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WELCOME TO ABBOTS CROSS MEDICAL PRACTICE - UPDATE 08/08/2022

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IF YOU ARE ENTITLED TO A COVID VACCINATION

PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW TO BOOK:

 https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated/

UPDATED COVID GUIDANCE - 11/07/22

Coronavirus (COVID-19): symptoms | nidirect

Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing and isolation advice | nidirect

Availability of Covid-19 lateral flow testing is extended | Department of Health (health-ni.gov.uk) - Finishes August 2022

Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to stay safe and help prevent the spread | nidirect

EMERGNECY CONTRACEPTION

NOW AVAILABLE FROM YOUR LOCAL PHARMACY

ON THE DAY APPOINTMENTS

IF YOU REQUIRE AN APPOINTMENT YOU NORMALLY PHONE BETWEEN 8.30 A.M. - 10.30 A.M.

BUT WE HAVE HAD TO CHANGE THE HOURS ON DATES BELOW

 PLEASE NOTE THAT ON THE FOLLOWING DATES

YOU MUST PHONE BETWEEN 8.30 A.M. - 9.30 A.M.

WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED, BUT DUE TO CURRENT WORKLOAD, STAFFING LEVELS

AND A RAPIDLY INCREASING PATIENT LIST

WE HAVE HAD TO REDUCE THE HOURS FOR REQUESTING AN APPOINTMENT DURING LISTED TIMES BELOW

WEEK COMMENCING 18TH AUGUST 2022 FOR 1 WEEK

THURSDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER & FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING

COVID-19 testing and tracing is changing in Northern Ireland | Department of Health (health-ni.gov.uk)

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PHARMACY FIRST FOR EVERYDAY HEALTH CONDITIONS - MARCH 2022

YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEE A GP 

PLEASE ATTEND YOUR LOCAL PHARMACY

FOR FREE CONFIDENTIAL ADVICE AND TREATMENT FOR:

Acne

Groin infection

Oral thrush

Athletes foot

Threadworms

Scabies

Diarrhoea

Vaginal thrush

Verrucae

Haemorrhoids

Earwax Headlice

Mouth ulcers

COVID WELL-BEING NI

A useful resource is the website Covid Well Being NI which brings together an unprecedented partnership of 15 leading mental health and wellbeing charities and the Healthy Living Centre Alliance representing 28 Healthy Living Centres alongside the Public Health Agency, Department of Health and the Department for Communities. The collective focus is on promoting mental health and wellbeing during and after the Covid19 pandemic, working together to ensure that mental health information and support reach as many people as possible

Please see link below for further guidance

Mental Health Information | COVID Wellbeing NI

Directory of services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing

Belfast_area_card_2020.pdf (hscni.net)

Northern_area_card_2020.pdf (hscni.net)

PHA-GP-Bereavement-Leaflet-2020.pdf (hscni.net)

LIFELINE

It’s ok, not to be ok

If you are experiencing distress or despair you can get support:

You will get through this.

If you are experiencing distress or despair you can get support

24 hours a day/7 days per week and you can call FREE:

0808 808 8000  

CONDITION MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

FREE WORK-FOCUSED PROGRAMME WHICH AIMS TO GIVE INDIVIDUALS STRATEGIES AND SUPPORT TO MANAGE THEIR HEALTH CONDITIONS

PLEASE CLICK BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/condition-management-programme#toc-0

TELEPHONE ACCESS

WE APPRECIATE THAT SOME PATIENTS MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFULTY GETTING THROUGH ON THE TELEPHONES,

PARTICULARLY BETWEEN 8.30 AM - 10.30AM AS GPS TRIAGE ALL TELEPHONE APPOINTMENT REQUESTS

WE WOULD THEREFORE REQUEST THAT IF IT IS NOT AN EMERGENCY - YOU PHONE THE PRACTICE AFTER 11.00 A.M.

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN ALSO ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS VIA THIS WEBSITE OR VIA EMAIL (reception.z00434@gp.hscni.net)

OR LEAVE A MESSAGE ON OUR 24 HR PRESCRIPTION LINE - AVAILABLE 7 DAYS PER WEEK

IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A GENERAL ENQUIRY, PROVIDING THIS IS NOT AN EMERGENCY YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL

 

PRACTICE EMAIL: reception.z00434@gp.hscni.net

PHONE: 02890364048

PRACTICE CLOSURES 2022

MONDAY 29TH AUGUST 2022 - BANK HOLIDAY

MONDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2022 - BOXING DAY

TUESDAY 27TH DECEMBER 2022 - BANK HOLIDAY

MONDAY 2ND JANUARY 2023 - BANK HOLIDAY

IF YOU NEED YOUR HEALTH & CARE NUMBER

(THIS REPLACED NHS NUMBER)

PLEASE SEE BELOW

Patient video – How to find your health and care number. 

https://twitter.com/HSCBoard/status/1382058507390754822?s=20

https://www.facebook.com/healthandsocialcareboard/posts/2873094982904864

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNnh8b7owGr/

YOUTH WELLNESS WEBSITE

The Youth Wellness Web has been co-designed by young people for young people with easy access to different resources and services that can really help you.

Information and help is available on:

bullying/mental health/school/bereavement/wellbeing 

&

videos and podcasts are available

Please click on link below: 

www.cypsp.hscni.net/youth-wellness-web

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https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-regulations-and-guidance-what-they-mean-you

IF YOU ARE VISITING A HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE FACILITY

YOU MUST

  • Continue to wear a face covering. It is essential to wear a face covering properly and to handle it appropriately with clean hands;
  • Wash your hands properly, as this is one of the most effective things you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wash hands/use sanitiser on entering and leaving healthcare departments and facilities;
  • Comply with the social distancing arrangements in place in the setting you are attending or visiting;
  • Do not visit or attend and health and social care settings if you have symptoms of COVID-19, or you have been in contact with a positive case and are self-isolating, or you are waiting on a COVID-19 test result;
  • If you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, please book it now or turn up at a drop-in clinic, you don’t need to be invited.

Details of nearest clinics www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/get-covid-19-vaccination-northern-ireland

SURGERY CLOSURE - EMERGENCIES ONLY

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY OUTSIDE NORMAL SURGERY HOURS

 PLEASE PHONE DALRIADA ON:

02825663500

IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY ACCESSING TRANSPORT PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BELOW

South Antrim Community Transport

028 93 342455

Disability Action 02890 297870

IN THE MEANTIME PLEASE CHECK INFORMATION AT: 

nidirect.gov.uk/coronavirus

Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect your community against serious illnesses. 

When enough people get vaccinated, it’s harder for a disease to spread to those who can’t have vaccines.

We know many people are interested in the COVID-19 vaccination and want to assure you that we are working through a priority list set by the Department of Health.

How to access Urgent and Emergency Care Services

FOR ATTENDNACES AT ANTRIM AND CAUSEWAY ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY

PLEASE PHONE FIRST:

0300 123 1 123

TEXT RELAY NUMBER: 18001 0300 123 1 123

OR INTERPRETER NOW APP

AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK

FOR EMERGENCIES THAT ARE LIFE-THREATNING ALWAYS CALL 999

TO HELP REDUCE THE POTENTIAL SPREAD OF INFECTION,

WE ARE ADVISING ALL PATIENTS TO PHONE BEFORE COMING TO THE SURGERY

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It is a requirement for patients to wear a face covering when entering the surgery.  

 We would be grateful if you could come with your face covering on –

covering your nose, mouth and chin.  

This can be in the form of a mask, scarf or handkerchief of any sort of fabric.

This is for the safety of everyone in our surgery

 Thank you for your understanding.

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WE WOULD LIKE TO ADVISE PATIENTS THAT OUR EMAIL SERVICE IS ONLY FOR REQUESTING PRESCRIPTIONS,

IF YOU HAVE A QUERY OR YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO A DOCTOR YOU MUST CONTACT US VIA OUR TELEPHONE SYSTEM

THANK YOU

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 PLEASE CONTINUE TO SEEK ADVICE REGARDING MEDICAL PROBLEMS

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