Latest News

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.


28th June 2021

NHS Data Sharing

This topic has been in the media this week and we have been receiving queries and opt out forms at the Practice. 

This only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.


CPRD & THIN Data Extraction

The Practice does submit anonymised patient data and has provided evidence for drug safety guidance and improved healthcare delivery.  More than 2,800 medical and public health research studies have been published using CPRD data.

If you wish to opt out of having your records included in either CPRD or THIN data collection please let us know as the default is that consent is assumed unless the patient specifically expresses dissent from THIN and CPRD Data Extracts.

* Patient Notice *

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 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 do not use our email facility to send clinical enquiries or questions. 
The emails are checked periodically throughout the day but not regularly. Email should be used for Prescription Ordering where the Website link is not available and for sending requested information only. 
If you do happen to send an enquiry you will receive a text asking you to ring your enquiry to the Practice between 8.30amd and 10.30am.


Covid Vaccination Information

Patients Aged 65-69

(DOB 1/4/1951 – 31/03/1956)

The regional Trust Vaccination Centres will be vaccinating patients in the 65-69 age group.

Patients will shortly be able to book to have their vaccinations at these centres. There will be public messaging about how this age group can book for their vaccination at the centres.

Patients will be asked for their Health & Care number and this can be found from your Medical Card, Prescriptions or Hospital Letters but you will be able to book without it so you will not need to contact the Practice to get this information.


Patient Notice - Covid Vaccine - Larne Practice's

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

December 2020


Phone First

You can now contact the A&E Department to see if you need to attend

Including: stroke, heart attack, loss of consciousness, breathing difficulties, severe bleeding or major trauma
Phone First – 24/7
Make sure you PHONE FIRST before going to
Antrim or Causeway Hospital Emergency Departments,
or Mid Ulster Hospital Minor Injuries Unit.
0300 123 1 123
Text relay number: 18001 0300 123 1 123
or Interpreter Now app
Get directed to the right care
Avoid busy waiting rooms
Stay safe Save time


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


Please order your repeat prescription 7 days in advance of when it is required


This is to allow the GP practice and Community Pharmacy time to process your prescription, to ensure you do not run out of your medicines when the GP practice or community pharmacy is closed.

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


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.


Last Call For Flu Vaccines...….

We only have up until the end of December to administer our Flu Vaccines to those patients eligible.  If you are eligible and have not received your vaccine - PLEASE RING FOR AN APPOINTMENT. 



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


Make sure you check out our News Page Regularly!

KEEP UP TO DATE - Did you know if you subscribe to our Newspaper the latest updates will be emailed directly to you!


9th October 2020....

If you require to speak to a Doctor or feel you need an appointment please ring before 10.30am.  Only Urgent enquiries will be dealt with after this time.  Thank you for your continued co-operation.


Flu Clinic Information....

 This year things are very different.  Around 10,000 of our patients require a flu vaccination.  Unfortunately social distancing in existing Practice premises is impossible and the prospect of the vaccination campaign being extended to all over 50 year olds have all added challenges for all GP Practices. 

We are pleased to announce that all Practices in Larne have worked together in order to arrange and deliver the Flu Campaign.   With the cooperation of Mid and East Antrim Council we have been able to secure a venue that can accommodate a large flow of people in order to get everyone vaccinated safely.

We will be delivering our Flu Vaccinations Clinics from:

Larne Market Yard

Station Road


BT40 1AA 

 All patients have been identified as per the Department of Health guidance and should receive an invitation letter soon to arrange an appointment

Please wait for your letter to arrive before contacting your Practice for an Appointment

 Please note:-

  • Do not attend if you or a household family member are unwell with any of the signs or symptoms of Covid 19 or you have been told to isolate
  • Remember to bring your letter to your appointment. If you do not bring your letter you will not be able to have your vaccine – no exceptions
  • Wear suitable clothes which will make it easy for you as once inside the room you should be ready to receive the vaccine (i.e. upper arm exposed) The vaccinations will be given in a public open room in order to comply with infection control guidelines
  • You Must wear a face covering
  • If it is raining on the day please come prepared with an umbrella as the queue will be outside for a short period of time
  • Please heed the instructions of the staff who are supervising the patient flow, they are there for your safety
  • Be assured that we will be operating a socially distanced queuing system and strict infection control measures to reduce the risk of Covid 19 in order to keep everyone safe

Thank you for your support and cooperation. 

We can assure you that the Practices are continuing to work tirelessly in order to provide the best possible service that we can under the ongoing difficult circumstances.

Corran Surgery                Victoria Surgery              Inver Surgery

Larne Family Practice               Dr Black & Lalsingh


Press Release..

New ways of working but GP practices still open, protecting and caring

Press Release


1st June 2020

Thank you for your patience & understanding in these continuing challenging times. Again, we have had to make a few changes to our systems and processes.


If you need to speak to a GP please ring between 08.30am and 11.30am daily.

GP’s will only be available to deal with Urgent Telephone enquires after 11.30am.


If you are asked to attend the Health Centre please observe the following rules:-


  • Please do not park at the back door of the Health Centre, use the patient parking to the front of the Building
  • Please wear a face mask if you have one
  • On arrival, please use the intercom to notify us of your arrival
  • Please stand back from the door and observe the usual social distancing recommendations
  • Sterilize your hands on entry to the building
  • Do not roam freely about the Building but stay in the areas you are escorted to
  • From Monday 8th June the Practice will be closed from 12.30pm - 1.30pm every day, previously this was 1pm – 2pm. This will allow the team protected time to process the vast quantities of requests we are receiving.  Please order repeat prescriptions through Larne Family Practice Website which is available at any time, (you do not need a registration code)   

  • Subscribe to our newsletter on the website to receive email updates directly.
  • Follow us: @LarneFP
  • Prescription Requests will only be taken via telephone between 09.30am and 12.30pm
  • A GP is on call every day during this period via the Practice mobile to provide emergency cover.


Important Telephone Numbers

NHS Helpline:         111

Practice:       028 2826 1910

Dalriada Urgent Care:      028 2566 3500


Help Is Out There!

Externs Community in transition Health and Well-being Project

Carrick and Larne

Will be offering support to anyone impacted by mental health, drugs or alcohol via telephone, WhatsApp, video calling.

If you need support please contact:

Sharon: 07442533165

Patricia: 07974269587

Temporary email:


Crisis Intervention Project

 If you are having suicidal thoughts, or know somebody who needs help urgently, you can contact:

Extern's Crisis Line on

(FREEPHONE) 0800 085 4808

Monday -Tuesday 9am – 5pm

Wednesday - Friday 9am – 9pm


Extern’s Crisis Response is a de-escalation service that offers over the phone therapeutic talking techniques to support those facing crisis.


Thank You........

We recently received the loveliest email from a new patient that we wanted to share:-

"I recently became a patient in the practice and I feel compelled to write to say that I have been very impressed by the quality of care provided and the friendly nature of everyone to whom I have spoken. I would particularly like to mention Dr.M, two nurses in the treatment room (forgive me for not remembering names) and the various ladies on reception and those who answer the phone.

Such a breath of fresh air compared to my previous practice.

Thanks again and keep up the excellent work!"

It is lovely to know that despite working under extreme circumstances at present we are still able to fulfill our Practice Aim of treating and caring for our patients the way we wish ourselves and our families to be treated and it is reassuring when we receive confirmation of this.   

* 1st April 2020 - Link for Isolation Note added to our Coronavirus Page


Good Luck Rachael - We Will Miss You

We would like to wish Rachael good luck in her new job.  Rachael has been part of the team for 7 years and we are all really going to miss her.  

Best of luck for the future Rachael

Good Luck Rachael Good Luck Rachael


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.

From 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 1pm to 2pm 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


Practice Update 25_03_2020


If you are required to Self Isolate you can use this code for your employer

Self Isolation Sick Note

Coronavirus Latest Update - 20th March 2020

Latest Advice - 20.03.2020



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

If you need a repeat prescription, please continue to allow 48 hours and collect it from directly from a Pharmacy.

Please do not come to the surgery

Please contact reception if you wish to speak to the GP

Thank you for your Co-operation 

The latest Newsletter covers  Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

Updates can also be found on the following link:-


Patient Notice's

School Advice

Do you wonder whether you should send your child into school?  Check out this guidance published by the Public Health Agency.

 PHA Advice


Closure Dates For 2020/21

(Please note can be subject to change)

 Closure Dates


 Patient Services

We have been informed that the Patient Services System is running again!  



Our Treatment Room is by APPOINTMENT ONLY

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 be able to spend more time on patient care
  • Waiting times have been reduced
  • This will ensure patient safety is maintained

    We thank you for your co-operation



You may or may not be aware that there is a shortage of GP’s and obtaining cover is extremely difficult.

We are experiencing difficulties getting cover and for this reason we ask that you be patient and understanding if we cannot offer you an appointment straight away.  You will be offered a number of alternatives.

If you have an urgent medical issue that needs assessed we will attempt to see you as soon as possible but ‘Routine’ issues will have to wait for the next available appointment.  

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.


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


BORN BETWEEN 1/7/1994 AND 2/7/1996?

If so you are eligible to receive a Meningococcal ACWY Vaccination.

This is 'especially' important if you will be starting University in September!

Please contact Reception to arrange an appointment with one of the Practice Nurses.


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


Appointment 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 no longer countersign passports.  

Please click link ACCEPTED OCCUPATIONS FOR COUNTERSIGNATURE OF PASSPORTS for an extensive list of people suitable to sign


Do you know that you do not need to attend your GP for sudden eye problems?? 

Click here for more information Opticians Information leaflet




New ordering time for telephone repeat prescriptions requests

Please order between 9.30 am and 2pm

order online any time


New News: - Telephone Advice - Travel Requests


If you feel you are experiencing symptoms of flu please see our Self Care Section for Advice.

Contact the GP if:

  • you're worried about your child's symptoms

  • you're 65 or over

  • you're pregnant

  • you have a long-term medical condition – for example, diabetes or a heart, lung, kidney or neurological disease

  • you have a weakened immune system – for example, because of chemotherapy or HIV

  • your symptoms don't improve after 7 days

If you feel need further advice we will take your details and a GP or Medical Professional will ring you. 

Telephone Advice

If you wish to speak to a doctor on the telephone, you need to ring between 09.30 and 11.30, you will be asked to leave your name, details, contact number and a brief explanation of your problem.  If you ring after 09.30 and 11.30 you will be asked to ring back the next day.  The doctor will then return your call as soon as possible. Please remember that the doctor has a busy schedule. 


Your prescription will be forwarded to a pharmacy for you to collect directly from them.

Pharmacies we can send your prescription to include -    

Larne Chemists Ltd

Boots in Larne

McCoubreys Chemist

McFarlands Chemist

Linn Road Pharmacy

Carnlough Pharmacy

Please contact reception if you wish to avail of this service.

Travel Vaccination Request Form

A Travel Vaccination From is now available under the Clinics & Services Section of our website.








We take prescription orders on the telephone between 9.30am and 2pm only. 


If you register for our on-line service you can order your prescriptions anytime that is convenient for you! 




Click on 'Online Services' and then 'About You'.  Click on the link to update your records

Book Appointments and order Prescriptions online

We are updating our patient services and this will give you the opportunity to book your appointments and order prescriptions online.  Please click on 'Online Service' link for all details.  

Asthma Reviews Just Got Easier!

We appreciate that it is not always easy to attend appointments for ‘routine’ reviews especially if you are feeling well. However, it is important that we do regularly review you and your conditions. Asthma is one of those conditions that we do need to continually check. For your convenience, we have developed an on-line questionnaire that can be completed via our website (Home > Further Information > Asthma Review) Please complete this questionnaire and submit it to us. Once we receive this we will forward it to our Practice Nurse for review and further management.

Survey Results Are In!!

We recently undertook our patient experience survey and 97% of our patients who were surveyed stated that they are extremely satisfied with our practice and would recommend us to someone who has just moved to the area.

We received comments from patients and would like to reassure everyone that we do take these comments on board and will make appropriate changes to our systems. A full summary of the results are available on the Further Information Link.

Thank you to everyone who completed a survey.

vaccine info

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