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*UPDATED* Hospital visiting changes, home testing kits, Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.

Services resuming

As restrictions are gradually lifted, our services are beginning to resume, with safety measures in place for staff and patients.

Eye Care Services

Routine eye care services (including primary eye examinations) can be provided within community optometry practice premises and in patients’ own homes from Monday 3 August 2020, subject to certain conditions being met.


Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening

From Monday 6th July, the AAA screening programme will resume and invitations will be sent inviting men to be screened.

Appointment invitations will first be sent to men who are currently on a three monthly surveillance cycle (i.e. those with a medium AAA).

Screening of men on a yearly surveillance cycle and routine screening will resume once NHSScotland has caught up with those on a three-monthly surveillance cycle.

Cervical Screening

We’re restarting our screening programmes but have made some changes to how we deliver these services.

These changes are to make sure we can keep you and our staff safe during this difficult time. Staff will be wearing the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE), and our reception and waiting areas will be quieter. But we would like to reassure you that there is no change to the screening test itself.

Please call the number on your invitation letter to book your appointment. If you’re able to attend, it’s important to do so. Cervical screening can stop cancer before it starts.

You may have some questions or you may be worried about going to your screening appointment. Some of the most common questions or concerns are contained in the PDF leaflet below. But please call the number on your invitation letter if you have any other concerns.

Cervical Screening FAQs (PDF)

DRS (Diabetic retinopathy screening) screening

From Monday 6 July, the DRS screening programme will resume inviting participants to be screened.

Appointment invitations will first be sent to participants who are currently considered to be high priority.

Routine screening will resume once NHSScotland has caught up with appointments for these participants.

Visit the NHS Inform website for more information on the resumption of screening services.


Last Updated: 01 December 2020