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Private GP services

At BMI Carrick Glen Hospital, we know how busy life can be and how difficult it sometimes is to get a timely GP appointment that suits you and your schedule.

Our Private General Practitioners (GPs) at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital in Ayr provide patients and their families in Ayrshire and further afield the choice to see a doctor quickly.

The hospital’s private GP service does not have a waiting list. So, you can access a doctor offering the highest quality care speedily and efficiently and with fewer limits on the time you spend with them.

Our private GPs provide extended appointment times to put your mind at ease about your symptoms, treat you, or refer you for specialist diagnostic tests such as x-rays and blood tests at the hospital – with results often available in 48 hours.

As well as treating all the conditions you would expect, our GPs can also refer you to other consultants within the hospital if appropriate. This includes orthopaedic surgeons, dermatologists, gynaecologists, and general surgeons.

You can see our GPs at times convenient for you, whether that’s during the day or in the evening.

As the name suggests, General Practitioners have a general understanding of all conditions and experience in every aspect of medicine, from infants (neonates) to children, adults, and the elderly.

Our private GP service can deal with everything your family doctor would cover. Examples include abdominal pain, joint problems, women’s conditions, high and low blood pressure, general malaise, sore throats, sinus infections, and tonsil infections.

Some will have clinical interests in addition to general practice services, such as women’s health, aesthetic treatments, or heart issues.

At an appointment with one of our private GPs you are not rushed, so there’s ample time to discuss your medical concerns.

Fewer time constraints also mean our GPs can certify things like mortgage insurance and life assurance or issue a visa for travel. They can also carry out HGV medicals, pre-employment medicals and report on employees’ fitness for work to employers.

Your private GP works in a hospital equipped with high-quality diagnostics. Our equipment includes an x-ray suite, ECG (electrocardiogram) to monitor your heart’s electrical activity, hearing tests, eye checks, ultrasound scans and blood tests.

They also have access to our sister hospital, BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow, if they want to arrange exercise testing, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan or computerised tomography (CT or CAT) scan to see detailed images of your body’s insides.

Should your diagnostic results show you need further treatment, our GPs can refer you to specialists in all kinds of medical fields, from physiotherapists to heart experts (cardiologists) at the same hospital.

You can self-refer to see a private GP at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital. Alternatively, other consultants and GPs may refer you, as well as your company, if you require health screening.

Initial private GP appointments range from £170 to £200.

When you arrive at the hospital, our reception team will welcome you warmly, show you to our outpatient waiting area and offer you a cup of tea or coffee. You won’t have to wait long before your private GP comes to greet you and show you into their clinic.

If you see your GP with a medical problem, they will try to unravel your symptoms first by giving you the time you need to explain the issue you’re having and establish the history behind it. You will not feel rushed in any way, so there’s plenty of time to discuss more than one issue.

Your GP will examine you as required, whether it’s listening to your chest with a stethoscope, looking at your ears, nose and throat with various instruments, or investigating lumps and bumps.

They can also complete medicals and occupational health assessments for work and issuing visas and travel vaccinations. Depending on the job, an occupational medical examination might involve a urine test, blood pressure test, eye health check, a breathing check, and a hearing test.

Our hospital is fully equipped and staffed with caring and professional medical and administrative teams offering individualised care. Your GP may also arrange scans such as MRIs or CT at our sister hospital, BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow.

Our GPs will assess, diagnose, and treat any patient who is sick or worried. But the standard conditions are joint pain, skin complaints, women’s medical problems, blood pressure, general malaise and ear, nose and throat issues, such as infections of the tonsils.

Your GP will do their best to diagnose your problem there and then and give you a treatment plan. 

Their expertise is also in spotting anything that might require further treatment and identifying the right specialist for a follow-up. After an initial consultation, your GP may book you in for diagnostic tests or, if the results of tests warrant further investigation, book another appointment for you to get advice from a consultant who specialises in the field relevant to your condition.

Quick appointments and unrushed consultations are two of the benefits offered by our private GP services at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital.

You can book your consultation with an experienced private doctor at a time that’s convenient for you and receive a tailored, individual treatment or referral plan.


  • A caring, kind and personalised service from an experienced GP with access to other skilled medical professionals.

  • Efficient and seamless referral for diagnostic tests such as medical imaging or to see in-house specialists in their field to ensure your treatment is swift and recovery faster.

  • Timely treatment in a comfortable hospital with state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Access to closely allied hospitals such as BMI Ross Hall Hospital for specialised diagnostics and treatment.

  • Quick routine check-ups and health screening for HGV and taxi drivers, pre-employment medicals, life cover and other insurance checks and occupational health assessments.

  • Friendly, personal administrative teams who put you at your ease and make you feel at home.

When you’re ill or worried about something, you don’t want to wait too long to see a medic.  At BMI Carrick Glen Hospital, you’ll get the time and space you need to discuss all your concerns with a private GP.

Specialists offering Private GP services

Dr John Tobias

General Practitioner

BMI Ross Hall Hospital 2 more BMI Carrick Glen Hospital Ross Hall Clinic Braehead

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