Welcome to the Know Who To Turn To website for East Renfrewshire.

East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is constantly improving and introducing new services for the population. This is called the Primary Care Improvement Plan (PCIP), and every HSCP in Scotland is doing the same. There may be a number of situations where there could be someone better than your GP to deal with your issue; there are various highly skilled Allied Health Professionals who are both better trained and better equipped to help you. These include dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, physiotherapists, pharmacists and link workers, amongst others. Over the 2018-2021 PCIP period, you may notice more of these services being delivered from your Health Centre or GP Practice.

The receptionists in your GP practice may well ask you some quesitons when you call to book an appointment, in case you would be better of seeing an Allied Health Professional instead of your GP. This is becoming standard practice across the whole of Scotland – they are not just being nosey!

It is frustrating for all involved to wait to see your GP, only to be told you’d be better off seeing someone else!

Please click below to access the services for your area, and explore your alternative options to booking an appointment with your GP.