About Us

The Practice opened in Clarkston in 1904, but originated as an East Kilbride practice, whose early partners saw a need for medical services to be provided in Clarkston.  Thus, Carolside Medical Centre is among the original practices serving the Clarkston area.

Over the years the practice has expanded to cope with the growing number of patients and staff. It underwent a major renovation when the neighbouring house was bought to provide more space, with virtual clinics and office space upstairs and face-to-face consulting rooms on the ground floor. We operate from an attractive building with suitable access for those with a disability.

The practice has always thought of itself as being progressive and innovative in its approach to health issues and patient care.  We intend to remain at the forefront of new developments, both in clinical and organisational advances.  All members of staff are dedicated to practice teamwork and the constant flow of information and communication through all levels of our organisation.

Current partners are Dr Alistair McLennan, Dr Ivana Safarik, Dr Henry Stafford and Dr Rebecca Hastings.

RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners) Training Practice Accreditation / Training Information

The practice is an accredited training practice for GP Trainees.

We also participate in undergraduate medical student training for the University of Glasgow.