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Open Access Changes following patient feedback

- New number check in system before 8am. See Latest news section for more information.

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Telephone 01555 777500 to make an appointment

St Luke's Medical Practice.

We chose this name as St.Luke's Tower is a well known Carluke landmark, visable from our wing in our new health centre. Tower
  Also, St.Luke, in the Bible, was a physician.

We hope you like our new name, and our lovely new Health Centre.

Thank you for your patience during the time of our move.

We realise that we are continuing a heritage of medical care as a GP practice in Carluke.
Since the NHS began in 1948, Carluke has been served by a succession of respected GPs. Dr.Cuthbert, then Dr.Sommerville practiced out of a property in Clyde Street.  
Dr.Paterson joined with Dr.Sommerville in 1958, and for a few years, the practice was housed in the 'Templar's Hall'.
In about 1976, the practice moved to our previous premises in Market Place, where Dr.Paterson was joined by Dr.Ann Jackson.

Gradually, with more doctors joining, and changes in medicine, we feel that we 'outgrew' the old health centre, and plans were made to move to Chapel Street.


Our Doctors

Dr Stewart and Dr Innes both started in the practice in 1984.
Dr Boyd joined in 1991, Dr Gemmill in 1992, Dr Macdonald in 1994, Dr Jack in 2015 and Dr Hughes in 2017.


Open Access Appointments

We run an Open Access clinic between
8am - 9.30am each weekday morning.

We are unable to accommodate a lot of people waiting in the shared waiting area in the foyer. We would ask you NOT to turn up too early. The receptionists will be unable to take names before 8am.
The Health Centre front doors do not open before 8.00am. Patients with a booked appointment (extended hours) can access the building from the rear entrance off the car park.

We will endeavour to see patients as quickly as possible.

Thanks for your patience.




Chest Pain

A sudden onset of chest pain or heaviness felt across the chest and possibly spreading to the left arm or neck could be a heart attack. In these circumstances phone 999 for an emergency ambulance first and then phone the surgery.

What is an Emergency?

When it comes to your health or the health of someone in your family, it is often very obvious if the person is seriously ill and needs immediate emergency care. An emergency is a critical or life-threatening situation.

To help you decide what a critical situation is here are some examples:
unconsciousness, a suspected stroke, heavy blood loss, suspected broken bones,a deep wound such as a stab wound, a suspected heart attack, difficulty in breathing, severe burns, and a severe allergic reaction.

There are a few things that you should remember in any emergency. These will help you to deal with the situation quickly and efficiently.  Stay calm, shout for help. You may need to instruct someone to telephone 999.  Make sure they know where the ambulance has to come to, and they have some details about the person who is injured or ill. Don't put yourself in danger.  For example, if someone has been electrocuted, make sure you switch off the power supply before touching them. Do everything you can to help the person.  Don't give the person anything to eat, drink or smoke. Don't stick anything in  their mouth. Follow the instructions the ambulance service call handler may give  you. The way to help a person very often depends on what is wrong with them.

Sometimes, the quickest way to help is to take the person to the nearest accident and emergency department. This very often for our practice will be Wishaw General Hospital. However, no matter how close your hospital is, you should call an ambulance and not move the patient if:
you think they may have hurt their back or neck, or have any other injury that may be made worse by moving them, the person is in shock and needs your constantattention, or the person has severe chest pain or difficulty breathing.

The recovery position:
If the patient is unconscious, there is a safe position to put them in which allows them to breathe easily and stops them choking on any vomit. However, you must first carefully consider whether there is any chance that the casualty has hurt their back or neck, or has an injury that would be made worse by moving them. Putting them in the recovery position in this case could have serious consequences. If you are in any doubt, and the casualty is in no further danger by being left in their original position, do not move them. Wait for the paramedics to arrive.

How to put someone in the recovery position?
Once you have checked that they are breathing normally, lie them on one side, with a cushion at their back, bring their knee forward, and point their head downward to allow any vomit to escape without them swallowing it or breathing it in. Remember, when you are moving the patient onto their side, make sure their neck and back are well supported.


Many parents worry that their child may have meningitis. Please read the following leaflet on weblink:

If you suspect meningitis - get medical help immediately.

Severe sudden allergy (Angio-oedema)

Episodes of angio-oedema cause swelling of deeper skin tissues, most commonly of the eyelids, lips, genitals, hands, and feet. Sometimes the tongue and throat are affected which may affect breathing. There are various causes. Some people have recurring episodes. Each episode usually clears within a few days. Antihistamines and steroid tablets ease symptoms.

 If your breathing is affected then go straight to your local accident and emergency department or call for an ambulance urgently.

Choking Adult

This video shows how to treat an adult who is choking






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