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PRACTICE HOLIDAYS

Thursday 2nd 7 Friday 3rd June 22

Tuesday 12th July 22

Monday 29th August 22

Friday 23rd December 22 from 1pm

Monday 26th December & Tuesday 27th December 22

Monday 2nd January 23

 Practice Based Learning afternoon closures from 1pm

Thur 26th May 22

Practice Based closure afternoons 1 - 6pm - covered for urgent medical attention by Gp Out of Hours. Tel: 028 91822344

 

 

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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 26th May 22 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.

 

JOB VACANCIES

We are looking for an additional Receptionist to join our Team.  See Job Vacancies Section for Application Pack.

COVID SPRING BOOSTER

If you are 75yrs or over on 31st May 22, you will be invited for a Spring Booster vaccination. If you have not been able to attend, please contact a Pharmacy in your area to book an appointment or on line (see below)

If you are Immunocompromised your Secondary Care consultant will be in contact.

Local pharmacies are still vaccinating http://www.healthandcareni.net/pharmacy_rota/pharmacies.html

PROOF OF VACCINATION TO TRAVEL (PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW)

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/services/coronavirus-covid-19-interim-proof-vaccination-document    

If you have been advised by a clinican you are exempt from the covid vaccine, please click on the link below to request an exemption certificate.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-medical-exemptions-proving-you-are-unable-to-get-vaccinated

FOR ADVICE: www.publichealth.hscni.net

COVID VACCINE CERTIFICATE

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE NO ACCESS TO COVID CERTIFICATE SYSTEM. PLEASE REFER TO: www.nidirect.gov.uk

Staff are unable to answer questions regarding this service. 

 **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!!

FACE COVERING/MASK MUST BE WORN TO ENTER THE SURGERY. IF A PATIENT STATES THEY ARE EXEMPT, STAFF WILL ASK THEM TO WAIT OUTSIDE AND A DUTY DOCTOR WILL BE CONTACTED PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO THE BUILDING.

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.

PLEASE SEE APPOINTMENTS SECTION FOR INFORMATION ON EACH INDIVDUAL PRACTICE ARRANGEMENTS FOR PATIENT CONSULTATIONS.

THE SURGERY DOOR IS NOW OPEN, ONLY 3 PATIENTS TO QUEUE AT ANY GIVEN TIME. PLEASE BEAR IN MIND OUR STAFF ARE CONTINUALLY ON THE TELEPHONE ASSISTING PATIENTS WITH URGENT QUERIES. WE WOULD ASK YOU TO BE PATIENT.

PLEASE CONSIDER OUR FRONT LINE STAFF WHO ARE TRYING TO WORK UNDER CONSIDERABLE PRESSURE TO ASSIST URGENT CASES IN THIS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TIME. THE SURGERY OPERATES A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY AND WILL NOT TOLERATE ABUSE TO ANY MEMBERS OF STAFF.

 

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 two 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/telephone consultation. 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.


(Site updated 12/05/2022)
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