NHS Scotland’s is working hard to make sure that you can get the healthcare that you need during COP26, whether you live in Glasgow or you’re just here for the conference.
The focus of COP26 is the climate emergency but we are also still living in a global pandemic. The NHS is under immense strain and we are asking people to do everything they can to help reduce it. We have a responsibility to ensure the conference takes place as safely as possible while also mitigating any spread of Covid19.
COP26 is the largest gathering of world leaders that the UK has ever seen. There will be a massive security operation involving roads, footpaths and cycle ways being shut. There will be extra security measures on some days for specific COP26 events.
NHS Scotland has been working with GP practices in the areas close to the SEC, and across the city, to make sure they can continue to deliver services to local communities. This has included providing advice and support with regard to security and transport restrictions and working to resolve any issues that may come up.
Currently, a significant number of GP appointments are delivered via telephone and video calls, with care spread across the multi-disciplinary team. Where clinically appropriate, patients will continue to be offered face-to-face appointments and house visits.
However, there will be some travel disruption as a result of COP26 and we urge anyone accessing healthcare services to plan ahead and check the latest advice on the Traffic & Travel pages.