A GP practice in Glasgow has notified patients that it will be operating on an "emergency only" basis due to COP 26 disruption. 

A text message was sent to those signed up at Radnor Street Surgery in the West End ahead of the climate summit in less than three weeks' time. 

It notifies patients only to contact the practice if the call is urgent. 

The change to service is expected to last for one day on November 1 as the climate summit gets underway.

The text reads: "Please be advised the surgery will be operating as emergencies only on Monday, November 1. 

"Please avoid contacting unless your call is of urgent nature. his is due to COP26 event. 

"On November 1 there will be additional road closures around Kelvingrove, Yorkhill and Finnieston area, causing significant disruption and no vehicle movement from 2pm in some surrounding streets. 

"Access into the surgery will be very restricted for patients, staff and GPs."

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It comes after the practice told patients last week it expects to be short-staffed during the climate event.

Management apologised for any inconvenience that may be caused and adds that the situation "is out of their control".

More than 100 world leaders and around 25,000 delegates are expected to arrive in the city on November 1 for crunch talks about the global climate. 

A full list of the road closures can be viewed on the local authority's Get Ready Glasgow website -  set up to inform residents of changes brought on by the event.

The Clydeside Expressway is among the roads set to be closed amid a period of "extreme disruption". 

Get Ready Glasgow said that residents should phone NHS24 or visit a local pharmacy in the event of a non-emergency.

A spokesman said: "As you will be aware, COP26 will be the largest gathering of world leaders ever to be held in the UK and with any event of this size and scale there will inevitably be some disruption to normal activity in and around the city.

"We understand that this may present difficulties for residents. Organisers have been working tirelessly with partners to minimise any disruption that will be caused by the necessary security and safety measures.

"Patients will follow the usual guidelines for emergencies and non-emergencies.

"For emergencies, they can call 999 or if it is urgent the doctors surgery, as per text. For non-emergencies, they can call NHS 24 on 111 or go their local pharmacy."

A spokesman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde added: "We have been working with GP practices in areas close to the SEC, and across the city, to ensure they can continue delivering services to our communities. 

"This has included providing advice and support with regard to security and transport restrictions and working to resolve any issues that may arise.

"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 would urge anyone accessing healthcare services to plan ahead and check with www.getreadyglasgow.com for the latest advice."