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Welcome to Meadowbrige 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.

 

24 July 2014

We are happy to inform you that our telephones  are now back to normal.

We have been experiencing intermittent problems on our telephone lines.  BT engineers have now fixed the problem and we are happy to be able to inform that we are now back to normal services.  We apologise for any inconvenience this unfortunate situation may have caused.

 

Further Information Tab : Latest Info added July 14

1 Suicide Talk for young people - Carrick Library

Suicide Talk

Wednesday 23rd July 2014

1.00 – 2.30pm

Young People

Carrickfergus Library

 

24/7 Samaritans Awareness Day

24 July 14

2 Carers - "Taking Control" - Self management Programme lasting 2.5 hours, once a week, for 6 weeks.

The programme aims to help people with long term health conditions, or those caring for them, develop the skills and confidence needed to better manage their situation day to day and beyond.

3 Put patients first:  Support our patient petition to back general practice

On line petition can be signed at  http://www.rcgp.org.uk/campaign-home/get-involved/petition.aspx or sign our book at reception.

We would ask you to please back the general practice campaign which is calling for general practice to be given the resources it needs to provide excellent patient care. 

The campaign is run by RCGP and the National Association for Patient Participation and is building up huge momentum. 

By signing the petition in our reception  you will send a message to the politicians:

That the budget for general practice must be increased from 8.39% of the NHS to 11% by 2017

Otherwise general practice will simply not be able to provide patients with the level of care they deserve.

Check out the www.putpatientsfirst.rcgp.org.uk website.

 - Ask at reception to sign the Patient Petition

 

June 2014 - Telephone Update

4 additional lines have been added to our telephone system following patient feedback and comments.

You can now also get through to our general enquiries line for results on tests, hospital letters etc from 9.30 am

 instead of 11.30 am.  We do hope these changes will facilitate better access for all our patients.

 

AUTUMN 2014 - PHASE 2 OF THE CHILDREN’S SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME 

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 GPin 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.

 

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.

 

Surgery Closures

You can see when the surgery will be closed here

 

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