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Please note, our new website address is drruddellandpartners.co.uk

GPs and their wider team need time to give patients the best care they possibly can. You can help free up time for those who really need expert advice by considering three alternatives before booking an appointment. Find out more

Bogus callers

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.

Seasonal Flu Programme

Flu can be a very serious illness and the vaccine is highly recommended for patients who are:

  • aged 65 years and over
  • pregnant women
  • pre-school children aged 2 years or more
  • primary school children
  • aged 6 months or over with heart, lung, kidney, liver, neurological disease, diabetes, impaired immunity
  • in receipt of a carer’s allowance or the main carer, or the carer of an elderly or disabled person
  • it is recommended for household contacts of patients in possession of a shielding letter during the current pandemic.

For further information about flu, including who should be vaccinated, the signs and symptoms of flu, advice on prevention and how to look after yourself if you get flu, click on the following link: http://fluawareni.info 

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To ensure the safety of all patients and staff and to abide by Government guidelines on social distancing, this year we are holding our flu vaccination clinics outside of the Lisburn Health Centre. 

The venue is:

Lisburn Free Presbyterian Church Hall

1 Windermere Road

Lisburn BT28 2GY

Our next flu clinic has been confirmed as Saturday 28th November. 

If you are in receipt of a invite letter and have not yet made an appointment, please contact the surgery before Friday 27th November between 2.30pm and 5.30pm.

Please note this is a pre-booked only clinic - you must contact to arrange a time slot.

Patients invited for flu vaccination should adhere to the following instructions:

  • Do not attend if you have been asked to isolate or are unwell in any way.  This includes Coronavirus symptoms such as high temperature, cough, loss of taste and smell.

  • Arrive at your exact appointment time and not earlier as we are trying to control patient flow through the building.  You should remain in your car until your allotted time.  Patients approaching the building early will be asked to return to their vehicle.

  • Please wear your own face mask or covering and use the hand sanitiser provided.

  • Wear clothing which will enable quick and easy access to your upper arm.  Be ready for your vaccine when you approach a vaccination station.

  • You should attend alone unless assistance is required.

  • Please complete the consent form and bring it with you to your appointment.  We will not be able to complete these on the day due to infection control measures in place.

  • Children should be accompanied by only one adult if possible.



 
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