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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.

Clinics & Services

Better Days Pain Support Programmes

Pain Support Programmes (PSP) aim to help people with chronic pain to learn other ways to help manage their pain and improve their quality of life and reduce their reliance on medication.

Further information and self referral to your local Better Days PSP is available at https://www.hlcalliance.org/page/pain-support-book-now

Minor Ailments Service

A number of medicines can be obtained free of charge at your local pharmacy under the Minor Ailments Scheme.  This includes treatments for:

  • Acne vulgaris
  • Athlete's foot
  • Diarrhoea
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Groin area infection
  • Head lice
  • Thread worms
  • Ear wax
  • Oral thrush
  • Threadworms
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Scabies
  • Verrucae

Freeing up appointments about these symptoms would allow your GP to spend time tackling complex problems.

A free smoking cessation service with nicotine replacement therapy and support is provided by the local pharmacies.

Breast Screening

A video produced by the Public Health Authority shows women what to expect when they attend for breast screening.  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.  Please follow the link below to view this video.

http://www.cancerscreening.hscni.net/2170.htm

Sexual & Reproductive Health

Working in partnership with the NHS, SH:24 provide free STI testing, diagnosis and treatment, oral contraception and specialist remote clinical support. 

You can access sexual health tests at https://sh24.org.uk for a check up.  If you have any symptoms that you are concerned about, please contact the Practice for a consultation.



 
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