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Welcome to Donaghadee Health Centre

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

First Contact Physiotherapy

If you have a soft tissue, muscle or joint problem, ask at reception for an appointment with the first contact physiotherapist. 

Missed Appointments

At our Practice, approximately 100 consultations per month are being wasted because patients fail to show up.

Cancelling appointments would free doctors, nurses and other professionals to see people who need care and attention.

We urge our patients to "play their part" to help the Practice cope with rising demand.

If you cannot make it to your appointment or no longer need a consultation, please let your GP practice know as soon as possible.

Every appointment at a GP practice is precious, especially at a time when GP services are struggling to cope with rising patient demand, staff shortages and inadequate budgets. In view of this significant problem, as a Practice we have decided to introduce a practice policy which may result in  removal of patients from our Practice list should they fail to attend appointments repeatedly.

Repeat Prescriptions Ordering from 1st February 2018

Important change: Repeat Prescription requests will no longer be taken via telephone

 

What are repeat prescriptions?

A repeat prescription allows you to get your regular medication without having to see your doctor each time.

 

What is changing?

Patients will no longer be able to order repeat medication via telephone from 1st February 2018. Instead you will need to order your repeat prescription by one of the following ways:

  • Online ordering – please contact the practice to register for this service
  • Dropping your repeat prescription request off at the GP practice
  • Posting your repeat prescription request to your GP practice
  • Faxing your repeat prescription request to 02891883090

 

Why is this changing?

This decision has been made to improve patient safety. The Medical Protection Society have advised that practices use alternative methods for receiving prescription requests because there is a much greater chance of errors in prescribing when requests are received via the telephone.

We appreciate that patients who use the telephone service may find this change difficult initially, but we believe the change is important for patient safety.

We are keen to encourage and support patients to use the online service therefore please contact the practice if you need any assistance.

Your GP practice requires 48 hours to issue a repeat prescription, so please remember to order your repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

We thank you for your support with this change.

Results

Results can be given out by receptionists either by calling in person or telephoning between 2.00 - 5.00pm

Self Management

See our range of self management tips..

Self Management

Vaccinations

Flu and pneumococcal injections are currently available. Please contact reception if you think you are eligible. Please click on these links for further information

Flu vaccination

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/flu-influenza-vaccine.aspx

Pneumococcal vaccination.

 http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/pneumococcal-vaccination.aspx

Self referral to podiatry and physiotherapy

You may now self-refer to physiotherapy and podiatry. Click on the links below;

Podiatry

Please note the completed form has to be posted to Ards Community Hospital or Bangor Community Hospital as advised; http://www.setrust.hscni.net/services/2279.htm

Physiotherapy

This link to the physiotherapy trust site below accepts electronic submission; http://www.setrust.hscni.net/services/physioform.htm

Alternatively a form may be collected from reception and posted.

 

Cancer screening programmes in NI

Click on the link below to read more about the NI Cancer Screening Programmes.

http://www.cancerscreening.hscni.net/index.htm

 

Remember to update your details

Remember to update your details. Have you recently moved house or changed mobile number? Please let us know.

 

Medical Cards

Although your medical card will have a particular Doctor`s name, you will be registered with Donaghadee Practice and you can see any Doctor working in the Practice

 

 Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill

If you are on the combined oral contraceptive pill you need an annual pill check. If this is due then please fill in this form Combined Contraceptive Pill Check and bring it with you to your pill check appointment. If you have answered YES to any questions please make a GP appointment. Otherwise make an appointment with the treatment room.

 

 

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