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Flu vaccines are in stock - if you are eligible for vaccination, please telephone the practice to make an appointment. Flu Clinics are being held at Barrhill Surgery on Tuesday 8th October and at Ballantrae on Friday 11th October.

West of Scotland Breast Screening Service will be at Girvan Community Hospital from mid September. If you are eligible for screening you will receive an invitation through the post.

West of Scotland Breast Screening Service - 01294 323506

Please let the Surgery know as soon as possible of any changes to your contact details.


Please note all repeat medication requests should be made 48 hours prior to collection.  This allows for any queries to be answered and for medication to be ordered, delivered, checked and dispensed.


Know your out-of-hours service team in Ayrshire

For urgent social work problems or situations when your local office is closed, contact:

0800 328 7758 www.careinfoscotland.scot

For urgent medical advice when your GP or dental surgery is closed, contact:

NHS 24 on 111  www.nhsinform.scot

When clinically appropriate, NHS 24 will pass your details to the Ayrshire Urgent Care Service to continue your care during out-of-hours. There are a number of staff roles in the Ayrshire Urgent Care Service:

An ANP is a specialist nurse who manages the complete clinical care of patients. They are highly experienced senior nurses who can assess, diagnose, prescribe and treat clinical conditions. They can also refer, admit and discharge within appropriate clinical areas.

District nurses provide urgent interventions such as palliative /end of life care, wound care, problems with catheters or tubes. They can also provide nursing advice and support.

Local authority carers provide an urgent response to community alarms and telecare calls for vulnerable people and older people who need assistance. They also support individuals with urgent personal care, end of life palliative care and emergency community alarms when required.

An out-of-hours GP will see or advise you about urgent medical problems that occur when your own GP practice is closed. The out-of-hours GP will not provide a routine service similar to in-hours practice and should not be used as a second opinion.

Mental health nurses from the Crisis Resolution Team offer assessment of urgent mental health cases. They determine which services or interventions are needed to meet the individual’s needs. Assessments are conducted either by telephone or, when necessary, on a face-to-face basis.

Service support staff are an administration team who work during normal office hours to provide administration support, which maintains the smooth running of the out-of-hours service. An operational and driving team also work during out-of-hours to support the team.

Social work provides an urgent crisis service throughout Ayrshire. They deal with adult and child protection concerns and assist with urgent social problems that cannot wait

 


Please note GP's timetable below:

Monday - Dr Katy Sloan & Dr John Owen
Tuesday - Dr John Owen & Dr Ravi Sondhi
Wednesday - Dr John Owen
Thursday - Dr Katy Sloan & Dr Ravi Sondhi
Friday - Dr Katy Sloan & Dr Ravi Sondhi
All 3 GPs will in turn hold surgeries at Barrhill.  During annual leave this timetable will be subject to change.

Ballantrae Medical Practice opening hours are as follows;

Monday 8.30am - 6pm

Tuesday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm

Dispensary 9am - 11am & 3pm - 5pm (Monday - Friday)

 


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Are you interested in the medical practice?                 
Do you want to have a say in what services are provided?            
If so please join our group.  We aim to meet 3 times per year, (more if you wish) to discuss any issues affecting the practice.  If you are interested in joining please ask for more information.

Your input is greatly appreciated and we would value more people coming along.

Thank you. 


Protected Learning Time

PLT is dedicated training time for all staff, where we aim to enhance our skills and knowledge as individuals, in order to improve the effectiveness of the Practice and the services we offer to you as patients.

  On these days the Practice will close from 12.30pm and will re-open the following day. 

Dates for 2019 are Wednesday 21st August, Thursday 12th September (cancelled) and Thursday 31st October

Emergency medical cover will be provided by ADOC. Dial 111.  In a life threatening emergency dial 999 for an ambulance.


 Veteran's First



Samaritans – new telephone number

 The Samaritans are launching a new free-to-caller number – 116 123. This number is free to call from landlines, mobiles and payphones. It will enable more people who may be struggling to cope to access our vital service, which provides round the clock support, every single day of the year.
 

The new 116 123 number will replace Samaritans’ national UK number, 08457 90 90 90.  


Registration & Bereavement

Girvan  -17-19 Knockcushan Street, Girvan KA26 9AE · 01465 712894

Please note that as South Ayrshire is now a single registration district, emergency registration will only be provided at

 

Ayr Registration Office, 5-9 High Street, Ayr KA7 1LU


If informants need to carry out a registration, please telephone in advance of the visit to make an appointment.

Tel No: 01292 617617. 

 

 Stranraer Registration Office

Council Offices, Sun Street, Stranraer, Wigtownshire DG9 7JJ

Please phone 01776 888439 to make an appointment.

What is power of attorney?
http://www.publicguardian-scotland.gov.uk/power-of-attorney/power-of-attorney/what-is-a-power-of-attorney

MUSCULOSKELETAL SERVICE (MSK)

MSK Ayrshire and Arran have new website to assist with the advice and management of musculoskeletal conditions. At present it contains information and exercises for OA knees, patellofemoral pain and chronic pain management. Feedback shows an appetite for further information so over the next few months the website will be continually updated with other common MSK conditions.

http://www.nhsaaa.net/musculoskeletal-service-msk

 

Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

 

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work effectively.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above.  As all vaccines vary in price and are specific to the country you are visiting prices alter dependant on list price from supplier at date of placing order.  Dispensary staff will be able to advise when the order is placed for specific vaccines.  This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

A useful website for you to look at is http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/ .  This will help you determine which vaccines are required for where you are travelling to and over what duration prior to travel.


Travel Health Questionnaire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.  If you prefer you can print the form off complete and hand it in to any of our reception staff who will pass it on to the nurses.

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Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view).

 
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