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Changes to Access as a result of COVID-19

This GP practice is currently restricting access for the safety of all patients and staff.

This practice remains open for all essential primary care problems but on the advice of Health Protection Scotland we have put in place a process whereby everyone is screened by telephone prior to being seen. Please wear a face covering when attending for an appointment.

All patients will still have access to the care they require.

We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

Please phone 01465 831302 if you feel you need medical advice and we will call you back.

Please note we have suspended online access to appointments only. Please continue to order your repeat prescriptions online.

Coronavirus COVID-19 - for up to date, accurate information please visit nhsinform.scot/coronavirus website or for enquiries and queries please telephone: 0800 028 2816

Please note - If you have any COVID 19 symptoms you should telephone NHS24 on 111

For information on the Covid 19 vaccine please visit or telephone 0800 030 8013 or visit   www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine

Health screening services are beginning to resume - if you had an appointment that was cancelled due to COVID-19, you will be contacted by that service and re-appointed. Patients will be invited for general screening appointments in line with their recall date.

Please click here for the latest information in relation to Covid-19 and Diabetes.

Please note - the Scottish Government has taken the decision to temporarily pause the following screening programmes until further notice, click the link to find out more: www.nhsinform.scot/screeningupdate

Please let the Surgery know as soon as possible of any changes to your contact details.


Please note all repeat medication requests should be made 48 hours prior to collection.  This allows for any queries to be answered and for medication to be ordered, delivered, checked and dispensed. Due to COVID-19, it may not be possible to meet the 48 hour timeline.


Know your out-of-hours service team in Ayrshire

For urgent social work problems or situations when your local office is closed, contact:

0800 328 7758 www.careinfoscotland.scot

For urgent medical advice when your GP or dental surgery is closed, contact:

NHS 24 on 111  www.nhsinform.scot

When clinically appropriate, NHS 24 will pass your details to the Ayrshire Urgent Care Service to continue your care during out-of-hours. There are a number of staff roles in the Ayrshire Urgent Care Service:

An ANP is a specialist nurse who manages the complete clinical care of patients. They are highly experienced senior nurses who can assess, diagnose, prescribe and treat clinical conditions. They can also refer, admit and discharge within appropriate clinical areas.

District nurses provide urgent interventions such as palliative /end of life care, wound care, problems with catheters or tubes. They can also provide nursing advice and support.

Local authority carers provide an urgent response to community alarms and telecare calls for vulnerable people and older people who need assistance. They also support individuals with urgent personal care, end of life palliative care and emergency community alarms when required.

An out-of-hours GP will see or advise you about urgent medical problems that occur when your own GP practice is closed. The out-of-hours GP will not provide a routine service similar to in-hours practice and should not be used as a second opinion.

Mental health nurses from the Crisis Resolution Team offer assessment of urgent mental health cases. They determine which services or interventions are needed to meet the individual’s needs. Assessments are conducted either by telephone or, when necessary, on a face-to-face basis.

Service support staff are an administration team who work during normal office hours to provide administration support, which maintains the smooth running of the out-of-hours service. An operational and driving team also work during out-of-hours to support the team.

Social work provides an urgent crisis service throughout Ayrshire. They deal with adult and child protection concerns and assist with urgent social problems that cannot wait.

 


Please note GP's timetable below:

Monday - Dr Katy Sloan & Dr John Owen
Tuesday - Dr Katy Sloan & Dr John Owen
Wednesday - Dr John Owen
Thursday - Dr Katy Sloan & Dr Ravi Sondhi
Friday - Dr Ravi Sondhi
All 3 GPs will in turn hold surgeries at Barrhill.  During annual leave this timetable will be subject to change.

Ballantrae Medical Practice opening hours are:

Monday 8.30am - 6pm

Tuesday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm

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

 


Patient Participation Group         Related image  

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.

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

Dates for 2021/2022 to be advised

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


 Veteran's First



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  -17-19 Knockcushan Street, Girvan KA26 9AE · 01465 712894

Please note that as South Ayrshire is now a single registration district, emergency registration will only be provided at

 

Ayr Registration Office, 5-9 High Street, Ayr KA7 1LU


If informants need to carry out a registration, please telephone in advance of the visit to make an appointment.

Tel No: 01292 617617. 

 

 Stranraer Registration Office

Council Offices, Sun Street, Stranraer, Wigtownshire DG9 7JJ

Please phone 01776 888439 to make an appointment.

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MUSCULOSKELETAL SERVICE (MSK)

MSK Ayrshire and Arran have 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. Feedback shows an appetite for further information so over the next few months the website will be continually updated with other common MSK conditions.

http://www.nhsaaa.net/musculoskeletal-service-msk

 

Accessibility Statement

This website is run by My Surgery Website, however the content is maintained by the business it represents. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • Zoom in up to 200% without text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate the website using just a keyboard
  • Navigate the website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

Call or email us

Email: enquiries@mysurgerywebsite.co.uk

Telephone: 0333 433 0021

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us via the email below with the subject “Accessibility Problem”.

Email: enquiries@mysurgerywebsite.co.uk

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Northern Ireland

The Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

My Surgery Website is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

This website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies;

  • NVDA with Internet Explorer
  • NVDA with Google Chrome
  • NVDA with Firefox
  • NVDA with Edge
  • NVDA with Safari
  • JAWS with Internet Explorer
  • JAWS with Google Chrome
  • JAWS with Firefox
  • JAWS with Edge
  • JAWS with Safari

How our site looks and work is based on HTML5, and we test for and support the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome (versions in support)
  • Mozilla Firefox (versions in support)
  • Internet Explorer (version 10 and above)
  • Microsoft Edge (versions in support)
  • Apple Safari (versions in support)

Technical specifications

This website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • WAI-ARIA
  • JavaScript

UserWay accessibility widget

The UserWay Accessibility Widget offers a broad selection of functions that patients can use to meet their individual accessibility needs.

UserWay provides the following accessibility functionality:

  • Increase Text Size
  • Stop Animations
  • Tooltips
  • Convert to Accessible Fonts
  • Highlight Links
  • Larger Cursor
  • Reading Guide
  • Dark Mode
  • Light Mode
  • Invert Colours
  • Text Spacing
  • Colour Desaturation

Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

  • The structure of all the pages throughout the site may affect users using assistive technology and keyboard navigation.
  • The text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window.
  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text.
  • Some form elements are missing descriptions.
  • Some elements may be missing keyboard focus.
  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader.
  • Some links identified only by colour.
  • Some link text is used for multiple different destinations.
  • Colour contrast in some areas is insufficient.
  • Some image links are missing alternative text.
  • Heading is missing text in some areas.
  • Some heading elements are not consistent.
  • An iFrame used on the site is missing a title.
  • HTML tags are used to format text in some places.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

How we tested this website

We conduct internal testing against known accessibility issues which are not able to be found through automated testing. 

This statement was prepared on 30th June 2021. It was last reviewed on 30th June 2021 by My Surgery Website.  We tested the home page and 10 random pages.  Next review due 30th December 2021 by My Surgery Website

Accessible features we test manually

  • manual check against the W3C validator
  • examining microdata markup and alt text using special tools
  • checking content in a text-only browser
  • using screen readers to read text aloud
  • using disability simulation tools to browse the website

Accessible features we test using third party tools

Axe: Web Accessibility Testing

Site Improve Accessibility Checker

WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

 
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