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THE PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY PREPARING FOR FLU & COVID-19 BOOSTER VACCINATIONS. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE PRACTICE TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THIS.  YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INVITE BY LETTER OR TEXT MESSAGE.

What can you do to keep safe at the clinic?

 

  • Before you attend the clinic you can download the STOPCOVID NI app onto your phone and ensure your Bluetooth is enabled when you attend.

    • Please only attend at the time allocated on this letter.
    • Dress appropriately for the weather whilst ensuring you are wearing a short sleeved top that will allow the vaccine to be easily administered.

      • You MUST wear a face covering once you begin to approach the building until you exit.

        • At all times maintain a distance of 2 metres between you and others.

          • DO NOT ATTEND THE CLINIC IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID 19 SYMPTOMS or if you are feeling in any way unwell.

            • You may also require a Covid-19 booster please do not contact the practice about this. We will contact you when you are eligible to have this.If you received a shielding letter during the COVID19 Pandemic other members of your household are eligible to have the Flu Vaccine. They can arrange this by contacting THEIR OWN GP TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT.

             

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            ALL PRESCRIPTIONS WILL BE COLLECTED BY YOUR NOMINATED CHEMIST.

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

            PIP APPLICATIONS

            As a Practice we no longer complete requests from DLA / Attendance allowance / PIP forms OR for supporting evidence.

            We strongly believe that to get an accurate assessment a face to face consultation is vital.  This needs to be carried out by the agency making the decision about your application, not by your GP.

            Clinics & Services

            Maternity Services

            The practice provides antenatal and postnatal care during normal surgery hours. A leaflet detailing our ante-natal services is available from reception.

            Patients can self refer to antenatal / midwife  clinic via the following http://www.westerntrust.hscni.net/pdf/Self_Referral_to_Midwife_Form.pdf

            or alternatively collect the form at our reception.

            The Waterside Health Centre has been accredited as baby friendly for having adopted best practice standards in support of breast feeding.  Please enquire at main reception if you require a room to breast-feed.

            Contraceptive Services

            We offer a range of contraceptive services including emergency contraception. 

            Chronic Disease Clinics

            • Asthma Clinic            
            • Diabetic Clinic                         
            • COPD Clinic

            Smoking cessation advice is provided either in leaflet form available at reception or by appointment with the doctor.

            Health Promotion Services

            Health Promotion forms part of every consultation at the practice. Leaflets are also available from reception and in waiting areas.

            Minor Surgical Procedures

            Some of these are carried out in the treatment room after consultation with the doctor. 

            Cervical Smears

            The practice has a policy of routinely repeating cervical smears every five or three years.  Women will receive a letter of invitation from the regional cytology department or they can ask at the surgery for further information. 

            Our nurse provides sessions for smears, which you may choose to attend.  Alternatively, you may wish to make an appointment with your doctor.

            Well Baby Clinics

            These are held on Friday mornings 09:00 – 11:00, by appointment only, for vaccination and development checks. Their purpose is to ensure the normal growth and development of children and to vaccinate them. 

            As babies attending are not ill it is unfair to bring a sick child. 

            If you miss an appointment and need to reschedule, please do not hesitate to ring the surgery. 

            Treatment Room

            The Health Centre Treatment Room is open between 09:00 – 17:15. You may be asked to attend at a particular time due to the nature of the test / treatment required. 

            Carers

            If you are a carer and require any information or access to services, please make an appointment to see your GP

             
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