New members of the Clinical Team
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.
Sarah Fitzpatrick joined the nursing team in February 2017.
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.
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.
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
Ayrways singing Group
Are you living with a lung condition?
Come and join our new Ayrways singing group to help manage your breathlessness, boost your confidence to manage your lung condition and meet others. No singing experience needed - all welcome.
The group will meet every Tuesday from 4.15 - 5.15pm (from 22nd November 2016) in the Book and Bun Newmarket Street, Ayr. It costs £2.00 per session which includes tea/coffee.
To register come along to the Book and Bun on Tuesday 8 or Tuesday 15 November between 4.15pm and 5.15pm. Or email Angela@VASA.scot or phone 01292 437338.