Due to the demand on our services and reduced human resources as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic we are currently having to modify some of our services as advertised on our website. Please DO NOT come to the surgery unless you have been advised to do so by a member of our clinical team or if you have a pre-arranged appointment. If you need any further detail regarding any of our services please contact us for advice on 01294 441441 general enquiries.

Medicines are NOT in short supply. Please only order the medicines that you need. Do NOT order all medicines every time.
Pharmacies are extremely busy so please allow at least FIVE days after ordering medicines before collecting from your nominated pharmacy.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.

People with COPD have difficulties breathing, primarily due to the narrowing of their airways, this is called airflow obstruction.

COPD App for NHS Ayrshire & Arran

The Respiratory Managed Clinical Network (MCN) and the Technology Enabled Care (TEC) team have just launched the Ayrshire & Arran COPD App and would encourage patients, families, carers and staff to download it.

iPhone with COPD App

The App is intended to help people living with COPD manage their health and wellbeing, and contains information and tips about: 

  • Local services and support
  • Managing your COPD and living well
  • Benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation, and how to get involved
  • Managing flare ups
  • Weather forecasts to help you manage your COPD
  • Medication and inhaler guidance
  • Helpful websites
  • Alerts for important information

The App is available for iphones and Android phones, ipads and tablets.

To get the app:

Download “HealthZone UK” by searching for it by name in the Apple or Android app store.

Then search for “Ayrshire & Arran COPD” in the search box (it should appear when you start typing Ayr…

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