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LUNCH TIME CLOSURE

Our telephones will be off from 12-2pm in stead of 12.30pm for lunch closure to enable staff to deal with the increased workload.  The Practice is temporarily operating on reduced staffing due to covid. 

SCHOOLS

Information for parents/ Carers

Information Poster

FACE COVERING:

From 10 August the use of face coverings in certain indoor settings, such as shops or shopping centres, will be mandatory. You must also wear a face covering on public transport.  While not NI specific, patients may also wish to print a card or badge available on UK government website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

 

Online wellbeing hub – www.mindingyourhead.info

 The hub aims to support peoples mental and emotional wellbeing with information, self-help guides and information about how to seek support.     

Physiotherapists

We Have two new  First Contact Physiotherapists James and Glenn attached to the Practice

If you have soft tissue, muscle or joint pain please book directly with physiotherapists, you do not need to see  the GP first.  Appointments are available Monday all day, Tuesday and Thursday. Ask the receptionists

The role of First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) in Primary Care is to assess people with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide on the most appropriate management pathway.

FCPs are physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

Patients will be able to book directly through reception for the following conditions:



    • All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries
    • Arthritis – any joint
    • Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone, e.g. tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
    • Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain and neck pain
    • Spinal-related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms, e.g. pins and needles or numbness
    • Changes to walking
    • Post-orthopaedic surgery
    • Plus any locally agreed criteria as we embed the service e.g.
    • People with persistent or long term painful conditions with a recent flare up

People who would be best seen by their GP

 

  • If acutely unwell
  • Children under 16
  • Medical management of rheumatoid conditions
  • Women’s health, antenatal and postnatal problems
  • House-bound patients
  • Medication reviews
  • Neurological and respiratory conditions
  • Headaches
  • Acute mental health crises
  • Patients who do not want to see a FCP

The Practice have 2 new First Contact Physiotherapists James and Glenn

If you have any of the following soft tissue, muscle or joint pain please book directly with physio, you do not need to see  the GP first.  Appointments are available Monday all day, Tuesday and Thursday.

FCPs are physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

Patients can book directly through reception for the following conditions:

    • All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries
    • Arthritis – any joint
    • Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone, e.g. tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
    • Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain and neck pain
    • Spinal-related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms, e.g. pins and needles or numbness
    • Changes to walking
    • Post-orthopaedic surgery
    • Plus any locally agreed criteria as we embed the service e.g.
    • People with persistent or long term painful conditions with a recent flare up

Bookable appointments for physio at reception: See appointments tab on website for criteria.

 
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