In February we undertook 203 house visits. This is four times as many as other local practices of a similar size. House visits take a substantial amount of doctor time.

Summer health tips and advice

Summer means longer days, nicer weather, trips away and more time outdoors. But, it can also mean an increase in seasonal mishaps and illnesses. Be prepared and view summer health advice to keep you and your loved ones safe and well.

Holly Health

Kilwinning Medical Practice has partnered with Holly Health to offer patients 12 months of free habit coaching (to help sleep,

Don’t let ill-health spoil spring

Nobody likes being under the weather, especially when the sun is starting to make an appearance again. Have a bit of healthy know how and keep yourself and your loved ones fit and well this spring.

Are you a carer

Please see the latest Carers Newsletter from the Carers Gateway, North Ayrshire below. Carers booklets and information leaflets are also

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

We are supporting Cervical Cancer Prevention week 22nd-28th January 2024. If you are due or overdue screening, please consider arranging a


In February we undertook 203 house visits. This is four times as many as other local practices of a similar

Pain Association Scotland

Self-Management Training for People with Chronic Pain Please see below link and download option for Ayrshire & Arran 2024 programme

Healthcare for overseas students

If you are coming to Scotland to study full-time, and you live in Scotland lawfully, you can get healthcare from the NHS from the day you arrive until one month after your course finishes.

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Surgery abroad without NHS referral

NHS Scotland does not recommend choosing to pay to travel abroad for surgery as part of a packaged holiday. This is sometimes called surgical or cosmetic tourism.

Dr Susan Gardiner

We are so deeply saddened to share with you all the news that our friend and colleague Dr Susan Gardiner,

Thinking of quitting smoking?

Quit Your Way Scotland Quit Your Way Scotland is an advice and support service for anyone trying to stop smoking in Scotland. You can contact Quit Your Way Scotland for free by: — phoning a Quit Your Way Scotland advisor on 0800 84 84 84— chatting online with a Quit Your Way Scotland advisor Most … Read more

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them can encourage harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means antibiotics may not work when you need them.

Ayrshire Bairns App

The NHS Ayrshire and Arran Ayrshire Bairns app which provides info about the following. To get the app, download NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Community Conversations

North Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership are running focus groups in January 2023 to collect your views and experiences

NHS 24 Online

Download the free NHS 24 Online app to find your nearest services, to assess your symptoms and to get virtual assistance.


Thanks for your support and understanding during this difficult time in the NHS. Increased demand, staff shortages and long waits

It’s OK to Ask

When you understand what’s going on with your health, you can make better decisions around your care and treatment.

Support for Unpaid Carers

Support for Scotland’s Unpaid Carers. A carer is anyone who looks after a friend or family member due to old age, addiction, disability, physical or mental illness

Please be considerate to our staff

Help keep us going. Please support health and social care staff.

Abusive behaviour causes mental and physical harm to our staff, leading to time off work and less time with patients.

Contacting your GP for COVID-19 Symptoms

NHS Inform has a wealth of information if you have COVID-19 symptoms. If you need further medical advice call your GP practice or call 111 when your GP practice is closed.

Travel Health and Vaccinations

If you think you require vaccines and/or a malaria risk assessment, you should make an appointment with a travel health professional.

Spring booster dose for high risk groups

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised a spring dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as a precaution to those at extremely high risk, most of whom received their first booster around 6 months ago.