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For young people aged 11-19 a new Text-a-Nurse service has been launched. This is a secure, confidential and anonymous service which 11-19 years olds can contact for advice on: emotional health and wellbeing, stress and anxiety, self-harm, alcohol and drugs, body image, smoking, bullying, sexual health, Covid-19 related worry and general health issues. Service is available Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm during both term time and school holidays. Contact number for Northern Trust area is: 07480 635 982

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE - Thursday 8th April 2021: When patients attend the practice for their first vaccination they are given a date and time for the second vaccination, please make every effort to attend these appointments to minimise our vaccine wastage.  We have commenced contacting (by telephone) patients aged 50+  to offer vaccination at the surgery but we have a huge number of patients to contact. IF YOU ARE OVER 50 AND WISH TO RECEIVE BOTH VACCINATIONS IN THE PRACTICE, PLEASE CONTACT US. Alternatively, anyone aged over 50, (with a date of birth before 31st March 1971) can be vaccinated in one of the regional centres. To make an appointment either ring: 0300 200 7813 Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm, or book online at Covid-19.hscni.net  Some local pharmacies will also be offering a vaccination service.  Be assured that we will contact all eligible patients when we are in a position to do so, in accordance with HSCNI age group guidelines and the availability of vaccines. Thank you for your patience.



TO HELP REDUCE THE POTENTIAL SPREAD OF INFECTION, WE ARE ADVISING ALL PATIENTS TO PHONE BEFORE COMING TO THE SURGERY. WHEN YOU RING YOU WILL BE ASKED SOME QUESTIONS TO DETERMINE YOUR CONDITION. THIS WILL ENABLE US TO TAKE THE APPROPRIATE COURSE OF ACTION AND PROTECT OUR STAFF AND VULNERABLE PATIENTS. IF WE ASK YOU TO ATTEND THE SURGERY, IT IS NOW MANDATORY TO WEAR A FACE COVERING.

 

COVID-19 (coronavirus)

If you have a high temperature, new continuous cough or loss of taste or smell, EVERYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD MUST STAY AT HOME FOR 10 DAYS

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You can ring NHS 111 for information or advice and they will help you decide if you need to contact your GP.

Calling your GP directly is only necessary if you have:

• an existing health condition

• problems with your immune system

• very serious symptoms

If it is a medical emergency and you need to call an ambulance, dial 999 and inform the operator of your symptoms.

*For further information and self-isolation advice, visit www.pha.site/coronavirus

Public Health Agency, 12–22 Linenhall Street, Belfast BT2 8BS. www.publichealth.hscni.net

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND AN APPOINTMENT, PLEASE LET US KNOW

 

Thank you for your participation in our recent survey.  We are delighted to announce that 98% of patients surveyed are extremely likely or likely to recommend us.  We will endeavour to action any suggestions where possible.  Sincere thanks for all the kind comments.

Clinics & Services

Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Blood Pressure

We run regular clinics for patients who suffer from the above conditions and they will be invited to attend for a check-up at least once a year. The clinics are run by our practice nurses, who have additional training in the management of these diseases. Other healthcare staff may also participate.

doctor_baby_girlChild Health and Immunisation

(every Monday 14:00 – 14:30)

Health and development checks are undertaken by the doctor and health visitor. Immunisations for all preschool children are given. Appointments are sent out automatically by the Child Health Department.

Ante Natal Clinic

(every Tuesday 14:00 – 16:00 by appointment)

This is run by the Midwife and antenatal check-ups are provided.

Cervical Smears

All women between 25 and 65 are advised to have a regular cervical smear every 3 – 5 years depending on your age. These are performed by the practice nurses.

Family Planning and Contraception

Advice is available during normal surgery hours.

Minor Surgery

(every Thursday 14:30)

Removal of cysts and lumps, treatment of in-growing toenails, etc. under local anaesthesia by arrangement with your doctor.

Warts and Verruca

(Thursdays 14:45 – 15:30)

Treatment by freezing with liquid nitrogen.

Foreign Travel

A full range of immunisations is available. Please contact the practice nurse for details. There will be a charge for certain vaccinations.

Adult Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations are available each autumn for everyone over 65 years of age and other patients with specific pre-existing medical conditions.

 
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