Important information on Covid-19
For the latest information on the Covid-19 vaccine, please visit the HSE website’s Covid Vaccine page.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, we have temporarily changed how we operate appointments in the practice in order to minimise the risk of spreading the virus and therefore protecting patients and staff alike. Please read the following information.
Please be patient with our staff as there is a huge increase in workload,
particularly with phone calls at this time.
Prevention and self- isolation
For information on the symptoms of Covid–19 and information on self–isolation, please visit HSE website.
If possible, use our email service firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are making every effort to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19 so we are now limiting appointments to patients with acute medical problems.
If you have medical problems that need urgent attention please contact the practice and we will arrange for you to be seen.
The purpose of this change is to protect you from contracting Covid-19. We would ask you to be patient and understanding at this time.
Testing for Covid–19
If appropriate, and where there is clinical concern, your GP may refer you for the Covid-19 test. These are carried out in specialist testing centres.
Most routine blood investigations have been postponed. We will continue to perform urgent blood tests and also certain necessary tests such as Warfarin monitoring.
You can order your prescription in a dedicated area on this website. Alternatively, you can make the request by email email@example.com, letter or by dropping a request in to the surgery.
Please allow 48 hours for collection.
We will continue providing childhood immunisations as these are vitally important to protect your child.
Medical Certificates / Social Welfare Certificates
You can now make your application for Covid-19 related illness benefit payment online here.
We will be completing all Social Welfare certificates online.
For illness benefit in cases of non Covid-19 related illness you will need to forward the IB1 application form.
You can get this form:
- By calling 1890800024 to get the application form by post
- You can collect the form at our surgery by ringing ahead
- Requesting a form to be posted by emailing your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application forms should be sent by Freepost to:
Social Welfare Services PO Box 1650, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Dublin 1
Where a medical certificate is required for your employer, we can supply a copy of the social welfare certificate.
Medico-legal and other documents
Unfortunately, due to the hugely increased workload currently, there will be a delay in the provision of these services.