COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE - Wednesday 24th February 2021: Despite continuing with our day to day work and the huge numbers of patients to be offered vaccinations in the practice, we are pleased to report that we have completed vaccinating everyone aged over 70. We have almost finished vaccinating our clinically extremely vulnerable patients, and we have commenced contacting (by telephone) our patients aged under 65 who have an underlying health condition. Our clinic dates and capacity still depends on the availability and delivery of vaccines. 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.
Our online prescription ordering service is up and running again. Sincere thanks for your patience during the time this was unavailable.
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.
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.