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ARE YOU AND YOURS REGISTERED WITH A DENTIST?? "to be entitled to receive your dental care under the NHS, you must be registered with your dentist and the registration needs to be renewed every two years.  The Glens Dental Practice situated in the Medical Centre is accepting new patients of all ages and welcoming back our past patients who registration has lapsed.  Call at the dental reception in the Medical Centre or telephone 028 21771242 for details about your NHS dental registration.

Men ACWY Vaccine: Now available for all young people who were born between 02.07.1998 and 01.07.1999, and for Students up to the age of 25 who will be commencing University in 2016 for the first time, please contact reception to make an appointment.

ANTIBIOTIC REQUESTS: In accordance with NHSCT guidelines, the practice will no longer be able to issue antibiotics for any purpose (ie: coughs, chest infection etc). It will be necessary for the patient to attend either a Nurse or GP for assessment. In the case of a suspected kidney/urine infection a urine sample must be left in for analysis. 

IMPORTANT: ARE YOU AGED 50 OR OVER AND DO YOU SMOKE - If so
You are at risk of Peripheral Vascular Disease
Please see latest news section for full details

In-House Counselling Service
Mr Joe Brogan holds weekly clinics.  These are free of charge to our patients.  If you are interested please speak to your doctor.

Out of Hours
“Dalriada Urgent Care” provides this service. When the medical centre is closed a pre-recorded message will be obtained by phoning 2177 1411 or alternatively you may telephone directly. 028 2566 3500 Please consider that this is an emergency service only

Clinics and Services

immuniseA wide range of special services and health promotion screening is available from within the Primary Care Team.

ACCESS TO THE NURSE PRACTITIONER FOR TELEPHONE ADVICE

When a patient telephones to speak with the Nurse Practitioner the Receptionist will clarify who is calling and transfer the call through to the Nurse Practitioner. If the Nurse Practitioner is unavailable the patient’s details will be taken by the Receptionist in order for the Nurse Practitioner to return the call.

HEALTH CHECKS

Three-year reviews are available on request for all patients. Annual reviews are available for all patients over 75 years,on request

MATERNITY CARE

Antenatal booking and postnatal clinics are held each Tuesday from 2.30pm the midwife is always in attendance. Please take this opportunity to become acquainted with her.

CHILD HEALTH

Infant development assessments are undertaken from 2.30pm each Tuesday afternoon. The health visitor is also available for advice.

FAMILY PLANNING

Is available by appointment with any of the doctors during normal surgery.

CERVICAL SMEARS

The doctors strongly advise that all women between 20 and 64 years have this test at least every five years. New guidance recommends that women aged under 50 should have the test every three years, the Practice is working towards these recommendations.  Please respond promptly to any reminder or recall letter you receive, appointments can be made with the nurse practitioner or any of the doctors.

MINOR SURGERY

Examples of minor surgery are:  Joint Injections, Excision of ingrowing toenails, Excision of lesions, Aspirations of cysts.  Please make an appointment with the GP to discuss. Not all cases are suitable to carried out in Primary Care. 

MINOR INJURIES

Will be dealt with during surgery hours.

ANTI-COAGULATION MONITORING

Patients on Warfarin will be monitored on a regular basis.

INFLUENZA & PNEUMOCCAL VACCINATIONS CLINICS

These clinics will be held annually.

NEAR PATIENT TESTING

Patients on specialised medication will be monitored close to their home, at the surgery. This avoids having to travel to outpatient clinics for blood tests.

BREAST SCREENING.

Breast cancer is the commonest female cancer. All women between the ages of 50 and 65 years of age should attend the mobile screening unit for mammography. If you have a family history of breast cancer please contact the doctor as you may need early or more regular screening.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND REPORTS

Are not always covered by the NHS; please speak to the receptionist when you are arranging your appointment. She will tell you of the costs involved.

 



 
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