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We have almost finished our first doses of all 75+ aged patients and shielders. The practice will contact these patients again in the near future for the second dose.


All other age groups/categories will be completed in community hubs which will be communicated to you directly by the Health Board and not the practice. You can visit NHS Inform or call the COVID vaccine helpline on 0800 030 8013 for any queries.


To reduce footfall at the surgery, all prescriptions must be picked up by a pharmacy driver and sicklines must be posted out to your home. Please do NOT come to the surgery for either of these.


Also if you are a new patient looking to register with the practice, please do NOT come to the surgery to do this, instead see the following page for more information on how to register.


For a guide to GP services during COVID-19 please see the following video - Guide to GP Services


Our Practice Policy for COVID-19


Staff Training - The surgery will be CLOSED every Tuesday between 12.30 - 13.30 for the forseeable future for staff training. For urgent matters, there will still be a telephone service.


Online booking of GP appointments via. Patient Access is currently SUSPENDED due to coronavirus. As patient access is disabled the text reminder service is disabled at present also.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP):

Majella Beattie

We have recently welcomed Majella Beattie to the practice staff to work as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP). ANPs are nurses who have acquired extra skill-sets that enable them to operate at a higher clinical level than normal practice nurses. An ANP can diagnose, prescribe and manage patient conditions in a way similar to GPs. At the moment our ANP appointments are suitable for the following conditions:

    • Coughs/Colds

    • Chest/sinus infections

    • Cold sores/athletes foot

    • Diarrhoea/constipation

    • Ear/nose/throat infections

    • Eye infection/stye/conjunctivitis

    • Hay fever

    • Headaches

    • Indigestion

    • Impetigo/shingles

    • Muscular pain

    • UTIs (but only if the patient does not meet criteria for the Pharmacy service)

    • Vaginal discharge

    • Wound infections



 

The ANP clinics are always supported by the Duty Doctor for advice when required.

 

 

Limitations

    1. The ANP clinics are for self-limiting conditions not linked to an on-going medical condition, in other words patients that have a new set of symptoms that are not part of a chronic pre-existing condition

    1. If a patient has a recurrent infection they should book an appointment with a GP.

    1. Pregnant women and children under five years old should book an appointment with a GP. 



 

 
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