Welcome to Grosvenor Road Surgery
17th January 2021
Unfortunately a number of our staff are off isolating at present. This means we will be operating with skeleton staff for the next week. We would ask that you are patient with us and only contact the surgery if absolutely necessary. There may be times we can only operate an emergency service.
6th January 2021
The Oxford/AstraZeneca Coronavirus vaccine has now been approved and we are due to receive a supply in the coming week. The vaccination programme will start with those aged over 80 years. We will contact you to organise a time slot for vaccination in the coming weeks, you do not need to contact the surgery. We ask that you come at your allocated time as this is important for social distancing. Those residing in a nursing/residential home and those who are housebound will receive their vaccination from mobile vaccination units staffed by Belfast Trust. These patients will be contacted in due course.
Please see below leaflets with useful information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination:
What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination- a guide for adults
Do not come to the surgery if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus or have been asked to self isolate as this
You can now request a covid 19 test if you have symptoms by phoning 119, or book a test on line
For the most up to date information, self isolation and what to do if you think you have contracted coronavirus click on the link below:
We now have a Frequently Asked Questions section where you can find up to date information on how we are managing coronavirus here at the surgery
All appointments are now by telephone or video in the first instance. If after consultation you need a face to face appointment at the surgery this will be arranged with you.
When you contact the surgery you will be asked the reason for the appointment and your request will be forwarded to the most appropriate member of our team. This may be a pharmacist, nurse, physiotherapist, mental health practitioner, doctor or a member of our medical reception team.
To arrange a telephone or video appointment phone on the usual number (02890320777) between 0830- 1100 and 1400-1600.
If you have a face to face appointment our team will be wearing PPE (apron, gloves, mask and at times a visor). We ask that you wear a face covering or mask if you have an appointment at the surgery.
Our Treatment Room is running as normal but at markedly reduced capacity due to time taken to put on and take off PPE, cleaning down of rooms and the need for social distancing.
This may mean there will be a wait for routine bloods.
Our smear clinics have been running as usual over the past few months. We have also been running Diabetic clinics and arranging Diabetic bloods via our treatment room. Asthma and COPD reviews have been remotely via telephone or if needed here at the Surgery. Our baby clinics for vaccinations have been running as usual as has our antenatal clinic.
We are an accredited GP Training Practice with six GP Partners. We aim to deliver safe, effective and efficient healthcare to our patients. We have a commitment to continuously improving the quality of the healthcare we provide. Our practice manager Ms Brenda Taggart welcomes your feedback on all aspects of our service. Thank you
Pregabalin Reduction Programme
We are currently reviewing all our patients taking Pregabalin for pain. If you are taking Pregabalin you will receive a letter inviting you in for review. Please see the Pregabalin section for more details.
Do you find it difficult to get through on the phone for an appointment or repeat prescription?
Why not register for Patient Services. This will allow you to book an appointment and order repeat prescriptions from the comfort of your own home or on the go! Simply follow the link.....Online Services
Due to coronavirus we have suspended our online appointments system. You can still use the online service to order prescriptions.
Practice Based Physiotherapist
We would like to welcome Caitriona Connolly and James Smale to our team. Caitriona and James are experienced physiotherapists who will offer practice based physiotherapy assessments from Monday the 1st July 2019. If you suffer from muscle or joint pains Caitriona or James are the members of our team you should see! Ask a member of our reception staff to book you an appointment or alternatively you can book an appointment online . For further information please visit our Physiotherapy page.
Practice Based Pharmacist
We now have three very experienced Practice Based Pharmacists. Our pharmacists play a vital role in our team. If you have any queries regarding your medication or would like your medication aligned please ask to speak to our pharmacist. For more information on the range of services they provide visit our pharmacy information page.
(Site updated 20/01/2021)