New Year Holidays
The surgery will be closed:
- Thursday 24th December 2020 at 12.30pm
- Friday 25th December & Monday 28th December 2020 – ALL DAY
- Thursday 31st December 2020 at 12.30pm
- Friday 1st January 2021 – ALL DAY
Please ensure you order your repeat prescription in good time, to ensure you do not run out of your medicines when the surgery is closed
Do you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19?
Are you aged 65 or over? Or 50 to 64 with underlying health conditions? with symptoms within the past 14 days?
Please visit www.principletrial.org to find out how to take part in an Urgent Public Health Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Treatments
Face coverings -
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. In Northern Ireland you must wear a face covering unless you have a reasonable excuse not to. Information on NI Direct states that “There is no need to get a letter from a doctor or government to show that you do not need to wear a face covering. If you have a condition which means you cannot wear a face covering you only need to say, if asked, that you cannot wear a face covering because you are exempt.”
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
Northern Ireland Alcohol Awareness Week – Awareness Week (15 - 21 June) there is information about drinking in lockdown in the PHA website and an alcohol audit (quiz) and other information on the drugs and alcohol NI website
To help reduce the potential spread of infection, we are advising all patients not to attend the surgery unless they have been advised to do so by a member of staff.
All appointments are booked through a telephone triage system. When you ring for an appointment the staff may ask some of the following questions if you have a temperature and or a new cough. These questions help us to determine the best action to take but also helps protect our staff and other vulnerable patients. If appropriate, you may receive a call back from a GP or be given other relevant advice.
Due to the increase in demand the practice request that you please allow a minimum of 48 hours i.e. 2 working days to process all prescriptions. (urgent prescriptions and hospital scripts will be issued on the same day). When making your request please state the name of your preferred pharmacy and we will organise the collection.
New Bowel Screening Video:
A new video about what happens at bowel screening has been produced by the Public Health Agency;