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BBC Countryfile visits Arran Medical Group

Last night, BBC Countryfile featured the challenges and opportunities in rural practice across Scotland.  Arran was highlighted as an area where some particularly innovative work has taken place, to merge and collaborate in order to keep general practice sustainable on the island. You can see the clip on the iPlayer link below – valid for […]

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Do you carry an Epi-Pen?

From our Winter newsletter, just out… Some of our patients require to carry an epipen.  This is usually for a condition called anaphylaxis. If you have an epi-pen, please take a moment to check the expiry date.  It is important that your epipen is in date.  When you are a few weeks away from the expiry […]

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Run Arran – opportunities for runners at all stages

Over 50 locals have passed through the Jogscotland Beginners Course organised by RunArran The benefits of exercise have never been so evident.  At Arran Medical Group we’re very happy to raise awareness of opportunities on the island to get active, and Run Arran is one group which aims to make it easy for local residents to […]

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Sabbatical for Drs Greg and Faye

Drs Faye and Greg Hamill are undertaking a working sabbatical in New Zealand for six months from October 2014. A sabbatical is an opportunity for professional development and is part of our strategy to recruit and retain GPs on Arran. We wish them and their three girls all the best with the trip and look […]

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New GP Rural Fellow

Many of you will have met Dr Sarah Stewart who joined the practice in late summer last year as our Rural Fellow. Dr Stewart will complete her rural fellowship in August at which time, we are delighted to say, Dr Andrea Bloomfield (pictured) will become our new Rural Fellow. The rural fellowship provides one year […]

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New Website now Live

We are pleased to announce that this week our new website has been launched. For a while, we’ve been wanting to develop the information that we provide about our services, how we work and make it easier for our patients to engage with Arran Medical Group.  We have been working with our Patient Participation Group to […]

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FocusPoint: Home Visits

We are sometimes asked ‘do you still provide home visits?’. For some patients, particularly those who are frail, or those who are experiencing serious illness, a home visit is the only means of having contact with their GP.  A typical week will see more than 20 home visits carried out across the island. Dr Greg […]

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FocusPoint: Urgent Medical Care on Arran

In this article we take a look at access to emergency care on Arran, and how to get help quickly.  The 999 ambulance system has improved considerably over the last 10 years, and now offers the quickest and most effective means of summoning emergency medical assistance.  We have worked in Arran Medical Group to ensure that […]

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