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 The Practice will send all prescriptions to a nominated chemist.  Please let our reception staff know which chemist you would like to select.  BOOTS BALLYKELLY, BOVALLY, GIBSONS, GORDONS, GORMLEYS, MEDICARE, MCDAIDS DUNGIVEN OR ROE PHARMACY DUNGIVEN, WILKINSONS GARVAGH.

IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION

The practice does not tolerate abusive behaviour against any member of staff.  This includes comments made on social media ie. Facebook, Twitter etc. 

 From 1 April 2013 Repeat and Acute Re-issue prescriptions will be ready for collection 48 working hours after order is received.

 PLEASE  NOTIFY RECEPTION OF ANY CHANGES OF ADDRESS OR OTHER DETAILS.

 It is also important that you notify the hospital of any changes in your details.  If you have changed your address or name, or phone number or your GP please phone Altnagelvin Hospital on 02871 345171 extension 3446 or 3447 so that your appointment etc is sent to the correct address

Cancelling your Appointment

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please cancel your appointment. You can telephone or use the cancel appointment facility on our website.

By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.

WHEN WE ARE CLOSED:

Patients with an urgent medical condition, which cannot wait until the surgery is open, may contact the Out-of-Hours Service—WESTERN URGENT CARE— by phoning

02871 865 195

 Phoning for Test Results

Please phone for all results between 2pm and 4.45pm on 028 777 66354.

 

Long Term Conditions

Asthma

Asthma

asthmaAsthma is a common condition that causes coughing, wheezing, tightness of the chest and breathlessness. Most people with asthma who take the appropriate treatment can live normal lives, but left untreated, asthma can cause permanent damage to the airways

Symptoms of asthma

The usual symptoms of asthma are

  • coughing
  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • tightness in the chest.

Not everyone will get all of these symptoms. Some people experience them from time to time; a few people may experience these symptoms all the time.

Treatment of asthma

There isn't a cure for asthma. However, treatments are available to help manage your symptoms. Your treatment plan will be individual to you, combining medicines and asthma management in a way that works best for you

Living with asthma

Medicines are only part of your treatment for asthma. You will also need to deal with the things that make it worse. Keep a diary to record anything that triggers your asthma - this can help you to discover a pattern. Using a peak flow meter to monitor your lung function can also help. If you have repeatedly low readings in a certain situation (for example, at the end of a working day, after exercise or after contact with an animal) this may indicate the trigger.


Useful Links

Asthma UK Asthma UK
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it

Asthma
An excellent resource with useful video, audio, images and references relating to asthma.

NHS Choices - Asthma
Further information about symptoms, treatment, causes and prevention of Asthma.


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.


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