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COVID SPRING BOOSTER VACCINE FOR OVER 75's

If you're over 75 years of age and it has been at least 3 months since your previous vaccine you are eligible for your Spring Covid Booster.

If you would like to book a booster vaccine please ring our booking line on 07752534916.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Lodge Health surgery remains open and staff are consulting with patients.  Please continue to attend any scheduled appointments you may have.
Due to Covid-19, staff at the practice may need to self-isolate and this could regrettably have an impact on waiting times for some patients.
We ask our patients, family members and carers to please have patience with us at this time.  Staff are working diligently to keep services running for you.
Please remember to wear a face covering on entering the building for your appointment and keep it on for the duration of your visit.
We have seen a huge increase in the amount of calls for repeat prescriptions, we have 3 ways in which you may re-order your repeat prescriptions:

  1.  Online (which is the preferred method and hassle free & application can be  
       downloaded from our website)
  2.  Ring the Prescription telephone number  & a message can be left on the  
        voicemail when we are closed.
  3.  Drop your repeat prescription (with Name & DOB & repeat order) into the
       outside letter-box.  To protect our staff , there will be NO access to the reception desk.
       
 Thank you for your co-operation

Further advice regarding Coronovirus can be obtained from the Public Health Agency Website

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/covid-19-coronavirus

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/2020-03/V13%20GP%20Advice%20110320%20GP1.7.pdf

If you are are concerned regarding symptoms you are currently having please click on the link below 

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS TESTING

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/covid-19-coronavirus/testing-covid-19

CARERS

Carers should contact their local Carers Co-ordinator to arrange an appointment, their contact details can be found at the link below:

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/covid-19-vaccination-programme-northern-ireland


They will take your details and arrange to have a vaccination slot booked at the regional vaccination centre.

 Face Coverings

There has been a recent rise in face covering requests following changes in government policy from 27th Dec 2021.
The wearing of masks is a Government Policy.
Evidence why an individual cannot follow this requirement is not a GP responsibility.
- Practice Policy remains that GPs DO NOT provide letters for exemptions from wearing face coverings. It is each person's individual responsibility to provide evidence why they cannot wear a face covering.
- Practice Policy remains that we DO NOT provide letters from employers detailing why an employee should or should not wear a face covering. This remains an Occupational Health matter and is the Employers decision to make following discussion with their employee

 

                                                                                                   

                                                                   

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