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.
We would like to thank all the patients who took part in our recent Patient Survey.
The following question was asked:
“Would you recommend your GP practice to someone who has just moved into the local area?”
Out of 113 questionnaires returned 103 patient responses (10 skipped) were as follows:
| 77 pts or 75%|| Extremely Likely or Likely|
| 16 pts or 15.5% || Neither Likely nor Unlike or Dont Know |
| 10 pts or 9.5%|| Unlikely or Extremely Unlikely |
Childcare & Family Support - Information is now available in the Further Information /Counselling & Support tab above on all types of Family Support, including registered childcare, throughout Northern Ireland.
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. (Please see the Clinics & Services tab above for further information and fact sheets. (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.
Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetics - Practices in the Northern area who provide core Diabetes Services do not currently have a structured education programme to refer newly diagnosed patients with Type 2 diabetes too. We are therefore providing educational leaflets for your information above in the Clinics & Services /Diabetes Tab.
Breast Screening Service - We have been advised that Breast Screening invite letters will be going out to our patient shortly and the mobile unit will be available at the Moyle Hospital Site between Feb - Apr 15.
ALERT Request for Medical Information - We have been made aware of an incident which occurred in which a resident in the Antrim area was contacted by phone by an individual who claimed to be from their Health Centre. The caller wanted to know the individuals doctor and was stating this was necessary to sort out medication. A second caller phoned later on a similar agenda.
No genuine caller from either a hospital or GP surgery would ask for this information as such data would already be on their data base and would never be checked in this way.
SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION Contract reception to arrange an appointment with a Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant - flu vaccine is still available to any patient over 65 or in any at risk group.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Cervical Screening - what to expect when you attend. Further information available within the Clinics & Services Tab.
Family Carer Support Events 2015 - see Further Information - Carers Tab for more information
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.
PSA Testing and Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme.- Information & patient leaflets are now available at the above Further Information Section under the Supporting Information Tab.
Breast Screening Programme - Information and a Video link is now available at the above Further Information Section under the Supporting Information Tab.
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 28/03/2015)