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GP Elective Care Services

GPECS aim to improve patient care by harnessing and developing skills which may not be available in all practices. Services are based in host GP Practices and run by GPs. This provides an alternative referral pathway for GP's. Services currently running in the Southern GP Federation area:

Gynaecology

Vasectomy

As waiting times to see a doctor at a consultant-led clinic in secondary care continue to rise in Northern Ireland, there is an increasing need to find alternative pathways to treat patients struggling with chronic conditions in a safe, more time efficient manner. The GP Elective Care Service comprises of a group of primary care doctors (largely General Practitioners) who have extended their training in over 5 specialties across the 17 federation areas in Northern Ireland. They perform these enhanced clinics at chosen ‘host practices’ across each federation area and aim to: Reduce referrals to secondary care, with more intensified management of conditions within primary care. Decrease waiting times for hospital consultants. Improve patients’ experience with the Northern Ireland health care system. Provide education to patients and local GPs. Provide an alternative referral pathway for GPs. Promote self-management of many common problems.

THE
TEAM

SOUTHERN ECR CLINICAL LEAD - Dr Evan Sharkey

Gynaecology
  • HRT

  • Menorraghia <45

  • Long Acting Reversible contraception

  • Pessary Replacement

Referral Destinations:

Mourne Family Surgery - 028 4176 5422

Meadows Family Practice - 028 3835 9909

Garvin Surgery - 028 8774 0049

Vasectomy

*Patients not suitable for primary care vasectomy service:

  • Patients > 160kg

  • Patients receiving Dual Antiplatelet Therapy

  • Patients with previous scrotal surgery

  • Patients with Large Hydroceles or Varicoceles

*Please refer to secondary care

Referral Destination:

Meadowlands Surgery - 028 3026 7534

Gynaecology
  • HRT

  • Menorraghia <45

  • Long Acting Reversible contraception

  • Pessary Replacement

Referral Destinations / Waiting Times:

*Waiting times are approximate

Armagh & Dungannon

Garvin Surgery
02887740049

Craigavon

Meadows Family Practice
02838359909

Newry & District

Mourne Family Surgery
02841765422

Vasectomy

*Patients not suitable for primary care vasectomy service:

  • Patients > 160kg

  • Patients receiving Dual Antiplatelet Therapy

  • Patients with previous scrotal surgery

  • Patients with Large Hydroceles or Varicoceles

*Please refer to secondary care

*Waiting times are approximate

Referral Destination / Waiting Times:

Newry & District

Meadowlands Surgery
02830267534