Drs Ballantyne and Partners

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All GP practices are contracted to provide “essential services”, i.e. basic treatment of ill people.  We also provide the following “additional services”.

  • Child Health Surveillance, together with the Health Visiting Team
  • Contraceptive services
  • Maternity services in the ante natal and post natal period together with midwives from the Princess Royal Hospital, and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
  • Immunisation for adults in relation to travel. (Not all travel immunisations are available on the NHS – please ask the Practice Nurses for details.)
  • Cervical smears.
  • Comprehensive annual reviews for patients with diabetes (including appointments with dietician + podiatrist), heart disease and heart failure, dementia, asthma, stroke/TIA, epilepsy, cancer, hypertension, hypothyroidism, pulmonary disease and patients with mental health and problems with depression, chronic kidney disease, atrial fibrillation, obesity and learning difficulties.

We also hold contracts with GGNHSB for the following “enhanced services”.

  • An annual flu immunisation programme to protect the elderly + “at risk” including Carers.  A Mumps vaccination programme for high risk patients.
  • Pre-chemotherapy phlebotomy and Near Patient Testing     
  • Freezing of warts and other small skin lesions.
  • Routine immunisation of children, together with the Health Visiting Team
  • Services for Carers and patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
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