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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Other Services

Referrals

We usually send patients to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Some may use the Galloway Community Hospital especially for investigations. We can also refer to Ayr hospital for certain conditions. Please discuss this with your doctor at the time of referral. If you feel you have been waiting longer than you expected for a new appointment or a follow up please let us know we can check out when you will get seen.

Sexual Health

Contraception advice and treatment including emergency contraception are available in ordinary surgeries. (If wanting emergency contraception, you can ask the receptionist for a 72). IUCDs are fitted at The Cairnsmore Practice. STI screening morning appointment

pregnantMaternity Care (Antenatal and postnatal)

Is offered jointly by midwife and GPs with hospital backup.

Cervical Screening

Women aged 20-60 years are invited by computer recall, usually every 3 years. Smears are usually carried out by the Nurse Practitioner, or a Practice Nurse during normal surgery times.

We encourage all women, even if not needing a smear, to see the Practice Nurse who teaches breast awareness.

All women aged 50-65 also receive an invitation to the Mobile Breast Screening Unit every three years.

 

 
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