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Welcome to the Ballyward Surgery website.

The surgery will be closed on Friday 12th July 2019.    Please ensure you order your repeat prescriptions in good time allowing at least 48hours before collection.

Reminder - we have online ordering for your repeat medicines which is our preferred way for you to order - please ask at reception for your first time unique log in so you can bypass the phone system.

When the Surgery is closed, please contact the GP Out of hours for the Southern Trust area which is 028 3839 9201. For our patients living in the South Eastern Trust Area your number is 028 9260 2204.

Reminder to all patients: Please allow 48hrs (that's two full working days ) for repeat prescriptions to be issued.

We want to empower our patients to enable them to care for themselves and their loved ones for minor ailments. The Self Care forum website is designed for patients to access information on managing their symptoms themselves and advising when to seek medical help.

WEBSITE: http://www.selfcareforum.org/ or scroll down for some more information on specific ailments

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Here are links to some common ailments:

1 Sore throat how to treat your sore throat

2 Cough in adults how to manage your cough

3 Sinus infections how to manage a sinus infection yourself

4 Earache how to manage earache symptoms

5 Fever in children how to assess a child with a temperature

Healthy Exercise

Exercise can help to reduce your risk of

  • heart attacks
  • strokes
  • diabetes

Regular exercise can nearly half your risk of these conditions.

Regular exercise reduces early deaths by 20-30%.

Most people do not exercise enough to get this benefit, but it's not hard to do.

Enough exercise to get these benefits is brisk walking, 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week.

Why not start today?                                                 Exercise Getting started

We live in  beautiful countryside. Switch the TV off, open the door, take a friend/dog and get out for a walk each day.

It's that simple.                                                         More help

Aim for moderate or vigorous exercise.

Intensity of exerciseType of exerciseExamples
LightaerobicNormal walking, walking downstairs, bowling, general housework: vacuum cleaning carpets, mopping floors
ModerateaerobicBrisk walking (3- 4.5 mph), lawn mowing, cycling (5-9 mph), low impact aerobic dance, social dancing, swimming
Vigorousaerobic for some, anaerobic for others

Fast walking >=5mph; cycling >=10mph; high impact aerobics, playing competitive sports, circuit weight training, heavy digging for others or yard work; heavy housework,moving furniture



 
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