Ayrshire, KA11 1JU
Telephone: 01294 211993
Out of Hours: 08454 242424
Fax: 01294 218461
Email: To be issued - please watch this space
Stop Everything Press Thursday 17 April - Bowel Screening "NUDGE DAY" (!) Give a nudge to those close to you - Mums, Dads, Partners, Grannies to take the test. It's private, and it's free!!! See more info on bowel screening below.
Important Patient Message for Tuesday 29 April 2014 - NEW OUT OF HOURS TELEPHONE NUMBER.
The number to call for urgent medical help that is not a 999 emergency is changing. Up to and including Monday 28 April the number remains 08454 242424.
From Tuesday 29 April the number to call will be 111. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS NUMBER BEFORE THE 29TH.
Please watch other media sources for more information about this change.
Important Patient Message 4 December 2013, updated 11 April 2014 - Bowel Screening Programme
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
Three more things you can do...
- All are welcome to the annual BOWEL SCREENING AWARENESS EVENT at Crosshouse Hospital in the Alexander Fleming Education Centre on Friday 25 April from 12.00 noon. This consultant led event chronicles the path from prevention to treatment, and proved very popular last year.
- 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
Important Patient Message 10 September 2013 - Shingles Vaccination Programme now Underway.
A new national programme is just starting for those aged 70 and 79 years to receive Shingles vaccine. The practice will call patients who are due to get the vaccine first. Details are available at www.nhs.uk/conditions/shingles/pages/introduction.aspx