All services are provided by appointment only:
Minor Injury Service
There is no Minor Injury service at the surgery as we are within a 15 mile radius of the nearest hospital. Patients with minor injuries should attend Lagan Valley Hospital, Lisburn.
General Medical Services (Health Disease Prevention)
These services are provided on a daily basis (Monday to Friday) by all doctors.
Routine services are available by appointment with a doctor. Specialised contraceptive care is offered including IUCDs, IUS and sub dermal implants. These are available by prior arrangement.
The practice has the facility to carry out minor surgeries (toe nail removal and joint injections) Patients requesting minor surgery should make an triage appointment with Dr Walker and then will be added to the current list.
Post Natal Care and First Baby Immunisations (Mother and Baby Clinic)
This takes place on Wednesday mornings.
Arrangements are made for 8 week mother and baby checks. The Surgery will be in contact with the mother about these arrangements.
Child Immunisation Clinics
These are also held on Wednesday mornings. This is available for children up to the age of 5 years.
During the year other immunisations such and Influenza and Pneumovac are offered to vulnerable patient groups and routinely offered to patients that are 65 and over. The shingles vaccination is also available to specific age groups. Leaflets will be made available as appropriate.
This clinic is held every Thursday morning. The Practice Nurse can be contacted for further advice.
It is advisable that all female patients between the age of 25 and 65 have regular smear tests. This service is provided routinely throughout the week by double appointment with the nurse.
We hold a weekly diabetic clinic with Nurse Mandy Russell.
Respiratory Clinic (Asthma and COPD)
Nurse Mandy Russell is our specially trained asthma and COPD nurse. Appointments for this clinic are available.
From the 1st January 2014, regrettably the Doctors and clinical team will no longer be able to provide the Travel Clinic. For those patients still requiring travel immunisation and advice there is a clinic in Lisburn. It is held at the following venue:
Lisburn Travel Clinic
Lisburn Health Centre
Lisburn BT28 1LU
Tel: 02892 501281
(to make an appointment)
The Lisburn Travel Clinic is a registered Yellow Fever centre and can give this and other travel vaccines to patients referred by GP’s in Northern Ireland. During your visit to Lisburn Travel Clinic you will have a consultation and risk assessment with one of the dedicated team of travel health nurses. You will also receive general travel health advice and relevant information leaflets that will enable you to make informed decisions regarding your good health throughout your travels.
Travel immunisation and advice can also be provided by Belfast Travel Clinic, Kerrsland Surgery, 169 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast. The Belfast Travel Clinic can provide assistance for those travelling at the last minute
Cessation Of Travel Clinic
Another very useful source to contact is MASTA. They are a recognised travel advice centre. They carry stock of all vaccines such as:
- Yellow Fever
- Japanese Encephalitis
The list is by no means exhaustive and are just a small selection of the vaccines that are carried by MASTA
You can contact MASTA by visiting www.masta-travel-health.com OR Tel: 0330 100 4200
From time to time, the surgery runs other clinics including COPD, Hypertension, CPN (for which referral by a doctor is necessary). These Clinics contribute to the Quality and Outputs Framework (QOF) reporting system. Counselling services are also available in the surgery by appointment.
A Doctor will normally need to see a patient before issuing a medical certificate. For the first week of illness, however, a patient may obtain a certificate (SC 2) from government websites for self-certification without having to see a Doctor. There will be a charge for a private certificate to cover the 1st week of sickness or confirm attendance at the Surgery. [Link to Exams Board]