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Patients travelling outside Northern Ireland for treatment

If you wish to receive medical treatment outside Northern Ireland, it’s important to understand how it works and the assistance you may be able to access.

This guidance applies to patients who are travelling outside Northern Ireland to access healthcare assessment and/or treatment. It is not relevant for travel within Northern Ireland for health and social care services

http://www.hscboard.hscni.net/travelfortreatment/

National Contact Point Health and Social Care Board 12-22 Linenhall Street Belfast BT2 8BS

E: NationalContactPoint@hscni.net

T: +44 (0)28 9536 3152

 

Latest News

  • July Holiday 2021 closure:

    We are closed the following days in July:

    Friday 9 th July from 12.30pm. (A locum GP will be on call for urgent   advice until 6pm)

    Monday 12th July (GP Out-of-hours will be providing Urgent medical care Tel: 0290 744447

    Tuesday 13th July (A locum GP will be on call for urgent advice until 6pm)

    Please ensure you order your repeat prescription in good time, to ensure you do not run out of your medicines when the surgery is closed
  • New Receptionist. We would like to welcome a new receptionist to our team Padraig Doyle.

 Face coverings - 

From 10 August the use of face coverings in certain indoor settings, such as shops or shopping centres, will be mandatory. You must also wear a face covering on public transport.   In Northern Ireland you must wear a face covering unless you have a reasonable excuse not to. Information on NI Direct states that “There is no need to get a letter from a doctor or government to show that you do not need to wear a face covering. If you have a condition which means you cannot wear a face covering you only need to say, if asked, that you cannot wear a face covering because you are exempt.

While not NI specific, patients may also wish to print a card or badge available on UK government website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

 

 

Prescriptions:

Due to the increase in demand the practice request that you please allow a minimum of 48 hours i.e. 2 working days to process all prescriptions. (urgent prescriptions and hospital scripts will be issued on the same day). When making your request please state the name of your preferred pharmacy and we will organise the collection.

New Bowel Screening Video:

A new video about what happens at bowel screening has been produced by the Public Health Agency;

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

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