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Summer health tips and advice

Summer means longer days, nicer weather, trips away and more time outdoors. But, it can also mean an increase in seasonal mishaps and illnesses. Be prepared and view summer health advice to keep you and your loved ones safe and well.

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E-Consult Update

After review of our online form submissions and current clinical capacity versus demand, our online form will be available to be submitted between the hours of 8am and 1pm on

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Don’t let ill-health spoil spring

Nobody likes being under the weather, especially when the sun is starting to make an appearance again. Have a bit of healthy know how and keep yourself and your loved ones fit and well this spring.

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Galston Medical Practice to join Ballochmyle Medical Group

As you may be aware the current GPs at Galston Medical Practice resigned their General Medical Services contract with Ayrshire Health Board in October 2023. The Partners at Ballochmyle Medical Group have been successful in their bid to take over this contract, which will commence from 2nd April 2024.

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Healthcare for overseas students

If you are coming to Scotland to study full-time, and you live in Scotland lawfully, you can get healthcare from the NHS from the day you arrive until one month after your course finishes.

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Thinking of quitting smoking?

Quit Your Way Scotland Quit Your Way Scotland is an advice and support service for anyone trying to stop smoking in Scotland. You can contact Quit Your Way Scotland for free by: — phoning a Quit Your Way Scotland advisor on 0800 84 84 84— chatting online with a Quit Your Way Scotland advisor Most … Read more

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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them can encourage harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means antibiotics may not work when you need them.

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NHS 24 Online

Download the free NHS 24 Online app to find your nearest services, to assess your symptoms and to get virtual assistance.

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It’s OK to Ask

When you understand what’s going on with your health, you can make better decisions around your care and treatment.

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Support for Unpaid Carers

Support for Scotland’s Unpaid Carers. A carer is anyone who looks after a friend or family member due to old age, addiction, disability, physical or mental illness

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Bowel screening

Bowel screening is offered to people aged 50 to 74 across Scotland to help find bowel cancer early, when it can often be cured.

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