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.
Updates Nov 14
Self Care Week 17-23 November 2014 The Self Care week will cover 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)
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.
Carbon monoxide poisoning To help reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning the public should be aware of the importance of checking that their heating systems and chimney flues are safe by having boilers and fuel-burning appliances serviced at least annually using a suitably qualified and registered engineer. An audible carbon monoxide alarm is useful as a secondary precaution.
SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION Contract reception to arrange an appointment with a Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant.
PHASE 2 OF THE CHILDREN’S FLU CAMPAIGN All pre-school children aged two years or more on the 1 September 2014 (D.O.B. range 02/07/2010 – 01/09/12) should be offered vaccination by their GP in 2014/15 campaign.
All children (including those in a clinical risk group) attending primary school (P1 to P7 inclusive) from the 1 September 2014 will be offered vaccination by the school health team. For additional information please go to Clinics & Services.August 14
Updates Oct 14
Team Update The Practice would like to introduce and welcome 2 new permanent GPs, Dr J Lavery and Dr A Cupples, to our team.
REPEAT PRESCRIPTION ORDERING FROM 1 OCTOBER 2014 for medication orders via telephone, reception medication box or online
HSCB recommendations GP practices in line with HSCB recommendations on good practice have been asked to encourage patients to take responsibility for ordering their own prescriptions unless there are exceptional circumstances. Direct contact between the patient and surgery reduces the potential for misunderstanding and the risk of error. If support is required the patient should nominate a representative such as a family member; however, there may be exeptional circumstances where the community pharmacist is the most suitable person. Repeat medications and appliances can not be supplied by a pharmacy in the absence of a prescription (with the exception of an emergency supply).
EBOLA OUTBREAK in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone. Information on symptoms etc is available on the Further Information Tab
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 will be extended from 1 April 2014 to include 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.
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(Site updated 26/11/2014)