New members of the Clinical Team
Dr Gemma Freestone will joined the practice on the 1st August 2018.
Dr Naomi Brown will join the practice on the 1st April 2019.
Mrs Lynn Callaghan, Advanced Nurse Practitioner joined the practice on 1st June 2016. Mrs Callaghan will see patients who have an urgent medical condition which has necessitated an emergency same day appointment. Mrs Callaghan can diagnose, treat and prescribe medication for minor illnessess, arrange medical certificates, or make referrals to hospital services. If they feel that you need to be seen by a GP they will arrange an appointment for you. Leaflets with information about their role are available in reception.
Joanne Cullen joined the team in January 2017. Joanne will be working in the out of hours service but is completing her Primary Care Advanced Nurse Training with us. Joanne can diagnose, treat and refer.
Lisa Malcolm joined the team in April 2018. Lisa is an experienced practice nurse with advanced nurse practitioner skills and experience. Joanne can diagnose treat and refer. Like Joanne she is currently studying for her advanced nurse practitioner qualification.
Sarah Fitzpatrick joined the nursing team in February 2017. We are also delighted to welcome Nicola Nisbet to our nursing team.
Community Links Practitioner
We are very pleased to welcome Rebecca Watson to our practice team. Rebecca can help you find out about activities in your area, go along with you initially if you are unsure about going on your own. Offer support and advice about services which could help improve your social life, help you deal with things like money problems, debt, getting out of the house. Rebecca can see you in the practice, or at home. Please ask any member of the practice team for more information.
Brian Scarisbrick has bookable appointments on a Tuesday.
Rachel Falconer is available for medication advice every afternoon.
We now offer more choice of appointments. You can book in advance either on-line, by telephone or in person. You can book on the day you want to be seen - each doctor has "on the day" routine appointments. If you want to book on the day you are best to phone as soon after 8.20am as possible. Patients who have an urgent medical problem which can not wait will usually be booked in to see our Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
Weigh to Go Ayr United
A 12 week diet and exercise programme for men only - held at Ayr United football ground. We are delighted that so many of our patients have benefited from this programme. Weight loss and health improvement results have been impressive. Please ask the GP or Practice Nurse for more details.
WALKING NETBALL - Citadel Leisure Centre, AYR
Walking netball is a slower version of the game, it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level. Sessions are about having fun & socialising. Open to anyone 18years & over.
Fridays 1-2pm £3.10
Tea and coffee available after each session.
For further information: Sportsdevelopment@south-ayrshire.gov.uk 01292 269793
Scottish Primary Care Information Resource (SPIRE)
NHSScotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records. SPIRE is a service that will allow small amounts of information from GP practice records to be used to help doctors’ surgeries, NHSScotland and the Scottish Government to improve care and plan services, and to help researchers to learn more from patient information held at GP practices.
A new campaign is underway to inform patients across Scotland of the benefits of the service, and the confidential and secure way in which GP patient records will be used to help plan and improve health care services.
You have a choice about your patient record being used in this way. To find out more go to spire.scot