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Wondering why you are having to wait longer for routine appointments?!

Patients not attending is becoming a chronic problem! KEEP OR CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENTS, DON'T FORGET THEM!

If you cannot attend please contact us asap to avoid this happening. Please see the Missed Appointment Policy for more information.

PLEASE REMEMBER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS REQUIRE 48 HOUR NOTICE (Monday-Thursday) REPEAT SCRIPTS ORDERED ON A FRIDAY WILL BE AVAILABLE THE FOLLOWING MONDAY

Welcome to

Templepatrick Surgery

We aim to offer a high standard of patient-centred healthcare.  We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups. In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.

If you require medical assistance when we are closed please contact Dalriada Urgent Care on 02825663500

BANK HOLIDAYS

The surgery will be closed on Friday 12th July 2019, Monday 15th July 2019 will be Emergency Surgery only and reopen as normal on the Tuesday 16th July 2019 .

 Please make sure you order your repeat medications well in advance of these dates.

New Practice Boundary from 1st March 2019

The new practice boundary will only affect new patients moving into the area and wishing to register or current patients who move address outside the boundary.

To view our new practice boundary please call into the surgery, or if you wish to check an address please contact the reception

on 028 94432202.

Contraceptive Pill Review Questionnaire

The practice is obliged to review your pill every 12 months in order to continue prescribing it for you.

We are piloting a template that you can fill in and leave back to reception or return via Email so that we can continue to prescribe your pill without needing a face to face appointment.

If you would prefer to see a nurse or doctor then please book an appointment.

Otherwise please complete the template below.

Contraceptive Template

 

The completed template will be dealt with confidentially by a doctor, nurse or pharmacist and recorded in your notes. Within one week of returning the template you will be issued a script for 6 months supply of your pill or asked to come in and see a doctor/nurse.

BLOOD TEST/URINE RESULTS/HOSPITAL RESULTS/SCANS/XRAYS

Due to increased GP Workload the above results will only be available from 11am-4pm. Please allow at least 48 hours for your results to be actioned by GPs

PIP Applications

We are aware that people may have been advised to seek a supportive letter from their GP as part of their PIP application. The Doctors have discussed this and decided that this is not necessary or appropriate. GP Letters WILL NOT be provided. However, if applications are rejected, a GP letter of support will be considered where appropriate. 

Lunchtime Closing

The  Surgery door will be closed from 1:00 - 1:45 pm.  You will still be able to get through on the phones as normal.

ORDERING OF REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

GENERAL PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY UNDER IMMENSE PRESSURE AND AS A RESULT FROM

 MONDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2018  ALL REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS WILL BE DEALT WITH THROUGH OUR NEW AUTOMATED ANSWER MACHINE 028 9443 3939.  YOU WILL HAVE 24 HOUR ACCESS TO THIS FACILITY.  RECEPTIONIST WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS OVER THE TELEPHONE.

YOU CAN ALSO ORDER YOUR REPEAT SCRIPT ON LINE 24 HOURS A DAY/7 DAYS A WEEK. Please contact the practice for an Access Pin.

YOU CAN ALSO LEAVE A WRITTEN PRESCRIPTION REQUEST INTO THE SURGERY.

Templepatrick Surgery Policy for prescribing of over-the-counter medicines

Templepatrick Surgery:

—  Promotes self-care for minor conditions and self-limiting illnesses

—  Advises patients that medicines on the list below should be purchased by the patient from community pharmacies or supermarkets and will no longer be prescribed for minor or self-limiting conditions

—  Advises patients that their local community pharmacy pharmacist can provide advice and help to manage minor conditions and self-limiting illnesses

In line with the NI Department of Health and from the 1st May 2017 this practice will not prescribe medicines that can be purchased over-the-counter by patients when they are being used to treat minor conditions or self-limiting illnesses, or where there is no evidence base for their use (see table below)

This new policy will:

—  Encourage self-management of minor illnesses and free up GP appointments to treat patients with complex health problems

—  Increase the money available to the health service to treat more serious conditions such as heart disease and cancer

—  Increase patients’ confidence and feeling of positivity in being able to look after their health

OTC Indication

Medicines no longer prescribed for minor and self-limiting illness

Mild aches and pains e.g. headache, occasional migraine and teething

·        Anti-inflammatory gels or creams e.g. ibuprofen or diclofenac gel

·        Oral painkillers e.g. paracetamol or ibuprofen

Athlete’s foot

Antifungal creams e.g. clotrimazole, miconazole and terbinafine

Cold sores

Anti-viral creams e.g. acyclovir 5%

Colic

Infacol®, Dentinox®, Colief®, Gripe water

Coughs, colds and sore throats

·        Cough bottles

·        Lozenges and sprays for sore throats

·        Oral painkillers / antipyretics e.g. paracetamol, ibuprofen

·        Nasal decongestants e.g. pseudoephedrine tablets, decongestant sprays, drops

Diarrhoea (occasional and short duration)

·        Oral rehydration solutions e.g. Dioralyte

·        Antidiarrhoeal medicines e.g. loperamide

Constipation (occasional and short duration)

·        Laxatives e.g. ispaghula husk (Fybogel®), bisacodyl, lactulose, senna

Ear wax

Ear drops for softening ear wax

Haemorrhoids (piles)

Haemorrhoid creams, ointments and suppositories

 

 

OTC Indication

Medicines no longer prescribed for minor and self-limiting illness

Head lice

Head lice lotions and sprays

Indigestion and heartburn

e.g. Maalox®, Peptac®, Gaviscon®

Infant feeding

·        Comfort milks

·        Lactose free formulas for colic

·        Reflux milks

Nappy rash

e.g. Metanium®, Sudocrem®

Oral health

·        Mouthwashes e.g. Chlorhexidine

·        Fluoride toothpaste

Sunscreen

Should only be prescribed for certain approved conditions

Threadworms

Mebendazole tablets and suspension

Vitamins and minerals

Should not be prescribed as dietary supplements or as a general “pick-me-up”

Should only be prescribed in line with actual or potential vitamin or mineral deficiency

 

Are you a Carer?

Are you a Carer or know someone who is that is who is currently registered at Templepatrick Surgery? If so we would like to offer you an appointment to make sure your needs are being met. Please telephone the surgery to make an appointment with a Clinician.

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We would like to contact you by mobile to advise you of any appointments that you need to make .  If you are interested please complete the form on this page.

Please make sure you advise us of any changes in your telephone or mobile numbers.

You can book your appointments on line using this website 24 hours a day 7 days a week and avoid those expensive telephone calls.

You can also order your repeat prescriptions on line 24 hours a day 7 days a week and avoid those expensive telephone calls.


 

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