Welcome to Maple Group Practice

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We are open 8.30 am - 5 pm (phones answered to 6pm) Monday to Friday and we are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Appointments are available during the hours listed below. To see a doctor or nurse please telephone us or come into the surgery to book an appointment. Please note that the health centre is a non-smoking building.

 

Monday

8.30am – 5.00pm

 

Tuesday

8.30am – 5.00pm

 

Wednesday

8.30am – 5.00pm

 

Thursday

8.30am – 5.00pm

 

Friday

8.30am – 5.00pm

 

 

Outside Surgery Hours

For urgent appointments outside our normal surgery hours, please call the Western Urgent Care service on: 028 71 865195

NOTICES

 

CALLING ALL FIRST YEAR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS!
Did you know that you may be at higher risk of contracting meningitis?  This is why you are being offered a booster dose of the meningococcal vaccination. Please contact us if you are at home for Christmas and we will arrange an appointment for you.  For further information click on the link below:

 

Self Care for Life - be healthy this winter
Did you know that it is usual for adults to have two to four colds a year while children are likely to have three to eight as their immune system is more susceptible to viral infections? That's why, during winter, when seasonal illnesses are more frequent, it is important to take extra measures to stay well.  We are encouraging people to choose healthy lifestyle options that will impact positively on their physical health, mental wellbeing and self esteem.  For further information please go to our "News" section.

 

 
CHANGES TO OUR SYSTEM FOR MAKING APPOINTMENTS AND OFFERING ADVICE

The Doctors and Staff of Maple Group Practice thank you for your understanding in the coming weeks while we implement changes to make our health care services more effective in meeting your needs.  As you are aware from media coverage, the health service in Northern Ireland is under tremendous pressure. We are all trying to use our limited resources as efficiently as possible. With that in mind, the doctors and nurses here are changing our system for making appointments and offering advice to you on your health difficulties. The changes we are making have been tried successfully in other practices and we hope they will likewise help us to help you.  We are grateful for your co-operation and understanding in this time of change. If you experience any problems or have constructive suggestions to help us fine tune our changes, please contact our management team of Mrs Maria Nugent-Murphy and Mrs Heather McVea.  As you may be aware, Maple Group Practice has adopted a “zero tolerance” policy towards any kind of physical or verbal abuse towards all our clinical and clerical staff. If anyone is insulting or abusive to us or our staff, either on or off duty, they will be asked to register with another practice.  Please be assured that we are trying to meet ever increasing demands as effectively as possible for the benefit of the entire practice population and our patients’ welfare is of the utmost importance to us all.

 

TRAINING PRACTICE - We are an approved postgraduate training practice involved in the postgraduate training of fully qualified doctors who wish to enter the discipline of general practice.  We are also an approved practice for the training of medical students who must gain experience in general practice.  For further information please click on our"Our Team".

 

"SEASONAL FLU VACCINE" All patients in the "At Risk Groups" are invited to receive the Influenza vaccination, ie - Over 65s, Chronic Heart Disease, Respiratory/Asthma, Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Liver Disease, Chronic Neurological Disease, Diabetes, Immunosuppressed, Pregnant Women, Carers, Children between 4 and 17 years (please note all children attending Primary School will be offered the vaccine in school), all children aged 2&3 (pre-school).  Anyone aged 70, 78 or 79 years of age will also be offered the Shingles Vaccine, patients now aged 71 who were elligible last year and did not get the vaccine can also receive this year.  If you have not received your flu or shingles vaccine please contact the Health Centre to organise a suitable time to come in.

 

BREAST SCREENING - The NI Breast Screening Programme has produced a very helpful local video explaining the breast screening service right from the point of receiving your invite letter.  We would encourage you to have a look at this by clicking on this link:  http://www.cancerscreening.hscni.net/2170.htm.

 

CANCELLING AN APPOINTMENT? CAN'T GET THROUGH ON PHONE? We have just set up a new facility where you can text us if you wish to cancel an appointment.  You just need to text your name, date of birth and name of person you have appointment with to 0774 509 3174. PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT REPLY ON THIS PHONE SO DO NOT PUT ANY OTHER INFORMATION IN YOUR TEXT.

 

CHANGE OF ADDRESSES  You may update your details by downloading a form from our "News" section on this website.  You can return the form to us by email/post/drop in at reception/in our tick and post boxes.  Remember it is vital that we have your correct details in the event that we need to direct emergency services to your home. We thank you for your co-operation in this regard.

 

SELF TESTING OF BLOOD PRESSURE - The Practice is trialling a system where patients can check their own blood pressure at the practice.  This is open to all patients but we would especially encourage patients over 40yrs who have not had their blood pressure checked in the past year, or patients on treatment whose blood pressure has been well controlled on recent annual review.    The monitor is located in the Reception Area with guidance on how to use the machine. 

 

CARERS A carer is someone who regularly provides a substantial amount of care for example a young person under 18 looking after a parent/brother/sister, looking after a relative with a disability, the parent of a child with special needs, a friend or relative looking after an older person.  As a practice we want to support the carers role and recognise the input they have into the life of the person they care for. Please go to our "other information" section on this website for support and advice.

PATIENT SUGGESTIONS  Patients may make suggestions/ideas to the practice which will positively help us ensure a quality service to all our patients.  Please see our "News" section for further information on how you can do this.

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