Welcome to Barns Medical Practice
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
We are advertising for a new GP to join the Practice and want to appoint the best possible candidate to the team. In the meantime we have employed another Advanced Nurse Practitioner to see patients who have acute medical conditions. We constantly review our appointments to ensure we can provide you with the best possible care from the most appropriate Healthcare Professional for your needs.
MSK Ayrshire & Arran
If you have problems with knee pain or osteoarthritis, MSK Ayrshire & Arran's new website can offer advice on managing these conditions. They will be updating the site with advice on other conditions in the future also. For more information click here.
CPR Life Saving Skills
Our next training event will take place on Tuesday 6 March from 5pm. If you or someone you know would like to take part please let the reception team know and we'll add your name to the list of attendees.
Heart Rate Monitor
We are offering patients aged 65 and over the opportunity to have their heart rate measured using a handheld device. The device can pick up abnormalities that may show a condition known as Atrial Fibrillation. Atrial Fibrillation is an irregular heart beat which can increase your risk of stroke. The Practice feels it important to detect this condition and discuss preventative treatments with patients in whom it is picked up.
There is a national shortage of this one-off vaccine against pneumonia. If you are over 65 years old or have a chronic health condition that entitles you to be vaccinated we will contact you as soon as stocks are available.
Travel Vaccine Shortage
There is a supply problem with some vaccines recommended for travel to certain destinations, particularly vaccines that protect against hepatitis. If you are planning a trip abroad please complete our travel health questionnaire. We can order some vaccines on a per patient basis so please plan ahead as soon as you can to ensure you are protected.
Emergency Department Video
Emergency Department from NHS Ayrshire & Arran on Vimeo.
SPIRE (Scottish Primary Care Information Resource)
SPIRE is a NHS Scotland initiative which gathers anonymised data from GP records to help plan services and improve the quality of care provided in the future. For more information please visit www.spire.scot
Patient Participation Group
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 6th February 2018 from 5pm. Please let a member of the reception team know if you are interested in joining.
NEW!! Patient Walking Group
The Practice have started a Patient Walking Group which has been organised and participated in by one of our practice nurses. Please contact the surgery to arrange to take part. The walking group is on every Wednesday at 11am and the group meet at the surgery.
This medicines factsheet has been developed by Healthcare Improvement Scotland for patients to improve transparency with regards to decision-making on medicines. It explains how a GP or other healthcare professional decides what the right treatment is, whether or not a medicine is required, and if so, which is the right medicine to presribe.
Medicines in Scotland: What's the right treatment for you?
Hearing Aid Battery Replacement Service
The Practice are now offering a battery replacement service for hearing aids provided by the NHS. You do not need to be registered at Barns Practice to use this service. if you obtained your hearing aids privately then you should visit your hearing aid centre for new batteries.
From 25 July 2016 all our ante natal clinic appointments will be held by the Community Midwives at Heathfield Suite in Ayr Hospital. Patients should still book appointments for the ante natal clinic by contacting the Practice in the usual manner. Clinics for our patients are held at Heathfield Suite every Thursday and Friday afternoon.
It has been reported that a number of our patients have been contacted by a person claiming to be from our surgery and requesting bank details. We would like our patients to know that our staff would never request this type of information.