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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 from Oct 14

Breast Screening Programme - Information and a Video link is now available at the above Further Information Section under the Supporting Information Tab.

Minor Ailment - Self Care Sheets  The Self Care Forum Fact Sheets cover 13 common ailments and are aimed to inform patients on issues around self care and on how to best handle the symptoms.   (See the clinics & Services tab above for further information and fact sheets.)

REPEAT PRESCRIPTION ORDERING FROM 1 OCTOBER 2014 for medication orders via telephone, reception medication box or online 

  • Please allow 48 hours notice  if you want to collect your script at the front desk
  • Please allow 72 hours notice  if you want to collect your script at the local pharmacy

SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION   Open Flu Clinics each Wednesday from 1 October to 29 October (except 15 Oct PM) - check in at reception.

 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

 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).

 

Psoriatic-arthritis   Introducing a new educational and assessment tool for patients with psoriatic -  See Further Information Tab /Support Information

CANCER SERVICES AT BELFAST TRUST - RECENT UPDATE OF INFORMATION  If you have questions about cancer care in Belfast Trust go to Further Information Tab /Support Information

ANTENATAL AND POSTNATAL EXERCISE CLASSES  Carrickfergus (Heart Lives).  For additional information on referral please go to the Further Information Tab /Ante/Postnatal tab.

CHAPERONES    If you wish a chaperone to be present during your examinaiton please do not hesitate to inform the receptionist when booking your appointment or asking the doctor.  For additional information and to read the practice chaperone protocol please go to: Further Information/Practice Protocol tab. 

EBOLA OUTBREAK   in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone.  Information on symptoms etc is available on the Further Information Tab 

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.   For additional information please go to Further Information Tab 2. Carers.

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

 

(Site updated 20/10/2014)
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