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 IMPORTANT CHANGES TO GUIDELINES AROUND PCR TESTING

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/public-urged-use-covid-19-testing-only-when-needed

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*****ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY*****

Please note the practice operates a zero tolerance policy. In recent months we have noticed a significant increase in abuse towards our staff. At Cityview Medical we treat all our patients with dignity and respect and we expect all our staff to be treated with respect. We will not tolerate any abusive language, threatening behaviour or aggression towards any member of staff. Any violation of this policy will result in removal from the practice list.

***FLU VACCINE***

This is the time of year when those over 50 years old or with certain conditions can benefit from flu vaccination. This year more than ever it is really important that all those entitled to the flu vaccine receive it. If you have not had your flu vaccine and are eligible please contact the practice to arrange an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner

FOR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS PLEASE ORDER ONLINE, OR PLACE YOUR ORDER IN THE POST BOX AT RECEPTION.

ALL PRESCRIPTIONS WILL BE COLLECTED BY YOUR NOMINATED CHEMIST.

To avail of online repeat prescription ordering please ask a receptionist for details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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