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The Surgery has a Text Message Service. Please check we have your current mobile number on your medical record.
As we see an increase in the number of people being seen by both Hospital clinics and GP practices, we also recognise the increase in number of tests being performed and number of people awaiting results. The following information may be useful to you.
Every Tuesday & Friday morning at North West Kilmarnock Area Centre with the Health Visitor
Thursday morning's with the Doctor
For support and advice please visit-https://www.nhsaaa.net/musculoskeletal-service-msk/
Adult Weight Management Services
Weigh to Go Weigh To Go Flyer
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Results are available from 10.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00 - 4.00pm by contacting the surgery on 01563 522413.
The following are among the services not covered by the NHS and you will be asked to pay a fee:
Details are available at reception.
Menopause Online Resources
NHS Choices - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/menopause/
HRT information - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hormone-replacement-therapy-hrt/
Women’s Health Concern - https://www.womens-health-concern.org/help-and-advice/factsheets/menopause
Menopause Matters - https://www.menopausematters.co.uk/
Henpicked (community site for women over 40) - https://henpicked.net/
The Daisy Network (support for early menopause/premature ovarian insufficiency) https://www.daisynetwork.org/
The Menopause Exchange - https://menopause-exchange.co.uk/
Living Life(Online/Telephone guided CBT) - https://breathingspace.scot/living-life/
Women’s Health concern - https://www.womens-health-concern.org/
Remploy (mental health support service) - https://www.remploy.co.uk/employers/mental-health-and-wellbeing/workplace-mental-health-support-service-employers
Menopause Café (gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss menopause) https://www.menopausecafe.net/
OLD IRVINE ROAD – MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Updated June 2021 EMcG
CRUSE Bereavement counselling – www.crusescotland.org.uk 0845 600 2227
MISCARRIAGE/STILLBIRTH/ POSTNATAL DEPRESSION
Earwax is produced inside your ears to keep them clean and free of germs.
What to do you if you think your ear is blocked:
Don’t try to remove a build-up of earwax yourself with your fingers, a cotton bud or any other object. This can damage your ear and push the wax further down.
If the earwax is only causing minor problems, you can try buying some eardrops from a pharmacy. These can help soften the earwax so it falls out naturally, and must be used for a minimum of 14 days.
Preventing ear wax build –up
Some people are naturally prone to ear wax building up in their ears and may need frequent treatment to remove it when it becomes a problem.
It’s not clear if there’s anything you can do stop earwax blocking your ears, although some doctors recommend the use of eardrops regularly to keep your ear wax soft.
Ear syringing is not recommended and only used as a last resort after minimum 2 weeks of eardrops to soften the wax.
What are the complications of ear irrigation?
Treatment of Ear Wax
Ear wax is normal and has many functions including protecting the ear drum from foreign bodies, moisturising and lubricating the ear canal, trapping dust, micro-organism and other debris, and cleansing the ear canal. It also has antibiotic, antibacterial and antifungal properties. In short ear wax is wonderful!
Ears are self-cleaning; they should not be prodded with cotton buds. Ear wax which is produced will gradually find its own way out of the canal where it can be removed with a tissue. Occasionally ear wax can become dry and a build up can occur, causing temporary impairment of hearing. In this instance, the safest and first line approach is oiling of the ear.
The following instruction should be adopted when oiling ears to soften wax build up:
Ears should be oiled in the way TWICE DAILY FOR 2 WEEKS. If your ears continue to feel blocked or your hearing is impaired, please arrange an appointment with the ANP for an ear assessment. The ANP may then advise you to continue with the oiling process as required. Occasionally, the ANP may advise that ear irrigation is required.
Ear irrigation is not a first line treatment for ear wax. It can result in serious complications including