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PRACTICE HOLIDAYS

 

Thursday 17th March 22

Monday 18th April 22 & Tuesday 19th April 22

Monday 2nd May 22

Thursday 2nd June & Friday 3rd June 22

Tuesday 12th July 22

Monday 29th August 22

Friday 23rd Dec from 1pm

Monday 26th Dec & Tuesday 27th Dec 22

Monday 3rd January 2023

Practice Based Learning afternoon closure from 1pm

Thur 24th Feb 22

Wed 6th April 22

Thur 26th May 22

Tue 28th Dec 21

Mon 3rd Jan 22

Practice Based Training Afternoons (closed from 1pm - 6pm) Gp Out of Hours provide urgent medical cover. 02891 822344

 

Wednesday 12th Jan 22

Thur 24th Feb 22

Wed 6th April 22

Thur 26th May 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Practice Based Learning Closure afternoon

Thursday 24th February 22 from 1pm

(if you need urgent medical attention please contact Gp Out of Hours 028 91822344) 

COVID BOOSTER

IF YOU ARE 18 YEARS OLD OR ABOVE AND HAD YOUR 2ND COVID VACCINE MORE THAN 3 MONTHS AGO YOU ARE ELIGIBLE NOW FOR A COVID BOOSTER. 

We are currently running Booster clinics at The Surgery, please contact Reception to arrange an appointment at the next available clinic.

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/get-covid-19-vaccination-and-booster-northern-ireland

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

PLEASE NOTE WE MAY SEND YOU A TEXT MESSAGE WITH AN INVITE TO ATTEND FOR YOUR BOOSTER, IF YOU HAVE ALREADY HAD YOUR BOOSTER, PLEASE DISREGARD THIS TEXT MESSAGE.

Alternatively You may book on line or by telephone: 0300 200 7813 at a Central Vaccination centre.

WINTER WALK IN CLINICS ARE NOW AVAILABLE:

https://covid-19.hscni.net  

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

    

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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

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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.

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. 

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.

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.


(Site updated 27/01/2022)
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