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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.

 

Dr O'Connor

As from 1 April 2014 Dr O'Connor is now a GP Partner.

Dr Gormley

As from 1 April 2014 Dr Gormley will no longer be working at the surgery.  She and her family are emigrating and we would like to wish them all the best in their future plans.  A new Salaried GP will be appointed in due course and until then Locum GPs will be covering the sessions.

Dr McBride

Dr Lavin will be on maternity leave from mid March and we would like to welcome Dr McBride who will be covering in her absence.

 

Bowel Cancer Screening programme from 1 April 2014

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.

 

Advance Appointments

At present due to high winter pressures, additional locum coverage in meeting this demand and other personal contributing factors, we are largely unable to offer advanced bookable GP appointments .   Patients are therefore asked and encouraged to ring on the day before 11.00 am, to be added to the Telephone Triage list.

If you do need to book an appointment more than a week in advance and there is a genuine reason why you can not ring on the day, please pass the information to the receptionist and it will be passed to the Triaging Doctor for decision.

We do apologise for any inconvenience this current arrangement may cause and hope to be back to our normal procedure of appointments being available to book 1 week in advance on a rolling daily basis as soon as possible.

We thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter.

 

Update - Telephone Lines

We have been receiving feedback and are aware of the difficulty patient's have been experiencing recently with phone lines being engaged at the most busy times of the day.  Presently we are experiencing a very high demand of calls which is seeing the admin team dealing with approximately 2000+calls per week.  We are therefore currently arranging an upgrade to our telephone lines which will see our current 8 lines increase to 12.  We do hope this will provide an improved service to our patients. 

If in the case of an emergency you do get an engaged tone when ringing the practice, please dial 999. 

 

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

 

Further Information Tab

April 14 :   Bryson Energy - "New Health Routes - Supporting young families at risk of fuel poverty".

Check it out - This section is updated on a regular basis with information on local events and current up to date informational topics.

 

 

(Site updated 16/04/2014)
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