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We are a GMS Practice & training practice with 9,100 patients. We have GP Registrars on 6 & 12 month training programmes and we also support QUB 5th year medical student placements. The team comprises of 4 GP Partners, 5 Salaried GP’s, 1 GP Retainer, 1 Practice Manager, 1 Practice Nurses, 2 Practice Based Pharmacists, 1 HCA’s, Trust Treatment Room staff and an admin team of 11.  For further information on clinics and services see tabs above.

In an Emergency for collapse, Chest pain or Severe Breathlessness call 999 for an ambulance.   If you need medical advice Out of Hours, please call 028 25663 

GP Partner  letter penned to our Patients to advise on current service expectations.


NHS Data SharingThis only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

CPRD & THIN anonymised patient data is extracted from Meadowbridge Surgery and has provided evidence for drug safety guidance and improved healthcare delivery.  More than 2,800 medial and public heath research studies have been published using CPRD/THIN data.  A small number of patients may want to opt out of having their records included in either CPRD or THIN data collection.  The default is that consent is assumed unless the patient specifically expresses dissent.  

N Ireland Electronic Care Record (NIECR) allows care professionals and authorised staff to get important information about their patients medical and social care history.  

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COVID INFORMATION UPDATES

COVID-19 Vaccine verification as at 28 May 2021

Practices are being approached by patients for letters confirming their COVID-19 vaccination status. The Department of Health have advised that Citizens in NI are able to undertake international travel from Monday 24th May, availing of the traffic light system announced by the Executive.

A UK / DA format for certification letters, to enable proof of vaccination (incorporating agreed necessary security standards) has been agreed in the last couple of days.   The Department of Health is working on a solution to enable proof of vaccination to the agreed standard.  

 It is estimated that the Covid (status) Verification Service, or ‘CVS’ for NI will take approximately 6 weeks to establish, given the necessary infrastructure to be developed, allowing citizens to request certification, securely linking to their personal data.   

It is also anticipated that a paper based option will be available in the first instance, from a specialist printing service.  Further details will be provided.

Practices have been advised that neither GPs or other HSC organisations, are able to issue letters to the agreed standard for travel purposes. 

I will advise patients as updated information is received.

Covid Vaccination information for N IrelandThe information includes details of community transport schemes that can be accessed for those who may need assistance to travel to a vaccine centre

FURTHER COVID INFORMAITON IS AVAILABLE ABOVE WITHN THE 'CLINIC & SERVICES' TAB.

 

 Sample Box at Front Door  -  Patients are advised that only samples requested by a GP or Nurse will be processed if left in the receptacle box outside our front doors. All other samples will be discarded.  Please use the triage at 8.30 am Monday to Friday if you have symptoms.

For Pain Self Management Virtual Courses / Free Counselling and Support Services and other general information  - go to the Further Information Section tab above.

Clinically Urgent Symptoms  Click for Advice for patients on what the Doctors consider to be clinically urgent symptoms in relation to the Telephone Triage

Self-Care Forum Factsheets are available online for common ailments. These provide patients with information around:

  • What patients can expect to happen (the natural history)
  • What people can do to help themselves – now and in the future
  • When to seek medical help (the ‘red flags’)
  • Where to find out more

Anonymised Patient Feedback following attendance at the Covid Clinic

To the staff, doctors and nurses at Meadowbridge Surgery,   I attended the Health Centre today for my first COVID vaccination and I wish to express my thanks to all concerned for making the experience so easy.  I was impressed with the speed and efficiency of the whole experience and, in fact, was in and out of the Health Centre before my actual appointment time. It all worked on “oiled wheels” down to the last step of checking for a date/ time available for the second vaccination, writing this in an appointment card and handing this to me with leaflets of information. As for the actual vaccination, it was so quick and easy that I barely felt it and had to ask if that was it!

 
 
PATIENT REMINDER:  Patients cannot  attend appointments in the clinic if they have covid symptoms, are awaiting a test result, or if anyone in their household is currently awaiting a covid test result or has had a recent positive test where house contacts should be isolating for the required time

DO NOT CONTACT MEADOWBRIDGE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE COVID19 SYMPTOMSIf you have symptoms however mild, of coronavirus infection (Covid-19), you do not need to call Meadowbridge Surgery to go into self-isolation or to book a test.  If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 10 days please then contact 
Department of Health link provides information on Covid-19 activity in Northern Ireland .
GENERAL INFORMATION
Welcome along to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services accessible through the sections above. Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home.
Getting the Most from your Health Service - Patient Leaflet
Health and Happiness  Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.

 

(Site updated 15/06/2021)
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