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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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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 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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Prescription and Dispensary Orders

Please remember to place your repeat prescription orders as soon as possible. This helps us to ensure that we have your medication ready for when you come to collect it or pick this up on one of our collection days. PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING METHODS TO PLACE YOUR ORDER Answer Phone— 01770 860 528 Online—to set […]

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Medical Messenger

If you would like a text message to remind you of your appointment dates, please speak to one of our receptionist and provide your mobile number. This service will alert you 24 hours after you have made the  appointment and the day before your appointment is due.  

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SPIRE

NHSScotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records. SPIRE is a service that will allow small amounts of information from GP practice records to be used to help doctors’ surgeries, NHSScotland and the Scottish Government to improve care and plan services, and to help researchers to learn more from patient information […]

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Emergency skills week about to begin

As most of our patients are aware, GP work on Arran includes a fair amount of emergency care – delivered at the hospital A&E or to support our ambulance colleagues in the prehospital setting.  Maintaining the emergency skills necessary for this is a continuous responsibility of the GP team, and one way we do this is […]

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