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Important Notice

The Practice has been informed by the Health & Social Care Board that some patients have been contacted by 'bogus callers' claiming to be linked to the Practice in order to sell products or extract financial information including bank details.  Some bogus callers have asked questions about medical conditions and current medication.

If you receive a call of this nature, DO NOT disclose any personal information and contact the surgery immediately.

Pregnancy Relapregnant1ted Care

The Community Midwifery Team holds clinics for antenatal care. You should make an appointment with a doctor who will refer you to the hospital of your choice through the midwifery team.

Taking folic acid one month prior to conception and for the first three months afterwards is recommended.  Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Women should have a vaccine from 16 weeks of pregnant to protect themselves and their baby from whooping cough (also known as pertussis).  This is best given between weeks 16 and 32 of pregnancy but it can still help your baby to receive the vaccination after this period.  Please contact the surgery to book an appointment if this applies to you.  Further information is available at www.nhs.uk/conditons/whooping-cough

Cervical Smears

It is recommended that all female patients between the ages of 25 and 64 have regular smear tests. We have a system to ensure patients get a letter at the right time.   Smear tests are carried out by doctors and the Practice Nurse during normal surgery hours. It would be helpful if you could let the Practice know that you are booking an appointment for a smear.

The result of your smear test is posted out to the address we hold for you on computer, unless you tell us otherwise. Results should be received within 6 weeks. If you have not received a letter within 8 weeks, please ring the surgery.

Diabetic Clinic

Dr Campbell provides a regular diabetic clinic. A specialist diabetic nurse, podiatrist and dietitan are also available at this clinic.

Family Planning/Contraceptive Services

A variety of services are available by appointment with a doctor. Please telephone for advice or to book an appointment regarding emergency contraception. For fitting of a coil (IUCD), or a subcutaneous contraceptive implant (Nexplanon), please contact one of the female doctors.

Health Surveillance

All patients between the ages of 16 and 75 who have not attended the surgery in the preceding three years, can request and will receive an appropriate health check.

Influenza Vaccination

Influenza vaccinations are given each winter, usually from October until February.  It is advised for those 65 or over and patients in special risk groups.  These include heart, kidney, chest problems or diabetes. Carers registered with the Practice are also offered the vaccination. Ask at Reception for details during September.

Minor Surgery

The Practice has facilities to carry out minor surgery. Please make an appointment for further advice.

Travel Vaccination

A private Travel Clinic operates in the Lisburn Health Centre on 028 9250 128. All appointments are booked by phone.  There is an answering service if the phone is unattended and the messages are picked up every day.  Please leave a daytime contact number and expect a return call from a 'withheld' number. 

You should have your vaccinations at least 4 weeks prior to travel, so please contact them as soon as your trip is booked.

Asthma Check-Up

If you have asthma, you may have symptoms that could be reduced with changes to your medication.  If you use an inhaler regularly, it is important to have an annual check-up. 

Children taking asthmatic medicines must be assessed annually as their inhalers may need to change as they grow.

Please book an appointment with our Practice Nurse and remember to bring your inhalers with you to your appointment.

Asthma information is also available from Asthma UK Advice line on 0847 010203 or at www.asthma.org.uk

Sexual Health

Patients can have a sexual health check without the need for an intimate examination.  To find out more, make an appointment with your doctor or Practice Nurse. 

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

There is a self-referral system to physiotherapy for over 16 year olds.  You can complete a self-referral form online via the link http://www.setrust.hscni.net/services/physioform.htm


Other services available within the Lisburn Health Centre

  • Community Family Planning
  • Community Psychiatric Nurse
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthoptics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Social Services
  • Speech Therapy

General Medical Services

consultThe Health & Social Care Board contracts with us to provide services to our patients. The basic service we must provide is detailed in the General Medical Services Contract (NI) agreed in April 2004. If you have any queries about the services under this contract, please ask to speak to the Business Manager at the Practice, or contact the GP Unit at:

The Health & Social Care Board
12-22 Linenhall Street
Belfast BT2 8BS
Tel: 028 9032 1313

We provide all the essential services and many of the additional services detailed in the contract. We work within the Quality and Outcomes Framework, which directs us towards evidence based treatment and high standards of care and management. Where possible, we also try to provide additional services for our patients and to respond to public health requests to provide one-off services when required. Where we are unable to provide additional services, it is the responsibility of the Health & Social Care Board to ensure adequate service provision for our patients.

 
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