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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.

Patient Participation Group           

Are you interested in the medical practice?                  Related image
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;

 

Thursday 1st February 2018

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. 


 

Ballantrae Medical Practice will be CLOSED on

Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th December

Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd January

Emergency medical cover will be provided by NHS 24/ADOC, Dial 111

In a life threatening emergency dial 999 for an ambulance.


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

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.

X-Ray

doctor examining an x-rayAn X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.

If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.

An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.

You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.

Referrals made by our GP's are sent on to Girvan Community Hospital.  The X-ray department will contact patients direct to arrange a suitable appointment time.  In some cases this can be as soon as the following day.  X-ray results can take up to 3 weeks.

 
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