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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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New Patient Registration

registrationIf you are new to the area you can join our practice.

We have made it easier for you to complete the necessary forms by having them availiable online.  Simply use the check list below to ensure that you have completed all of the required documentation (available in this section) and bring it to our reception desk so that we can complete your registration. 

When presenting to register you will need:

  1. Practice Registration Form - (available online - see separate section).  All patients must complete this form.
  2. The following: 
    • HS200 for NORTHERN IRELAND & UK Residents ONLY (available online- see separate section)  This form must be completed if you wish to register with our practice.  You will also be required to supply Photographic ID & Proof of a current Northern Ireland address.                                   
    • HSC/R1 - (available online - see separate section) This form is used for individuals entering Northern Ireland coming from any another country OUTSIDE the UK.  You will also be required to supply Photographic ID & Proof of a current Northern Ireland address.  Any person registering from outside the EU must submit a copy of their Visa or Work Permit.  
  3. Mini health check - Includes height, weight, blood pressure and urine check.  This can be carried out at our Health Machine situated at our reception when you come in to register.  The receptionist will give you a token and you can easily have your health check carried out.
  4. Forms of Identification -   Business Services Organisation request that all patients must supply copies of specific documentation to support your application to register with the practice:

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF ALL DOCUMENTATION IS NOT ACCURATE THIS WILL DELAY THE REGISTRATION PROCESS

Please be advised when signing documents to become an Organ Donor patients must be 18 or over.  Parents or guardians signing on behalf of under 18's is not acceptable.  

The receptionist will then check your forms and leave for the Doctor to review.  We may need to contact you to make an appointment to discuss some aspect of your registration form if the GP deems it necessary.

In certain circumstances we may refuse your registration with us, for example, if you are living outside our practice area.  The practice covers a 7 mile radius for registration

 
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