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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


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.


Practice Background

surgery.pngThe original practice was formed by the amalgamation of the practices of Drs Eakin, Dacre Terrace and Drs Sidebottom and Weir, Clarendon Street, in 1973. The premises were in Dacre Terrace. At that timeDr Weir retired and was replaced by Dr CraigDr F Howie joined the group in 1982when Dr Sidebottom went part- time. In January 1984 Dr Eakin was appointed to a job as an adviser to the CSA in Belfast and was replaced by Dr Linton. In1987 Dr F Howie moved to England and was replaced by Dr Leeson. In 1987Dr Maureen Howie replaced Dr Ruth Carson as the well woman specialist. This clinic has become very popular and our practice became recognised for family planning training in 1994. Dr Howie retired in 2006.

Dr Craig retired in 2007 having served for 34 years. This was a period of significant development for our practice, which under the leadership of Dr Craig, saw the introduction of computing, the move to our modern premises at Bridge Street, a further extension to the building, fundholding and the response to the 2004 GP contract.

Dr Ancél Orr, our first female partner, was appointed in 2007. She has a special interest in mental health and women's health, including menopause, sexual health and family planning. She has extensive experience in child health and obstetrics and gynaecology.

The practice has been a training practice since 1990.This means that medical students and doctors completing their GP training spend a period in the practice. These students and doctors are working under the supervision of the partners. We regard our role in education as central to providing high quality, modern health care and would like to acknowledge the vital role of our patients in supporting this activity.

The geographical area covered by the practice includes the city of Londonderry and its environs within an 8 mile radius on the northern side of the border.

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