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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS

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The Surgery will be closed on:
  • Monday 26th December 2016
  • Tuesday 27th December 2016
  • Monday 2nd January 2017 

PLEASE ENSURE YOU ORDER YOUR REPEAT PRESCRIPTION IN GOOD TIME, TO ENSURE YOU DO NOT RUN OUT OF YOUR MEDICINES WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED!

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Influenza Vaccination 

It’s that time of year when we ask people to come along to the surgery for a flu jab. The seasonal flu can be a serious illness for certain “at risk” people and everyone over 65 years of age (born before 1st April 1952). In addition flu vaccination is recommended for all pregnant women and anyone who is a main carer for an ill or disabled person at home. For these people the Government recommends an annual Influenza vaccination.  Also over the next few years the Department of Health plans to offer this to all healthy kids under 16 however this year we are offering vaccination to pre-school children (born 2/7/12 – 1/9/14).

We plan to run our flu clinics over 2 consecutive Saturdays.  If you are eligible to get the flu jab you will receive a letter during the first week of October.  If you are unable to attend your clinic date and time you may contact reception to get an alternative.  Patients normally given the flu jab by the District Nurse will have their name passed over and you will not receive any correspondance and you can expect a Nurse to call.

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Carers Health Check 

If you are a 'carer' (i.e. you have an unpaid role looking after someone in the community) for someone we can offer you a health check. 

This will involve an enquiry about any health problems / complaints and a review of any current medication which you may be on.  We can also provide information for organisations which may be able to help you in your role as a carer.

Please telephone our reception and ask for an appointment with our Practice Nurse for 'A Carers Health Check'

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STAFF TRAINING

The Practice will close at 1.00pm on

Wednesday 18th January 2017 for staff training

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

Dalriada Urgent Care

028 2566 3500

 

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Bogus Callers

We have had reports of patients receiving calls from persons claiming to be from Ballymoney Health Centre.  They are enquiring about medications and trying to obtain information about our patients.  Please DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES give out any of your information especially information relating to your Banking.  The Health Centre Staff will NEVER as for any financial details.  If you get a telephone call and are unsure please just hang up and phone us here at the Health Centre on the usual number and we will be happy to advise.

The PSNI & the Health & Social Care Board have also been notified.

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Meningitis Vaccination 

The practice are offering patients an additional vaccination to protect them against meningitis which will cover the ACW+Y strains of the illness. 

You are eligible if you are a patient aged 18 (born between 2/7/1997 - 1/7/1999), if youare aged up to 25 going to University for the first time or if you are 16 or 17 going to Agricultural College for the 1st time.

Please telephone reception if you fall into one of the categories and wish to avail of this vaccine.

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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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