Please note our GP's timetable as follow's from 3rd October 2016;
Monday - Dr Katy Sloan & Dr John Owen
Tuesday - Dr John Owen & Dr Ravi Sondhi
Wednesday - Dr John Owen
Thursday - Dr Katy Sloan & Dr Ravi Sondhi
Friday - Dr Katy Sloan & Dr Ravi Sondhi
Barrhill will be alternated by all 3 GP's. During leave this timetable will be subject to change.
Due to ill health, it is with regret that Dr Hal Maxwell has taken the decision to retire from the practice with immediate effect.
Dr Maxwell has been a GP at Ballantrae since 1985, when he joined the practice and worked alongside his father, Dr Douglas Maxwell.
We are sure you join us in wishing Dr Maxwell a happy retirement.
Wooden egg shakers in Bookbug Toddler Bag
Recent Bookbug Toddler Bags have included an egg shaker musical instrument to use when singing and rhyming with your toddler. A very small number of incidents (4 out of 45,000 distributed) have been reported to Bookbug of egg shakers being broken, due to small knots in the wooden shell becoming loose.
Although the egg shakers have passed British Safety Standard tests*, and the wooden shell and beads inside are non-toxic, there are variances in the natural wooden materials and a very small number of eggs will contain knots. These could be problematic if they came loose whilst in a toddler’s hands. Given this potential situation, we are taking the following precautionary measure:
Bookbug are removing the egg shakers from future Bookbug Toddler Bags. Any bags distributed to local authorities from December 2016 will not contain the egg shakers.
What to do if you already have an egg shaker
If you have already received a bag with an egg shaker in it and have any concerns over the shaker’s safe use, please dispose of it.
Do you need help with muscle or joint pain problems? Patients can now access the Musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service (MATS) to have direct access, over the phone advice, signposting and onward referral to MSK services if required. Call FREE on 0800 9179390.
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Samaritans – new telephone number
The Samaritans are launching a new free-to-caller number – 116 123. This number is free to call from landlines, mobiles and payphones. It will enable more people who may be struggling to cope to access our vital service, which provides round the clock support, every single day of the year.
The new 116 123 number will replace Samaritans’ national UK number, 08457 90 90 90.
Registration & Bereavement
Girvan Registration Office
If informants need to carry out a registration, it would be extremely helpful, if you could telephone in advance of the visit so that a suitable appointment can be made.
Tel No: 01292 617617
Stranraer Registration Office
Council Offices Sun Street, Stranraer, Wigtownshire DG9 7JJ
Phone: 01776 888439 Please phone to make a suitable appointment.