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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.

 

Antenatal Schedule

Gestation

Care Provided

Location

Action

Approx

6-8 weeks

Midwife

Health Centre

First antenatal booking with Midwife.Routine base line health check and history taken and records.Advice given on diet, folic acid, smoking, breast feeding and parentcraft.Ante-natal screening test explained.

Referral sent to hospital

12-14 Weeks

Consultant

Hospital

Hospital Booking; antenatal bloods

16-18 Weeks

Midwife

Health Centre

Routine ante-natal check

20-22 Weeks

Consultant

Hospital

Scan

24 Weeks

Midwife

Health Centre

Routine ante-natal check

28 Weeks

Midwife

(if Rhneg, appointment will be at hospital)

Health Centre

Routine ante-natal check.Further advice given on parentcraft and breastfeeding.Commence oral iron if necessary

31 Weeks

Midwife

Health Centre

Routine ante-natal check

34 Weeks

Consultant

Hospital

Scan

36 Weeks

Midwife

Health Centre

Routine ante-natal check

38 Weeks

Midwife

Health Centre

Routine ante-natal check

39 Weeks

Midwife

Health Centre

Routine ante-natal check

Term

Consultant

Hospital

Postnatal

Your health visitor will have arranged an appointment for you to attend the Health Centre when your baby is 8 weeks old.This is for you to have a post-natal check up and for your baby to have a full check up and first set of vaccinations.Your baby’s immunisation schedule will then follow at 12 weeks, 16 weeks, 18 months and 48 months, as per your Health Visitor

 
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