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Self Referral Links and Support Websites

Antenatal/Maternity

The NHS now offers a Self Referral Service to the Ulster Hospital for your Antenatal/Obstetric hospital booking appointment and first scan.

These referral forms are available to print from the Forms to Download section or collect directly from the stand in the foyer of the practice. When completed either post or email to Maternity Services UHD (address is on form).

If you have any queries during your pregnancy, you can ring the

Maternity Advice Line to speak directly to a Midwife on:

Tel: 028 90413864, Mon-Fri: 8am to 6pm, Sat-Sun: 9am to 2pm

Better Days Pain Support Online Programme:

Do you live with Chronic pain?

The Healthy Living Centre Pain Support Programme is an online support programme covering social, physical and mental health support for people living with pain. It is delivered via Zoom on various dates in 2022.

You can self-refer to this programm, bookings can be made online via the following link:

www.hlcalliance.org/page/pain-support-book-now

PainA5_Flyer_BetterDays Pain Support Programme.pdf

Natasha Moore- Pain Programme Co-Ordinator

E: nmoore@lorag.org

T: 02890312377 ext.2

M: 07939406277

Condition Management Programme:

The Condition Management Programme (CMP) could help patients who have a health condition which affects their ability to work, return to work or to stay in work. The Programme aims to give individuals strategies and supports to manage their health condition(s).

ConditionManagement.Programme@setrust.hscni.net

Menopause Matters Website

For advice and support with menopause:

www.menopausematters.co.uk

Panoramic Trial

The Panoramic trial will offer antiviral treatments for eligible patients with confirmed COVID-19 in the UK. Trial participants will receive oral treatment at home, delivereddirectly from a central pharmacy comissioned as part of the clinical trial.

Who is eligible to take part in the trial?

Panoramic will prioritise those at greater risk of being severly ill if they test positive for COVID-19.

To be eligible, patients must:

  • be unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 that started in the last 5 days
  • have received a positive PCR test for COVID-19
  • be aged 50 years and above OR 18-49 years old with an underlying medical condition that can increase chance of having severe COVID-19
  • live anywhere across all four UK nations

The health conditions that make people eligible for the national study include:

  • chronic respiratory disease including COPD, cystic fibrosis, and asthma requiring at least daily use of preventative/reliever medication.
  • chronic heart or vascular disease
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease
  • chronic neurological disease (inc dementia, stroke, epilepsy)
  • severe and profound learning disability
  • Down's syndrome
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Immunosuppression: primary (inherited immune disorders resulting from genetic mutations, usually present at birth and diagnosed in childhood) or secondary due to disease or treatment (sickle cell, HIV, cancer, chemotherapy)
  • solid organ, bone marrow, or stem cell transplant recipients
  • morbid Obesity (BMI>35)
  • severe mental illness
  • care home resident
  • considered by recruiting Clinician to be clinically vunerable.

How can patients take part in Panoramic?

Patients who meet the criteria can sign up themselves through this link:

www.panoramictrial.org>

Informed, consented patients will be randomised to one of two arms:

  1. usual care or
  2. usual care and to be in receipt of a new antiviral treatment to take twice daily for 5 days.

All participants will be required to complete a daily diary for 28 days through the PANORAMIC website or receive a phone call on days 7, 14 and 28 to speak about their symptoms. This data will help the NHS to develop plans on how to best make Molnupiravir available in the future to patients who would benefit most from this treatment.

Physiotherapy

You do not need to see your doctor to be referred to a Physiotherapist. A self referral service is available directly to the UHD physiotherapy department, you can do this by either printing the referral from the Forms to Download tab or collecting a form from the foyer of the surgery.

Podiatry

The podiatry service offers short term interventions for patients with no medical need, offering advice and education on management of their problem accompanied by an individualised treatment plan.

Referral to the Podiatry Service can be made by yourself using the departments self-referral form which can be printed from the Forms to Download tab or collected from the foyer of the surgery.

NI Pears:

www.hscboard.hscni.net/eyes

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