Practice Services

In addition to GP consultations the practice offer a range of other healthcare services:

Phlebotomy

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.

Family Planning

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.

Diabetes

The surgery runs a yearly recall on all diabetic patients. Dietetic advice can be provided by the dietician. Sandra Wylie, senior practice nurse is our diabetic specialist nurse.

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).

Help with other NHS Services

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.

Minor Surgery

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 and cautery. These and other minor surgical procedures are fitted in at times to suit patients.

Cervical Smears

Simply request an appointment with the practice nurse. It should be noted that all women aged 25 to 49 are invited every three years and women aged 50 to 64 are invited every five years. This is a simple procedure.  There is a fully computerized recall system to deal with initial appointment and any subsequent follow-up. Your results will be sent directly to you from cervical screening.

Maternity Care

Shared care between your doctor, midwife and hospital consultant. Antenatal patients will be seen in the surgery at a time suitable to the patient. Our midwife, Audrey has a clinic every Thursday afternoon.

Health Visitor

Clinics are held on Tuesday afternoon between 2pm and 3.30pm. An appointment is not always required. Please check with the receptionist. The health visitor can be contacted on Telephone 01292 885 532 for advice at other times.

Dietitian

There is a regular monthly clinic run by a dietitian attached to the practice. The doctor may refer you to the dietitian.

Child Immunisations

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.

Asthma/Respiratory Clinic

This is run by Dr White and the practice nurses and is held regularly to confirm the diagnosis and monitor treatment for both adults and children.

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.

Opening Hours

Mon: 8.20am – 5.30pm
Tues: 8.20am – 5.30pm
Wed: 8.20am – 5.30pm
Thurs: 8.20am – 5.30pm
Fri: 8.20am – 5.30pm
Sat: CLOSED
Sun: CLOSED
Please note: The practice is closed from 1.00pm – 1.45pm Every Wednesday for staff training.

Out of Hours

Out of hours care is provided by NHS 24

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Please note this is for urgent and emergency problems only.

We offer early and late surgeries during the week please ask the receptionist for appointment availability

Contact

Call: 01292 264 260
Fax: 01292 292 160

Address

Fullarton Medical Practice
40 Dalblair Road
Ayr, KA7 1UL