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STAFF TRAINING

The Surgery will close at

1.00pm on WEDNESDAY 25th MAY 2022

In the event of a Medical Emergency, please telephone 07850 755 618

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BANK HOLIDAY CLOSURE

Ballymoney Family Practice will be closed on:

THURSDAY 2nd MAY & FRIDAY 3rd MAY 2022

 Should you require a doctor in an EMERGENCY, please contact: 

028 2566 3500 

PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE ORDERED ADEQUATE MEDICATION TO COVER THE HOLIDAY PERIOD.  THERE IS NO NEED TO ORDER UNNECESSARILY UNLESS YOUR MEDICATION IS DUE TO RUN OUT DURING THE PLANNED CLOSURE!

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COVID VACCINE INFORMATION

Please click on the link below to get up to date information regarding the covid vaccination programme.

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/covid-19-coronavirus/northern-ireland-covid-19-vaccination-programme/covid-19-vaccination-programme

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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

If you are suffering from fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms you may have coronavirus.  This is usually mild and you can obtain advice from www.publichealth.hscni.net or www.111.nhs.uk

Please do not book an appointment and do not enter the health centre building if you have any of these symptoms.  If necessary you may phone our reception for advice.

Due to the pressures over the coming weeks we will be limiting advanced bookable appointments although will do our best to provide care to all other conditions as we normally do.

 

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PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS!! 

It is essential that when a patient orders repeat medication that they allow 24 WORKING HOURS before attempting to collect at reception and a further 24 WORKING HOURS if you wish your  medication to be sent to a named chemist.  If you are ordering an acute item which might be deemed more urgent, it is important that you tell the receptionist so that this can be prioritised.  If you have asked for your medication to be collected at the chemist we would kindly ask that you would check with them first before presenting yourself to reception but again please allow a minimum of 24 WORKING HOURS!

THANK YOU

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BOWEL SCREENING

A new video has been released giving information on the Bowel Screening Testing

which is currently underway for eligible patients in Northern Ireland. 

If you have to take the test please follow the link below - you may find it of use!

http://www.cancerscreening.hscni.net/2188.htm

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OCD SUPPORT GROUP - COLERAINE

 There is a new support group in Coleraine for OCD sufferers.  For futher information please click on the link below.....

http://www.ocdni.co.uk/coleraine-support-group/4588795096

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"A Guide to Preventing Blood Clots" - INFORMATION LEAFLET

 As part of on-going work a leaflet has been developed or patient to help them with the prevention of blood clots.  For futher information please click on the link below.....

www.publichealth.hscni.net/directorate-nursing-and-allied-health-professions/hsc-safety-forum 

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APPOINTMENTS


Updated - May 2022

Patients requesting appointments can now pre book either face to face or telephone consultations with a doctor of choice (depending on availability) as well as booking with Nurses, Physiotherapy, Social Work or Mental Health Practitioners.  Please advise the receptionist at the time of booking which type of consultation you would prefer.

Emergency appointments (which are on the day) will continue to be telephone triage first and our receptionists will ask some questions about your problem so the GPs can prioritise your medical need and to help to guide you to the appropriate person.

Please note:

  • It is still a requirement to wear a face covering within the Health Centre building at all times.

  • Please do not attend the Health Centre if you have symptoms of covid.

  • Please do not attend for your appointment early; appointments have been allocated to minimise footfall in waiting rooms.

  • Where possible attend alone for your appointment but if necessary a maximum of 1 other person

 

 

 

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