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Arran NHS team wins Gordon Nixon Award

We were delighted to learn yesterday that the Arran NHS team, including Arran Medical Group, has been awarded this year’s Gordon Nixon Award. The award looks for individuals or teams who work in Primary Care within NHS Ayrshire & Arran “who can demonstrate an innovative development or process they have set up.  This could include joint […]

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Welcome to our new Community Connector

We are delighted to welcome Lorraine Hewie as our new Community Connector.  We thought it might help to explain more about this relatively new post, which until recently was provided by Vicky Yuill. What is a Community Connector? At present Lorraine works from AMG’s surgery sites in Brodick and Lamlash.   She works closely with […]

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Maggie’s Kitchen Table Day

Arran Medical Group is supporting Maggie’s latest fundraiser. Maggie’s Chief Executive Laura Lee says:- “Our Centres are here for anyone with any type of cancer and their families and friends, offering the practical, emotional and social support that people with cancer need”. Lamlash Medical Centre & Shiskine Surgery are holding a Guess the Weight of the […]

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Patient Group

The next meeting of the Patient Group is due to take place on 31st July 2017 at Whiting Bay Surgery at 7pm . If you have any issues or concerns or comments that you would like us to   discuss please let us know. Your Patient Participation Group members are: Sheila Gilmore – Shiskine – Tel 860403          […]

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Comings and goings…

It’s been a busy year for our trainees. Thanks to all our patients who have been involved in Arran Medical Group’s training commitments. GP Trainees Dr Preeti Mistry – Dr Mistry joined the Practice in February and will be with the Practice until August. Dr Andrew Gaw – Dr Gaw will be returning to the […]

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Surgery Number

Some of the telephone lines in the Practice are digital and cannot be supported by some of the exchanges on the Island, and as a result have to go via the Ayr exchange on the mainland. You may be called by an 01292 number for a phone appointment or to be asked to come to […]

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Community Connector

Vicki Yuill is leaving the Practice and will be replaced by Lorraine Hewie. Lorraine is joining the Practice from April and will be providing support to patients who need help to stop smoking or weight management. Lorraine will also be able to provide ‘signposting’ advice on what services are available in the community. We know […]

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Flu Bug

Flu Uptake Rates

At the end of every Flu Campaign we have to submit our overall “uptake”   figures to ensure we have vaccinated as many eligible patients as possible. This year we had a very good uptake for our over 65s, and achieved the 75% target. However, we were not as successful with our under 65   ‘at risk’   […]

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