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STAFF TRAINING

The Surgery will close at

1.00pm on WEDNESDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 2021

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:

MONDAY 27th DECEMBER 2021

TUESDAY 28th DECEMBER 2021

MONDAY 3rd JANUARY 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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SEEING A GP DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

During the pandemic if you become unwell the reception staff initially will arrange a telephone call from one of the GPs.  Once the GP telephones you back they will decide if they need to give you an appointment to be seen at the health centre for your problem or if it can be managed in another way. Unlike before we are unable to open up our small waiting areas to large numbers of patients due to social distancing and infection control.

Any patient who is unwell or has any health concerns should contact reception to ensure that you get treated appropriately.

Our doors remain open for patients who have a pre-booked appointments with the GPs/Practice Nurses/Treatment Room/Physiotherapists/Mental Health Worker/Social Workers.  If you are entering the building we would kindly ask that you wear a mask or face covering.  Our staff will not be wearing face coverings whilst behind the reception screen but will wear a mask if they have to enter into the public areas.

We would ask that if you do not have a pre-booked appointment that you do not attend the health centre although we are aware that this isn't always possible depending on individual circumstances. 

During these difficult times we wish to provide adequate care to our patients and maintain our efficient service whilst being mindful of the safety of patients and staff. We would ask that you keep a 2 meter distance where possible at all times.

COVID VACCINE INFORMATION

Covid Vaccine

Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect your community against serious illnesses.  When enough people get vaccinated, it’s harder for a disease to spread to those who can’t have vaccines.
 
We know many people are interested in the COVID-19 vaccination and want to assure you that we are working through a priority list set by the Department of Health.  Please do not contact your GP about getting the vaccine. We will contact patients in order of priority. 
To find out more about the Covid-19 Vaccine roll-out go to nidirect.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

(Site updated 07/09/2021)
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