|Dr Michael Perman
||MBChB DRCOG MRCGP Glasgow 2002
| Dr Iain Colburn
||MBChB MRCGP Edinburgh 2006
|Dr Fiona Murdoch
||BSc Hons MBChB MRCGP DFFP Glasgow 1989
|Dr Caitriana Park
||MBChB MRCGP DRCOG Glasgow 1990
||BA Hons Health and Social Care
Our practice manager is in overall charge of the day to day running of the practice. She will be happy to hear your views and suggestions about the service offered by the practice.
||Carol is Assistant Practice Manager as well as the IT support officer for our practice.
|Carrie Ann Wales
||RGN BSc GPN Asthma Dip FP Cert Diabetes Dip Nurse Prescriber
||RGN BSc Health Studies V150 Prescriber
Our practice nurses are professional people in their own right and may be seen by appointment. They can often help with problems that patients may not wish or need to see their doctor about. They also provide preventative, monitoring and screening services for the practice and deal with the following:
- Travel health
- Wart clinic
- Well person clinic
- Coronary heart disease clinic
- Long-term conditions
- Contraception and sexual health
- Well woman and cervical cytology
- Asthma and COPD
- New patient medicals
- Weight reduction
- Ear syringing
- Minor ailments
NHS Ayrshire and Arran also employ district nurses, health visitors and other attached staff who work from within the health centre.
District Nurses (Tel: (01294) 832489)
Carol Kirke, District Nursing Sister, Rhona Baker & Joyce Bingham, District Nurses and Roberta Clegg and Toni Trodden (HCA).
The District Nursing Team will provide specialist nursing care for patients within their home environment. They will provide care and health advice for patients with:
- Acute and chronic wounds
- Ear syringing and phlebotomy service
- Administration of injections
- Support and care for patients with a long-term condition
- Support and care for patients with a terminal illness
- Support to relatives and carers
- Promotion of continence
- Provision of equipment to support care at home
Referral to the District Nursing service can be made via your GP, hospital, self-referral, friends, family or carers.
Early Years Children & Families
Health Visitors - Tel: (01294) 836753
Bernadette Henderson SCPHN, Dawn Hands SCPHN, Tara McCloskey (Family Nurse) Ellen McEwing(School Nurse)
The Health Visiting Service provides professional care, advice and support to promote Health and well being to preschool children and their families. Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm.
School Nurse: Ellen McEwing Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm Tel No 01294-836769
School nursing service aims to promote health and well being in school age children. Encouragement of children and young people to make healthy lifestyle choices, whilst working in partnership with education. Covers Garnock Academy and all area primary schools
From time to time, student nurses may be invited to join our practice to gain experience in general medical practice, community nursing, health visiting and midwifery.
Services available include:
- Nail surgery
- Diabetes screening and treatment
- Chronic foot deformity and lesions
- Health education/footwear advice
Access to a podiatry assessment can be arranged by picking up and completing a podiatry referral form available at reception desk. You should then forward completed form to:
AHP Referral Management Centre
20 Lister Street
If you wish to enquire about a Podiatry referral or a podiatry appointment, please contact the above office on 01563-826361 Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm.
Zero Tolerance Against Violence
The NHS Zero Tolerance Zone initiative is a nationwide campaign to stop violence against staff working in the NHS. The Government is determined to ensure that staff who spend their lives caring for others are not rewarded with intimidation and violence. Violence means any incident whereby a GP or any member of staff is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances related to their work, involving an explicit or implicit challenge to their safety, wellbeing or health. Violence against staff working in the NHS is a crime and employers are working with the police locally to prevent it.
If you require any further information please see the website www.nhs.uk/zerotolerance or speak to the practice manager.