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Drumragh Family Practice, Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex, 7 Donaghanie Road, OMAGH, BT79 0NRTel: 028 82259119
If you are Aged 70 years or Aged 78/79 years, you are eligible for Shingles Vaccine. This can be given with your Flu Vaccine.
Whooping Cough Vaccination for Pregnant Women
If you are pregnant you should get vaccinated to protect your baby. The best time to get vaccinated is between weeks 16 and 32 of your pregnancy. Please contact reception on 0844 477 3513 / 028 80440500 to make an appointment with the practice nurse.
If you require medication for an acute problem you should request it from the Receptionist. The Receptionist will take details of your request with your phone number and pass to the Doctor. The Doctor may need to see or speak to you at his/her earliest convenience, before prescribing. It is not possible to have prescriptions ready immediately.
The right hand side of your prescription has the list of your current medication printed, please tear off and keep, when your current medication is due, tick the items your require and either drop in or post. Alternatively you may telephone select Repeat Prescription from Menu, which may be answered by our Prescription Clerk or be connected to our Answering service, please speak clearly leaving details of your request, this line is available 24 hours per day. (Please allow 48 working hours).
NB You can now order your Repeat prescription on line. You can register for Vision On Line, please enquire with the Receptionist.
Repeat prescriptions; It is necessary to request your medication 48 hours (working hours) in advance. If you wish to avail of the Pharmacy Collection Service, you will need to allow an additional 48 hours, please indicate which pharmacy you wish it left for.
Patients are obliged to attend for a Medication Review as requested; this may be done during a routine appointment with the Doctor or by our Practice Nurse, if appropriate.
If you do not attend for Medication Review when requested, the Doctor will not renew your prescription request.
Some medications require more intensive monitoring and you will receive an invitation to attend an appointment regularly with the Practice Nurse in order to ensure safe prescribing.
There is extreme pressure from the Department of Health upon all GPs to reduce prescribing costs.
Items such as Skin Moisturising Creams, Bath Oils and Shampoos will not be prescribed unless there is a diagnosis of eczema or psoriasis.
Please see below a list of items which will no longer be issued. We hope you will understand the reasons for these measures in the current time of financial pressure.
Sudocrem > we will issue Zinc and Castor Oil ointment
Gluten free products will be reduced and some items not prescribed
Analgesic rubs > will now issue Ketoproten Gel or Algesal