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Welcome to Grosvenor Road Surgery 

 

Coronavirus

04.03 2021

Coronavirus vaccine

To date the practice have vaccinated over 1,411 patients in those over 70 and in the clinically extremely vulnerable and at risk groups.  The practice will continue to vaccinate patients eligible for the vaccine in the at risk and carers groups and will contact these groups  when we have secured further vaccines.  The practice is receiving an extremely high number of calls with queries relating to appointments for the vaccine.  Please wait until contacted by the practice to be offered an appointment.  We look forward to vaccinating everyone eligible for the vaccine but we must follow guidelines and await delivery of the vaccine.  We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding.  We ask that you come at your allocated time as this is important for social distancing.  Those residing in a nursing/residential home and those who are housebound will receive their vaccination from mobile vaccination units staffed by Belfast Trust.  These patients will be contacted in due course.

While the surgery focuses on 70s and over and the clinically vulnerable the trusts will begin to vaccinate the general public aged 65-69 years old and 60 - 64 years old. Please click on the link below to book your appointment, or by phone 0300 200 7813

12/2/21

Patients who have received a shielding letter can now book an appointment with the trust on the link below

https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated

or phone 0300 200 7813

Please see below leaflets with useful information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination:

What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination- a guide for adults

 

Do not come to the surgery if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus or have been asked to self isolate as this

You can now request a covid 19 test if you have symptoms by phoning 119, or book a test on line

 https://covid-19.hscni.net/testing/

For the most up to date information, self isolation and what to do if you think you have contracted coronavirus click on the link below:

Coronavirus Advice

Stay at home advice for people with suspected or confirmed coronavirus

We now have a Frequently Asked Questions section where you can find up to date information on how we are managing coronavirus here at the surgery

 

GP Appointments

All appointments are now by telephone or video in the first instance.  If after consultation you need a face to face appointment at the surgery this will be arranged with you.

When you contact the surgery you will be asked the reason for the appointment and your request will be forwarded to the most appropriate member of our team.  This may be a pharmacist, nurse, physiotherapist, mental health practitioner, doctor or a member of our medical reception team.

To arrange a telephone or video appointment phone on the usual number (02890320777) between 0830- 1100 and 1400-1600.

If you have a face to face appointment our team will be wearing PPE (apron, gloves, mask and at times a visor).  We ask that you wear a face covering or mask if you have an appointment at the surgery.

Nurses Appointments

Our Treatment Room is running as normal but at markedly reduced capacity due to time taken to put on and take off PPE, cleaning down of rooms and the need for social distancing.

This may mean there will be a wait for routine bloods.

Clinics

Our smear clinics have been running as usual over the past few months.  We have also been running Diabetic clinics and arranging Diabetic bloods via our treatment room.  Asthma and COPD reviews have been remotely via telephone or if needed here at the Surgery.  Our baby clinics for vaccinations have been running as usual as has our antenatal clinic.

                                   

We are an accredited GP Training Practice with six GP Partners.  We aim to deliver safe, effective and efficient healthcare to our patients.  We have a commitment to continuously improving the quality of the healthcare we provide.  Our practice manager Ms Brenda Taggart welcomes your feedback on all aspects of our service.  Thank you

 

Pregabalin Reduction Programme

We are currently reviewing all our patients taking Pregabalin for pain.  If you are taking Pregabalin you will receive a letter inviting you in for review.  Please see the Pregabalin  section for more details.


 

 

Online services

 

Do you find it difficult to get through on the phone for an appointment or repeat prescription? 

Why not register for Patient Services.  This will allow you to book an appointment and order repeat prescriptions from the comfort of your own home or on the go! Simply follow the link.....Online Services

Due to coronavirus we have suspended our online appointments system.  You can still use the online service to order prescriptions.

Book appointment online

Order Prescription online  

   

Practice Based Physiotherapist

We would like to welcome Caitriona Connolly and James Smale to our team.  Caitriona and James are experienced physiotherapists who will offer practice based physiotherapy assessments from Monday the 1st July 2019.  If you suffer from muscle or joint pains Caitriona or James are the members of our team you should see!  Ask a member of our reception staff to book you an appointment or alternatively you can book an appointment online .  For further information please visit our Physiotherapy page.

 

Practice Based Pharmacist

We now have three very experienced Practice Based Pharmacists.  Our pharmacists play a vital role in our team.  If you have any queries regarding your medication or would like your medication aligned please ask to speak to our pharmacist.  For more information on the range of services they provide visit our pharmacy information page.

 

 

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