Ayrshire, KA11 1JU
Telephone: 01294 211993
Out of Hours: 111
Fax: 01294 218461
Important Patient Message 27 October 2014 - EBOLA Virus Guidance
If you have a fever or feel unwell, and in the last 3 weeks have visited Africa, principally Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone (all are in West Africa), or you have cared for or been in contact with someone with Ebola or a suspected case, please do not come to the surgery but call us on 01294 211993 or 219065, and make it clear you fit the circumstances.
Staff have been given instructions to notify a doctor about such circumstances immediately which will put the patient in contact with a GP as soon as possible to discuss the case. Our view is that such patients are best managed in the relative comfort and privacy of where they live, as opposed to the alternative of being isolated here at the health centre.
More information is available at www.nhs24.com/ebola
Important Patient Message Updated 19 November 2014 - Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme.
We have a large increase in the programme this year as we will be giving nasal vaccine to all children between the ages of 2 and 5 who are not attending school. However, we only have limited vaccine and will be calling eligible children as stocks allow. Please contact us ONLY if you want advice.
For healthy school children in P1 to P7, there is NO national catchup campaign if the child misses the school programme. The practice is not giving the vaccine in these circumstances either. However, if you contact the practice about this situation, we will take details, and if the situation changes we will be back in touch with you. However, please tell reception if your child is in an at risk category; if so we will give the vaccine.
Practice Nurse appointments are still open for patients to book a jab for flu vaccine. This is for our patients over the age of 65, those over the age of 18 at risk, pregnant women and unpaid carers registered with us as such at the practice. Please call reception on 211993.
Important Patient Message 4 December 2013, updated 30 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
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
Important Patient Message updated 27 Aug 2014 - Shingles Vaccination Programme.
For patients who are aged 70, 78 and 79 on 1 September 2014, information on the 2014 national programme is available at www.nhs.uk/conditions/shingles/pages/introduction.aspx
Because vaccine supplies are limited, we are contacting patients who are due the jab. You do NOT need to contact us if you are due the jab unless you don't want it, in which case please tell us and we will note your records.