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24 Blood Pressure Monitoring

This is a non-invasive method to obtain blood pressure recordings over a 24 hour period. It involves wearing a small cuff around the arm which is then attached to a small monitoring device worn on a belt. The cuff will automatically inflate at regular intervals throughout the 24-hour period. Throughout the day this will be every 30 minutes and at night will be hourly.

Antenatal Care

Once pregnancy is confirmed and you have signed the Mother and Infant form, you will receive a letter in the post from the HSE confirming your antenatal care.  This is a shared care between us and the hospital. The scheme entitles you to routine antenatal visits as shown below.  Any other visits not pregnancy related are not covered.

Blood Tests

A blood test is a laboratory analysis performed on a blood sample that is usually extracted from a vein in the arm using a needle. Blood tests are often used in healthcare to determine physiological and biochemical states, such as disease, mineral content, pharmaceutical drug effectiveness, and organ function. Typical clinical blood panels include a basic metabolic panel or a complete blood count.  A blood test will only be done when ordered by one of the GP’s.  We do not do blood tests on children u12.  Consultant ordered bloods are to be done in the blood room in St Catherines.

Childhood Immunisations

It takes 5 visits to the Nurse for your child to be fully vaccinated.  These vaccines take place at 2/4/6/12 & 13 months.  These visits are free.

Chicken Pox vaccines are not currently part of the Childhood Immunisation programme, but can be ordered at a cost to you.  Please enquire with the nurse at one of the immunisation visits.

Diabetes Management

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and men are 2-3 times more likely to have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes.

If you have a history of diabetes in your family, if you are overweight, have high cholesterol, or high blood pressure, you have an increased risk of developing diabetes.

Diabetes can sometimes be prevented and treated with diet and exercise or may require medication. You can see full details about Diabetes and the two types here on the Diabetes Ireland website.

If you have any concerns about diabetes, you should consult your GP to discuss any symptoms and queries.


An ECG is a machine which measures the electrical activity of your heart. The Doctor may recommend an ECG test for you, such as for chest pain, palpitations, as part of a Diabetes check etc. The test can be carried out for a range of reasons, to assess your heart health.  In some cases, an ECG is performed due to symptoms such as chest pain or discomfort or irregular heartbeat.  Sometimes the GP will recommend an ECG if you have a family history of heart conditions, or if you have risk factors for heart disease including high blood pressure (hypertension), raised cholesterol, diabetes, history of smoking or alcohol abuse etc. The test is carried out by the Practice Nurse or Doctor and the result is evaluated by the Doctor, and any follow-up actions will be discussed with you.

Eye Testing for Drivers Licence

If you require an eye test only, we would recommend making an appointment with an optician.  If you require a driving licence medical (if you are over 70 or have a medical condition), this is done with the GP and there is a fee for this.  It is not covered by a medical card/doctor visit card.

Influenza / Pneumococcal Vaccines

Flu vaccines are normally available mid/end September.  A text will be sent out at the time. 

Pneumococcal vaccines are recommended for those aged 65 years and older and “at-risk” adults and children over 2 years of age. To find out if vaccination is required please consult your copy of the PPV23 algorithm. It is available to download from here.

Insurance Medicals

Insurance companies will write to us requesting a medical.  We invoice them and once they pay you will be invited in to the surgery for an up-to-date check with the nurse.  When results are back, you will then see the GP to complete the report.


Solicitors will write to us requesting a medical report.  We invoice them and once they pay you will be sent a template to fill and once it is completed you will be asked to make an appointment with the GP to do the report.  Any accident-related consultations are not covered by your medical card/doctor visit card.  A charge will be added to your file, these fees must be included in any settlement discussions with your solicitor.  Your solicitor will also be advised of this.

Travel Vaccinations

Vaccine requirements will vary depending several factors including previous vaccination history, destination, planned activities etc. so it is not possible to give a simple answer to the question of which vaccines are required.  Please call and make an appointment with one of our travel vaccine nurses.  There is a charge for this appointment, it is not covered by medical card or doctor visit card.  The nurse will advise you of any vaccines you may need and a price.  Vaccines must be paid for up front and are delivered within 24-48hrs.

Minor Surgical Procedures & Joint Injections

We offer minor surgery at the practice.  e.g. moles, sebaceous cysts, skin tags, ingrown toenails.  Health insurance may cover these procedures.  If not, you will be responsible for the associated fee.