Mauchline and Catrine's GP surgeries will close for part of a day this week for staff training to take place.

Ballochmyle Medical Group, which operates the practices, will carry out the training on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 21 and the centre will close from 1pm until 5.30pm.

Protected Learning Time will take place, with the practices reopening as normal on Wednesday morning.

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A Ballochmyle Medical Group spokesperson said: "All staff within GP Practices are committed to providing patients with the best possible care and as part of this our Practice will take part in a number of PLT afternoons throughout the year which allow us to undertake staff training for the whole Practice team.

"Both Catrine and Mauchline surgeries will be closed on Tuesday, November 21 from 1pm to 5.30pm.

"During this time the Ayrshire Urgent Care Service will provide urgent care and support to patients on this number - 01563 826930.

"Both surgeries will re-open as normal at 8.30am on Wednesday, November 22."