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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 accept our apologies as we are currently experiencing technical difficulties with Patient Access. Digital Services colleagues are working to rectify the issues. An update will be posted as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.


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
Barrhill will be alternated by all 3 GP's.  During 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)

 


Patient Participation Group         Related image  

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 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


Do you need help with muscle or joint pain problems?  Patients can now access the Musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service (MATS) to have direct access, over the phone advice, signposting and onward referral to MSK services if required. Call FREE on 0800 9179390. Visit www.nhsinform.scot/msk


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, it would be extremely helpful, if you could telephone in advance of the visit so that a suitable appointment can be made.

Tel No: 01292 617617. 

 

 Stranraer Registration Office

Council Offices Sun Street, Stranraer, Wigtownshire DG9 7JJ

Phone: 01776 888439  Please phone to make a suitable 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

 

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

Sickness CertificatesIf you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)

 
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