Bourtreehill Medical Practice Cheviot Way, Bourtreehill, Ayrshire, KA11 1JU | Tel: 01294 211993

Essential or Core Services

These services are the heart of the GPs’ contract with NHS Ayrshire and Arran. All practices provide these services in core hours to their registered patients and persons accepted as temporary residents. They are available by contacting the practice in the normal way and are:

  • Management of those persons ill with conditions from which recovery is generally expected.
  • Management of those terminally ill.
  • Management of those suffering from chronic disease.
  • Provision of advice in relation to health, including health promotion.
  • Referral of patients for other services.
  • The immediately necessary treatment for a patient to whom the GPs have been requested to provide owing to an accident or emergency in the practice area.
  • Primary Medical Services for a limited period to those not registered elsewhere in the area or is in the area for less than 24 hours.

Additional Services (Further Details Available on Request)

These services are those that the GPs have agreed to provide over and above the basic level of care in essential services. They are:

  • Cervical Screening.
  • Contraceptive Services (including Emergency Contraception (The “Morning After Pill”).
  • Vaccinations and Immunisations.
  • Childhood Vaccinations and Immunisations.
  • Child Health Surveillance Services.
  • Maternity Medical Services (please ask if you would like a detailed additional leaflet)
  • Non-Invasive Minor Surgery.

Enhanced Services (Further details available details available on request)

The practice also performs the following services as agreed with NHS Ayrshire and Arran:

  • Childhood Immunisations and Pre-School Boosters. 
  • COPD and Diabetes management.
  • Services including Influenza Immunisations for carers. 
  • School Leaving Booster Immunisations.
  • Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunisations for patients aged 65 and over and at risk.
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella “Catchup Campaign”, and Hepatitis B “at risk” immunisations.
  • Minor Surgery (Joint Injections and Invasive Procedures) and Minor Injury Service.
  • IUCD Coil Fittings and Reviews. 
  • Cardio-Vascular disease monitoring.
  • Anti-Coagulation Monitoring (Patients on Warfarin). 
  • Osteoporosis monitoring.
  • Monitoring of Second Line Disease Modifying Drugs (e.g. for Rheumatoid Arthritis).
  • Enhanced Medical Services for Residents of Care Homes, and Palliative Care Patients.
  • Register and review of patients with learning disabilities. Services for Carers.
  • Breath testing for Helicobacter Pylori infection. 
  • Alcohol Brief Interventions.
  • Monitoring of Cancer referrals.