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Welcome to Dr Cupples, Huey & McCreedy


Get Vaccinated

Book your COVID-19 vaccination online if you are eligible

Alternatively you can telephone 0300 200 7813

From 1st April 2021 a number of Pharmacies are participating in the roll out of the Covid Vaccine to the over 50s.  If you are eligible please contact your local Pharmacy to check if they are taking part in this scheme.


Dr Cupples SurgeryWe plan to use this surgery website to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practices. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you. 

As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information.

Please have a look around the site and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this website, making it a more useful, practical tool for everybody.

Disabled Access is available at both the main and branch surgeries.

The appointment system has changed.  Your call will now be triaged.  The Doctors have instructed the Receptionist to ask specific questions, please respect this and be honest when speaking to our highly trained staff. We cannot assess your needs without this information and without it, it may take a little longer in waiting for an appointment time.

If you wish to speak to a Doctor about more than one issue please advise the Receptionist in order that more time can be allocated for the call back.

The surgery is currently experiencing a large number of telephone calls on a daily basis and we would ask for your patience when contacting the surgery. If your call is to discuss a routine issue it would be appreciated if you could telephone between 8.30 am to 10.00am.  This will assist us to accommodate as many patients as possible.

Emergency issues can be telephoned through at any time.

Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect your community against serious illnesses.  When enough people get vaccinated, it’s harder for a disease to spread to those who can’t have vaccines.

We are pleased to advise that the Practice commenced the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme during week commencing Monday 11th January. We will be working through a priority list set by the Department of Health with the first priority group being those aged 80 and over. You will be contacted by the Practice to advise when you should attend the vaccination clinic, therefore please do not contact the surgery about getting the vaccine

The clinics will be held in Banbridge Hockey Club, Havelock Park, Lurgan Road, Banbridge BT32 4LU .

The Practice is indebted to the Hockey Club for facilitating this programme. Their assistance means that we can deliver the vaccinations in an appropriate setting while continuing to operate our normal services from our Practice sites in Loughbrickland and Poyntzpass.

IMPORTANT UPDATE - COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

To help reduce the potential spread of infection, we are advising all patients to phone before coming to the surgery.

When you ring us, our staff will ask you some questions to determine your condition.  Some of these questions may include if you have a temperature or cough.  These questions help us to determine the best action to take but also helps protect our staff and other vulnerable patients.

If appropriate, you may receive a call back from a GP or be given other relevant advice. 

IF YOU ARE ASKED TO ATTEND THE SURGERY IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED IF YOU WOULD WEAR A FACE COVERING.

If you meet any of the following criteria, please DO NOT ENTER the Surgery.

  • Experiencing fever, cough, flu like symptoms or acute respiratory symptoms.
  • Contact with anyone experiencing fever, cough, flu like symptoms or acute respiratory in the past 24 hours.
  • History of foreign travel in the past 24 days.
  • Contact with anyone who has returned from foreign travel within the last 24 days.

If you need urgent medical advice please contact the Surgery on the usual number 028 40662692.

Thankyou for your co-operation in this matter.

 

For more advice or guidance click on the link below 

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/covid-19-coronavirus

The Surgery telephone lines are closed between 1pm and 2pm daily. 

The Practice is continually striving to improve patient services. Please note the following changes.

REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

When you ring to order a repeat prescription you will be asked to leave a message.  Please ensure you follow the instructions in order for your repeat prescription to be processed. 

URINE SAMPLES

When you leave a sample in for testing at the request of the GP  you should contact the Surgery after 4.00 pm on the same day to obtain the result.

HEALTH VISITORS

Health Visitors are no longer available to speak to at the Baby Clinic in the surgery however a drop in service is available through the following centres

Banbridge Health & Social Care Centre - Every Monday 9.30-11.00am

John Mitchell Place Newry Every Monday 9.30-11.00am - Health Visitor Mary Kiley

 

The Out of Hours Service is for EMERGENCIES ONLY and will not issue repeat prescriptions. In the case of an emergency please contact

02838 399201

The telephone line closes from 1-2 pm daily. In the event of an emergency e.g. collapse, heart attack or stroke, between these hours please telephone 999.  In all other emergency situations please contact the Surgery on 028 40620660.

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Local Pharmacy Services

This is a short video animation about the Pharmacy First service. This service will enable you to have a consultation in a private area with a community pharmacist, receiving advice and treatment for sore throats, colds and flu-like illnesses.

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