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Please note we are currently experiencing GP staff shortages

We have advertised for two new GPs and despite our best efforts to date have not been able to fill the two posts available.  We will continue to try to recruit GPs.

There is a shortage of Doctors who want to work in General Practice in Northern Ireland and there are many vacancies at present for GPs in Practices.  We hope when the Northern Ireland Executive is up and running again that this issue will be addressed.

This is happening in many Practices across the Province and GP service provision is suffering

You may have heard reports in the press of General Practices having to close in some areas of Northern Ireland due to having no Doctors to provide appointments.

Due to our shortage of GPs we have had to adjust our appointment availability to allow the GPs who are here to cope with Patient demand safely and this has had an impact on the provision of routine appointments.  We are working hard to improve access to our services.

Our reception staff are giving you advice on how best to use the system and are not acting as a block to appointments, when they ask you questions it is because they have been asked by the GP to get as much information from you regarding your problem, this will allow the Doctor to deal more efficiently and appropriately with your request

Please bear with us in this difficult period we are doing our best with the resources available to us at present and hope that we can increase the number of routine appointments asap.

Please note we are currently experiencing GP staff shortages

We have advertised for two new GPs and despite our best efforts to date have not been able to fill the two posts available.  We will continue to try to recruit GPs.

There is a shortage of Doctors who want to work in General Practice in Northern Ireland and there are many vacancies at present for GPs in Practices.  We hope when the Northern Ireland Executive is up and running again that this issue will be addressed.

This is happening in many Practices across the Province and GP service provision is suffering

You may have heard reports in the press of General Practices having to close in some areas of Northern Ireland due to having no Doctors to provide appointments.

Due to our shortage of GPs we have had to adjust our appointment availability to allow the GPs who are here to cope with Patient demand safely and this has had an impact on the provision of routine appointments.  We are working hard to improve access to our services.

Our reception staff are giving you advice on how best to use the system and are not acting as a block to appointments, when they ask you questions it is because they have been asked by the GP to get as much information from you regarding your problem, this will allow the Doctor to deal more efficiently and appropriately with your request

Please bear with us in this difficult period we are doing our best with the resources available to us at present and hope that we can increase the number of routine appointments asap.

 

Clinics & Services Child_consult

In addition to GP consultations we are pleased to be able to offer a wide range of specialist services and clinics including the following:

  • Child health and vaccinations - pre-school examinations are also carried out prior to starting school and will include booster vaccinations. Please telephone reception to make an appointment.
  • Smoking cessation - the practice promotes a non smoking lifestyle, advice and help are available from our Smoking Cessation clinic.
  • Flu and pneumonia vaccinations - available each autumn for people with chronic illness and for the elderly. 
  • Antenatal clinics - these clinics run on Tuesdays and Fridays as appropriate and are run by the midwives.
  • Postnatal clinics - The postnatal clinic is available for mothers with 8 week old babies and is held on Fridays. This appointment offers a postnatal check up, contraceptive advice, full infant examination and the baby’s first set of vaccinations at one consultation. 
  • Family planning services - all the GPs provide family planning services, including the fitting of IUCD’s (coils) during normal appointments and provide maternity services (excluding deasthma_inhaler4livery).
  • Asthma - the practice runs a weekly asthma clinic in conjunction with the GP's. Ask a patient services advisor to make an appointment for you.
  • Chronic heart disease clinic - run by the practice nurse and the GP's.
  • Hypertension - this nurse and GP led clinic runs weekly, ask a patient services advisor to make an appointment for you. 
  • Diabetes - the clinic runs weekly, ask a patient services advisor to make an appointment for you. Patients already attending this clinic will be automatically called for regular review.
  • Epilepsy - a GP led clinic.
  • Weight management clinic
  • Travel clinic
  • Treatment room - this is run by Northern Health & Social Care Trust and is open from 08:30 -12:30 and 13:30 - 17:00 Monday to Friday. An appointment system is in place and patients need to pre-book through Reception.
 
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