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Click on "Practice Staff" link above then "HealthCare Team" Tab to see how Marcia our practice based Social Worker can help you during this Coronavirus pandemic.


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.


 


Pharmacists

Ciara Haughey
Dior McWilliams

Community Nurses

The district nursing team are in daily contact with the practice and are available for care and advice to housebound patients and those requiring terminal care.

Health Visitors

Eileen Carragher

Attached Staff

Lawrence Henry

Mental Health Worker

Marcia Hamilton

Social Worker

Hi, my name is Marcia Hamilton and I am the social worker based at your doctors’ practice. I have been spending the last few weeks making contact with a lot of patients who we know could be having a difficult time because of the Coronavirus pandemic. I know that lots of people have family and friends or neighbours who are staying in good contact and helping with practical things like shopping and getting medicines from the chemists. They also have people checking in by phone or videocall etc and are managing the isolation that we all feel quite well. Some people don’t have that support and sometimes the support is not around like when a family member or friend becomes unwell or has to self-isolate. Some people find the impact on them mentally and emotionally is really hard to deal with and don’t know what to do about it. If you, or someone you know, are a patient at this practice and are having difficulty as a direct result of the pandemic please contact me. I will offer whatever support is available either here at the doctors’ or in the community, depending on what is needed.

The other important thing to remember is that other issues than Covid-19 are still happening and you should feel welcome to ask for advice and support from your practice as you normally would.

I also want to say that there are social workers at all the practices and we are all offering this help so I can connect you to the right person if it isn’t me.

Do NOT sit back and worry about something when we can and want to help. Just ring the normal number you always use for the doctors and ask for me.

 
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