Kilmacud Medical Centre

Providing Medical Care to Kilmacud, Stillorgan and Mount Merrion for over 5o years

Dr Niamh Kiernan McConnell our new GP Registrar

We are very pleased to have Niamh join us for one year as a GP Registrar. Niamh is a third year GP registrar with the TCD/HSE GP Training Programme. She qualified as a Pharmacist before beginning Medicine. Having qualified from the post graduate medical entry programme at the University of Limerick she worked in Accident and Emergency, Medicine of Old Age, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and General Medicine before beginning her work in General Practice. She is also the mother of a beutiful baby girl Called Caoimhe.

Artist donates drawing to Kilmacud Medical Centre

Dr Gerald Fiztgerald with his sketch

Local artist and retired Dentis Dr Gerald Fitzgerald was visiting our practice recently and noticed the children’s corner with the nursery rhyme mural featuring the words “Miss Polly had a Dolly who was sick sick sick…..”. He knew he had completed a sketch of a girl and broken doll which he then kindly donated to the practice.

As you can see from the attached photos the beautiful sketch matches the nursery rhyme brilliantly and is now very popular with our young patients visiting the practice.

We would like to extend our gratitude to Gerald for his kind donation and the colourful sketch is now hanging proudly in our children’s corner (see below).

New out of hours service

If you have an urgent medical problem outside of normal office hours please call our new out of hours service E Doc on 01-223 4500. This service is staffed by local GPs including Dr Meade and Dr Tighe from this practice. It runs from 6pm every evening until 7am the following morning. The service is only however available to registered patients of our practice and patients of other GPs who participate in this co-operative.

On weekends the service is from 6pm on Friday right through until Monday morning at 7am. Home visits will be carried out where you are too ill to travel to the on call centre.

New GP joins Kilmacud Medical Centre

We are very pleased to welcome Dr Marie Dawson who recently joined our team of GPs. Marie studied Medicine at Cardiff University in Wales and then qualified as a GP from the Ballinsasloe Specialist Training Programme in General Practice. She has a broad range of hospital experience and has a special interest in Women’s Health. As well as routine women’t health including cervical smears and ante natal care she offers long acting contraception device insertion.

Flu Vaccine Now Available

The 2018/19 influenza vaccine is now available from Kilmacud Medical Centre. If you are over 65 or suffer from any chronic illness you should consider getting the vaccine. The vaccines is free if you have a medical card.

Another “at risk” group who should have the flu vaccine are pregnant women. Pregnant women are more likely to get complications due to changes in their heart and lung function. They are also more likely to be admitted to hospital and the Intensive Care Unit.

Getting flu in pregnancy may also lead to premature birth, lower birth weight and even stillbirth. There is evidence that the vaccine reduces the rate of stillbirth by over 50%. Infants under the age of 6 months have the highest rate of hospitalisation and death from influenza.

The vaccine itself does not contain any active virus and so contrary to popular myth it is not possible to contract influenza infection from the vaccine.If you are registered with the practice just phone us on 01-2881550 for an appointment to have the vaccine. .

GDPR Update

please note we have updated our data privacy policy in line with the new GDPR regulations. Click on Data Privacy to find out more

 

GDPR Legislation 2018

The General Data Protection legislation comes into effect on May 25th next. This practice has always been fully compliant with data protection regulations and we will be making the changes necessary to comply with the new regulations in advance of this date. Our revised privacy statement will be posted on this website and a hard copy will be available for you to read if you prefer.

Antibiotics no use for colds and flus

As you will know from attending the GPs in Kilmacud Medical Centre, we strive hard to keep our antibiotic prescribing to a minimum. Current evidence suggest that there is no point in prescribing antibiotics for simple coughs, colds, sore throats and flu like illness. We are facing a  huge increase in antibiotic resistance in the world today largely due to inappropriate use of antibiotics. Restricting antibiotic use to a limited number of serious infections can reduce the spread of antibiotic resistance and prevent unwanted and sometimes dangerous side effects

 

Welcome Dr Gavin Keane

We are delighted to have Dr Gavin Keane join our team of GPs from July 2017 to July 2018. Gavin qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons post graduate entry programme and then joined the TCD/HSE Vocational Training Programme for General Practice. He has a wealthy of hospital experience having worked in both St Vincent’s and St James Hospitals and in a former life was a journalist working with RTE and a number of other media outlets. 

The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

As you will know from attending the GPs in Kilmacud Medical Centre, we strive hard to keep our antibiotic prescribing to a minimum. Current evidence suggest that there is no point in prescribing antibiotics for simple coughs, colds, sore throats and flu like illness. We are facing a  huge increase in antibiotic resistance in the world today largely due to inappropriate use of antibiotics. Restricting antibiotic use to a limited number of serious infections can reduce the spread of antibiotic resistance.

Scientists however are fighting back in the battle against antibiotic resistance and news emerged today that modifications to an old antibiotic called Vancomycin has proved very successful. The drug is now considerably stronger than it was and is now active against many bugs which previously were resistant to it. Scientists conclude that it may be possible to make similar changes to other older drugs which have recently proved ineffective against resistant strains of bacteria. Click here for more information on this topic.

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