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Practice Manager, Oriel Surgery, 31 Oriel Road, Antrim, BT41 4HRTel: 028 94464936
Important Information about the Covid 19 Vaccination Programme
Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect your community against serious illnesses. When enough people get vaccinated, it’s harder for a disease to spread to those who can’t have vaccines.
We know many people are interested in the COVID-19 vaccination and want to assure you that we are working through a priority list set by the Department of Health. Please do not contact your GP about getting the vaccine. We will contact patients in order of priority.
On 12 May 2020, the NI Executive published a five stage recovery plan to easing the current restrictions.
There are five steps outlined in the recovery plan for six different sectors. In making decisions, the NI Executive considers three key criteria:
The regulations are legally enforceable restrictions. Guidance has been developed to help you to navigate and comply with the restrictions and to enable you to live as freely as possible within the constraints that they impose.
Overarching guidance on the regulations in Northern Ireland and public health advice is available on the Department of Health website.
Empowering people with the confidence and information to look after themselves when they can, and visit the GP when they need to, gives people greater control of their own health and encourages healthy behaviours that help prevent ill health in the long-term. See advice resource bottom of right hand column.
In many cases people can take care of their minor ailments, reducing the number of GP consultations and enabling GPs to focus on caring for higher risk patients, such as those with comorbidities, the very young and elderly, managing long-term conditions and providing new services.
Oriel Surgery Training Practice
Oriel Surgery has been accredited as a training practice, and from early August 2015 we will be hosting qualified doctors intending to become GP’s. Becoming a training practice means that we have been recognised for achieving higher standards of patient care – something that we earnestly value and treasure.
The GP Trainee is a fully qualified doctor who already has experience of hospital medicine and will gain invaluable experience by being based within the practice.
Please do not hesitate to speak to the GP or staff member about this new development
Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone the surgery as early as possible to cancel your appointment.
By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.
The Practice has an electronic link to the laboratory at the local Hospital.
To receive test results, please contact the Practice between the hours of 11-12pm and 3-4 pm. The receptionist will be happy to inform you of the test results reported by the doctor.
For reasons of confidentiality, information will not be given to another person unless prior permission has been given.
MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCGP MRCS DRCOG DCH
MBCHB. MRCGP (Dundee 1999)
The practice nurse holds special clinics for patients with Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension, Cervical Screening to name but a few.
Please contact reception to make an appointment where days and times available will be allocated.
The nurses in the treatment room undertake first aid, dressings and all child health vaccinations. They also carry out a wide range of tests and treatments as requested in advance by the doctors to meet the needs of our patients and ensure their continuing good health. The healthcare assistant undertakes routine blood tests for a number of different conditions and simple dressings.
Treatment room hours of attendance are 09:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:00.
Karen Logue MSc, BA(Hons), CMI Level 7
The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Roisin Stewart Senior Receptionist
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
Loraine McHugh is our new Practice Based Pharmacist. Loraine brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the surgery and is a great support for GP and patients alike. With many year experience in Community Pharmacy, Loraine is available to answer many questions about medication and reviews.
Ann (028 94413981)
District Nurse Call Centre 0845 600 3111
Kerri Scott (028 94413968)
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.