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PRACTICE HOLIDAYS

Mon 31st May 21

Mon 12th July 21

Mon 30th August 21

Frid 24th Dec from 1pm

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Tue 28th Dec 21

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Mon 12th July 21

Mon 30th Aug 21

Mon 27th Dec 21

Tue 28th Dec 21

PRACTICE TRAINING AFTERNOONS:

ednesday 28th April 21   1- 6pm

Thursday 17th June 21   1 - 6pm

During these closure periods, if you require urgent medical attention, please contact

Gp Out of Hours - 02891 822344

 

Thursday 24th December 20 from 1pm

Friday 25th December 20

Monday 28th December 20

Friday 1st January 21

PRACTICE HALF DAY CLOSURES FOR TRAINING PURPOSES:

Thursday 5th Nov 20 from 1pm

Wednesday 13th Jan 21 from 1pm

Thursday 25th Feb 21 from 1pm

Wednesday 28th April 21 from 1pm

Thursday 17th June 21 from 1pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Out of Hours

After 6.00pm each evening and at weekends, the practice is covered for emergencies by South Eastern HSS Trust.

Please contact GP OOH 02891822344

All calls will be recorded.

Home Visits

A request for a home visit should be made before 10.00am. Home visits are made on the basis of clinical need, for patients who are too frail to come to the surgery.

 

 Welcome to Church Street

WE ARE CLOSED FOR MAY BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 31st MAY.

IN CASES OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY ONLY PLEASE CONTACT GP OUT OF HOURS 02891822344

 COVID 19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME

If you are eligible for the vaccine via The Gp programme, we will contact you. Due to the current high volume of calls we are currently experiencing, we would appreciate if you do not contact us with enquiries about the vaccine at this stage.  Thank you.   

We will vaccinate patients as we are directed by Public Health Authority and as we receive supplies of vaccine.

Please see risk groups  in order of priority.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-30-december-2020

We are currently vaccinating group   patients due 2nd vaccine only.

We will be retaining vaccines for our patients already with a card/appointment for 2nd vaccine. (These are only for patients who had their 1st vaccine with the Gp Practice)

Get Vaccinated | COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Northern Ireland (hscni.net)

The Odyssey Vaccination Centre is now open for booking:

Patients age 16years - 17years (by 30th June 21) with a serious underlying medical condition  should contact:

https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated/

Select category 16-17 Clinically Vulnerable group to book your vaccine.

If you are age 25 yrs and over at 31st July 21, 30 -39yrs  40 - 49yrs, 50 - 59yrs,60 - 64yrs, 65 - 69yrs, Household contacts of immunocompromised patients, Clinically Extremely vulnerable with a shielding letter or a Carer you may contact 0300 200 7813 or online 

https://covid-19.hscni.net/ to book an appointment.   

Alternatively some local pharmacies are taking bookings for covid vaccines.  Please see map for participating pharmacies in your area.  Online booking.

http://www.healthandcareni.net/pharmacy_rota/pharmacies.html

    

 **OUR TELEPHONES LINES ARE OPEN**

Statement from HSCB/RCGP/BMA to reassure our patients that whilst you may be seen in a different way, by phone or video link, we remain open to treat patients, provide advice and issue prescriptions.

http://www.hscboard.hscni.net/new-ways-working-gp-practices-still-open-protecting-caring/

URGENT!!

DUE TO THE CONTINUING SITUATION WITH CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND IN ORDER TO PROTECT PATIENTS AND STAFF, WE WILL BE RESTRICTNG ACCESS TO THE SURGERY.

YOU MUST NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY WITH ANY SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS. THESE INCLUDE A FEVER OF 37.8 DEGREES OR ABOVE, A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH OR BREATHLESSNESS.

YOU MUST NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY IF EITHER YOURSELF OR ANY MEMBER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD ARE CURRENTLY IN SELF ISOLATION.

IF YOU NEED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT RECEPTION ON 028 91816333.

THE GP WILL TELEPHONE YOU BACK AND ASSESS IF YOU NEED TO ATTEND THE SURGERY. AN APPOINTMENT TIME WILL BE GIVEN FOR YOU TO ATTEND THE SURGERY AS REQUIRED. 

PLEASE USE THE BUZZER SYSTEM ON OUR MAIN FRONT DOOR AND STAFF WILL ATTEND TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE BEAR IN MIND OUR STAFF ARE CONTINUALLY ON THE TELEPHONE ASSISTING PATIENTS WITH URGENT QUERIES.

PLEASE CONSIDER OUR FRONT LINE STAFF WHO ARE TRYING TO WORK UNDER CONSIDERABLE PRESSURE TO ASSIST URGENT CASES IN THIS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TIME.

FOR ADVICE: www.publichealth.hscni.net

WE WOULD ENCOURAGE PATIENTS TO USE ONLINE ORDERING FOR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS. WE ALSO SUGGEST YOU NOMINATE A LOCAL PHARMACY TO COLLECT YOUR REPEAT MEDICATIONS FROM THE SURGERY. PLEASE SPEAK TO A RECEPTIONIST IF YOU REQUIRE HELP ORGANISING THIS. WHEN YOUR NOMINATED PHARAMCIST IS COLLECTING YOUR SCRIPT PLEASE ALLOW SOME EXTRA TIME PRIOR TO COLLECTING SO AS THEY CAN HAVE YOUR MEDICATION READY FOR YOU.

DUE TO INCREASED PRESSURES AT THIS TIME, WE WILL NOT BE BOOKING ANY ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS, WE CAN ONLY DEAL WITH  MEDICAL MATTERS ON A DAILY BASIS AT THIS TIME.

IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN WHICH YOU FEEL NEEDS MEDICAL ADVICE, PLEASE PHONE THE SURGERY AND THE STAFF WILL CHECK THE REASON FOR YOUR CALL, YOU MAY THEN BE PLACED ON A TELEPHONE TRIAGE LIST FOR A DOCTOR TO CALL YOU BACK. PLEASE NOTE DUE TO REDUCED STAFFING THIS MAY NOT BE YOUR OWN GP AT THIS TIME.

NON URGENT ADMINISTRATION: SUBJECT ACCESS TO RECORD REQUESTS. This will be prioritised and may take longer than usual.

FOR REQUESTS AS LISTED BELOW, PLEASE SPEAK TO RECEPTION STAFF:

OCCUPATIONAL/HGV MEDICALS

COMPLETION OF INSURANCE FORMS/ESA/BLUE BADGE REQUESTS/UNIVERSAL CREDIT

SOLICITOR REQUESTS FOR REPORTS/COPY RECORDS (may take longer than usual)

'REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS' (Please allow 48hrs -2 working days)

Repeat prescription requests will not be taken over the phone - please do not ask staff to take this information.

Options: On line access - ask at reception to register

Fax: 028 91818805

Entrance hall post boxes - leave in by hand

You should nominate a chemist to 'collect' your prescriptions for you, however your nominated chemist will not be allowed to order your medication for you.  Speak to our reception staff about organising this, or simply add the name of your chemist of choice to your green script request slip.  Please understand our Pharmacies are under a huge amount of pressure currently - please be patient as they try to dispense all required medications. You may require to leave an extra day to collect from your pharmacist unless it  is urgent. It is currently not possible to issue scripts before they are due.

 


***BREAST SCREENING FOR WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 70***

Women over the age of 70 years can now self-refer every three years into the Breast Screening programme by calling: South Eastern Trust Breast screening unit. 028 90333700


Launch of Patient Direct Access (self Referral) Service

You can now self-refer to Physiotherapy If you reside in South Eastern Trust, are over 16 and are suffering from e.g.

  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder or knee pain

Download the referral form or submit an e-referral online at www.setrust.hscni.net/services/physioform.htm

PODIATRY SELF REFERRAL

you can self-refer to podiatry services as well, click here for more info and to access the referral form


We hope to use our surgery website as a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.

There are three practices at the Surgery, these practices provide general medical services for a geographical area from the surgery premises. The practices aim to provide a caring and efficient service to their patients, covering all aspects of healthcare. We place particular emphasis on health promotion and preventative medicine.

Each partner uses his/her particular skills or interests to the benefit of the partnership. Patients will be registered with the practice and not with an individual GP, although appointment requests for a particular GP can be made. If you express a preference for a particular doctor, however, this may result in a delay in booking an appointment. The information contained in this website is intended to allow our staff and ourselves to provide our patients with a high quality, efficient service.

Have a look around our website and please do send us some feedback. We can use your thoughts to improve our online services & further develop the website to make it a more useful, practical application for our patients.


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