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**Prescriptions to be ordered via our email system, reception.Z00606@gp.hscni.net**

We have changed how we do things in the current Covid-19 situation. Please be aware that all appointments need to be made after a GP has assess your need

The process for driving medicals has had to change- please ring and ask for guidance on how to book this appointment.

We are a self-care awareness practice:

If you have a problem and you feel the need to talk or need medical advice the following helplines are available:

We have more services listed on our Counselling and Support services page

The Samaritans: 0845 90 90 90

Lifeline: (24hr) 0808 808 8000

Drink Helpline (24hr) 080091 78282

Drugs Helpline: (24hr) 0800 11 11

Foyle Search & Rescue: 02871 313 800

Out of Hours GP: 02871 865195 (6pm-8am Mon-Fri and all weekend)

Appointments

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are currently applying a phone triage system.

Our reception team will get some details for your call today and the GP on duty will arrange a telephone appointment to try to resolve your concern promptly, or to make the decision to bring you in to the practice. We would ask for your support in this as it will lead to speedier service.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ALL PATIENTS ADMITTED TO THE PRACTICE MUST BE PREPARED TO WEAR A FACEMASK AND SANITISE YOUR HANDS ON ARRIVAL.

Please note appointments are now available with a Social Worker, Mental Health Worker, and Pharmacist.  You can book directly through reception and do not need to be referred by a GP.

  • blue_calendarConsultation with a member of the Primary Care Team (GP, Nurse, Healthcare Asst.) is by appointment only.
  • The appointment system operates to facilitate both the patient and the doctor.
  •  If you require an Urgent same day appointment you should phone once the telephone line opens at 8.30am. You will be allocated an appointment with the doctor available.
  • If you have attended the A & E Dept of the Hospital and instructed to attend your Practice Nurse you must make an appointment.
  • If your request is for a specific clinic attendance you will be notified by letter, when the individual clinic is scheduled.
  • If you are late for an appointment you may not be seen.
  • If you do not attend (DNA) your appointment on three consecutive occasions over the period of one year, that is you do not cancel your appointment should you no longer require one, you may be removed from the Practice Register.
  • If you fail to keep your “new patient” registration appointment without explanation you will not be offered another appointment.

Appointments with a Doctor:

For routine consultations we will endeavour to offer patients an appointment within two working days of the request. For medically urgent requests, we will offer an appointment on the same day (Or as directed by a member of the Primary Care Team). If you request an appointment for a specific clinic you may have to wait more than two days (or you will be given the next available appointment for the clinic).

With a Practice Nurse

For routine appointments we will offer an appointment as quickly as possible.

Routine blood tests are carrried out by our Healthcare Assistant.

Reception

The medical receptionists are there to assist you and answer any questions within their remit. Every assistance will be provided by them to ensure your needs are met.

The receptionists treat all information with confidentiality and within the legislation of the Data Protection Act and may only provide information relating specifically to you as the patient.

 

 
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