News, Local Events

Report on NW Locality Engagement Event 30/1/20

The synopsis report below has been prepared by one of JCC Community Councillors following the attendance at this health related event.

Readers can access the formal reports by clicking on the links below.

NW Locality GP and Primary Care Development – Out of Hours Engagement Report 30/01/2020

Locality Engagement – Out of Hours – Powerpoint Presentation

Primary Care Implementation Plan – Powerpoint Presentation

Around 30 people attended. There were 2 presentations the first presented by Dr Kerri Neylon, Clinical Director, NW Locality. The content was GP Services and Primary Care Implementation Plan Locality Priorities.

The salient points were that there are more than 50 GP practices and about 270,000 patients with more people registered than living in the area including many students. There is a mixture of affluent areas with great deprivation. 18 months ago GPs started a new contract. There are existing problems with recruitment and GPs and nurses retiring early. The aim is to provide an additional 450 expert medical generalist to provide support to patients and GPs to date 250 have been provided which include phlebotomists, pharmacist, nurses, mental health workers and physiotherapists. The 3 year aim is to increase multi-disciplinary team working. Enough of the staff needed, are not yet available or trained. GP time will be more focused on people who need to see a GP. Details of the numbers of staff in each category, and new programmes and duties are given in the handout.

The second presentation was given by Kirsty Orr, Planning Manager, Review of Out of Hours Services. A 2 year review of OOHs services across Health and Social Care was commissioned by the 6 HSCPs in Greater Glasgow and Clyde commenced in 2017. It was led by Glasgow CHCP and it produced 28 recommendations. In summer 2020 Glasgow City’s HSCP Urgent Care Resource Hub will be implemented first. A location has been identified and services will be relocated to one point of contact for Board-wide and local services. A diagram of how it will operate is given in the handout.

Dr Catherine Benton

3rd Feb 2020

Chair's Report AGM Oct 2019

Please click on link to access this report.

News as of Autumn 2019

A number of issues have been progressed by JCC during 2019 and these can be summarised as follows. Details of the issues will be found in the monthly minutes.

1. Scotstoun Stadium Capacity (although outside the JCC boundary).

2. Local Traffic Issues for Pedestrians, Cyclists, and car drivers.

3. Jordanhill Community Focus (possible Community Centre)

4. Local Bus Transport Changes and Objections

5. Jordanhill Park Cala Development

6. Obligatory Planning Reviews

JCC ask residents to comment on every issue that comes to mind and we will do our best to represent these into GCC. We can do this very effectively and have direct access to our local City Councillors and City Officials that residents are not easily able to do.

Victoria Park Area Partnership

Jordanhill district is located in the Victoria Park electoral ward along with Whiteinch and Thornwood. The Area Partnership is a Glasgow City Council (GCC) forum where the Community Councils and local City Councillors within each Ward come together every two month or so to discuss local issues and to hear presentations from the Police, Fire Brigade and relevant GCC department officials. One important role the Area Partnership has is to award grants to local groups to help fund schemes for local residents. 

If you wish to review the minutes of the Victoria Park Area Partnership please click on the link above under 'News and Surveys' and 'Local Links'.

Message from Police Scotland

The Jordanhill area still appears to be targeted by house breakers and other suspicious persons. We are asked by the local Police to be vigilant and to please report any suspicious events or persons using 101, or 999 telephone numbers. Even if it turns out subsequently to have been a false alarm. Our area is still the target for vandals and anti-social behaviour, particularly the Jordanhill Campus area. There should be extra Police activity in evidence over the coming weeks.

Police Warning

As some of you will know to your cost, there has been a spate of thefts from houses and garages in Jordanhill. Our Police Scotland contacts emphasise the need for vigilance in noting suspicious events and particularly for ensuring security of your premises. Thefts from garages are a particular issue. We are warned also about fraud involving bogus workers who quote for work to be done, accept payment then disappear. In some cases evidently ‘white vans’ have been implicated. Be on your guard! Jordanhill receives regular police patrols, although they cannot be everywhere all the time. Police Scotland emphasis the usefulness of 101 calls, despite scepticism from some residents.

MYGLASGOW  Is an app. that enables you to report issues to Glasgow City Council. E.G. Street lighting, fly tipping, parking, rubbish, roads and pavements, environmental problems. Jordanhill C.C. recommend residents use this app to report local problems. We have noted that this process does produce results.