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Important Notice

The Practice has been informed by the Health & Social Care Board that some patients have been contacted by “bogus callers” claiming to be linked to the Practice in order to sell products or extract financial information including bank details.

If you receive a call of this nature, DO NOT disclose any personal information and contact the surgery immediately.

Think - 3 before GP

GPs and their wider team need time to give patients the best care they possibly can. You can help free up time for those who really need expert advice by considering three alternatives before booking an appointment. Find out more - 3 Before GP

Out of Hours

LAGANDOC, the local out of hours provider, looks after the urgent needs of patients from 6.00 pm to 8.30 am weekdays, and 24 hours at weekends and bank holidays.  Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

Appointments

Appointments can be made through reception. Telephone 028 9260 3111 or via this website with your login (ask at reception for details). Normal appointments are for 10 minutes only and cannot accommodate two people unless prior agreed by the doctor.  Please note that appointments that will require longer than 10 minutes such as minor surgical procedures or private medicals are not appropriate to book online and should be booked by telephone.

Repeat Prescriptions

You can order you repeat prescriptions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on the 24 hour repeat prescription line (02892603111 option 1) or through this website with your login (ask at reception for details).

PRACTICE EARLY CLOSURE

The Practice will be closed from 1pm on Thursday 30 January for staff training.  For urgent medical problems during these periods, please ring Lagandoc GP Out of Hours Service on 028 9260 2204.

 

 

 

Appointments

You can book appointments by telephone, online or in person.

calendarTo make an appointment by telephone please call the main Practice number (028 9260 3111 - option 2) between 8.30am-6pm Monday to Friday.

Online appointments can be booked on our Practice website. You will receive a unique online access code on request from Reception.

All routine appointments are for 10 minutes and are for the named Patient only. You may be asked to make a further appointment if you have a number of matters to discuss.

Patients are registered with the Practice rather than an individual doctor. You may consult with any of the doctors by making a routine appointment. When making an appointment, you can express a preference for a particular doctor. If your specified doctor is fully booked or unavailable due to absence, this will be explained to you and you will be offered an appointment with one of the other doctors.

Appointment Delays and 10 Minute Intervals

Patients Late - Poster

Urgent Problems

The Practice operates a Triage System where a patient contacting the surgery with a request for same day access is contacted by a member of the Primary Care Clinical Team who will decide the appropriate clinical management. If you require same day access you should request this as soon as possible after 8.30am. The receptionist will ask the nature of the problem as this will help the clinician to prioritise your call.  We understand if you would rather not provide this information however this may delay your treatment.

Online Services

The practice operates a secure online system which allows you to book and cancel appointments and order repeat medication. To register for this this service you are required attend the Practice in person. A member of our Reception team will register you for this service and will provide you with your personal access code.

The online services are accessible via the Practice website.

Appointments requiring longer than 10 minutes may only be booked directly with a member of the Reception team.

Check-in Service

The Practice has a self check-in kiosk located at Reception. We would encourage you to use this when booking in for your appointment in order to avoid unnecessary queues and delays.

Interpreter Services

Interpreter services are available for patients whose first language is not English and for patients who have a hearing impairment.  Requests for these services should be made through reception at the time of booking your appointment.

 
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