The Ballochmyle Medical Group - News

  • 8 Jan 2021


    It is asked that patients requiring a HOME VISIT or EMERGENCY APPOINTMENT please CONTACT THE SURGERY BEFORE 10.30 am WHERE POSSIBLE to facilitate efficient use of GP time.

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  • 8 Jan 2021

    App for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    Do you have COPD? Would you like information to help you manage your condition? Then download the Ayrshire & Arran COPD App onto your smartphone. The free app provides helpful information. To get the app download 'NHS Ayrshire & Arran' app by searching for it by name in your Apple or Android app store then select 'Helping you manage your COPD' from the list within the NHS Ayrshire & Arran app. Follow us on Facebook Ayrshire and Arran Respiratory, on Twitter @NHSaaa, find us on Facebook at or visit our website

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  • 8 Jan 2021

    Diabetes Prevention Network Bulletin

    The Diabetes Prevention Network Bulletin Winter 2020/21 is available. This bulletin is designed to keep you up to date with Diabetes Prevention Programme in NHS Ayrshire and Arran. The programme is designed to support people diagnosed with Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT), Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) or a recent history of gestational diabetes. If you would like more information on the Pre-Diabetes Programme, referral pathway, Weight to Go or LEAN please get in touch with the team at or or by phone on 01563 554418.

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  • 11 Dec 2020

    Ordering of Medicines

    Our GP practices and Community Pharmacies are working incredibly hard to keep their services operating and medicine supply flowing in this extremely challenging time. Medicines are NOT in short supply. Please only order the medicines that you need from your GP practice. Do not order all of your medicines automatically every time. Please tell the practice which pharmacy you wish to collect medicines from. GPs and Community Pharmacies will work together to ensure you get your medicines when they are due. Pharmacies are extremely busy, please allow at least FIVE days from ordering your medicine to collection from the Community Pharmacy. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (new continuous cough, fever, shortness of breath) or had contact with someone with corona virus DO NOT go to your Community Pharmacy. Stay at home and self-isolate. Please ask someone else to collect your medicines

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  • 21 Oct 2020

    Would you like more information about your diabetes?

    Would you like more information about your diabetes? If yes, we’ve got the app for you! Search your App store for NHS Ayrshire and Arran, download and install the app, and then select Adult Diabetes App. The free app provides helpful information about: • Diabetes – Type 1 & Type 2 • Diet • Self-management • Useful links and websites • Local services (Ayrshire and Arran) and • Local events (Ayrshire and Arran).

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  • 23 Sep 2020

    Flu Vaccine

    If you are eligible for the flu vaccine, you may receive a letter from your GP Practice. The letter will advise how your GP Practice will provide your flu vaccination - in some instances, this may not be within your GP Practice but at a local venue or walk-through facility. Please take the letter with you when you attend for your vaccine or you may not receive it. You may also be able to get your flu vaccination at a participating Community Pharmacy* if unable to attend at your GP Practice (you should contact the pharmacy prior to attending). If you are eligible for the flu vaccine but have not received a letter from your GP Practice, please contact your practice to request one and give this to the Community Pharmacy when you attend.

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  • 6 Aug 2020

    Triage System

    If you require advice or an urgent appointment please contact us between 8.30 am and 10.30 am or between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm. Triage will be done by the GPs on duty in the usual way. Thank you for your co-operation.

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  • 21 Jul 2020

    Current MSK Physiotherapy Provision

    Due to Covid-19 MSK physiotherapy is mainly being delivered by telephone consultations for assessment and advice. Near Me is also being used for video appointment consultations. For patients needing to be seen face to face there remains very limited capacity and moving forward MSK will have less capacity for face to face consultations due to the impact of social distancing. The waiting list is slowly being addressed with virtual consultations. Please note, MATS help line for patients to self-refer is stil closed. For self management advice please check the MSK website

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  • 30 Jun 2020
  • 16 Jun 2020

    Dumfries House - Chronic Pain Programme

    Our programme is an online programme which is run through Zoom from 1.30pm till 3.30pm on a Wednesday afternoon. Each week the group helps you find out more about chronic pain, learn how to manage your condition, and learn by pacing yourself you can gain some control of your condition and helps you feel better. The programme also shows how using complementary therapies such as mindfulness and acupressure can help deal with anxieties and stress.

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