Staff

The Doctors

Dr Michael Redmond (MB BCh DRCOG Dundee University, Scotland 1991)
Dr Michael Redmond has been a partner since 1996. His interests include Minor Surgery and Maternity Care. He also has an interest in Diabetes, Psychiatry and Palliative Care.

Dr Simon Baird (BSc MD MRCGP DRCOG Queen's University Belfast 1991) (GP Trainer) 
Dr Simon Baird became a partner in 2000. He has an MD in Cardiology and 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, Minor Surgery and Acute Medicine.

Dr Laura Bunting (MB BCh MRCGP DCH DRCOG Queen's University Belfast 1993) (GP Trainer)
Dr Laura Bunting joined the practice in 2001. She has Diplomas in Child Health, Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Family Planning. Her special interests are gynaecology and family planning. She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Dr Jan Ferguson (MB BCh BAO DPD DRCOG MRCGP Queen's University Belfast 1998)
Dr Jan Ferguson became a partner in 2003. Dr Jan holds Diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Family Planning and Dermatology and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Her special interest is in Dermatology.

The partnership is contracted to the Health And Social Care Board a General non-limited Partnership. They can be contacted by telephoning the Integrated Care Unit at: County Hall, 182 Galgorm Road, Ballymena BT42 1QB. Telephone 0300 555 0115.

Treatment Room Nurses

Mrs Alison Patterson 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 Julie McClure: Practice Manager - Julie holds the AMSPAR Diploma in Primary Care Management.

Miss Francine Magill: Office / Administrator Supervisor

Mrs Alison Robinson: Clerical Officer / Receptionist

Mrs Donna Sloan: Clerical Officer / Receptionist

Miss Corinne Robb: Clerical Officer / Receptionist

Mrs Janine Mairs: Clerical Officer / Receptionist

Mr Leon Graham: IT Administrator / Receptionist

Mrs Teresa Wilkinson: Clerical Officer / Receptionist

Ms Jayne Termonia: Clerical Officer / Receptionist

Doctors

If you need to speak to a doctor during surgery hours please telephone in the morning between 8.30am - 10.30am, a message will be taken and the doctor will contact you by telephone at a time you will be advised of. Remember to stay close to your phone as they will only try once. Non-urgent telephone calls will not be taken in the afternoon.

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.

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 12.30PM- 1.00PM

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 (028) 953 63777. It is very important to discuss this prior to your registration visit.

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: 028 253 13155. Their office is situated at the Ballymena Health & Care Centre, Cushendall Road.

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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