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.
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
Maternity Care (Antenatal and postnatal)
Is offered jointly by midwife and GPs with hospital backup.
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.