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New GP

We would like to welcome Dr Rukshana Steven to the practice.  She joined the team on 1st December 2016 as a GP Partner.

Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations are still available to all patients over the age of 65, patients under 65 with a chronic condition such as heart problems, respiratory problems, kidney disease.  All 2-5 year olds are also entitled to the flu vaccination free of charge.  If your child missed the vaccination at school then the practice is able to offer a 'catch-up' programme.  Please contact your surgery to make an appointment with the practice nurse for this.

Minor Illness

This is the time of year when coughs, colds and sore throats are very common.  If you have a minor illness such as this please see the section on the right-hand side of the website for some advice on how to treat this at home.  Usually a mild viral illness will improve without treatment in about a week.  If your symptoms do not improve within a few days or worsen then your local pharmacist can help or you can phone the GP for some advice.

Practice Holidays 2016/17

Please note that the practice will be closed on the following dates, during which time medical attention can be sought from NHS 24 by telephoning 111:

Monday 26th December 2016

Tuesday 27th December 2016

Monday 2nd January 2017

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Please make sure that you order enough repeat medication to ensure you do not run out over the festive period.

Half-Day Closing

Please note that the practice will close at 12.30pm on the following dates for staff training.  Medical attention can be sought from NHS 24 by telephoning 111.

Next date TBC

Extended Hours

We now offer appointments out of core hours.  These are on a Tuesday evening or a Saturday morning.  Please see the extended hours page for more details. 

Out of Hours
For medical attention outside of normal working hours, please telephone NHS 24 on 111. "Out of hours" is between the hours of 5.30pm - 8.00am Monday to Thursday and all weekend from 5.30pm on Friday to 8.00am on Monday morning.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone.

By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.

Telephone Advice
You may phone at any time to request to or speak to a doctor. You will be asked by the receptionist to give brief details. These will then be passed on to the doctor who will phone back if appropriate.

Doctors

Dr Wilson A McTaggart (m)
BSc (Hons) MBChB MRCGP
Dr McTaggart joined the practice in 1994 after having spent a year in the professorial units of surgery and medicine at the Western Infirmary Glasgow followed by three years in various specialities at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. He has an interest in medical French and is a member of the Anglo-French Medical Society. His hobbies include running and cycling and he is an active member of Cambuslang Harriers and the Ayrodynamic Triathlon Club.
Dr Alastair M Steven (m)
MB ChB MRCGP FRCS
Dr Steven joined the practice in 2005, after spending seven years working as a surgeon. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and performs minor surgery within the practice. In his leisure time he pursues an interest in computing.
Dr Pamela Blenkinsopp (f)
MB BS (London 1994) BSc DRCOG DFFP MRCGP
Dr Blenkinsopp started working with the practice in 2006 having previously worked in England and Scotland. She has an interest in teenage health and family planning. Interests outside medicine include gardening, creative arts and looking after her four children.
Dr Alison Hill (f)
MB ChB (Glasgow 1993) BSc DRCOG DFFP Dr Hill joined the practice in 2006 on returning to her home county after working in Wiltshire as a GP for 7 years. She does family planning and performs minor surgery in the practice as well as having an interest in psychiatry. Her interests revolve around her 3 young sons but also include archery and badminton.
Dr Rekha Konamme (f)
MBBS MRCGP DFFP
Dr Konamme started working with the practice in 2008. She has a special interest in family planning and is trained in accupuncture.
Dr Tracey Wightman (f)

MRCGP, DRCOG, DFRSH.  Dr Wightman joined the practice in August 2016 returning to her native Scotland after many years working in a practice in England.  She has a special interest in GP training and is an accredited GP trainer.  

Dr Rukshana Steven (f)

Dr Steven joined the practice in December 2016.  She is an experienced GP and has worked and lived in Ayrshire for the past 14 years.  She has a special interest in GP training and is a accredited GP trainer.

 
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