|Dr Michael Redmond
||MB BCh DRCOG Dundee University, Scotland 1991
|Dr Simon Baird
||BSc MD MRCGP
DRCOG Queen's University Belfast 1991 (GP Trainer)
|Dr Laura Bunting
||MB BCh MRCGP
DCH DRCOG Queen's University Belfast 1993 (GP Trainer)
|Dr Jan Ferguson
||MB BCh BAO DPD DRCOG MRCGP Queen's University Belfast 1998
Dr Michael Redmond joined the practice in 1996. His interests include Minor Surgery and Maternity Care. He also has an interest in Diabetes and Psychiatry and holds the Diploma in the Management of Patients with Diabetes.
Dr Simon Baird joined the practice from Antrim Area Hospital where he completed an MD in Cardiology and continues to be actively involved in this area of expertise. He is a member of the Royal College of Practitioners, has a BSc in Genetics and holds Diplomas of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Faculty of Family Planning. His specialist interests include Cardiology, Acupuncture and Acute Medicine.
Dr Laura Bunting joined the practice in July 2001. Dr Laura holds Diplomas in Child Health, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Family Planning. Her special interests include Family Planning and Paediatrics. She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Dr Jan Ferguson joined the practice in October 2003. She holds Diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Practical Dermatology and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Her special interest is in Dermatology, and she holds a Diploma in Family Planning.
The partnership is contracted to the Health And Social Care Board as a General Non-limited Partnership. They can be contacted by telephoning the Integrated Care Directorate on 028 2531 1034 or writing to them at: 182 Galgorm Road, Ballymena BT42 1QB.
Patients who do not have English as their first language can avail of an interpreting
service ('The Big Word') provided through the Northen Ireland Health and Social
Interpreting Scheme. It is very important to discuss this requirement prior to
your registration visit.
If you need to speak to a doctor during surgery hours, a message will be taken and the doctor will contact you by telephone at a time you will be advised of. Non-urgent telephone calls will not be taken in the afternoon.
Please telephone in the morning before 11.00am.
Mrs Sharon Espie and Mrs Margaret Gage
The practice nurses hold special clinics for patients with Diabetes, Asthma, Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension and for Smoking Cessation, Cervical Screening, Family Planning, Osteoporosis and Learning Difficulties. In addition to these special clinics, screening is also undertaken for patients who have a family history of any of the above conditions.
The practice nurses also undertake general well person screening at three-yearly intervals for men and women between the ages of 15 and 64 years. Please respond promptly to any letters you receive from us. If you cannot attend your appointment please let us know as another patient can make use of the time available.
Hours of Attendance (by appointment only)
Weekdays (Monday to Thursday, excluding Wednesday afternoon)
IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO THE PRACTICE NURSE PLEASE TELEPHONE BETWEEN 12.30 & 1.00PM
Treatment Room Nurses
Mrs Alison Patterson, Mrs Alison
RGN and Mrs Linda Cameron
The nurses in the treatment rooms undertake first aid, dressings and all
child health vaccinations. They also carry out a wide range of tests and treatments
as requested in advance by the doctors to meet the needs of our patients and
to ensure their continuing good health. The health care assistant undertakes
routine blood tests for a number of different conditions these include the management
of patients on Warfarin, patients attending for Smoking Cessation, Weight Management
and simple dressings. Please ensure you respond to letters you may receive to
attend her clinics.
Mrs Peggy Butler Dip PM AMSPAR IHM, Practice Manager
Miss Francine Magill, Office / Administrator Supervisor
Mrs Alison Robinson, Clerical Officer / Receptionist
Mrs Catherine Linton, Clerical Officer / IT and Audit Co-ordinator
Mrs Donna Sloan, Clerical Officer / Receptionist
Ms Melaine Hoey, Clerical Officer / Receptionist
Miss Corrine Robb, Clerical Officer / Receptionist
Miss Naomi McClintock, Clerical Officer / Receptionist
Mrs Janine Mairs, Clerical Officer / Receptionist
Mrs Peggy Butler holds the AMSPAR (Association of Managers in General Practice) Diploma in Practice Management and she is also a member of the Institute of Healthcare Management.
Community Health Team
These are employees of the Health & Social
Care Board who are attached to the practice and are a dedicated team of community
health professionals who visit and provide skilled care for housebound patients
in their own homes.
Telephone 0845 600 3111.
The health visitors routinely visit mothers and babies from 11 days until
school age. They advise on feeding, immunisation and developmental progress.
They can be contacted by telephone: 028 2586 3077 or 028 2531 3155.
The midwife is in attendance at the antenatal clinic each Tuesday at 2.00pm - by appointment only.
The dietitian attends on a Tuesday morning. Appointments are
by referral from the practice nurses or the GP.