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 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The Practice supports the wearing of face masks and therefore will NOT be issuing letters to confirm exemptions. 

Please expect to wear a face covering whilst in the surgery at all times.  We have a duty of care to protect you and other patients and staff. 

SO REMEMBER - If you MUST visit the Practice then you MUST wear a face mask.

Covid Booster 2021-2022

In light of the recent government announcement regarding the urgency for Covid Booster vaccination, we are holding a vaccination clinic for patients of the Practice on Tuesday 21 December at Ballyearl Arts and Leisure Centre, Doagh Road, Newtownabbey, between       9-1pm and 2-5pm for those patients who have had a second dose more than 3 months ago and are aged over 18.

If you have any queries, please telephone the Practice on 02890848420, select option 1

  This is the last clinic before the Christmas holidays.  

Alternatively there a number of Pharmacies in the local area carrying out clinics, however their appointment availability may be January 2022:-

Gordon's Chemist, The Diamond, Rathcoole

Village Pharmacy, Shore Rd, Newtownabbey

Carrickfergus Chemist, The Health Centre, Carrickfergus

Boots Pharmacy, Abbeycentre, Newtownabbey

Boots Pharmacy, The Square, Ballyclare

Medicare Pharmacy, Tramways Centre, Glengormley

Medicare Pharmacy, Ballyclare Rd, Glengormley

Walk-In Clinics are also available at:-

  • Valley Leisure Centre on Friday 17th, Sat 18th and Sun 19th Dec from 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Royal Victoria Hospital Monday - Friday 8.30am-6pm (Bring ID or proof of address)For further information visit https://belfasttrust.hscni.net/covid-19-vaccination
  • Ulster Hospital, Acute Services Block Monday - Friday 9.30am-3pm

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Patient Access

The Practice continues to provide patient access to a GP by operating a telephone first service. If you require a telephone first appointment please contact us as early in the morning as possible as these appointments are limited. You may be asked to call the next morning if the appointments are filled.

Please note that whilst the Practice is operating vaccination clinics access will be reduced.

 

Use of Email for Submitting Photographs

If you make contact with the Practice to request a telephone call in relation to a rash or skin lesion, the Receptionist will ask you to take a photograph of the area and submit it to the Practice via email (the email address will be given to you at the time). Please pay extra attention to the images you take. If appropriate, the GP may attach the image to your medical record, otherwise the image will be deleted. 

PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS EMAIL ADDRESS UNLESS ASKED TO DO SO BY A MEMBER OF STAFF. COMMUNICATION TO THIS ADDRESS OUTSIDE OF A REQUEST WILL NOT BE DEALT WITH AND COULD RESULT IN A DELAY FOR ADVICE/TREATMENT ETC.

 Non-NHS work

Non-NHS work, for example, GP letter requests, GP medical reports etc continues to be processed, however this may take longer than usual as we must prioritise our workload. Please be patient with us.

If you MUST visit the Practice you MUST wear a face mask.

REQUEST FOR PROOF OF COVID VACCINATONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRAVELLING ABROAD

The Practice and other HSC organisations are NOT allowed to issue "proof of vaccination" to patients.  Please visit www.nidirect.gov.uk/services/coronavirus-covid-19-interim-proof-vaccination-document

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(Site updated 04/01/2022)

Contact Details

Glengormley Practice

Contact Telephone

028 9084 8420
028 25663 500
028 90834 360
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