Patients, both adults and children, are seen by the practice nurse for appropriate education, advice and supervision of treatment. The clinic also provides individual management plans, where appropriate, and follow-up care. A double appointment can be made with reception.
Minor Surgery - Tuesday 2.00 - 5.00pm (alternate)
Dr Gracey runs these clinics with assistance from the practice nurse. Many minor surgical procedures such as the removal of cysts, skin lesions and joint injections can be carried out quickly and comfortably under local anaesthesia at this clinic. Appointments are by referral from your doctor. Dr Cheyne does joint injections.
Skin Clinic - Tuesday afternoon
This clinic is held on Tuesday afternoons, every 8 weeks. A number of skin conditions can be treated at this clinic on referral from your doctor.
Cervical Smear Clinic
These 20 minute appointments are offered as and when required in the Treatment Room.
Cervical screening is offered to all female patients (aged 18-65 years) at three-yearly intervals. After their smear, patients will be asked to telephone for their smear result in 4 weeks time. These clinics are held by the practice nurses.
The treatment of several diseases, particularly in the field of rheumatology, is increasingly reliant on drugs that, while clinically effective, need regular blood monitoring. These blood tests will be carried out by the practice nurses upon referral from your doctor.
This clinic is run by appointment with Pauline Orr, our fully qualified diabetic nurse, in conjunction with the doctors. Patients are referred to this clinic to obtain appropriate education and advice, to help maximise their effective control and reduce the risks of any complication with diabetes.
Child Health Clinic - Thursday 11.00am - 12 noon
Almost 10% of our patients are under five years old. We have developed this clinic to assess children as they grow, to protect and immunise them against disease and to offer parents encouragement and advice.
This monitoring clinic is for the care of patients taking Warfarin and is run by the practice nurse.
Tetanus and Polio - all adults should ensure they are adequately immunised against tetanus and polio.
Flu vaccinations - available each autumn for those patients who are over 65 or at risk due to certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, kidney disease or heart trouble.
For advice on either of these services please contact reception to make an appointment with the practice nurse.
Full antenatal and postnatal care is provided by all doctors in the practice.
Your doctor is happy to advise on all aspects of family planning and contraceptive services.
This service is provided by our practice nurses. They will give helpful advice and support to assist patients in stopping smoking and in the prescribing of nicotine replacement therapy.
Belfast Carers' Centre
Are you a carer? Are you, without payment, looking after or providing help and support to your husband, daughter, son, parent or a friend who could not manage otherwise because of frailty, illness or disability? Then yes, you are a carer.
Belfast Carers' Centre, which is part of the Princess Royal Trust of Carers, has been providing support and information to carers across Belfast and Greater Belfast since 1996. They are an independent organisation dedicated to supporting carers of all ages and walks of life and from all areas.
All Carers' Centres provide, either by telephone, drop-in or outreach, surgeries offering the following support: information and advice; someone to talk to; help with claiming benefits; help to access social services, health services and support groups; Advocacy work on behalf of carers; a variety of social activities - and fun!
Ormeau Park Pharmacy (next door to our surgery) runs a Carers' Centre every Tuesday from 10.00am - 12 noon at which advice is available on a variety of issues, be they practical, emotional or financial.
Contact the Belfast Carers' Centre on 9043 4700, or at firstname.lastname@example.org or, visit them at Suites 2-5, Second Floor, Merrion Business Centre, 58 Howard Street, BT1 6PJ. Their web address is www.carerscentre.org.