If you were unable to attend “Flu Day” and are eligible for the seasonal flu vaccination, please try to arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse as soon as possible. Patients are also reminded that if they have received a letter for their child regarding the Fluenz immunisation, they should also arrange an appointment as soon as possible.
Christmas/New Year holidays
The surgery will be closed Tuesday 25 December, Wednesday 26 December, Tuesday 01 January and Wednesday 02 January. During this time please call 111 for assistance and always 999 in an emergency.
Please remember to order your repeat medication in plenty of time before the Christmas/New Year break. You can do this by telephone on 01294 822541 (10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm), in person at reception or via our website at www.westkilbridesurgery.co.uk
Taking antibiotics can encourage harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means that antibiotics may not work when you really need them. Please take your doctor, pharmacist or nurse’s advice when it comes to getting antibiotics prescribed.
We now have a practice pharmacist working within the surgery 2 and a half days per week. It may be necessary for the pharmacist to contact you regarding medication. This will most likely be via a telephone call but occasionally you may be asked to attend the surgery for an appointment.
Community Link Worker
There is a new Community Link Worker working one day per week in the practice – Mr Stephen Cameron. Stephen can point you in the right direction and help find local services that meet your needs. You can make an appointment by speaking to your GP or via reception.
Volunteer drivers still required for this invaluable service to the community. Please contact the girls at reception if you would be able to help.
MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUT PATIENTS.
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.