Welcome to Marnock Medical Group
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES AT MARNOCK MEDICAL
Please be aware that during the holiday period we are likely to be extremely busy. Please get in touch if your matter is URGENT and if you feel that it cannot wait. All requests will be triaged by the Duty Doctor and it is possible that you will ask to wait until after the holiday period if your request is not of an urgent nature.
Please remember you have access to our local Pharmacists for over the counter medications and useful advice during the holiday period. Many pharmacists are also able to prescribe some prescription medications.
While we are closed our colleagues at NHS 24 can be contacted on telephone number 111.
Our opening times over the Christmas and New Year period are:
Monday 23rd December
Monday 30th December
Tuesday 24th December
Tuesday 31st December
Wednesday 25th December
Wednesday 1st January
Thursday 26th December
Thursday 2nd January
Friday 27th December
Friday 2nd January
Marnock Medical Group is constantly striving to provide a first class and innovative medical model for the people of Kilmarnock and Kilmaurs (and surrounding areas), however we are still working within the normal NHS budget. In order for the doctors to deal with a high level of requests and to reduce non-attendance at appointments and avoid prolonged waits to see a clinician, we run an on the day appointment system for GP and ANP appointments. Nurse and HCA appointments can be booked in advance.
For this system to work we ask that patients kindly submit their requests for a GP or ANP appointment for review AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE ON THE DAY THAT YOU REQUIRE TO BE SEEN. AskmyGP allows us to avoid a queue on the phone and frees up access for those that don’t have internet and this is its principal aim. We also aim to provide continuity and appointments at times that are convenient for you, but again this is not always possible in every case. Unfortunately, although we would love to provide open access for all our patients, we simply don’t have the resources to provide this for everyone. We have found that by lunchtime often all the appointments that are available have been filled for patients who have contacted us earlier in the day, which means that we really can only deal with emergency medical problems after this time.
We hope that you understand this, and if you contact us with something that is not urgent later in the day, you will be asked to contact back on another day that is suitable for you.
Advice while overseas
Please note that we cannot give advice to you when you are overseas.
The best way to get help from us now is through askmyGP.
Click on the link above to access askmyGP.
Please submit your request as early as possible on the day you would like your request dealt with, ideally before lunch. Please ensure that you are available either by text, email or telephone so that the GP can contact you, especially in cases where you will need to attend the practice to see a Clinician.
If you have asked us to contact you by email, please check your email regularly as we try to respond as quickly as possible to all queries. If you are offered an appointment you may miss it, if you do not check your email till later in the day.
If you have an urgent problem between 3.00pm and 5.30pm, please RING the surgery on 01563 523593.
If the GP needs to telephone you to discuss your request, they will always try twice to call you, so please keep your phone close by. If you do not answer, your case will be closed. If you still need assistance, please resubmit your request via askmyGP.
Please do not send photos of genitalia on askmyGP.
If you are new to the system, click the link below for detailed instructions on how to register
Instructions on how to register with askmyGP
Once registered you can login, answer a few simple questions and send into the GP Team. We aim to respond ideally within a few hours and certainly on the same day if requests are made before 3.30pm.
Please help us to help you by using askmyGP, so the phone lines are not clogged for those who have no internet or smartphone.
We would like to thank all our patients who have provided feedback so far on askmyGP, here are the latest comments we have received:
"Excellent and forward thinking. Saving everybody involved significant time. Good I can also act on behalf of my mum as I work and can simply go online, thanks."
"Great to be able to have my concerns answered quickly. I also liked that I could submit photos to allow the doctor to be able to evaluate my problem better and quickly. I'm pleased that as a result of this service I'm not taking up appointment time in surgery which allows the practice to use it for someone with more urgent problems".
"Very good support from the Doctors during this time of my current back injury, thank you".
"100% better than old system".
"Service is fantastic, always phoned or seen very quickly".
"This way is better for people who are busy. I was able to put in my request and carry on with my morning. Very prompt and professional response".
"I have recently joined the Marnock Practice and find the askmyGP service fantastic. I have had now had two queries responded to by email, without needing to arrange childcare or time off work . Thank you".
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
(Site updated 12/12/2019)