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 THE FOLLOWING COHORT OF PATIENTS CAN BOOK FOR VACCINATION AT THE LOCAL VACCINATION CENTRE

  • PATIENTS AGED 65-69YRS OLD
  • PATIENTS WHO ARE CARERS AGED OVER 18
  • PATIENTS WHO HAVE RECEIVED A "SHIELDING" LETTER BECAUSE THEY ARE CLINICALLY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE.

PLEASE VISIT http://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated  or call

0300 200 7813

 

DUE TO THE ONGOING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE RECEPTION DESK REMAINS CLOSED AND THERE ARE NO ROUTINE FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS AT THIS TIME.

WE CAN HOWEVER OFFER A TELEPHONE CONSULTATION. TO REQUEST A TELEPHONE CONSULTATION PLEASE CALL BETWEEN 8.30AM-10.15AM MONDAY-THURSDAY & 8.30AM-9.45AM ON A FRIDAY.

THE COVID 19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME WILL TAKE PRIORITY IN THE COMING WEEKS/MONTHS AHEAD AND THE PRACTICE MAY NEED TO REDUCE COVER TO EMERGENCY ONLY.  PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE PRACTICE TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THE VACCINE. WHEN YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE VACCINATED THE PRACTICE WILL CONTACT YOU VIA LETTER, TEXT MESSAGE OR TELEPHONE CALL. 

****FLU VACCINE****

 THE SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION IS NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL 50-64 YEAR OLDS.  IF YOU WISH TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR VACCINE PLEASE CONTACT THE PRACTICE.THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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