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Appointments

All appointments need to be made through the Allied Health Professions Referral Management Centre. (AHP RMC) Call 01...

All appointments need to be made through the Allied Health Professions Referral Management Centre. (AHP RMC)

Call 0141 347 8909

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am-8:00pm, Sat 9:00am - 1:00pm

You can access our service by asking your GP or any Healthcare professional to refer you to Orthotics. You can also ...

You can access our service by asking your GP or any Healthcare professional to refer you to Orthotics.

You can also Self-Refer by calling 0141 347 8909 and asking for an appointment for Orthotics and a short description of why you need an appointment.

You will be added to our waiting list for the first available appointment. Our Maximum waiting time for an appointment is 12 weeks.

You will receive a letter asking you to "opt-in" to receive an appointment and invite you to call to arrange an appointment at a time, date and location that suit you.

New appointments are for:

  1. If it is your first time accessing the service.
  2. For a new Orthosis the same as you have received before.
  3. For a new Orthosis you have not had before even though you have been seen at Orthotics in the past.
  4. If your last appointment with us was longer than 12 weeks ago and you need to see an Orthotist again.

You may need to bring shorts to your appointment to allow your Orthotist to do a full bio-mechanical assessment and allow for casting/scanning/measuring if required.

If you fail to attend any appointment without telling us in advance, or if you cancel at short notice (i.e.less than 24 hours) on more than two occasions, we will remove you from our list and write to your doctor. This is in line with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s 'Did Not Attend' and 'Cancellation Policy'.

If you wish to cancel or reschedule any appointment please telephone 0141 347 8909 with as much notice as possible. (Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 8.00pm and Saturday 8.00am to 12.00pm).

Or you can email AHP.Appointments@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

If you have already been assessed for an Orthosis, the next appointment will be to have this fitted. You may need mor...

If you have already been assessed for an Orthosis, the next appointment will be to have this fitted. You may need more than one fitting appointment.

This appointment will be arranged by your Orthotist before you leave your first appointment.

Your Orthotist may have already booked a review appointment for you before you leave your fitting appointment if they...

Your Orthotist may have already booked a review appointment for you before you leave your fitting appointment if they feel they need to check on your progress with what they have given you. This can be in person or by telephone.

If you have no future appointment booked and are having problems with your Orthotic device within 12 weeks of seeing your Orthotist you can call us on 0141 347 8909 to arrange a review.

Please bring your Orthotic device to the appointment with you for review so we can see what the problem is. We won’t start any new treatment until we can check the problem with the old device.

If you miss a review appointment, no further appointments will be arranged unless requested by yourself.

This is a short 5 minute slot to: 1. Hand Orthosis in for repair/adaption 2. Collect your repaired/adapted Orthosis....

This is a short 5 minute slot to:

1. Hand Orthosis in for repair/adaption
2. Collect your repaired/adapted Orthosis.

You do not have to attend in person, a friend carer or relative can hand in or pick up your device for you.

Please Note: You will not see an Orthotist at these appointments. Your repair will be collected by a clinical assistant who will be unable to help you with any clinical queries and if you have any, they will need to book you a future appointment to see an Orthotist.

To make a repair appointment call  0141 347 8909.

To see a technician from Gartnavel Laboratory and can only be carried out at Gartnavel General Hospital. This is to ...

To see a technician from Gartnavel Laboratory and can only be carried out at Gartnavel General Hospital.

This is to have an Orthosis repaired while you wait but these are limited and can only be granted if you have no spare device or alternative other than waiting for your device to be repaired.

Please Note: You will not see an Orthotist at these appointments.

To make an emergency repair appointment call  0141 347 8909 and ensure the call handler knows you need an emergency repair.

You will see either a qualified Orthotist, student Orthotist (under supervision) or an Orthotic clinical assistant pr...

You will see either a qualified Orthotist, student Orthotist (under supervision) or an Orthotic clinical assistant practitioner. We will ask questions about your problem. Everything you tell us is confidential. The physical assessment may involve the Orthotist touching the affected area, testing your movement and strength. After your assessment, we will discuss your problem; agree goals and a treatment plan with you. We can also offer advice and exercises to allow you to manage your problem yourself.

The treatment plan may include a customised or custom made orthotic device. In order to make a device to fit you, we may need to take measurements, scans or casts.

You are free to withdraw your consent to assessment or treatment at any time. When your treatment ends, we will send a discharge letter to your General Practitioner.