Orchard House, Moorefield Road,
Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Fax: 045 434229
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Newbridge Family Practice
Orchard House, Moorefield Road, Newbridge
Welcome to the Newbridge Family Practice website. Our Services Include:
Out of Hours Service
T: (1890) 599 362
Vista Primary Care Centre,
Ballymore Road, Naas, Co. Kildare
Free to GMS patients with HSE recommended clinical indications
€25.00 for all patients with no clinical indications.
€20.00 for private patients with clinical indications
Travelling abroad? Why not contact us for advice on vaccinations.
We are a recognised Yellow Fever Centre.
No need for 6 monthly pill checks!
Pill check ups are now available on an annual basis at Newbridge Family Practice. This applies where there are no complications or side effects. Certain medical conditions and new mothers for the first year after the baby will still require 6 monthly check ups. This will save both time and money.
Do you want to prevent your child from getting Chickenpox?
There is a very good vaccine available that is used worldwide. Children must be more than 1 year old to avail of this vaccine. The vaccine consists of two doses, 6 weeks apart and is given into the upper arm or thigh. Rarely children may develop a rash in the first 4 – 6 weeks and if they do so they can be contagious. It is important that they avoid susceptible individuals at this time eg pregnant women and those who are immunosuppressed.
Cost €170 (€85 per dose)
2 children in one family together is €150
Children given Varivax must be patients of the practice and a telephone consultation with the Doctor is necessary before the nurse can administer.
We are pleased to welcome two new arrivals to Newbridge Family Practice. Nurse Ursula Ellard is our new practice nurse. Tina O’Connor joins out reception staff. We said a sad farewell to Nurse Anne and Tracy who we wish the very best of luck to in their new roles.
Cervical Smear Controversy
8th May 2018
Newbridge Family Practice wishes to acknowledge the stress caused to patients and their families following the revelations of the breakdown in the management of test results by CervicalCheck.
The Following is what the experts in cervical check recommend:
1.For Women with a history of normal Cervicalcheck test Results:
Newbridge Family Practice are assured that the cervical screening programme is safe and effective, and you can continue your normal schedule of tests.
Please review the information on Cervicalcheck.ie
2. For women who are currently attending a colposcopy clinic:
If you are currently in the care of colposcopy, please discuss your screening needs with your colposcopist or hospital doctor.
You may review the information on cervicalcheck.ie or call the information line on: 18004545455.
3.For women discharged from colposcopy clinic:
If you were discharged from a colposcopy clinic in the past, and are not currently
in treatment, you can access a free cervicalcheck test from your GP or Smear-
4.For Women who have been diagnosed with cervical cancer:
If you have any queries about your case you can talk to your oncology clinic or team.
You can call the cervicalcheck freephone line 1800454555. A call back will be arranged to let you know if you are affected.
The cervicalcheck are working with the National Cancer registry. This is to see if any other women who have had cervical cancer should be included in the audit of historical screening tests. This will be reviewed if needed.
5. Scheduled Smear Test:
If you are due a smear test, you should still attend it as planned.
Regular cervical screening is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of cervical cancer. It is very important to attend and keep up to date with your test.
What steps should I take now?
1. You can avail of a consultation (funded by the HSE) with one of our GP’s in Newbridge Family Practice to discuss your concerns. We can organise a smear at a later time if you wish it.
Please inform our receptionist that you wish to discuss smear results with the doctor when booking the appointment Ph: 045434885
2. You can have a smear test performed by the practice nurse.
6. Reliability of screening:
Cervical screening in Ireland is very reliable and effective, over 3 million smear
tests have been carried out in Ireland since 2008 there has been over 50,000 cases
No Screening programme is 100% effective, they have a margin of error. This is one of the reasons regular routine cervical screening tests are offered to all woman, as it is the best way to assure cervical health.
The helpline is open from Monday to Sunday 9am – 6pm
Ph: 1800454555, +353 21 4217612(if calling outside Ireland)
www.cervical check .ie
Dr. Mary O’Doherty Dr. Michael McDonnell Nurse: Ursula Ellard
FLU VACCINE 2018
The Flu vaccine will be available from Monday the 24th September. It is a walk in clinic from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm Monday to Thursday.
This service can also be availed of at any of your routine appointments. It is advised to have this done at the GP surgery to ensure your continuity in your medical care.