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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: or scroll down for some more information on specific ailments


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


Are you a prediabetic?

About 1 in 4 adult patients in Ballyward are prediabetic.

Their blood sugars are higher than normal but not as high as in diabetes.

Those who are prediabetic are between 5-15 times more likely to get diabetes eventually.

Check on your risk of developing diabetes here.

If your risk is moderate or high, book a fasting blood glucose with the Nurse. 

Fasting Blood Glucose

A fasting blood glucose is checked in the morning after an overnight fast with no food or drink on the morning of the test.

The result can be 

  • normal
  • high in keeping with diabetes
  • above normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetic. This is the prediabetic group.

Good News

If you have prediabetes, you can reduce your risk of developing diabetes by

  • dietary care
    • smaller portion sizes
    • change in eating pattern
  • Exercising on a daily basis

Advice about a healthy diet

Advice about exercise

Information about prediabetes


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