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Three Spires SurgeryOmagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex7 Donaghanie RoadOmagh, BT79 0NRTel: 02882 240100
In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to COMPLETE A TRAVEL QUESTIONNAIRE and then make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
FLU CLINIC SEPT-APRIL EACH YEAR
TEL 02882 240100
We offer Flu and in some cases PNEUMONIA vaccination to the following groups:
All patients aged 65 years and over
“Sixty-five and over” is defined as those 65 and over on 31 March
All patients aged 2 or 3 years
These children will be offered vaccination for the first time this year as part of a campaign.
Chronic respiratory disease
Aged six months or older Asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Children who have previously been admitted to hospital for lower respiratory tract disease.
Chronic heart disease
aged six months or older Congenital heart disease, hypertension with cardiac complications, chronic heart failure, individuals requiring regular medication and/or follow-up for ischaemic heart disease.
Chronic kidney disease
aged six months or older Chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5, chronic kidney failure, nephrotic syndrome, kidney transplantation.
Chronic liver disease
aged six months or older Cirrhosis, biliary artesia, chronic hepatitis
Chronic neurological disease
aged six months or older Stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Conditions in which respiratory function may be compromised (e.g. polio syndrome sufferers). Individuals with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and related or similar conditions; or hereditary and degenerative disease of the nervous system or muscles; or severe neurological disability.
aged six months or older Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, diet controlled diabetes.
Aged six months or older Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment. Patients undergoing chemotherapy leading to immunosuppression. Asplenia or splenic dysfunction, HIV infection at all stages. Individuals treated with or likely to be treated with systemic steroids for more than a month at a dose equivalent to prednisolone at 20mg or more per day (any age) or for children under 20kg a dose of 1mg or more per kg per day.
Household contacts of immunocompromised individuals, i.e. individuals who expect to share living accommodation on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable. This may include carers (see below).
Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy (first, second or third trimesters).
People living in long-stay residential care homes
Vaccination is recommended for people living in longstay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality. This does not include, for instance, prisons, young offender institutions, or university halls of residence.
Those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer, or the carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
Health and Social Care Staff
Professional health and social care workers who are in direct contact with patients/clients should be vaccinated by their employer as part of an occupational health programme.
Shingles vaccinations will be offered to
Those who are 70 TO 79 YEARS OLD
and have not received the vaccine before
Please make an appointment with Nurse Patterson if you would like a vaccination
Tel 02882 240100
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
PLEASE NOTE : Due to the pressure of work we no longer sign PASSPORT FORMS.
MenACWY vaccine, being offered as a new vaccination programme for all patients who are year 14 at school and those who started University and have not had the vaccine before.This vaccine protects against meningitis (inflammation of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y.
We have appointments after school -
please phone for an appointment.
It is very important that you have this vaccine. It is being offered in response to a rapidly growing increase in cases of a highly aggressive strain of meningococcal disease group W across the UK. This disease can cause meningitis and septicemia that can kill in hours, and those who recover may be left severely disabled. The vaccine also protects against three other meningococcal groups too – A, C and Y.
Going to university?
If you’re planning to go to university for the first time, please make an appointment as soon as possible before leaving for university. You are at more risk of meningitis and septicaemia in the first weeks of your first term at university when you mix with lots of new people, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria, which is usually spread through prolonged close contact.
If you decide not to have the vaccination please let us know so we can enter this on your medical records contact reception 028 82 240100
Further information on the vaccination programme and meningococcal disease can be found on NHS Choices at: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx
Dr E A McMullan Dr P Bradley Dr C O’Neill Dr A Rodgers Dr H Jackson Dr O Ramsey
If you are 50 or over you will be called for Breast Screening every 3 years. Please contact Altnagelvin Breast Screening if you have not been called. They can be contacted on 028 71 345171.
A video link is attached below to allow you to see what happens at your breast screening appointment. It covers the whole process of screening - from receiving the invitation letter to getting the results. The video is aimed at women who have never attended for breast screening or who have been invited for the first time.http://www.cancerscreening.hscni.net/2170.htmWe hope you find this useful.