Broughshane Medical Practice

The Doctors

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 Unit on 028 2531 1034 or writing to them at: County Hall, 182 Galgorm Road, Ballymena BT42 1QB.

Interpreting Service

Non-English-Speaking Patients

Patients who do not have English as their first language can avail of a telephone interpreting service provided through the Business Services Organisation. Tel 0289536 3777. It is very important to discuss this prior to your registration visit.

Doctors

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 when one call back will be made so stay close to your phone.

Practice Nurses

Mrs Sharon Espie and Mrs Belinda Clarke
The practice nurses hold special clinics for patients with Diabetes, Asthma, Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension and for Smoking Cessation, Cervical Screening, Rheumatology Review, 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.

General well person screening at three-yearly intervals for men and women is available. 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, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO THE PRACTICE NURSE PLEASE TELEPHONE BETWEEN 12.30 & 1.00PM

Treatment Room Nurses

Mrs Alison Patterson, Mrs Alison Lynn RGN and Mrs Linda Cameron HCA.

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.

Administration Staff

Mrs Peggy Butler Dip PM AMSPAR IHM, Practice Manager

Miss Francine Magill, Office / Administrator Supervisor

Mrs Alison Robinson, Clerical Officer / Receptionist

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 Janice Mairs, Clerical Officer / Receptionist

Mrs Peggy Butler holds the Association of Managers in General Practice Diploma in Practice Management and a Certificate in Management from Q.U.B.

Community Health Team

These are employees of the Northern Health & Social Care Trust 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 once each month on a Tuesday morning.

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