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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.

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The practice will close at 12.30pm on Wednesday 6th June for Practice Learning Time.  If you require to be seen urgently while we are closed, please contact the out of hours service on 111. The surgery will re-open on Thursday 7th June at 8.30am. 

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 19 June 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.

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.

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Emergency Department Video

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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

Patient Participation Group

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 5th June 2018 from 5pm.  Please let a member of the reception team know if you are interested in joining.

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. 

Medicines Management

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.

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