The practice area is defined as anywhere within a 9.5 mile radius of Loughbrickland inclusive of Poyntzpass. The practice list is open and application for inclusion on the list of patients shall be made by delivering to the practice premises a medical card or an application signed in either cases by the applicant, or person authorized by the applicant to sign on his/her behalf.
A patient has a right to express a preference to register with a particular doctor; this can be done by filling out the relevant section on a medical card or application form. Patients are nonetheless free to request an appointment with any of the Doctors.
Change of Address
Unfortunately we are unable to provide a service outside our area. If you move outside the Practice area you will receive a letter requesting that you register with a Practice closer to your home. You will have 6 weeks from the date of the letter to register with another Practice after which the Practice will contact Buisness Servcies Organisation in Belfast to remove you from the Practice list.
Clinical services will be provided to patients who are not on the practice list if they are staying temporarily in the area or require emergency or immediately necessary treatment, unless the patient refuses consent.
If you come from outside the United Kingdom to obtain a medical card you need to fill in an application form, which is called HS22X. This form is available in English and in a range of other languages. Please click on the respective links below to download the form in English and/or in translation.
Action will be taken in the case of a Violent Patient.
The Surgery aims to provide the best possible health care for its patients. However there may be circumstances when it would be considered reasonable, or in the best interest of the patient, to remove patients from the list.
Situations which justify removal
When a patient
1. is physically violent or threatening towards a doctor, practice staff or other patients on the practice premises.
2. Causes physical damage to practice premises or other patient's property.
3. Gives verbal abuse or makes threats towards the doctor, practice staff or other patients.
4. Gives racist abuse, orally or physically
5. Is violent or uses or condones threatening behaviour to doctors (or some other members of the primary health care team) while visiting the patient's home. Such behaviour may involve the patient, a relative, a household member, or pets (such as unchained dogs).
Content courtesy of the Central Services Agency, N.Ireland