Clinics & Services
Child Immunisation Clinics
NHS Ayrshire & Arran Child Health Department will notify all pre-school age children when their vaccinations are due in line with the Scottish Childhood Vaccination Program, Immunisation Scotland.
Immunisation Clinics are held at the Practice every Monday and Thursday afternoon and you should contact Reception to arrange an appointment once the Child Health team write to you. We know it is important that new babies receive their first vaccinations on time - at 8, 12 and 16 weeks, and so to avoid delay, these appointments will be made for you in advance. Once your baby arrives, you will be sent an email or letter advising you of the dates.
Ante Natal Clinics
NHS Ayrshire & Arran Midwifery Team provide all routine ante natal and post natal care and delivery. If you have a confirmed pregnancy test, you should contact Crosshouse Hospital Ante Natal Booking Centre on 01563 825411 to arrange your first appointment. Thereafter all ante natal appointments can be arranged through your Midwife, or the Practice, see - “Pregnancy Care Planner” for details of the routine ante natal care plan. Your midwife will explain in more detail at your first appointment.
Health Education Clinics - Well Man and Well Woman
We all know that prevention is better than cure. Our practice nurses focus on disease prevention with assessment of risk factors and health promotion. Please contact the receptionists if you wish to make an appointment.
Chronic Disease Service - eg Asthma, COPD, Heart Disease, Diabetes
Every year, during your birthday month, you will be invited to make an appointment with one of our nursing team to attend for review of your condition. It is important that you attend, so that we can ensure you are receiving the right care and treatment to maintain your quality of life and prevent your condition deteriorating. If you are housebound, we can make special arrangements to have one of NHS Ayrshire & Arran's District Nursing Team visit you at home to carry out these checks. Normally our annual review invitations are sent by email or SMS text during your birthday month, please ask at reception if you haven't been called.
Family Planning Services
Our nursing team are trained and experienced in family planning and female health. We offer a full range of services to suit your needs and the nursing team would be happy to discuss what's best for you eg oral contraception "the pill"; a range of intra-uterine devices "coils" to suit your particular needs; contraceptive implants; injections; diaphragms; sterilisation counselling and emergency contraception. Our practice nurses are available for advice on reproductive problems too.
Minor Surgery Services
There are a range of simple minor surgery procedures available for your convenience at the Practice, including:
- Cryotherapy- for warts/verrucae/some skin lesions. You can arrange an appointment with any GP for this type of procedure. Please note this service is unavailable on a Monday morning and Friday afternoon.
- Toenail Removal - in-growing toe nails can be removed if required. You should arrange an appointment with a GP to discuss this. Please note you will be unable to drive home after the operation, and please bring open-toed shoes as a large dressing will be applied.
- Skin lesions - certain skin lesions can be excised under local anaesthetic.You should arrange an appointment with a GP to discuss
NHS Ayrshire & Arran Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist, Brian Scarisbrick, holds a weekly clinic at the Practice where he can assess, diagnose and treat a range of musculoskeletal problems. You may be referred onwards for further investigation or a course of treatment if required.
If you have a problem that you think would benefit from a Physio assessment, you can contact Reception to arrange an appointment at one of his clinics. Click Here for more information on the Practice Clinic or here for more general information NHS Ayrshire and Arran Musculoskeletal (MSK) website
NHS Ayrshire & Arran Dietetics Team run a clinic once a month at the Practice to see our patients who need help and support to lose weight or gain weight These clinics are usually held on a Thursday. If you think you would like to see the Dietician, you should speak to one of our clinical team who will arrange referral. The dietician also offers a regular Group Session for our newly diagnosed diabetics. If you have just been diagnosed with diabetes, you will be offered to make an appointment to see her.
Smoking Cessation Services
We all know that smoking is bad for us, though it's not always easy to give up. There are various services available to help you quit -
- Your local pharmacy can offer free treatment and 1-2-1 support - contact them direct
- NHS Ayrshire & Arran Quit Your Way - Click here for further details
- Speak to one of our clinicians at your next visit, or arrange a Nurse Telephone Consultation
If you have a muscle or joint problem which affects your hip/knee/foot or ankle, you can self refer to the Podiatry MSK Team. They can also assist with toenail cutting, simple nail and basic foot care in eligible patients. If you require this service, please click Here to access the self referral form.