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CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING - TUESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER FROM 12.30PM

The practice will be closed on the afternoon of Tuesday 30th November 2021 for essential training.  Should you have a medical emergency that cannot wait until the practice reopens the following day please contact the Ayrshire Urgent Care Service on 01563 826930.

Your call will be assessed by The Primary and Urgent Care Team, and a GP where appropriate, between the hours of 12.30pm and 5.30pm.  If the GP feels during the telephone assessment that you require to be seen face to face between these hours you will be seen at the practice or offered an appointment after 6pm at your local Ayrshire Urgent Care centre.

Please note the above telephone number is only active on GP Practice training days and will not be able to be used after this date.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Please note the practice will be closed on the following dates:

Monday 27th December

Tuesday 28th December

Monday 3rd January

Tuesday 4th January

If you require urgent medical advice on these dates please phone 111

PRESCRIPTION LINE

In order to keep up with current demand for prescriptions and to reduce footfall to the building, we are temporarily increasing the amount of time the prescription ordering phone line is open.  The prescription line will be open from 9.30am to 11.30am until future notice.

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE HELPLINE

For general information about the coronavirus vaccine and its delivery phone 0800 030 8013 (available 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).  Please note it is not possible to book or change appointments via the helpline.

FACE COVERINGS

In keeping with Scottish Government guidelines, all patients are still required to wear a face covering when entering the hospital and during your visit at the surgery.  We do have a limited supply of face masks and one can be provided should it be needed but we would kindly ask everyone to use their own where possible.

CORONAVIRUS

Please note that all requests for GP appointments are still being triaged by telephone.

If you have any symptoms of fever, new continuous cough, change in taste or smell or have been in contact with someone with coronavirus please do not come into the practice. For advice on symptoms please telephone the practice or 111.  Please note that 111 are currently experiencing high call volumes.  

Prescriptions

Community pharmacies are continuing to experience a very high demand for their services.  Please leave 72 hours before collecting your prescription.  Please check opening times before visiting the pharmacy.

Latest News

Coronavirus Vaccinations

NHS Ayrshire & Arran are continuing to issue appointments to people for their coronavirus vaccination.  People aged 40-49 will soon be contacted.  

For further information on the vaccine please click here Covid Vaccine Information

Coronavirus Update

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (cough, fever, shortness of breath, change in taste/smell) please DO NOT attend the practice.  Telephone the practice for advice.  Please only call 111 if you have worsening symptoms as they are experiencing very high numbers of calls at the moment.

To ensure the safety of staff and patients we are continuing to triage all requests for appointments.

You can find up to date advice about Coronavirus on www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

Collecting Prescriptions from Pharmacy

Boots pharmacy, in Girvan Community Hospital, have asked us to advise our patients of the following message:

The pharmacy staff endeavour to have all prescriptions ready within FIVE WORKING DAYS.  This allows them to ensure that they have all the items required for you and to prepare your prescription safely.  

Please see below table for a guide of when to order your medication by:

Order DayCollection Day
MondayFriday
TuesdayMonday
WednesdayTuesday
ThursdayWednesday
Friday, Saturday, SundayThursday

 Should you require urgent medication, the pharmacy staff will do their best to prepare it early for you.  They can also TEXT  you when your prescriptions are ready to collect, in the event they are ready sooner than the above guide.

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GP Practices are Changing

GP services across Scotland are changing to make sure you get to see the right person,  at the right time, in the right place.

Please click on the link below to get more information.

GP Practices are Changing

Public Holidays

Please note the surgery will be closed on the following dates:

Monday 31st May

Friday 17th September

Monday 20th September

If you require to be seen urgently on these days please contact NHS 24/Ayrshire Doctors on Call (ADOC) on 111.

Please make a note of the public holidays and request your repeat medication in plenty of time.

Prescription Line

The prescription line is open every day from 9.30am to 11.30am

We would like to encourage patients who are able bodied and/or have internet access to order their repeat precriptions in one of the following alternative ways:

  • on-line via Patient Access
  • by handing in your repeat prescription ordering slip
  • by filling in a repeat prescription slip at the front desk
  • by post
  • face to face at the front reception desk

Staff Training Notice

Please note that the Practice will be closed for staff training on the last Tuesday of every month from 1.00pm until 1.45pm.

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