Welcome to Foyleside Family Practice
We understand that many people are waiting patiently to get 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.
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- all those 75 years of age and over
- all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals aged 18y+
- all those 65 years of age and over
- all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality.This includes Carers & those who care for the extremely vulnerable.
- all those 60 years of age and over
- all those 55 years of age and over
- all those 50 years of age and over
We have now completed Group 1-8 and are now calling Group 9. PLEASE contact us if you are in one of these groups and still need vaccinated.
PLEASE CLICK on our LATEST NEWS under our Quick Links section at the top R.H.S of this page to get more information on how to now book online for your Covid vaccine if you are aged 65-69 yrs at 31st March 2021.
You can also call using the following number
Mon-Fri:9.00am-5.00pm Call: 028 71 610 753 . Alternative number is 0300 200 7813
PLEASE NOTE currently this is strictly for the 65-69yrs age group only.
Update 18 August 2020:
As you will be aware Covid 19 is still very much with us and will be for the foreseeable future. We would like to reassure you that we are providing most services to our patients. We do however have to ensure your safety and ours and to be able to do this we ask that you ring in first. This can be done from 8.30am onwards each morning. PLEASE ring as early as possible that morning as once capacity is reached we will only be able to deal with urgent requests for the remainder of the day and you will be asked to ring back at another time. The GPs will be doing ALL consultations by telephone until further notice and you will ONLY be asked to attend if absolutely necessary . Practice receptionists will take a brief history of the problem that you are calling about so that they can divert you to the most suitable member of the team to help you with that problem. All information is treated confidentially. Please be patient while we navigate you safely through these uncertain times. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please see our online NOTICE BOARD on the left hand side of this page for a link to updated information regarding Coronavirus.
In all cases the NHS helpline 111 is available for advice and providing Sick Lines where necessary in relation to Coronavirus.
If you have travelled to at-risk areas, or you have had possible contact with a confirmed case of Coronavirus or you have a high temperature and a new or continuous cough, please do not come to the surgery. Stay at home and self isolate for 7 days. If you do not get better after 7 days or your symptoms worsen then phone 111. If you are still unsure contact reception on 028 71 306400.
If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms (new advice as of 16 March).
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
We have access to the surgery for patients in wheelchairs, and for patients with most other disabilities. Toilet facilities are provided for disabled patients.Most patient facilities are on the ground floor.
(Site updated 12/04/2021)