Welcome Hillsborough Medical Practice
With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need.
As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
UPCOMING BANK HOLIDAY
Please note that we will be closed for the upcoming bank holiday on Monday 13th July. We will have an on call GP in the practice on Tuesday 14th July for emergency calls only. Normal service for triage and routine calls will resume on Wednesday 15th July.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation we can not offer routine GP appointments. We understand that some patients are upset about this but we have to keep everyone as safe as possible and are constantly looking at new ways to communication with our patients. We have recently began video calling our patients and have launched new text messaging software too. There are other ways in which you can reach your GP:
- Triage Line: Our triage line is available for urgent queries. Our staff will take details from you and please answer these questions openly and honestly. Please respect that the GPs have directed staff to ask these questions and need the information to help you. Normally, the triage line ran until 9.30am but we have extended this to 10.30 am during the COVID-19 crisis. If you ring after this time and it is not an medical emergency, our team will advise you to ring the next day. In some circumstances the GP may feel its best that you do attend the surgery and may direct you to do so. Please be assured that we are trying to make the surgery as safe as possible for the small number of patients that are asked to come up to the see the GP.
- Routine phone call: Our team have a limited amount of daily routine phone calls. These are booked on a first come, first served basis. Again, our team will ask you various questions that the GPs have asked them too. Please answer open and honestly. Please do not refuse to answer as we need this information. Someone from the team will call you back throughout that day.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR CO-OPERATION DURING THIS TIME. WE HOPE THAT EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS WE ARE TRYING TO PROVIDE A SERVICE WHICH IS AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE. Our whole highly skilled team are working together to try and do the best job that they can. Our pharmacy team, office team, GP team and nursing team are all helping each other so you may get a phone call from the staff member who can best deal with your query.
Nurse appointments: We are still running some clinics such as INR, Amber drugs, dressings and b12 injections so please ring our team to arrange one of these appointments. If a hospital has asked you to arrange a blood test at the GP surgery, please ring and explain this to the team who can help facilitate (please note that we need the hospital labels to do). If you would like to organise a routine blood test, please ring and discuss with our team who will ask the GP on your behalf.
PATIENTS ATTENDING SURGERY: We encourage patients to wear whatever they feel comfortable doing to attend the surgery. Feel free to wear your own mask or gloves if you would like. The practice has hand washing facilities and hand sanitiser available for all patients to use. Please come to the front door at your appointment time and the staff will help you gain access to the building.
TEXT MESSAGING: We have a new text messaging service to help us communicate with patients during these changing times. We might ask you to send a photo in or answer some questions about your chronic disease, amongst many other things. If you have any questions, please just ask.
PLEASE FIND USEFUL LINKS BELOW OF SOME IMPORTANT WEBSITEs:
To visit NHS 111 please click below:
To visit the Public Health Agency Website, please click below:
To visit ASTHMA UK, please click below:
For information about self certifying from work, please visit NI Direct using the link below:
For information on further sicklines relating to COVID-19, please visit the link below:
REGISTRATIONS TO THE PRACTICE DURING COVID-19
We understand that many people still need to try and register with the practice and we aim to keep this service running as normal as possible. However, you can't turn up at the practice to collect forms without prior arranging this with our office team. If you currently on any medication please submit a print out from your current practice to help us. If you are registering any children under 5, please submit their vaccination history. Please ring and speak with our Team Leader, Gillian if you have any questions.
** WE HAVE HAD AN INCREASE NUMBER OF INCOMPLETED REGISTRATION FORMS SUBMITTED TO THE PRACTICE. FOR AN APPLICATION TO BE VALID YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH OUR PRACTICE APPLICATION AND THE BSO APPLICATION FORMS BELOW. INCOMPLETE REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. IF YOU DROP AN APPLICATION FORM INTO OUR SECURE POST BOX PLEASE RING ANY MORNING BEFORE 1pm AND ASK TO SPEAK TO GILLIAN TO CONFIRM THAT THERE ARE NO ISSUES WITH ANY OF THE PAPERWORK SUBMITTED. PROOF IF ID IS REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW PATIENTS AND PROOF OF ADDRESS FOR ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 16 YEARS OLD.**
To aid this process we have uploads the forms that you will need below:
PERMANENT RESIDENTS - PART 1 and 3 ARE ESSENTIAL.
PART 1: Please complete either form below depending your age: YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM
Practice Under 16 year old Application Form
Over 16 Application Form to join the practice
PART 2: If you have an up to date medical card, please submit this with your application. If you do not, please complete the form below. YOU WILL EITHER COMPLETE THIS FORM OR SUBMIT YOUR MEDICAL CARD
Medical Card Form
Part 3: Please complete the applicable form below: YOU MUST COMPLETE EITHER ONE OF THESE FORMS
Moving from outside the UK
Please complete the above form if you are moving from outside the UK. To register permanently, please complete sections 1,3 & 6 as well as providing one copy of evidence from the 3 sections on the back page. This form is from the Business Service Organisation and we must return this to them to complete your registration.
Moving within the UK
Please complete this form if you are moving from within the UK. Please submit along with a copy of your ID and proof of your address. These forms are from The Business Organisation Service. Please completed regardless of the title on them. Thank you.
If you need to register as a temporary resident and have a permanent address inside NI, England, Wales or Scotland please complete the below form and submit to the practice along with a copy of your ID. Please note that we will not register patients who are already registered in another accessible GP surgery in Northern Ireland. Please ring and speak to our Office Team Leader, Gillian if you have any questions.
Temporary Resident Form
If you are from outside NI, England, Scotland or Wales and are from a country that has a reciprocal agreement with us, please complete the above form along with the "MOVING FROM OUTSIDE UK" from in Part 3 of the permanent registration process. You will need to complete part 1,2 & 6 in this.
When you have completed your forms, please post in the secure green post box at our front door or ring the surgery to arrange a drop off. If you drop your forms off in the secure post box, please ring any more after and ask to speak with Gillian who can check we have everything to proceed with your registration.
The registered of new births has new recommenced at your local registry office. Please submit the yellow form that you received whilst here along with our own registration form below. Our team will contact you regarding your child's vaccination program.
New Baby Reg Form
New General Data Protection Regulation
In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, we have made our policy on Data Protection available for all our patients to access. Please find the link below.
Hillsborough Medical Practice General Data Protection Regulation Policy
(Site updated 08/07/2020)