Ayrshire & Arran

NHS Ayrshire and Arran serves a population of around 400,000. It employs 8,500 healthcare workers.

It is also responsible for:

  • 55 GP practices
  • 90 community pharmacies
  • 160 dentists at more than 70 sites
  • 60 ophthalmic practices

Latest Ayrshire & Arran news

Reflections from Dr Peter O'Brien, Project Lead for the ICU Recovery Coordinator Value Improvement Fund project

Reflections from Dr Peter O'Brien, Project Lead for the ICU Recovery Coordinator Value Improvement Fund project

April 23, 2021

“Abandoned”, “isolated”, “alone” were just some of words shared by survivors and their families, following an episode of critical illness requiring intensive care. Not only did the patient not know the person they had become, families didn’t recognise the relative they brought home. These recovery stories were shared following attendance at our post-intensive care rehabilitation...

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ACEP Speciality prescribing report and template

ACEP Speciality prescribing report and template

January 20, 2020

NHS Ayrshire & Arran Acute Care Specialty Effective Prescribing Reviews   NHS Ayrshire & Arran has established an Acute Care Effective Prescribing Group (ACEPG). The group has been tasked with reviewing quality and effectiveness of all areas of prescribing within Acute Care in NHS Ayrshire & Arran. To support this work the ACEPG has carried...

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NHS libraries supporting healthcare professionals in shared decision making

NHS libraries supporting healthcare professionals in shared decision making

July 24, 2019

NHS libraries supporting healthcare professionals in shared decision making Healthcare libraries have a different role to public libraries. Whilst they do hold books on healthcare topics to support staff professional development, they also provide valuable support to staff in their day-to-day work with patients. NHS librarians may be asked by health professionals to look for...

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