Medicines for Minor Conditions and self limiting illnesses

Guidance from the Department of Health NI and the HSCB advises GPs not to prescribe medicines that can be purchased over-the-counter.

This GP practice will no longer prescribe medicines that can be purchased over-the-counter by patients when they are being used to treat minor conditions or self-limiting illnesses where their is no evidence base for their use.  The practice promotes self-care and patients should be advised that their local community pharmacist can provide advice and help to manage minor conditions and self-limiting illnesses. 

Updated news

The practice staff at Bernaghmore would like to wish all our patients Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.   We have had a few changes in 2019 and currently are hoping to recruit a new female GP in 2020 as Dr Lisa Adams was offered a full-time post and left the practice.  We will update any information as soon as we can.

The practice will be closed on Monday 27th May for a bank holiday and reopen on Tuesday 28th May.  Please ensure you have any repeat prescriptions ordered beforehand.

May Day Bank Holidays

Please note the practice will be closed on Monday 6th May and Monday 27th May for the spring bank holidays. Please ensure your repeat prescriptions are ordered in advance as Dalriada Urgent Care do not hold supplies of repeat medication.

The practice will be closed on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd April for the Easter break.  Please ensure you have ordered your repeat prescriptions in time to ensure you are covered over the holiday period.

24 hour Prescription Service

From Wednesday 1st May the practice will commence a 24 hour prescription service.   This is due to the high volume of scripts and the timing of collections from the courier service.  Please be mindful of these when ordering your repeat prescriptions.

Monday 1st April brings a new GP to the practice.  Dr Lisa Adams will be working full days on Mondays and Tuesdays.  This may change in the future.  Dr Harper will be doing less sessions soon.