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Noticeboard

13th June 2017

We wish to bring to your attention that some practices have received bogus calls purporting to be from 'the practice' and asking them questions about medical conditions and current medications.

When the patients ask for further clarification from the caller they are told “Your Health Centre” and in one case the Health Centre was named.  The patients queries resulted in the call being ended abruptly.

PLEASE REMAIN VIGILANT - IF YOU ARE CONCERNED PLEASE END THE CALL AND CONTACT RECEPTION.

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

Cancer

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a preventable disease that was responsible for the deaths of 88,000 people in the UK in 2008 (British Heart Foundation CHD Statistics 2010). In all, 191,00 died from heart and circulatory disease in the UK. Death rates are highest in Scotland and North of England and lowest in the South of England. CHD is the biggest killer in the country.

British Heart Foundation - Vinne Jones' hard and fast hands-only CPR

There are more videos available on all aspects of BHF and heart disease on the BHF video site


Audio MP3 Downloads

British Heart Foundation Now you can download and listen to podcasts free from the BHF - either on the move or in the comfort of your own home. We have a few examples below.

Controlling Cholesterol

Giving Up Smoking

Risk Factors & Heart Disease

"The British Heart Foundation is Britain’s leading charity fighting heart and circulatory disease – the UK’s biggest killer. The BHF funds research, education and life-saving equipment and helps heart patients return to a full and active way of life. The charity relies on donations to continue its vital work."


Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

The BHS recommends that only properly validated BP monitors be used both in the clinic and at home. All the monitors listed on their website have been clinically validated. This means that all the machines, regardless of their cost, give reliable readings when used correctly. Please note that added cost does not equate to added accuracy.

View a list of clinically validated BP monitors


Useful Links

CHD - Healthtalkonline
Healthtalkonline Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. An excellent resource compiled after interviewing a wide range of people suffering from heart disease.

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

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

British Heart Foundation
Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease. We will achieve this through our pioneering research, our vital prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for people living with heart disease.


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.

COPD

Diabetes

Mental Health

Osteoarthritis

Pain

Stroke

 
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