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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.

Flu Can KILL

 

Whatever your age,

If you suffer from:

Diabetes, Chronic Bronchitis, Kidney Disease, Heart Disease, Stroke, MS or are aged 65 or over, or are you a Carer?

Flu vaccination is recommended

Make an appointment NOW if you are eligible

Ballantrae Medical Practice Tel. 01465831302

 

Barrhill              Tuesday 10th October AM

Ballantrae         Friday 13th October AM


 
 

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. 


Please note our latest newsletter is now available to read.  Available on the Quick Links tabs on the right hand side.


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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