Our Clinics & Services
Phlebotomy/Blood Sample Taking
This clinic is run along the same lines as hospital phlebotomy services. For routine blood monitoring needs, you may be asked to attend one of these clinics.
All of the doctors are accredited by NHS Ayrshire & Arran to carry out minor surgical procedures. These include removal of cysts and moles, joint injections cautery. These and other minor surgical procedures are fitted in at times to suit patients.
There is a regular monthly clinic run by a dietitian attached to the practice. The doctor may refer you to the dietitian.
A full confidential service is provided, including coil fitting and a full range of barrier methods. Initially, a routine appointment is made either with the practice nurses, who are fully family planning trained, or with one of the Doctors.
Cervical Smears and Well Woman Advice
Simply request a double appointment for either the practice nurse or one of the doctors. It should be noted that all women between 25 and 65 should have regular smears every three years. This is a simple procedure. There is a fully computerised recall system to deal with the initial appointment and any subsequent follow-up.
Routine appointments can be made to see any of the health visitors in the surgery and a full call and recall system is in place too. Immunisation for children is absolutely essential to ensure good future health.
Well Man/Well Woman Clinics
An appointment can be given at the patient's request.
You will be invited in for an annual review around the date of your birthday. Your review may be with a specialist pharmacist or a practice nurse. Dietetic advice is provided by the dietician.
This is run by the practice nurses and is held regularly to confirm the diagnosis and monitor treatment for both adults and children. You will be invited in for an annual review around the date of your birthday.
Heart Disease Prevention
This is run on a regular basis by the practice nurses where those with risk factors, including lipid abnormalities are monitored and treated. Other health promotion clinics are run for hypertension, smoking, endocrine and influenza vaccinations (October and November).
Pregnant? Get the best start by seeing your midwife.
If you've just found out that you're pregnant, get the best start for you and your baby by making an appointment with a midwife.
Please telephone Ayrshire Maternity Unit on 01563 825411 to arrange your first appointment with a community midwife.
You may also find useful information by visiting www.nhsinform.scot/readysteadybaby.
Weekly childiImmunisations clinics are held in the practice. Please telephone the practice to make an appointment.
Please speak to the receptionist to arrange a suitable time.
Medical Certificates to cover absence from work
Self-certification with form SC1 is all that is required for illnesses lasting five working days or less. The form is available at the DSS, from your employer, or at reception. After seven days you must consult a doctor in person for further certification forms.
Private forms, or holiday cancellation forms require a fee to be paid as do passport forms.
Help with other NHS Services and Costs
Please note there are a number of helpful leaflets available at reception and in the waiting room. Form HC 11 gives full details of NHS prescription charges and those exempt from payment. Form HC11 gives information on hospital travel costs and exemption from dental and sight charges etc. There are also forms available to help with pre-paid prescription applications. Please ask the receptionist for further details.
It is advisable to have regular sight tests by an Optometrist or Ophthalmic Medical Practitioner. In addition to the obvious benefits, it is well know that an examination of the eyes can lead to the early detection of eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts or signs of general disease such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
It is equally advisable to have regular dental check-ups, particularly children and expectant mothers. It is worthwhile remembering that all dental care throughout pregnancy and the first year afterwards is free under the NHS at present.