Doctors and Staff

General Practitioners

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.

Practice Manager

Mrs Roisin Lemon

Receptionists

Mrs Amanda Clail
Mrs Mandy Gregg
Miss Zara Douglas
Mrs Lorna Hume

Practice Nurse

Mrs Emma Clarke

Treatment Room Nurses

Helen Simpson
Barbara McCully

Health Visitor

Justine O'Hagan

The health visitor is available to help with health matters relating to the fives, eg feeding difficulties, immunisation, hearing problems etc. The health visitor's direct line number is 028 2565 2390.

Midwife

Community Midwife - Northern Health & Social Care Trust

Dietician

Dietician – Northern Health & Social Care Trust

Roles Of The Health Care Team

Receptionist

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.

Treatment Room Nurse

The treatment room is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 9.00am - 12.30pm and Thursday 9.00am - 12.30pm and 2.30 - 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.

Practice Nurse

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.

Medical Students

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.

Community Midwife

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.

Health Visitor

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

Community nurses are available, in special circumstances, to visit you in your own home and give help with the following:

  1. Dressings, injections and removal of stitches.
  2. Advice and care of the acutely and chronically sick and the terminally ill.
  3. 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.

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7 Smithfield Place, Galgorm Road, Ballymena , BT43 5HB
  • Telephone 028 2565 2301
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