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PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS

PLEASE DO NOT ORDER YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS EARLY - THEY WILL NOT BE ISSUED AND DUE TO CURRENT PRESSURE WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONTACT YOU IN RELATION TO THIS

 

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Carers Health Check 

If you are a 'carer' (i.e. you have an unpaid role looking after someone in the community) for someone we can offer you a health check. 

This will involve an enquiry about any health problems / complaints and a review of any current medication which you may be on.  We can also provide information for organisations which may be able to help you in your role as a carer.

Please telephone our reception and ask for an appointment with our Practice Nurse for 'A Carers Health Check'

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BOWEL SCREENING

A new video has been released giving information on the Bowel Screening Testing

which is currently underway for eligible patients in Northern Ireland. 

If you have to take the test please follow the link below - you may find it of use!

http://www.cancerscreening.hscni.net/2188.htm

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Meningitis Vaccination 

The practice are offering patients an additional vaccination to protect them against meningitis which will cover the ACW+Y strains of the illness. 

You are eligible if you are a patient:

* Aged 18 (born between 2/7/1996 - 1/7/1996)

* If you are born between 2/7/1997 - 1/7/1999

* If you are aged up to 25 going to University for the first time

* If you are 16 or 17 going to Agricultural College for the 1st time

Please telephone reception if you fall into one of the categories and wish to avail of this vaccine.

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PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS

PLEASE NOTE AS FROM THE 25 MAY 2018 WE WILL NO LONGER BE FAXING PRESCRIPTIONS TO CHEMISTS

 

In Times of Bereavement

In the unfortunate event that a person has passed away, there are three things that must be done in the first few days;

  • Get a medical certificate from your GP or hospital doctor (this is necessary to register the death)
  • Register the death within 5 days (8 days in Scotland). You will then receive the necessary documents for the funeral.
  • Make the necessary funeral arrangements.

Register the death

If the death has been reported to the coroner (or Procurator Fiscal in Scotland) they must give permission before registering the death.

You can register the death if you are a relative, a witness to the death, a hospital administrator or the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors.

You can use the ‘Register a Death’ page on the gov.uk website that will guide you through the process. This will also explain the registration process for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Arrange the funeral

The funeral can usually only take place after the death is registered. Most people use a funeral director, though you can arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral directors

Choose a funeral director who’s a member of one of the following:

These organisations have codes of practice - they must give you a price list when asked.

Some local councils run their own funeral services, for example for non-religious burials. The British Humanist Association can also help with non-religious funerals.

Arranging the funeral yourself

Contact the Cemeteries and Crematorium Department of your local council to arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral costs

Funeral costs can include:

  • funeral director fees
  • things the funeral director pays for on your behalf (called ‘disbursements’ or ‘third-party costs’), for example, crematorium or cemetery fees, or a newspaper announcement about the death
  • local authority burial or cremation fees

Funeral directors may list all these costs in their quotes.



 
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