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Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. However, PLEASE NOTE they can provide sick lines if necessary following the 7 day self certification period.

Read our advice about staying at home. (Ctrl + click to follow this link)

Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111 coronavirus service (Ctrl + click on this link to follow this online service)

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online

FLU IS CIRCULATING IN NORTHERN IRELAND. If you are aged 65 and over or fall in to one of the priority groups PLEASE ensure you are vaccinated.

We are a ZERO Tolerance Practice. This means we will NOT tolerate any threatening or aggressive behaviour or language towards any of our staff or patients. Unfortunately you will be removed from our practice list without further discussion and will have to find another practice.

DNA'S -(Did Not Attends) Please remember to cancel your appointment if it no longer suits so that we can give it to someone else. Unfortunately failure to attend repeatedly will result in removal from our list.

 

Clinics & Services

bp_at_homeWell Person Clinics  

We have one of the highest rates of heart disease in the world. A lot of this could be prevented by us taking better care of ourselves. This clinic has been set up to try to help our patients to reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. These clinics are open to all, and the purpose is to provide a general health screen, in particular looking for coronary heart disease risk factors eg obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, cholesterol and lack of exercise.

We strongly advise our patients to have regular check-ups. Advice is also given on how to stop smoking. To make an appointment please telephone 02871 306400.

Well Woman Clinics - Friday Mornings

Dr Orr has a clinic on a Friday morning from 08:50 to 10:30. She encourages any women seeking advice on contraception including implanon and coils, sexual health, unplanned pregnancy, HRT or the menopause, breast examination and general health to make an appointment to see her.

She also does cervical smears, postnatal examinations, HPV vaccination and change of pessaries.

Our Practice Nurse also offers to take smears, teach self breast examination and discuss issues pertinent to women's health.

We encourage women of all ages to attend these clinics. Since this is for non-urgent conditions you may have to wait for an appointment.

Leaflets and numbers for various agencies relating to these conditions are freely available on request.

Antenatal Clinics pregnant8

The practice is involved in the Midwifery-led Care Project. This project places the midwife at the centre of antenatal care, delivery and postnatal care with the GP being available for consultation as required and routinely between 28 and 32 weeks gestation.

Booking clinics are held at Great James Street Health Centre.

The Midwifery-led Care Project provides a level of continuity of care, which is appreciated by patients, midwives and GPs. This has proven to be an immensely popular method of service delivery for our maternity patients.

Anticoagulation Clinics

This clinic is run by Nurse O'Neill in order to monitor the INR status of patients who are on Warfarin Therapy. It is held each Tuesday morning from 09:00. Blood samples are taken and an attempt will be made to contact the patients with results within 24 hours. Patients may also contact the surgery to obtain results.

Asthma Clinics - Monday Afternoons

The asthma clinic runs from 13:30 to 16:30. Nurse O'Neill is our asthma care nurse. All patients with asthma are referred to the asthma clinic for appropriate education, advice and supervision of treatment. The clinic also provides individual management plans where appropriate and follow-up care.

Cautery, Cryosurgery

All doctors undertake minor surgery in the centre. They will advise you on the appropriate procedure during a normal consultation.

Cervical Smear

Female patients are invited to attend regularly as recommended according to age. We will generally send you 3 reminder letters when you are due to have yours done. Other screening procedures such as breast examinations are offered during these consultations.

Child Health Screening & Immunisations 99351926

The doctors provide child health screening and developmental checks, as well as full immunisation services each Tuesday morning by appointment. Sick children should not come to this clinic but reschedule for the next available appointment when the child is well again.

Diabetic Clinics

All diabetics are encouraged to attend these clinics for monitoring and advice.

Mammography Screening

This is organised through Altnagelvin Hospital's Breast Screening Unit. Women aged between 50 and 64 years are offered mammograms (breast x-rays) every three years. We encourage female patients in this age group to attend. Women over 65 years can also avail of screening by prior arrangement with the Breast Screening Unit.

Women between 40 and 50 can make use of the 'action cancer bus' which does mammograms for free by phoning tel 90803344. However, you are strongly urged to see a doctor if you have discovered a new lump.

Postnatal Examination

Patients are advised to attend for family planning advice at four weeks postnatally, and for a general check-up at 10 weeks.

 
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