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SELF HELP

PLEASE CLICK ON "SELF HELP" ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE TO VIEW INFORMATION ON TREATING YOURSELF FOR COUGHS, COLDS, SORE THROATS AND FLU-LIKE ILLNESSES ETC.  THESE USUALLY RESOLVE WITHIN A FEW DAYS AND FOR MOST PEOPLE YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONSULT A DOCTOR.

UPDATED NOTICE TO ALL PATIENTS:

COVID-19 (coronavirus)

The practice doors are currently be closed to the public both at Priory Surgery and Springhill Surgery. 

If you require an appointment with a GP please telephone 028 90 394545 to book a telephone consultation with a GP.  The GP will decide whether you need to be seen in person at the surgery.

When requesting an appointment please advise the receptionist if you have any COVID-19 related symptoms or are self-isolating due to COVID-19.

Nurse appointments can be booked for blood tests, BP checks, wound checks and dressings that have been requested by hospital, a clinic or by a GP.

If you are required to attend the surgery please wear a face mask or covering before entering the premises.

When ordering a repeat prescription please ensure you have provided details of the local chemist your prescription is to be sent to.

PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE SURGERY OR CALL IN PERSON FOR ADVICE REGARDING COVID-19

Please telephone the NHS Advice Line 111 option 1 or check the NHS website below for further advice.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms the Public Health Advice is to self isolate for seven days and every one in the household must also self isolate for 14 days.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Difficulty breathing

    NHS Website for further advice:

COVID-19 - NHS Advice

Isolation Notes:

Please do not ask for a "sick line" or a letter from a GP if you are required to self isolate.

The practice doctors will not write individual letters for patients who are required to stay at home and self isolate due to COVID-19. 

If you require an "isolation note" for your employer you can apply for this using the link below:

ISOLATION NOTE

Self-referrals:

Self-referral to Physiotherapy:

Self-referral is available for adults over 16 who need support and advice to manage symptoms related to muscle strains/joint sprains/back and neck pain. This referral option is not available if you are under the care of a consultant for this problem, or if you have neurological/respiratory/continence conditions. If you have Pregnancy related pain, please ask your GP/Midwife to refer you to the Pelvic Health/ Women’s Health  Physiotherapy Service who do not currently accept self-referrals.  Click on the link below for the SE Trust self-referral guidance and on-line referral form:

Self-referral Physiotherapy

Female Patients: Self-referral for Maternity Services:

If your pregnancy test is positive you can self-refer to the South Estern HSC Trust Maternity Services.  For further information and to access the referral form please click on the link below:

Self-referral to Maternity Services

Practice closures:

When the Practice is closed urgent medical cover is provided by the North Down & Ards GP Out of Hours Service - telephone 028 91 82 23 44.

Upcoming closures:

The practice will be closed on Monday 13th July 2020.

NEW CAR PARK SYSTEM IN OPERATION AT PRIORY SURGERY:

Priory Surgery & the Health & Care Centre have introduced a new car park management system. 

The new system will be operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Patients or members of the public who park in the car park whilst the practice is closed risk receiving a fine.

Patients and Visitors must enter their car registration number at the reception desk in Priory Surgery or the Health & Care Centre.

Cars must not remain parked for longer than one hour.

Patients or Visitors calling in briefly to either the practice or the centre will have 10 minutes grace whilst their car is parked.

Please Note:  Only patients and users are permitted only to park in the patients car parks in front of the practice building and in the car park to the rear close to the health centre. 

DOCTORS CAR PARK SPACES MUST NOT BE USED BY PATIENTS OR USERS OF THE PRACTICE OR HEALTH CENTRE AT ANY TIME.

 Practice Patient Leaflet 2019

To view or print our Practice Leaflet please click here

 

 

 

(Site updated 30/06/2020)
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