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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.

2015-16 PATIENT SURVEY RESULTS - NOW AVAILABLE.    

Thank you to  patients who took part in the 2015-16 Patient Survey.   Results can now be viewed above using the Quick Links / Latest News Tab /Survey Reports.

Latest News Updates

We are delighted to be welcome 2 new permanent GPs to our team in April and May namely Dr Janice Loane & Dr Jenny Johnston.

Strictly 1 GP appointment x 1 problem to ensure to the best of our ability that surgeries run on time with the exception of emergencies.

Meningococcal ACWY vaccine programme 2016-17 - A vaccination programme is available to immunising those young people born between 2/7/97 and 1/7/99 or starting university for the first time up to the age of 25 years.

Pregnant woman will now be offered Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine from 16 weeks gestation.

Pharmacy Emergency Supply Pilot Scheme from March 2016  If you have run out of repeat medication see the attached list of chemists who will give you an emergency supply.  Pharmacies providing Emergency Supplies

Patient - Call for Action  Contact your local MLAs now to help support GPs in Northern Ireland!  With the Assembly election approaching in May, we are trying to make sure that the main issues facing general practice are being considered in the political campaigns and manifestos of the main parties here.  As one way of doing this, we have launched a call for action – asking GPs, students, practice staff, trainees and patients (so absolutely everyone!) to lobby their local MLAs to consider the pressures facing family doctors and practices across NI. We have drafted a pre-written response and it is only a matter of going to the site, filling in your postcode and name, and clicking send! People are free to edit the response as they wish. The link is here - http://www.rcgp.org.uk/campaign-home/about-the-campaign/contact-your-mla.aspx or http://bit.ly/manifestoNI

Message from Dalriada:   GP Out-of-Hours is a service for urgent medical care.  It is not a routine service for repeat prescriptions and repeat prescriptions will only be issued by Out-of-Hours providers in an emergency.  

Promoting Self-Care for Chronic Pain:  Most patients with Chronic Pain can help ease their condition by adopting some simple self-care techniques.  See Further Information Tab links and information.

Telephone Call Answering times: Following recent patient feedback the practice has endeavoured to make some changes to improve our telephone call answering times.  With these new changes in place, we hope to provide an improved telephone service.  We thank you for taking the time to provide feed back and ask for your continuing patience, especially at high peak call times.

Text Alerts The practice will be using appointment reminder text alerts from January 2016. Please ensure we have an up to date mobile number for you. If you want to opt out of text alerts please let us know in writing.

Flu & Shingles April 16 - Vaccines are still available to patients in at risk groups.  Further information available in Clinics & Services tab.

Patient Consent Form for 3rd party access to your medical information now available in Further Information Tab if you would like a relative or friend to be able to access information on your behalf.

Re-authorisation of Repeat MedicationsRepeat medications are set up for a set number of issues and then have to be re-authorised by the Doctor in order to ensure medication review and good clinical management is adhered to.  This process will take place for all patients including those on long term repeat medications. 

Telephone Consultation:  Patients will receive strictly a maximum of 2 return telephone calls from the Practice.  If the 2nd call is not answered there will be no further call backs attempted.

Information on Local Services

See Further Information /Counselling & Support tab for further information on:

Air Aware  Do you suffer from a chronic illness that affects your breathing, such as asthma or heart disease?  You can receive alerts free to your mobile phone, to let you know when air pollution levels are high  -  Just text Air to 67300

AWARE - If you are affected by depression and bipolar disorder or are a relative , carer or friend of someone with depression and want to know more about how you can help,  visit www.aware-ni.org.  The website has a wealth of information on depression and services available in helping overcome depression and helping change lives.

See Clinics & Services tab above for further information and fact sheets on: 

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.    (There will also be a leaflet display in reception)

Travel VaccinationsAllow plenty of time for a pre-travel consultation, book an appointment with your Practice Nurse at least 6-8 weeks before you travel.

General Information Tab

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.

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.

Surgery Closures

You can see when the surgery will be closed here

 

(Site updated 20/04/2016)
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