Blood pressure, weight, cholesterol and well person checks, smoking, alcohol, diet and exercise advice can be sought from members of our Primary Care team.
Some of our GPs are registered to carry out minor procedures within a primary care setting. These procedures may include removal of skin lesions or injections into joints and muscles.
You need to send an eConsult to the Practice and a Clinician will respond with the process to have the procedure carried out, provided it is appropriate to be performed at the surgery. For other procedures, you may be referred to the hospital.
Travel Advice & Vaccinations
IF you think you require vaccines and/or a malaria risk assessment, you should visit the “Fit for Travel” Website (fitfortravel.nhs.uk) which provides travel health information and how to access travel vaccination services within Ayrshire & Arran, or call NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88 where call handers will be available to talk individuals through the process over the phone. GP Surgeries no longer administer travel vaccinations. To be effective many vaccinations have to be given at least 8 weeks prior to your visit abroad, please plan ahead.
If you are a carer, please notify the receptionists. A carer is someone who looks after a friend, family member or neighbour due to old age, physical illness, disability or and addiction (this does not include paid care workers or volunteers). Being a unpaid carer is important and your health and wellbeing is just as important as the person you care for. For more information about services to carers, please read the Information for Carers leaflet available to download from our website, or go online and check out Care information Scotland at www.careinfoscot/ to find out about support available. They are also available by telephone Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 0800 011 3200
In addition to the wide range of NHS services that are provided free at the point of delivery, we provide other services which fall outside the NHS, for which a fee is payable. The following list is not exhaustive, but such services include:
- The preparation of medical reports for insurance companies/solicitors;
- Private certificates;
- Conducting medical examinations, eg for insurance companies, driving medicals, holiday cancellations;
- The completion of medical questionnaires for public/private authorities, e.g. OFSTED;
- Completion of forms, eg fitness to travel for insurance cancellation purposes;
- Production of letters of reference ( depending on reason );
- Private prescriptions.
These services are private and not part of the NHS services so please ask at reception for the latest prices. Fees are to be paid at the time that the service is delivered.