Welcome to Larne Family Practice

 Dr Roma Caldwell, Dr Paul Brown,

Dr Eve Armstrong & Dr Nick Gardner 

Our aim is to provide friendly, comprehensive and personal family health care.

Everyone within the practice works as a family and has high work ethics and high standards, this has resulted in the practice being as effective and efficient as possible whilst providing patients with 100% care and attention. The custom of family practice will always remain paramount to the entire practice team. 

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.  We also offer Online Services where you can order Prescriptions and book appointments online once you complete the necessary form.  Follow the links under the 'Quick Link' Menu.

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Practice Website – We’re Updating!

We will be updating our website from 1st October. You will be able to do everything you did before but we think that you will find it easier to use, especially on mobile devices. We plan to add more to the site, if you have any suggestions please let us know.


Buidling Access

Works are continuing within the Health Centre to allow us to open up safely and we hope that the work will be fully completed by 1st November 2021.


Access to the building will be on an Appointment basis ONLY.

Face coverings are to be worn whilst inside the building.

You should not enter the building if you have any signs or symptoms of Covid, you have been told to isolate or you are awaiting a PCR test result.

You should continue to collect your prescriptions from your designated pharmacy


Social Media

We have noticed of late there has been increased negative activity on social media about General Practice.

You will appreciate that the comments linked to these post have a detrimental effect on our team who have worked tirelessly through the entire pandemic and continue to do so. We would encourage anyone who has an issue with our Practice to approach us via our usual complaints procedure.


Flu Vaccination and Covid Booster Campaign

   Information is beginning to filter through to us regarding the Flu and Covid Booster Campaign. We would ask you to be patient and we will contact you when systems are in place. The best way for us to contact you is via Text message so please ensure if you have changed your mobile number you have let us know. We will also post information on the website and on our Twitter page so make sure you check regularly and follow us @larnefp.

The Practice will be closed on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th July. There will be an Emergency Service in operation.

From Friday 9th July at 5.30pm until Tuesday 13th July at 8.30am you should contact Dalriada Urgent Care on 028 2566 3500.
On Tuesday 13th July before 5.30pm contact 0777 674 6088.
After 5.30pm and until the Practice reopens on Wednesday 14th July contact Dalriada Urgent Care on 028 2566 6300.
Please only use these numbers for Urgent issues.
Thank you for your co-operation.


Easter Closure Dates:

The Practice will be closed on Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday.  

If you require medical assistance during the times of closure please contact Dalriada Urgent Care on  028 2566 3500.


Patient Notice March 2021

Larne Health Centre

 We and many other Practices have just been advised that we will not be receiving any Covid Vaccine supplies this week. We will therefore not be able to run covid vaccination clinics next week.

The vaccine programme has now been extended to include people aged 60 - 65 and these patients should book to have their Covid-19 vaccine at one of the trust vaccination centres.

To make an appointment please visit the online portal: COVID-19 Vaccine Service for NI https://vaccinations.covid-19.hscni.net/booking or you can telephone 0300 200 7813 to arrange an appointment. This phone line is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

Anyone attending a vaccination centre can be assured that social distancing and other Covid safety rules are strictly applied.

You must attend the same provider to get your first and second doses.

Please note that when we do get vaccines we need to book clinics very quickly and at short notice.  We will contact you on a withheld number and would ask that you please be aware of this.


Patient Notice - Covid Vaccine - Larne Practice's (Dec 2020)

We are still awaiting confirmation of covid vaccine delivery dates which we hope will be during week commencing 11 January 2021.  The initial group to be invited are those over 80 year by 31 March 2021, ie born before 31 March 1941 and who are able to attend the Practice.  Patients will be contacted by telephone.  Vaccine Clinics for all patients registered with any Larne Practice will be held at Larne Market Yard.
Patients under 80 years of age must wait until their cohort is called. Please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible to avoid queues. You will have to wait for 15 minutes after your vaccination.
We are awaiting Department of Health advice about the vaccination of housebound patients.
The vaccine supply will roll out during the coming months.  Therefore those aged 65 and over or in an 'at risk' group and under 65 years should not have long to wait before they receive their invite and we should hopefully be in a position to move rapidly down through the priority groups as recommended 
Covid Vaccination Patient Leaflets - 

vaccine info

Christmas & New Year Holidays


The surgery will be closed on:


Thursday 24th December from 12.30pm

Friday 25th December

Monday 28th December

Thursday 31st December from 12.30pm

Friday 1st January 2021


If you require Urgent Medical Assistance on Christmas Eve or New Years Eve before 5.30pm please contact 07541 337 759 after 5.30pm and on weekends and bank holidays please contact Dalriada Urgent Care on 028 2566 3500.


The practice will reopen after Christmas on Tuesday 29th December and after New Years on Tuesday 4th January 2021.


If you require Urgent medical assistance during any other times of closure please contact Dalriada Urgent


Welcome Dr Mayne!

We would like to welcome Dr Mayne to the team. 

Dr Mayne has been working with us for a number of years as a Locum GP but will be staying with us on a permanent basis.  She will be working 3 sessions per week.  We hope you will agree she is a great asset to the team.



Due to a system upgrade there will be a power outage in the Health Centre on Wednesday 4th November between 4.30pm and 5pm.  This may affect our Phone Systems - In case of a medical Emergency please ring 999.  For urgent enquiries please ring our Emergency Mobile 07527 351 592


Prescription requests

You can order your prescription online AT ANY TIME by clicking on the link below



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Coronavirus Latest Update - 27th March 2020

We have put together the latest Practice information to keep you updated:

27th March 2020 - Practice Changes 

Unfortunately the Practice is now experiencing team shortages within Administrative Team.  With this in mind we have to make changes in order to continue providing safe essential service.

At some point from week beginning Monday 30th March 2020 our Practice GPs will be providing cover with all other Practices manning the new local Covid Centers.  This will also result in a reduction of GPs working and providing triage Services to our patients at the Practice.

In order for us to manage our workload we will only take requests for Prescription between the hours of 09.30am and 12.30pm.  We will also be closing the phone lines from 12.30pm to 1.30pm daily.  This will assist us by allowing uninterrupted time to process the vast amounts of Prescription requests we are receiving.  There will be an alternative number available for Emergency purposes.   The best way to order your prescriptions is via our Website or by the Online Ordering System.

We are providing an URGENT ONLY service at the Practice and would ask patients to consider this before contacting reception for non-urgent matters.

 We thank you for your continuing support to the Practice at this difficult time


All information regarding Coronavirus can be found in the Further Information section of the Website including:-

Shielding Advice

Isolation Sick Note



As per government guidance there will be no entry to Larne Health Centre without prior discussion and invite by a Doctor. There will be no face-to-face contacts including collection of prescriptions or general enquiries.

If you have been asked to attend the surgery please contact your reception for entry details

Dr Black & Lalsingh – 028 2826 1919

Larne Family Practice – 028 2826 1910

Where possible consultations will be via telephone with only urgent conditions being seen

Please advise us of your chemist preference for collection of medication as you will no longer be able to collect prescriptions from reception.

We must maintain tight hygiene controls

Where possible contact reception after 2pm for details of how to register for on-line services to be able to order prescriptions on line

Telephones are exceptionally busy so please be patient regarding telephone call backs.

Your support is invaluable and greatly appreciated


Please contact reception if you wish to speak to the GP

Thank you for your Co-operation 


The Treatment Room is now an

Appointments Only System

We feel that this has improved our services in a number of ways:-

  • Our Admin Teams and Doctors are able to book/allocate you an appointment directly

  • The Nursing Team are able to spend more time on patient care

  • Waiting times have been reduced

  • This will ensure patient safety is maintained.  time

We thank you for your co-operation


The Practice closes every evening from 5.30pm and every Saturday and Sunday. 


If you have a Medical Emergency please ring 999.


If you require urgent medical assistance when we are closed please contact Dalriada Urgent Care on 028 2566 3500.


Supporting Letters

Please note we do not provide letters in support of benefits, housing applications, character references etc. 

This is due to the fact that these Agencies usually contact us directly looking for specific information. 




On Line Services Registration Form


New Contraceptive Pill Reviews

The Practice reviews your pill every 12 months in order to continue prescribing it for you.

We have introduced a Proforma that you can fill in and leave back to reception or return via Email so that we can continue to prescribe your pill without needing a face to face appointment.

If you would prefer to see a nurse or doctor then please book an appointment.

Please click on the link below, complete the Proforma in full and return it to us via email or in person.

Pill Proforma



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Practice Changes

Due increased demand we have adjusted our appointment system from June 2019.  From June, all our routine appointments are available to book online.  You will be able to book well in advance as opposed to booking on the day.  From now our book on the day appointments will be reserved for Urgent issues which cannot wait. For these appointments, you will be asked why you need seen, this is only to enable our team to facilitate your appointment request appropriately. 

We have also had to make changes to our Prescription Service.  We now require 48 hours to process your prescriptions. 

We have had to make these changes due to increase demand, reduced cover but ultimately to ENSURE YOUR SAFETY! 




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Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

 Join In

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.


Parking and Disabled Access

There is ample car parking available. There are two disabled parking spaces opposite the main door and a ramp for wheelchair access.

For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
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