Ayrshire, KA11 1JU
Telephone: 01294 211993
Out of Hours: 111
Fax: 01294 218461
Important Patient Message 20 February 2016 - Meningitis B Vaccination of Children
We have consulted with our Public Health colleagues regarding recent high profile media cases of Meningitis. We would simply wish to advise patients that:
There are no current plans to go back and vaccinate children born before 1 May 2015.
All children continue to be vaccinated for Meningitis B as part of the routine childhood immunisation programme.
There is no secure advice that can be given regarding the private provision of Meningitis B vaccine. Parents/Guardians are free to pursue this route independently as they see fit.
Important Patient Message updated 2 September 2015 - Shingles and Meningitis ACWY Vaccination Programmes
The next round of shingles vaccination for patients who, this year on 1 September, are 70 or 78 years old, is now starting.
A new programme of vaccination against Meningitis strains A, C, W, Y for this year's school leavers and those attending university for the first time will also be starting soon. Media advice will advise patients to contact us for an appointment.
However, in order to match appointments to the supply of vaccine, we will contact eligible patients for both campaigns with an invitation to come and have the relevant jab.
More information about shingles is at: www.nhs.uk/conditions/shingles/pages/introduction.aspx and about Men ACWY at www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/menacwy
Important Patient Message 4 December 2013, updated 11 February 2015 - Bowel Screening Programme
Update: We have recently sent out text messages to some patients who apparently did not respond to the request to take part in screening. Thank you for the useful information we gleaned from this! We are going to send out a follow up text quite soon to remind those patients of the way to get tested. If you want to contact us about this in any way please use "Send Us Feedback" from the column on the left, or respond as advised by the text. Better still, go straight to the helpline below for more information.
Aged between 50 to 74 and wondering about bowel screening? Well, it may make a change from shopping on line to find out a bit more about this important test - and IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE. The uptake rate in Scotland for doing this simple, painless and free self test every 2 years is only a little over half - not exactly a pass mark! The practice is participating in a programme to boost the numbers, so COME ON KA11, GET TESTED. More information on 0800 012 1833 (free call) and at www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk
Two more things you can do...
- We have a limited number of advice packs that we have managed to obtain for our patients on bowel screening. Use our "Send us Feedback" section in the left hand menu to send us your details and request one.
- Teach yourself more by using the links in: https://bourtreehillmedicalpractice.secure-gpsite.scot.nhs.uk//userfiles/docs/DCE On Line Primary Care Film Flyer.pdf