GP Practices in Ayrshire and Arran are changing to help you get the right care and advice when you need it.

Over the three year implementation, practices will have access to a Mental Health Practitioner who can work with patients, providing assessment of possible mental health issues or concerns at a practice level.

This service is currently available to many practices throughout Ayrshire and will continue to be rolled out. If you would like to access a Mental Health Practitioner, speak to your receptionist who will be able to signpost you if this is an option within your practice.

These new changes ensure you see the right person, at the right time, in the right place.

For more information on the changes to GP practices in NHS Ayrshire & Arran please click here.

If you have any queries or concerns on the changes outlined please contact the Primary Care Transformation Team at:

“I didn’t even know my GP practice had a Mental Health Practitioner but it’s a really good service. She was really understanding and I had time to talk about how I was feeling, and she listened patiently and gave me techniques to help me relax.”
– Patient who accessed Mental Health Services within a Ayrshire GP practice