Dr P A E Brown MB ChB (Liverpool 1989) MRCGP DRCOG
Dr L A Donaldson MB BCh BAO (Queens University Belfast 2007) MRCGP DFSRH
The Practice is contracted to the Northern Health & Social Care Board to provide Primary and other General Medical Services as a General non-limited Partnership. They can be contacted by telephoning the Health & Social Care Board on 028 9536 2812 or writing to Health & Social Care Board, Northern Office, County Hall, 182 Galgorm Road, Ballymena, BT42 1QB.
Treatment Room Nurse
Community Midwife - Northern Health & Social Care Trust
Dietician – Northern Health & Social Care Trust
Roles Of The Health Care Team
The reception staff assist in the efficient day-to-day running of the practice and support of all services provided. They are bound by the same code of confidentiality as medical staff. When you contact the surgery for whatever reason, you may be asked for a few details. The receptionists are trained to make these enquiries so that we can help you in the most appropriate way.
Our Practice Pharmacist resolves day to day medicine issues, this includes providing help to manage long-term conditions, advising patients taking multiple medicines and delivering clinical advice about treatments.
Treatment Room Nurse
The treatment room is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 9.00am - 12.30pm and Tuesday 2.00 - 5.00pm. Blood tests, dressings, immunisations etc are carried out within the treatment room.
The treatment room nurse operates an appointment system, please either telephone or call at reception to make an appointment.
The following clinics are run by the practice nurse - Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Diabetic, Smoking Cessation, Obesity, Heart Disease, Rheumatology Reviews, Carers Assessments and Cervical Smear Clinics. The practice nurse is primarily concerned with promoting healthy living and preventing diseases. Patients are invited by letter to ring and make an appointment to attend the appropriate clinic. If you cannot attend you're appointment with the practice nurse please give us enough notice to enable you're appointment to be given to another patient.
Smithfield Medical Centre is a teaching practice for medical students. Medical students are attached to the practice throughout the year for up to a period of three weeks. With the patients’ approval medical students will sit in during consultations. Medical students are also bound by a code of confidentiality.
The Community Midwife will share you're antenatal care with the doctor and arrange parentcraft classes and visit you post-natally. The midwife attends the medical centre alternate Thursday mornings. Please ask a reception for details.
The health visitor is available to help with health matters relating to the under fives, eg feeding difficulties, immunisations, hearing problems, etc. The health visitor's direct line number is 028 2563 5506.
Community nurses are available, in special circumstances, to visit you in your own home and give help with the following:
- Dressings, injections and removal of stitches.
- Advice and care of the acutely and chronically sick and the terminally ill.
- Advice on incontinence and supplying pads and other aids.
You can contact them on 0845 600 3111 between 9.00am and 5.00pm on Weekdays.