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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 15/3/20

DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS, THE PRACTICE HAS TAKEN IMMEDIATE STEPS TO PROTECT OUR PATIENTS AND OUR STAFF. ALL PATIENTS WILL BE TELEPHONE TRIAGED AND APPOINTMENTS GIVEN AT THE DISCRETION OF THE GP.

PATIENTS CAN STILL ORDER THEIR REPEAT OR ACUTE PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE OR VIA THE TELEPHONE. HOWEVER WE WILL BE ASKING PATIENTS TO SPECIFY A PARTICULAR CHEMIST WHERE THEY WISH TO COLLECT THEIR PRESCRIPTION. PLEASE ALLOW 48 HOURS NOTICE.

WE ARE PUTTING THIS PLAN IN PLACE FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE AND WILL MONITOR/REVIEW HOW THE CORONAVIRUS DEVELOPS. WE AS A PRACTICE WANT TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THIS IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY AND THEREFORE WE WILL BE CHANGING THE ACCESS TO THE BUILDING. PATIENTS WILL BE TELEPHONE TRIAGED BY THE GP AND MAY BE INVITED TO THE SURGERY.

IF YOU HAVE A CURRENT PRESCRIPTION AWAITING COLLECTION PLEASE CONTACT US AND ADVISE US WHICH CHEMIST YOU WOULD LIKE THIS TO BE FORWARDED TO.

IF YOU NEED TO ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS OUR MEDICATION REQUEST LINE IS OPEN 24 HOURS PER DAY. RING 02879642579 AND PRESS OPTION 3.

 

                     SEE BELOW LINK TO FILL IN AND PRINT OUT SELF CERTIFICATES

https://public-online.hmrc.gov.uk/lc/content/xfaforms/profiles/forms.html?contentRoot=repository:///Applications/PersonalTax_iForms/1.0/SC2&template=SC2.xdp

AT PRESENT ONLINE BOOKING OF APPOINTMENTS HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.

  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ORDER YOUR REPEAT PRESCRIPTION IN GOOD TIME TO ENSURE

YOU DO NOT RUN OUT OF YOUR MEDICINES WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED.

**FLU CLINICS **

THE ANNUAL FLU VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

WILL COMMENCE ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

OVER 65'S - TUESDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2019

UNDER 65'S IN AN AT RISK GROUP - MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2019

UNDER 18'S NASAL FLU - MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2019

IF YOU ARE OVER 65 YEARS, PREGNANT, PRESCHOOL, A CARER OR ARE IN ONE OF THE 'AT RISK' CATEGORIES IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ARE VACCINATED AGAINST INFLUENZA. 

PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT RECEPTION.

Cervical Screening

A new video that shows women what to expect when they attend for cervical screening has been produced by the Public Health Agency.  The video is on the Northern Ireland Cancer Screening Programme's website at the following link:

http://www.cancerscreening.hscni.net/2179.htm

Self Care for Life – be healthy this winter  As part of Self Care Week 2014, we are encouraging people to choose healthy lifestyle options that will impact positively on their physical health, mental wellbeing and self esteem. Help to maintain health and ward off illness by eating sensibly, stop smoking, drinking in moderation and taking regular exercise.

The Self Care Week message is "Self care for life – be healthy this winter" which we are supporting.

ARE YOU A CARER?

Please inform the practice if you are a carer so that you can be added to our register

NEW WEBSITE

Want to know where to access local social support services for you and your family - please visit the following website

www.familysupportni.gov.uk

Maghera SurgeryWelcome to Maghera Medical Centre

Maghera Medical Centre serves the whole of Maghera as well as its surrounding villages within a ten-mile radius.

Our team consists of 5 GPs, 2 Practice Nurses, Treatment Room Nurse, Health Care Assistant as well as our Practice Manager and Reception Staff.

We offer a full General Practice Service and run Specialist Clinics for Asthmas, COPD, Secondary Prevention (e.g. Heart Disease), Thyroid and Hypertension, Antenatal and patients needing Minor Surgery.

At Maghera Medical Centre we treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence.

If you live in our area and would like to register with us, please complete our registration forms that are available from our reception. You will be registering with the practice rather than an individual GP.


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