For all COVID related health enquiries only - please click COVID HUB for more info or dial 111 any time of day or night. Please contact the practice for all health matters not relating to COVID 19.

Coronavirus  - for the latest and most up to date information please see

See below for info on Coronavirus testing and how to self isolate if needed

Do not visit the surgery if you are unwell and have recently travelled to an area affected by the virus: please check the above website or call the surgery to discuss

RCGP Scotland Practice Team of the Year Award 2017/18

We are delighted to announce that our practice has been awarded the Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland 'Practice Team of the Year' award for 2017/18. This award has been made for our involvement in the Govan SHIP Project which helps to improve the health and social care of our patients. The Govan SHIP Project is also being undertaken by the Blue Practice Govan, The Green Practice Govan and Dr Mair and Partners Govan. We are are very proud and honoured that our work has been recognised in this way by the RCGP.

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Drop in Centres for your Flu or COVID Vaccination
The NHSGGC & Scottish Ambulance Service mobile vaccination unit is coming to Cardonald on Tuesday 19th October 2021.  
Located at Morrisons, 1760 Paisley Road West, Cardonald, G52 2BW the drop in vaccination clinic is open from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
Who can attend the drop in?
Flu vaccinations are available for anyone 75 years of age or over. You will also be offered COVID booster vaccination if you are more than 6 months from your 2nd dose.
1st dose COVID vaccinations are available to everyone 12 years or over, and as a 2nd dose to anyone 18 years or over who has waited at least eight weeks since their 1st dose.
 Please visit for information on eligibility.
 We will be operating on a first come first served basis and there will be a set capacity each day.
 Don’t worry if you can’t make it. You can call 0800 030 8013 to make an appointment at one of NHSGGC community clinics.



COVID vaccination records are available by registering with the NHS Inform service:

The practice is NOT providing certification of covid vaccination for travel purposes Please do NOT contact the practice to request proof of COVID vaccination for travel purposes as we are unable to provide this.


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NHS corona virus self isolation advice

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With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Practice History

Previously known as The Blackwood Partnership, our practice is one of the oldest in Govan with a history dating back to the early 20th century. In 2015 we changed the practice name to the David Elder Medical Practice by popular demand from our patients. Born in 1795, David Elder was a marine engineer known as one of the forefathers of shipbuilding on the Clyde. For more information see the excellent website at

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

Join In

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.


All services are on the ground floor with ramps and automatic doors. Baby changing facilities are available in a separate room. For mothers needing to breast feed there is a separate room in Elderpark clinic.

(Site updated 18/10/2021)
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