandyford Clinic.

Drs Mcloone, Meighan, and Bryceland all offer appointments for contraceptive implant insertion and replacement by prior arrangement.

For further information:

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Health Visitors

Our Health Visitors are responsible for the promotion of good health in children under the age of five and their and their families. Services provided include; routine surveillance of child development, weight, childhood immunisation, helping new parents with feeding difficulties, weaning, behaviour, etc.

Health Visitor run Clinics are available at the Abbey Medical Centre:

Childhood Immunisation

Wednesday morning (appointments will be sent to you by the Health Board)

Well Baby Clinic

Thursday 2pm until 3:30pm (Please call 0141 889 4088 to make an appointment). Home visits can also be arranged under some circumstances (please call 01505 821 604)

Clinics are by appointment only.

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Joint Injection

Dr Damian Smith can provide steroid or "cortisone" injections for the treatment of certain conditions such as tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, plantar fasciitis, trigger finger, frozen shoulder, etc.

Injection with steroid is often NOT required and most of these conditions will improve with rest, anti-inflammatory, time and sometimes physiotherapy.

Please make an appointment with Dr Smith or one of the other GPs to discuss the management of your condition. An appointment for a joint injection may be arranged after discussion with the GP.

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Midwives / Ante-natal Care

Abbey Medical Centre is attached to Paisley Community Midwifery Team 1.

Antenatal clinics as detailed below are held at the Abbey Medical Centre and are appointment only. Please call 0141 232 4005 to book.

  • Monday 9:30am – 3.30pm

If you believe yourself to be pregnant, please make an appointment to see the midwife who will arrange assessment and ongoing support and advice through your pregnancy. If you are not already taking folic acid please consider doing so as soon as possible. You may wish to refer to some of the excellent advice available at

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Palliative Care

Caring for patients at the end of their lives can be one of the most challenging aspects of our jobs. We invest considerable resources in trying to get this right.  We work together as a team  to ensure that the physical, psychological and spiritual  needs of our patients and their families are met.

The team comprises your GP, practice nurses, district nurses, and community palliative care nurse. We will be in close contact with specialists based at the Beatson Oncology Centre, and Accord Hospice. We hold regular meetings to ensure excellent care.

If you require any further information or support please contact your GP, or the district nurses.

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Patient Charges

The practice provides a number of additional services which are not covered by our contract with the Health Board (e.g. private medicals, letters, reports, etc.)

We have to make additional charges for these services.

Our Patient Charges can be found here.

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Travel Clinic

The practice offers travel advice to patients travelling outside the UK who may require vaccination. Further information can be found on our Travel Health and Immunisations page.