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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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BANK HOLIDAY CLOSURE

Ballymoney Family Practice will be closed on:

FRIDAY 25th DECEMBER 2020

MONDAY 28th DECEMBER 2020

FRIDAY 1st JANUARY 2021

 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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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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Online Booking System

Patients can now book online one routine appointment with a GP of choice.  Please click the link below to book your slot

https://www.myvisiononline.co.uk/vpp/login.jsp

Appointments

Telephone 028 2766 0300 Option 2

Each slot is for one patient. These can be booked during opening hours. We try to offer appointments with as short a wait as possible. 

 

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WE HAVE 3 TYPES OF APPOINTMENTS

 

  1.  You can book a Routine Appointment with the Doctor of your choice at the time of your choice up to 1 month in advance
  2. If you feel this is too long to wait you can book an Earlier Routine Appointment with one of the other Doctors
  3. If you feel this is too long to wait you can book an Urgent Appointment

 

URGENT APPOINTMENTS 

Should really be for acute medical problems rather than ongoing conditions as we cannot offer you a specific doctor who may know your case well…… if you can wait please do.  We cannot offer you a choice of appointment times, however if you are unwell and need attention we will do our best to ensure that you see a Doctor as soon as possible.

 If you cannot keep your appointment please phone to cancel ASAP

 

 

 
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