WEST KILBRIDE MEDICAL PRACTICE
NEWSLETTER – SUMMER 2018
The surgery is still running on a “on the day” appointment system for GP appointments however we do have a very limited amount of pre-bookable appointments available.
We advise that you call at 8.30am in the morning if you need a routine or emergency appointment.
We have a practice nurse that is retiring therefore appointment availability with the practice nurses will be reduced. Please bear this in mind when we are appointing you, let us know if you need an appointment to get bloods or blood pressure as receptionist will be able to book you in with our phlebotomist.
We are now sending letters out to patients that are eligible for Shingles Vaccine. If you receive a letter please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment in one of our set clinics.
Over the summer holidays the surgery will be open as normal Monday-Friday, 9am – 5.30pm.
As its holiday time of the year again please remember that if you require holiday vaccines allow sufficient time to have these done (at least 8 weeks before travel). All information is available at reception or on our website.
You can also contact the following clinics for information, please note that a fee will be charged by these clinics:
Glasgow Airport Travel Clinic:-
Tel: 0141 848 4800
NEWSLETTER – SPRING 2018
GPs and APPOINTMENTS
It is hoped from April onwards we will begin to have some stability within the practice. Most of the GPs we have working with us now will be here for the near future and this should prove beneficial to all patients.
The “on the day” appointment system will continue but some pre-bookable appointments will now be available 3-4 weeks in advance.
In the meantime we are still under the management of NHS Ayrshire & Arran.
All repeat prescriptions will now take at least 48 hours to be processed. Please ensure you order your prescription in plenty of time by using either the telephone order line (822541 between 10am and 4pm) or via the surgery website at www.westkilbridesurgery.co.uk.
COMMUNITY LINK WORKER
We now have a community link worker based in the surgery on a Tuesday afternoon. Ainsley Leck will help connecting patients to communities, organizations and groups and signposting patients to services that are available locally. Appointments are in the practice and can be made via the GP or via reception.
Please remember to visit the local pharmacy for minor ailments including urinary tract infections and treatment for impetigo and the Optician for all eye complaints.
The surgery will be CLOSED on Friday 30 March and also on Monday 02 April 2018 for the Easter break – Please contact 111 if you need a doctor and 999 in an emergency.
The Surgery will also be CLOSED on Monday 07 May and Monday 28 May 2018.