Everyone over five years of age in Northern Ireland with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible for testing.  You can organise the test yourself online at or by calling 119.

You should get tested in the first 3 days of coronavirus symptoms appearing, although testing is considered effective up until day 5.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature); OR
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual); OR
  • a loss of or change in sense of smell or taste.

It's Flu Season?  Please Get Vaccinated!

If you are 70yrs and over you should have received a letter asking you to ring the practice to make an appointment to get your flu/Covid-19 booster vaccinations.  If you haven't received a letter, please get in touch.

If you are in an 'at risk' category or are over 50yrs of age and are not yet eligible for your Covid-19 booster, please ring reception to make an appointment to get your flu vaccination.

We have scheduled a flu only clinic for Wednesday 20th October from 2pm onwards.  If you need an appointment please ring reception on 028 94 472575. 

Covid-19 Booster

If it's 6mths from your 2nd covid-19 vaccination you are now due your booster.  To book an appointment, please ring the practice on 028 94 472575 or 07902 198707.

Patient Rights & Responsibilities

smiling_patientPatients’ Rights to General Medical Services

As a patient you have the right to:

  • Be registered with a GP.
  • Change doctor easily and quickly.
  • Be offered a health check on joining the practice.
  • Receive emergency care at any time through a GP.
  • Receive health care on the basis of clinical need regardless of ability to pay.
  • Be given a clear explanation of any treatment proposed, including any visits and any alternatives, before you decide whether you will agree to treatment.
  • Have appropriate drugs and medicines prescribed.
  • Be referred to a consultant acceptable to you when the GP thinks it is necessary and be referred for a second opinion if you and the GP agree this is desirable.
  • Have access to your medical records, subject to any limitations in the law, and know that those working for the NHS are under a legal duty to keep the contents confidential.
  • Choose whether or not to take part in medical research or medical student training.
  • Request a yearly health check if you are 75 years or over. 
  • Be given detailed information about local family doctor services through your Health Board’s local directory.
  • Receive a copy of the practice booklet, setting out the services provided.
  • Receive a full and prompt reply to any complaints about the services provided by the practice.

Help Us to Help You

As a patient of this practice we expect you to:

  • Treat the doctors and practice staff with courtesy.
  • Be punctual for appointments.
  • Give the practice as much notice as possible if you are unable to keep your appointment.
  • Make more than one appointment if more than one person needs to be seen.
  • Be prepared to make further appointments if you have numerous or complicated problems.
  • Be patients if appointment times are running late – please remember it may be you who needs extra time on another occasion.
  • Ask for a home visit only if illness prevents you attending the surgery – children can usually be brought safely to the surgery.
  • Contact the doctor out of surgery hours only in the case of an emergency, which cannot wait until the next working day.
  • Be prepared to see another doctor in the practice when your own doctor is unavailable.
  • Plan ahead when ordering repeat prescriptions and always use the special repeat prescription number 9447 1018.  This number leaves the other lines free for emergencies, appointments, and enquires.
  • Carefully follow the treatment prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you wish to make constructive comments, suggestions or criticism, please contact the manager or leave comments in the suggestion box in reception.

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