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FACE COVERINGS

From Monday 6th July, in keeping with Scottish Government guidelines, all patients will be 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 currently 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

Due to the current situation with coronavirus the community pharmacies are experiencing a very high demand for their services.  Please leave 72 hours before collecting your prescription.  Please check opening times before visiting the pharmacy.

Public Holidays

The practice will be closed on the following dates:

Friday 18th September 2020

Monday 21st September 2020

Friday 25th December 2020

Monday 28th December 2020

For emergencies only on these dates please phone NHS 24 on 111.

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Coronavirus

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 at this difficult time we will be changing some of our services.  Chronic disease annual reviews will be temporarily put on hold.

All requests for appointments will be triaged by one of the doctors.  

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

Coronavirus Advice for Patients

You can reduce your risk of catching infections, such as, Coronavirus by:

  • avoiding touching your face
  • maintaining good hand hygiene - washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water or using alcohol hand sanitiser after coughing or sneezing, going to the toilet and before eating and drinking.
  • covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with disposable tissues and disposing of them in the nearest waste bin after use.

If you do not have symptoms of coronavirus and are looking for general information, a free helpline has been set up on 0800 028 2816. The helpline is open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 10.00pm and Saturday and Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus, or have been in contact with somebody who has the condition PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE PRACTICE.  Self-isolate at home and contact the practice for advice.  If you need advice outside of surgery hours please call 111.

Practice Changes

We are delighted that Dr Gareth Powell has joined the practice team.  He will work full days on a Monday and Tuesday.

We are also pleased to welcome Mandy Ferguson, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, to the practice team. 

Facebook

If you haven't already done so please visit and 'Like' our new Facebook page (Dr McCulloch & Partners).  Here you will find the most up to date information on changes happening in the practice and ways to access your healthcare.

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 2020

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

Friday 18th September

Monday 21st September

Friday 25th December

Monday 28th December

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 10am to 11am.

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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