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If you wish to contact us regarding the recent funding cuts to our service please get in touch via email – ecr.info@easternfsu.co.uk

 

As waiting times to see a doctor at a consultant-led clinic in secondary care continue to rise in Northern Ireland, there is an increasing need to find alternative pathways to treat patients struggling with chronic conditions in a safe, more time efficient manner. The GP Elective Care Service comprises of a group of primary care doctors (largely General Practitioners) who have extended their training in over 5 specialties across the 17 federation areas in Northern Ireland. They perform these enhanced clinics at chosen ‘host practices’ across each federation area and aim to: Reduce referrals to secondary care, with more intensified management of conditions within primary care. Decrease waiting times for hospital consultants. Improve patients’ experience with the Northern Ireland health care system. Provide education to patients and local GPs. Provide an alternative referral pathway for GPs. Promote self-management of many common problems.​ GPECS aim to improve patient care by harnessing and developing skills which may not be available in all practices. Services are based in host GP Practices and run by GPs. This provides an alternative referral pathway for GP's. Services currently running in the Northern GP Federation area:

Dermatology, MSK, Primary care surgical service, Gynaecology, Vasectomy

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Dermatology

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Gynaecology

Chest Cavity
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MSK

Surgical Scissors
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PCSS

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Vasectomy

Derm

GP Elective Care Services

Dermatology

  • Adult Eczema

  • Childhood Eczema

  • Psoriasis

  • Acne

  • Non-specific Rashes

  • Actinic Keratosis

Referral Destination - Host Practice & Wait Times

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East Antrim

 Old School Surgery

 07783874559

Antrim Ballymena

Braid Family Practice

07783874557

Causeway

The Country Medical

07783874563

Mid Ulster

Garden Street Surgery

07783874566

GP Elective Care Services

Gynaecology

  • HRT Advice

  • Menorraghia <45

  • Long Acting Reversible contraception - insertion & removal. 

  • Ring Pessary Replacement

Referral Destination - Host Practice & Wait Times

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East Antrim

 Glengormley

 07783874702

Antrim Ballymena

Broughshane Medical

07783874621

Causeway

The Frocess Medical

07783874625

Mid Ulster

Bellaghy Medical

07871107992

GP Elective Care Services

PCSS - Primary Care Surgical Service

Excisions
⚬ Symptomatic cysts, Lipoma (under 5cm, not
midline / spinal) Symptomatic Actinic
keratoses (Solar keratoses)*
⚬ Symptomatic Seborrhoeic keratosis*
⚬ Symptomatic Intradermal naevi*


Exclusion Criteria
• Any lesion that is suspicious should be referred along RED FLAG pathway

Referral Destination - Host Practice & Wait Times

Vaccine

East Antrim

Castle Practice

 07912472046

Antrim Ballymena

Maine Medical Ahoghill

Causeway

Ballymoney FP

07783874682

Mid Ulster

Oaks Family Practice

07783874699

GP Elective Care Services

MSK - Musculoskeletal

  • Hand

  • Foot

  • Knee

  • Shoulder

  • Sports Injury

Referral Destination - Host Practice & Wait Times

  •  (Spoke Practice, referrals allocated from Corran Surgery depending on patient postcode)

  •  (HUB Practice, referrals allocated depending on patient postcode)

Anatomical Model

East Antrim

 Tramways (Spoke Practice)

07912472036

Corran Surgery (Hub Practice)

07912472037

Antrim Ballymena

Randalstown Medical

07912471988

Causeway

Lodge Health

07783874741

Mid Ulster

Oaks Family Practice

07783874699

Gynae
MSK
PCSS

GP Elective Care Services

Vasectomy

*Patients not suitable for primary care vasectomy service:

  • Patients > 160kg

  • Patients receiving Dual Antiplatelet

  • Therapy

  • Patients with previous scrotal

  • surgery

  • Patients with Large Hydroceles or

Varicoceles
*Please refer to secondary care

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*Regional Service at Ballyclare Group Practice

07783874748

Vasec

THE
TEAM

NORTHERN ECR CLINICAL LEAD - Dr Conor Gorman

NORTHERN ECR GYNAE CLINICAL LEAD - Dr Eimear McLaverty

ECR Facilitator - Sandra Roberts - sandra.roberts@northernfsu.co.uk

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