Welcome to Meadowbridge Surgery Online
Welcome along to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services. Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home.
RECRUITMENT : Current vacancies exist within our team for a Practice Nurse and Health Care Assistant. For a job description and application form please go to the Further Information tab and select 'Apply for this Job'.
Latest News Updates
We do normally have advance appointments to book but unfortunately through July and August this year, for the 1st time, it has been impossible to book GP locums to cover GP annual leave. We therefore have had to make a
decision to operate an on the day appointments system through July/August to be sure that we continue to meet daily patient demand.
This has been most unfortunate, but with the current crisis in General Practice the majority of Practices in N Ireland are experiencing the same problem. We will be reverting to offering advance bookings, from September and are genuinely sorry for any inconvenience caused to our patients over the summer months.
There is currently a BMA petition available in reception for patients to sign in relation to the current General Practice crisis in relation to the distribution of the NI NHS budget & the current crisis facing General Practice. Further information is available on our website.
BMA - Call Patients to Action - The British Medical Association has sent out to all 349 GP practices in Northern Ireland, a petition outlining the challenges facing the General Practice sector and encouraging patients to sign in support of GPs. The petition is now available for signature at reception. This is a matter of urgency to not only rescue general practice but to ensure that patients in Northern Ireland have a responsive, safe and sustainable general practice service that they know will be there when they need it. For full information please click the following link: General practice faces ‘full-blown crisis’
ON-LINE PRESCRIPTION ORDERING - Patient Facing Services has been made available to all GP practices in Northern Ireland. These services will require patients to order their repeat prescriptions via a new process. The benefits of implementing Vision-On-Line technology will be that practice staff can conduct their tasks more efficiently and accurately, with patients having the ability to order prescriptions more quickly and more conveniently. To register for the new service please bring in photographic ID (no exceptions) to reception for verification and we will get your new account activated. Prescription requests via our website will no longer be available from 1st August 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our patients.
2015-16 PATIENT SURVEY RESULTS Results can now be viewed above using the Quick Links / Latest News Tab /Survey Reports.
Please remember to order prescriptions in good time to ensure we are able to supply your prescription before any scheduled bank holiday closures. Out of Hours will not issue repeat medications during Bank Holiday closures unless it is a genuine emergency and where a delay in provision would be potentially harmful to the patient.
NEW GPS We are delighted to welcome 2 new salaried GPs to our team namely Dr Janice Loane & Dr Jenny Johnston.
Strictly 1 GP appointment x 1 problem to ensure to the best of our ability that surgeries run on time with the exception of emergencies.
Meningococcal ACWY vaccine programme 2016-17 - A vaccination programme is available to immunising those young people born between 2/7/97 and 1/7/99 or starting university for the first time up to the age of 25 years.
Pregnant woman will now be offered Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine from 16 weeks gestation.
Message from Dalriada: GP Out-of-Hours is a service for urgent medical care. It is not a routine service for repeat prescriptions and repeat prescriptions will only be issued by Out-of-Hours providers in an emergency.
Promoting Self-Care for Chronic Pain: Most patients with Chronic Pain can help ease their condition by adopting some simple self-care techniques. See Further Information Tab links and information.
Patient Consent Form for 3rd party access to your medical information now available in Further Information Tab if you would like a relative or friend to be able to access information on your behalf.
Re-authorisation of Repeat Medications - Repeat medications are set up for a set number of issues and then have to be re-authorised by the Doctor in order to ensure medication review and good clinical management is adhered to. This process will take place for all patients including those on long term repeat medications.
Telephone Consultation: Patients will receive strictly a maximum of 2 return telephone calls from the Practice. If the 2nd call is not answered there will be no further call backs attempted.
Information on Local Services
See Further Information /Counselling & Support tab for further information on:
Air Aware Do you suffer from a chronic illness that affects your breathing, such as asthma or heart disease? You can receive alerts free to your mobile phone, to let you know when air pollution levels are high - Just text Air to 67300
AWARE - If you are affected by depression and bipolar disorder or are a relative , carer or friend of someone with depression and want to know more about how you can help, visit www.aware-ni.org. The website has a wealth of information on depression and services available in helping overcome depression and helping change lives.
See Clinics & Services tab above for further information and fact sheets on:
Self Care - Self Care covers 13 common ailments and fact sheets are available aimed to inform patients on issues around self care and on how to best handle the symptoms. (There will also be a leaflet display in reception)
Travel Vaccinations - Allow plenty of time for a pre-travel consultation, book an appointment with your Practice Nurse at least 6-8 weeks before you travel.
General Information Tab
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - Men over 65, who have never attended for AAA Screening, can ask to be screened by contacting the Programme Office on: 02890 631828.
Bowel Cancer Screening programme The age range for Northern Ireland Bowel Cancer Screening programme to includes all eligible individuals aged 60-74.
The majority of the population covered by the new upper age range will have previously been invited to take part in screening and so should have some understanding of the programme and how it operates. Only a small number of people aged 74 will be invited to participate for the first time. If you have questions or concerns about your invite check out www.cancerscreening.hscni.net or call the freephone helpline number (Telephone 0800 015 2514). Individuals will continue to be invited for screening using the existing systems and processes.
One Click Away
Convenience doesn’t stop there and you can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription or sending us your comments are both just a click away. And if you’re not yet registered with us you can download the necessary forms here too.
Health and Happiness
Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.
You can see when the surgery will be closed here
(Site updated 27/07/2016)