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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.

 

Latest News

PRESCRIBING CHANGES INTRODUCED 

Following a letter from the Department of Health, with effect from Monday 12th December 2016 this practice will no longer be prescribing medication used in the treatment of minor self-limiting illnesses or medicines with limited evidence of efficacy.

Many treatments are available FREE OF CHARGE through the MINOR AILMENTS SCHEME (please ask your pharmacist) or can be purchased at low cost without the need for a GP appointment or prescription.

Examples of minor self-limiting illnesses:

Coughs and colds

Minor aches and pains

Sore throat

Teething

Hayfever and allergies

Sunscreen

Mild heartburn and indigestion

Infant feeding

Occasional diarrhoea

Threadworm

Occasional constipation

Head lice

Colic

Athlete’s foot

Haemorrhoids (Piles)

Cold sores

Headache and migraine

Fungal nail infections

Nappy Rash

Vitamins

Oral health

Ear wax

Vaginal Thrush

For further advice see Self Care

 

 
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