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Please note our GP's timetable as follow's;

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.

With effect from 1st April 2018 Ballantrae Medical Practice opening hours are as follows;

Monday 8.30am - 6pm

Tuesday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm

Dispensary 9am - 11am & 3pm - 5pm (Monday - Friday)

There will be no change to opening hours at Barrhill.

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Are you interested in the medical practice?                 
Do you want to have a say in what services are provided?            
If so please join our group.  We aim to meet 3 times per year, (more if you wish) to discuss any issues affecting the practice.  If you are interested in joining please ask for more information.

Your input is greatly appreciated and we would value more people coming along.

Thank you. 

Protected Learning Time

PLT is dedicated training time for all staff, where we aim to enhance our skills and knowledge as individuals, in order to improve the effectiveness of the Practice and the services we offer to you as patients.


The next scheduled dates for Protected Learning are as follows;


Wednesday 21st March 2018

On these days the Practice will close from 12.30pm and will re-open the following day. 

Emergency medical cover will be provided by ADOC. Dial 111.  In a life threatening emergency dial 999 for an ambulance.

 Veteran's First

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. 

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


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. 

Please note Girvan Registration Office will be OPEN on the morning of Monday 19th February, however will be CLOSED on Tuesday 20th February 2018.  It will re-open on Friday 23rd February 2018 between 9am and 4pm.

 Stranraer Registration Office

Council Offices Sun Street, Stranraer, Wigtownshire DG9 7JJ

Phone: 01776 888439  Please phone to make a suitable appointment.

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MSK Ayrshire and Arran have recently launched a new website to assist with the advice and management of musculoskeletal conditions. At present it contains information and exercises for OA knees, patellofemoral pain and chronic pain management. Although only recently launched early feedback shows an appetite for further information so over the next few months the website will be continually updated with other common MSK conditions.


Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below


Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work effectively.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above.  As all vaccines vary in price and are specific to the country you are visiting prices alter dependant on list price from supplier at date of placing order.  Dispensary staff will be able to advise when the order is placed for specific vaccines.  This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

A useful website for you to look at is .  This will help you determine which vaccines are required for where you are travelling to and over what duration prior to travel.

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To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.  If you prefer you can print the form off complete and hand it in to any of our reception staff who will pass it on to the nurses.

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Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view).

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