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Ballycastle Medical Practice1A Coleraine RoadBallycastleCo Antrim, BT54 6BATel: 028 20762684
PLEASE DO NOT QUEUE BEFORE 8.30am AS THE DOORS WILL NOT BE OPEN
Reception will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm- 5.30 pm. Wednesday is 9.30am -1pm
When all appointments are gone the Doctors run a daily Triage Service and if there is a Medical Need you will be offered an Appointment
For an appointment , please use the telephone number 028 207 62684, Press option 1 for emergencies and option 2 for enquiries and appointments.
If doctors are in surgery you may not be able to speak directly with them. But if you leave your name & contact number a staff member will return your call.
All patients will be telephone triaged and if required, an appointment will be made for patient to be seen. Phone lines open at 08.30 and receptionists will ask some questions so that GP can prioritise the call.
If possible please try to telephone reception before 10:00 if you require a home visit.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed.
You can be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
Disabled parking spaces are reserved beside the Health Centre entrance. The Health Centre is situated on the ground floor and is able to accommodate wheel-chair access.
Disabled toilet access is available at the Health Centre.