Carrick Medical Centre

We are a 5 doctor practice in Carrick On Shannon, County Leitrim, Republic of Ireland providing a comprehensive range of medical services.

As well as typical family medicine services , we offer travel vaccination, occupational medicals, sports medicine, minor skin surgery, venesection for haemochromatosis and management of chronic diseases ( including diabetes, asthma, hypertension and many others).See our website for more comprehensive information on services, opening hours and times.

Senator Jennifer Murnane O Connor

Parent Hub Sligo Leitrim

This organisation run evidence based parenting programmes ( "TripleP") in the local area, with some being held in the Education Centre, Carrick On Shannon.They are HSE and Tusla accredited and have some topics of interest coming up soon including "Developing good bedtime routines" and "Dealing with Disobedience". Please check their page for further information.

This is a space where you can find information on parenting events, ideas, thoughts, concerns and more...

leitrimobserver.ie

New Primary Health Care Centre in Carrick to be complete by spring 2020

leitrimobserver.ie NoWDoc and GP clinics to relocate

For anyone interested in men’s health issues, a free talk given by Mr Eamonn Rogers, Consultant Urologist, hosted by Roscommon County Council

Invitation to Public Health Information Lecture on Urology
Aras an Chontae Roscommon 30th of January @7:00pm.
Roscommon County Council in partnership with Roscommon Health & Wellbeing Committee and in association with The Saolta University Health Care Group are delighted to host a Public Health Information Lecture on Urology by Mr Eamon Rodgers, one of the country's leading Urologists. Patients may be referred to a urologist if their doctor suspects they may need treatment for a condition relating to bladder, urethra, ureters, kidneys, and adrenal glands.

The lecture will take place in the offices of Roscommon County Council, Aras an Chontae, Roscommon Town, F42 VR98, on the 30th January 2019 at 7pm.
The lecture will highlight urology issues that arise for men and women of all ages and provide information on the most up to date treatments and symptoms which indicate health risks.
This Lecture is sponsored by Roscommon County Council and the Saolta University Health Care Group and kick starts the Roscommon Health & Wellbeing programme of events for 2019.

If you would like to attend this event or you would like more information: Email: [email protected] or
Phone: 090 66 37259

*Admission to this event is free with limited spaces available.
Light refreshments will be served.

Shannonside FM

Even given the shorter opening hours, this is a very useful alternative to having to use the Emergency Department in Sligo.

If you have a minor injury you can be seen and treated at the Roscommon unit within 60 mins.

[12/24/18]   The practice is open today, doing a normal surgery in the morning, and then a limited walk-in clinic from 2-3 this afternoon. A doctor will be available on our practice mobile 086 2462010 from then until 6 pm for urgent cases only. The practice will re-open at 9 am on Thursday the 27th. Nowdoc
(the out of hours co-op operated by the GPs in Carrick and surrounding areas) will provide cover on a 24 hour basis from 6 pm this evening until Thursday morning. They can be contacted on 1850 400 911. Wishing you all a Happy Christmas!

leitrimobserver.ie

Christmas hours for NoWDOC

leitrimobserver.ie The NoWDOC service which is a partnership between the GP members of Caredoc and the HSE provides an urgent GP family Doctor service to patients of GP members in Co Donegal and south Leitrim.  The NoWDOC Service Manager, Mrs Deirdre Moy outlined how the service operates and what services will be...

[12/07/18]   Meningitis B Vaccine: The Meningitis B vaccine is part of the current childhood vaccination schedule, but if your child was born before the 1st October 2016, he/she will not have been vaccinated as part of their childhood vaccinations. This vaccine is now available through Carrick Medical Centre for children born before the 1st Oct 2016, please speak with our nurse for more information and prices.

[11/05/18]   The influenza vaccine is available in the surgery. The "flu jab" is shown to reduce admissions to hospital and death rates among the "at risk categories". The "at risk" categories include all over 65s, and patients with a range of long term illnesses including Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer and many others. It is also recommended for those who live with people with long term illnesses. The vaccine is completely free to all medical card holders in the "at risk" categories.

revenue.ie

Health expenses

Did you know there are numerous health related costs that can be partially claimed back from the Revenue Commissioners? These can be your own or someone else's, as long as you paid for them. This includes GP bills, drugs, medicines, IVF bills, physiotherapy bills and many others.

A guide is provided here -

https://www.revenue.ie/en/personal-tax-credits-reliefs-and-exemptions/health-and-age/health-expenses/index.aspx.

The relevant form is at this link -

https://www.revenue.ie/en/personal-tax-credits-reliefs-and-exemptions/documents/med1.pdf

revenue.ie You can claim relief on the cost of health expenses.

theguardian.com

The hard truth about back pain: don’t rely on drugs, scans or quick fixes | Ann Robinson

Good article about back pain in "The Guardian". Keeping both active and working leads to better outcomes

theguardian.com Most treatment is wasteful, wanton and wrong, says the Lancet. The key is to try to keep walking and working, says the GP Ann Robinson

[03/13/18]   With regard to the upcoming abortion referendum, the doctors of Carrick Medical Centre have a diverse range of views on the issue, in a similar fashion to the population at large. One of our GPs has been involved in campaigning and has made her own personal views known at national level, and we respect and acknowledge her right to air her sincerely held opinion. Her views on this issue are her own personal ones. The range of views on this issue held by our doctors means that this is not an official line taken by the practice as a whole, nor will we be taking one.
The doctors of Carrick Medical Centre hope we have always treated women attending us in crisis during pregnancy with the sympathy and respect they deserved and each one of us will endeavour to continue to do this in to the future, as per the ethical guidelines of the Medical Council.

[03/02/18]   We are closed now. A doctor will be available on our practice mobile 086 2462010 until 6 pm ( urgent calls only). Nowdoc will open at 6pm, they can be contacted from then on 1850 400 911.

[03/02/18]   We will run a limited “walk in” clinic this morning from 11.30 to 13.00. This will be strictly for people who are unwell and need to be seen today. We have no receptionists so we will not be giving out repeat prescriptions, certs, letters etc. We will operate a similar limited “walk in” clinic at 2pm. Contact details as per previous post.

[03/01/18]   Due to the status red weather warning issued by Met Eireann, the practice will be open at 2 pm today for a limited period of time to enable our staff to get home safely. A doctor will be available on our practice mobile of 086 2462010, strictly for emergencies only, after we close until 6 pm, and then again from 8 am tomorrow to 2 pm. We hope to open for a few hours tomorrow afternoon, weather permitting , again for emergencies only ( i.e people who are sick and need to be seen on the day). Nowdoc is open tonight from 6pm to 8am in between these times.

Carrick on Shannon Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic

[01/09/18]   Dr Judy Ceannt is retiring from General Practice in 2018. Her final day of work here will be on Friday the 6th of April. She will be replaced later that month by Dr Katherine McVeigh. We would ask any medical card holders with Dr Ceannt’s name on their medical card to contact the practice this month about having their card re-allocated to one of the other GPs, otherwise it may be cancelled when Dr Ceannt retires.
We, Judy’s colleagues, would like to wish her all the best for her retirement after her many years of conscientious attention to her patients here in Carrick. She is a wonderful, hard-working doctor, a pleasure to work with, and she will be very much missed by us all.

[12/22/17]   The practice will re-open after Christmas on Wednesday 27th of December at 9 a.m. Nowdoc is providing 24 hour cover from 6 p.m Friday 22/12/17 all the way through to 8 a.m on Wednesday the 27th. The doctors and staff of Carrick Medical Centre wish a Happy (and healthy) Christmas to all those who have needed our services throughout the year.

[12/19/17]   The HSE has revealed details of its NoWDOC service for Christmas.

A spokseswoman said: "The NoWDOC service, which is a partnership between the GP members of Caredoc and the HSE, provides an urgent GP family Doctor service to patients of GP members in Co Donegal and south Leitrim.

"The NoWDOC service manager, Mr Pauric Sheerin, outlined how the service operates and what services will be in place over the Christmas holiday period.

"Mr Sheerin advised that the service is designed to provide urgent GP care to patients and is not a substitute for the Emergency Ambulance Service, who are the appropriate service to deal with medical emergencies."

Mr Sheerin said: "All calls received in the NoWDOC call centre (which is contacted via the 1850 400 911 number) are initially assessed by trained and qualified nursing clinicians, using bespoke nursing triage software.

"On completion of the nursing triage process, a clinical decision will be made regarding the appropriate level of care, as patients can be seen by a GP in our main treatment centre, located at Carrick-on-Shannon.

"All consultations in the NoWDOC service are by appointment only, and the location of the centre which the patient will attend, is agreed in advance, with the patient, during the process."

He advised that over the Christmas and New Year period, the service will be providing urgent Out of Hours GP care to patients who require same and that the service will operate as per normal hours in each of the NoWDOC sites, as per the following information.

CHRISTMAS
Friday, December 22: 1800 - 0800 on Saturday morning.
Saturday, December 23: 0800 on Saturday morning through to 0800 on Wednesday, December 27.

From Wednesday morning (December 27) at 0800 until Friday evening (December 29), GP surgeries and NoWDOC cover are as per normal arrangements.

NEW YEAR
Friday, December 29: 1800 - 0800 on Saturday morning.
Saturday, December 30: 0800 on Saturday morning through to 0800 on Tuesday. January 2

The HSE spokesman added: "Mr Sheerin reminded all patients and service users that the service is normally very busy over the Christmas and new year periods and waiting times may be longer than normal.

"He also advised that patients and service users should ensure that prescriptions and medicines are arranged with their own GP and pharmacy before the holiday period commences on Friday, December 22, 2017."

[10/16/17]   For the safety of patients and staff we will be closing at noon today, re-opening as usual tomorrow at 9 am. A doctor will be available on 0862462010 strictly for emergencies only from 12 midday til 18.00.

[09/25/17]   The influenza vaccine is now available in the surgery. The "flu jab" is shown to reduce admissions to hospital and death rates among the "at risk categories". The "at risk" categories include all over 65s, and patients with a range of long term illnesses including Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer and many others. It is also recommended for those who live with people with long term illnesses. The vaccine is completely free to all medical card holders in the "at risk" categories.

The Paeds Registrar

Roald Dahl on Olivia, writing in 1986

"MEASLES: A dangerous illness.

Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn't do anything.
'Are you feeling all right?' I asked her.
'I feel all sleepy,' she said.
In an hour, she was unconscious. In twelve hours she was dead.

The measles had turned into a terrible thing called measles encephalitis and there was nothing the doctors could do to save her. That was twenty-four years ago in 1962, but even now, if a child with measles happens to develop the same deadly reaction from measles as Olivia did, there would still be nothing the doctors could do to help her.

On the other hand, there is today something that parents can do to make sure that this sort of tragedy does not happen to a child of theirs. They can insist that their child is immunised against measles. I was unable to do that for Olivia in 1962 because in those days a reliable measles vaccine had not been discovered. Today a good and safe vaccine is available to every family and all you have to do is to ask your doctor to administer it.

It is not yet generally accepted that measles can be a dangerous
illness. Believe me, it is. In my opinion parents who now refuse to have their children immunised are putting the lives of those children at risk. In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles like smallpox, has been virtually wiped out.

Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised, we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year. Out of those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another. At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections. About 20 will die.

LET THAT SINK IN.
Every year around 20 children will die in Britain from measles.
So what about the risks that your children will run from being immunised?

They are almost non-existent. Listen to this. In a district of around 300,000 people, there will be only one child every 250 years who will develop serious side effects from measles immunisation! That is about a million to one chance. I should think there would be more chance of your child choking to death on a chocolate bar than of becoming seriously ill from a measles immunisation.

So what on earth are you worrying about? It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised.

The ideal time to have it done is at 13 months, but it is never too late. All school-children who have not yet had a measles immunisation should beg their parents to arrange for them to have one as soon as possible.

Incidentally, I dedicated two of my books to Olivia, the first was James and the Giant Peach. That was when she was still alive. The second was The BFG, dedicated to her memory after she had died from measles. You will see her name at the beginning of each of these books. And I know how happy she would be if only she could know that her death had helped to save a good deal of illness and death among other children."

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity

independent.ie

Dr Suzanne Cotter: How to protect your family from measles virus

This may be of interest to anyone holidaying on the continent this summer. There has been an increase in the number of measles cases in several countries ( which have become so rare in Ireland nowadays that most doctors will never see a case in their lifetime).

independent.ie This year large measles outbreaks were reported in Romania and Italy. Measles cases were also reported in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hunga

theguardian.com

Everything you need to know about knees

theguardian.com It’s not until your knees start hurting that you realise how much work they do. So, which problems should you worry about, and which treatments should you try?

The Irish Times

If anyone wonders what all the fuss is about and why this is a bad idea, please Google the terms " Fr Kevin Doran", "Mater Hospital" and "Lung Cancer".

Are we seriously expected to believe the only maternity hospital in the world owned by the Catholic Church, and run by a company owned by the Catholic Chuch, will allow procedures such as sterilisation, IVF, gender reassignment surgery and abortion?, Dr Peter Boylan, the former master of the National Maternity Hospital, says.

diabetes.ie

Lucozade formulation is changing

Advice for all diabetics - the amount of glucose in Lucozade is being decreased. This is important for any people with Diabetes who use Lucozade to correct low blood sugars i.e "hypos"

diabetes.ie Diabetes Ireland is the only national charity in Ireland dedicated to helping people with diabetes. We achieve this by providing support, education and motivation to everyone affected by diabetes. We also raises public awareness of diabetes and its symptoms and fund research into finding a cure for ...

theguardian.com

Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of form of breast cancer – study

Interesting study on the influence of a Mediterranean diet in breast cancer prevention

theguardian.com Eating plenty of nuts, fruit and fish may cut risk of getting oestrogen-receptor-negative cancer, Dutch research finds

Leitrim Observer

Cases of the flu have doubled this winter and it is expected to get worse.

[12/23/16]   The practice will close today for Christmas and reopen at 9 am on Wednesday the 28th. Nowdoc ( the out of hours co-op operated by the GPs in Carrick and surrounding areas) will provide cover on a 24 hour basis from 6 pm this evening until Wednesday morning. They can be contacted on 1850 400 911. Wishing you all a Happy Christmas!

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Hartley Business Park
Carrick On Shannon
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Opening Hours

Monday 14:00 - 17:30
Monday 09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday 14:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00
Thursday 14:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 13:00
Friday 14:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 13:00
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