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CHANGES TO ORDERING PRESCITIONS BY EMAIL

PLEASE CLICK ON PRESCRIPTIONS SECTION ABOVE TO SEE HOW TO GO ABOUT ORDERING ONLINE AND OTHER METHODS.

CHANGE TO PROCEDURE FOR BOOKING ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS

From 1st December 2018 Appointments may be booked as follows:-

  • On-line from 6.00pm
  • By telephone from 9.00am

It will no longer be possible to book appointments in person at reception desk, this will end the unacceptable practice of having to queue outside in order to make an appointment.

Forms to register for online booking are available at reception.

Planned Extension to Quayside Medical Practice

Work will be ongoing from February 2018 - January 2019

During this time access to the car park maybe curtailed and you may need to allow extra time to find a suitable parking space.

The partners apologise for any inconvenience but the situation cannot be avoided while construction work is being carried out.

NEW ARRANGEMENTS FOR CAR PARK

WE REGRET THAT WE HAVE HAD TO SECURE THE SERVICES OF A CAR PARK MANAGEMENT COMPANY FOR OUR CAR PARK.

A CAMERA IS NOW INSTALLED TO RECORD THE NUMBER PLATE OF ALL VEHICLES ENTERING THE CAR PARK.

ANYONE WITH LEGITAMITE BUSINESS IN THE SURGERY MUST ENTER THEIR CAR REGISTRATION NUMBER ON 1 OF 2 IPADS LOCATED IN RECPTION AREA TO RECEIVE A PARKING PERMIT, ALSO IF SOMEONE IS WAITING FOR YOU IN THE CAR PARK THEIR REGISTRATION NUMBER MUST BE ENTERED ON 1 OF THE IPADS.

CAR NUMBER PLATES THAT ARE NOT VALIDATED WILL RECEIVE A PARKING FINE.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination 2014

flu vaccinationsFlu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.   For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.

Seasonal Flu Clinic 2014

We held our annual flu vaccination clinics on Saturday 11 October 2014 with a follow up clinic on Saturday 8 November. Over 2000 letters were sent to eligible patients and to date almost 1700 patients have received the vaccine.

If you are eligible to receive the flu vaccine but were unable to attend these clinics please contact the surgery and arrange an appointment at our treatment room or ask the doctor.

Information leaflet available here; http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/Pertussis%20fact%20sheet.pdf

PROTECTING YOUR CHILD AGAINST FLU

Vaccination for 2 and 3 Year Old Children

From aurumn 2014 the following children will be offered the flu vaccine at this practice:

All pre-school children who are aged two years or over on 1 September 2014 (ie children born between 2 July 2010 and 1 September 2012.)These children will be offered the vaccine at their GP surgery.

Primary school will be offered the vaccine at school by the school nurse.

HOW WILL THE VACCINE BE GIVEN

The vaccine will be administered as a spray up each nostril (Fluenz). The child can breate normally while the vaccine is being administered. There is no need to actively inhale or sniff.

For medical reasons a small number of children may not be able to receive Fluenz your health practitioner will advise

 Further detailed information may be found at www.publichealth.hscni.net and follow the links

generalfluleaflet.pdf

 
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