Charleston Surgery

5 South Campbell Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA2 6LR

Clinics & Services

Family Planning

The Practice provides comprehensive family planning services, as well as the fitting and removal of contraceptive implants, during normal surgery hours. The fitting of diaphragms (caps) and coils are carried out at the family planning clinics (The Sandyford clinic, The ‘morning after’ pill is also available in the Practice, but an appointment must be made with one of the doctors first to obtain a prescription.

Accident & Emergency

The nearest casualty departments are at –

  • The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Corsebar Road, Paisley,
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Govan, Glasgow,

Cervical/Breast Screening

All women aged between:

  • 25-49 are strongly advised to have a cervical smear every 3 years
  • 50-64 are stronfly advised to have a cervical smear every 5 years

Notification will be sent when your next smear is due, requesting you to make an appointment with our Practice Nurse (please advise the Receptionist of the nature of your appointment when booking). The Community Screening Department will write to you with the result of your cervical smear, and advising when your next smear is due.

We would urge all women to perform regular self-examination of the breasts. The Scottish Breast Screening Programme invites women aged between 50-70 years old every 3 years. Women over 70 are encouraged to attend by contacting theor local screening centre for an appointment.

Children’s Immunisations

We urge you to have your children vaccinated.
Routine Childhood Immunisation Programme (

When to immunise Diseases protected against Vaccine given
8 weeks old *Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B (Hep B) *DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB
*Pneumococcal disease *PCV
*Rotavirus *Rotavirus vaccine
*Meningococcal group B (Men B) *Men B
12 weeks old *Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Hib and Hep B *DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB
*Rotavirus *Rotavirus vaccine
16 weeks old *Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Hib and Hep B *DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB
*Pneumococcal disease *PCV
*Meningococcal group B (Men B) *Men B
Between 12 and 13 months old-within a month of the first birthday *Hib and meningococcal group C *Hib/Men C
*Pneumococcal disease *PCV
*Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) *MMR
*Meningococcal group B (Men B) *Men B
2 to 11 years-annually *Influenza (flu) *flu vaccine
3 years 4 months old or soon after *Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio *dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IPV
*Measles, mumps and rubella *MMR (check first dose has been given)
Girls aged 11 to 13 years old *Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 *HPV vaccine
Around 14 years old *Tetanus, diphtheria and polio *Td/IPV, and check MMR status
*Meningococcal groups ACWY *Men ACWY

Training Practice

This Practice is a Training Practice and is also involved in the teaching and training of undergraduate students. This means that, on occasion, patients may be asked if they would mind a student sitting in on the consultation. You may also be asked if you would mind your consultation being video recorded for training purposes. You are under no obligation at all to be involved in either of the above activities.

Other Services

Travel Vaccinations

Our Practice Nurse runs a travel immunisation clinic and will give up to date information on immunisations but, to ensure that you are fully covered, please contact the Practice two or three months before you plan to travel and fill out our Travel Vaccination Form. Vaccines available at no charge from the NHS are:

  • Tetanus/Low Dose diphtheria
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

2018 Travel Vaccination Form

Influenza Vaccination

In October every year we offer flu vaccination to all patients aged 65 or over. It is strongly recommended for high risk patients, such as those with a heart or respiratory disease, diabetes or those who work in institutions or nursing homes. Please ask for details.

We are holding two Saturday Flu Clinics this year:-

Saturday 5th October 9am-12noon

Saturday 2nd November 9am-12noon

Please make an appointment if eligible. You may also ‘drop in’ on these two Saturdays 9am-11:30am, however please note you may need to wait a short time to be vaccinated.


Certain types of medicals, e.g. HGV and PCV are not provided under the NHS. The doctors are happy to do these examinations but will charge a fee. Arrangements can be made at the Reception desk.