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GP CONSULTATIONS

Monday 24th of May 2021 will see our surgery operate a new and improved GP consultation booking system.

GP telephone consultations, for all 3 practices, can be requested daily from: 🕗 08:00am - 11:30am ONLY Any requests after this time will be dealt with on an urgent clinical need only.

Our reception team are fully trained in care navigation and can direct your requests where appropriate. Our phone first policy still applies. However, a GP may request a face-to-face consultation with you.  In this instance, your GP will make arrangements with you during your initial telephone consultation and provide you with a time to attend the surgery.

🏥 Access to the surgery is only for patients who have been requested to attend by clinical staff.

This review of our booking system is in response to the huge demand on our service recently.  Our intention, with your co-operation, is to enhance patient accessibility to primary care services.

We are committed to working with our patients, listening to their needs and responding as appropriate - whilst keeping our staff and patients safe during these unprecedented times.

We appreciate your support and co-operation.

 

 

 

Healthy Living Centre Pain Support Programmes: May 2021 – March 2022

A further forty five PSPs, now known as ‘Better Days Pain Support Programmes’, will be run virtually (via zoom) in different local areas, between May ‘21 and March ‘22.

The PSPs aim to help people with chronic pain to reduce their reliance on medication through better understanding of the limited role of medicines, and to learn about other ways to help manage their pain and improve their quality of life.

Preliminary findings from recent programmes include (from week 1 –12):

 55% reduction in self-reporting of ‘extreme’ pain, 33% of ‘moderate’

 65% reduction in self-reporting of ‘high’ reliance on medication

 Increase in use of non-pharmacological techniques from 33% to 73%

The programmes are open for both referral by others including healthcare staff, and self-referral. Bookings can be made online at

https://www.hlcalliance.org/page/pain-support-book-now

 

Further information on the Northern Ireland Healthy Living Centre Alliance and services they provide can be found at: http://www.hlcalliance.org/

BETTER DAYS

VACCINE

We respectfully request that patients DO NOT telephone our surgery enquiring about their COVID-19 Vaccination. 

The surgery will contact patients via telephone, when it is their turn to receive their second dose vaccination.   

CONSENT TO REGISTER AS A CARER WITH BANBRIDGE GROUP SURGERY

We continue to receive a large volume of telephone calls regarding the COVID-19 vaccine for carers.  If you wish to consent for your name to be included on a carers list please complete the carers form and return it Banbridge Group Surgery.

Click here to download

CARERS CONSENT FORM

FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY WARNING

The surgery has become aware that some of our patients have been approached by scamming agencies requesting money and/or bank details to secure their Covid-19 vaccination.  

Please be assured that the Covid-19 vaccine will be provided free of charge, without any request for payment and/or bank details. 

Our surgery will telephone you, when it is your turn to have the vaccine and will NOT request any financial details.

Please click below to view a video message from our own Dr. McCloskey about this serious matter:

https://fb.watch/3mzGNHr95N/

PHARMACY FIRST

Pharmacy First

   

   Antibiotics should not be used to prevent or treat viral infections, unless bacterial infections are also present.

    Patients should avail of the Pharmacy First service if appropriate for winter illnesses.

   

 

 

SELF CARE

Self-care information and fact sheets are available to download from the self-care forum on COVID 19, cough, common cold, sore  throat and otitis media (middle ear infection) amongst others.

See http://www.selfcareforum.org/fact-sheets/ for the full range of fact sheets.


SELF REFERRAL


Did you know that it is possible self refer for Maternity Care and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?

 

MATERNITY       MATERNITY CARE

As soon as you have a positive pregnancy test, you can self-refer for maternity care.

Please complete this form and upon receipt the Midwives will arrange your first booking.


Click here for link

👉 https://southerntrust.hscni.net/services/maternity-services/



PHYSIO     MUSCULOSKELETAL SELF REFERRAL



 
You can also self refer to the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Department, without seeing your GP.

Click here for the link

👉 https://southerntrust.hscni.net/services/allied-health-professions/musculoskeletal-physiotherapy-outpatients-service/self-referral-form/

 

 

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(Site updated 17/09/2021)

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028 406 23303
028 3839 9201
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