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Limited X Ray and Blood Test  services at hospitals. Routine X Rays and blood tests are cancelled. Results are delayed.

Please don’t call about tests or results unless in an emergency.

LIMITED PHONE & EMAIL COVER ON VACCINATION FRIDAYS

Due to staff redeployment to the mass vaccine clinics on Fridays, there will  be limited  phone and email response.

Friday 25th June

Please do not call for bookings or prescriptions on this date.

COVID ISOLATION
Please minimise your contact with others outside your bubble at this time. [For information on Self Isolation and Restricting Movement please see Covid FAQ page]
If you have a POSITIVE TEST: ISOLATE for 10 DAYS and until no symptoms for 5 days and no fever for 2 days.
If you have SYMPTOMS and a NEGATIVE TEST: RESTRICT MOVEMENTS until symptom free for 2 DAYS. Contact us if you need help with your illness.
If you have SYMPTOMS and are a CLOSE CONTACT of a case but have a NEGATIVE TEST:RESTRICT MOVEMENT for 14 DAYS.
If you have NO SYMPTOMS and are a CLOSE CONTACT of a case: You do not need a test and should RESTRICT MOVEMENT for 14 DAYS.
If you cannot isolate from a CONTACT: Restrict MOVEMENT for 17 DAYS
eMail for Advice Here
Book a Face-to-Face GP appointment here.
During the Covid emergency, it may be easier for you to book your consultation here instead of by phone. Please use this link to email us your appointment request. A receptionist will reply with options.

Click the link or use this email from your usual email provider appointments@bedfordmedicalcentre.ie
Book Here
Important Notice – COVID-19
We are now asking patients who have symptoms of Covid-19 not to attend the surgery.
Instead, please email us and ask to speak with a GP. info@bedfordmedicalcentre.ie

You will receive a call back from a clinician who can advise on treatment and testing.



There is no charge for test referrals. Please have your PPS number available if you do not have a medical card or a GP visit card.
Covid Vaccination Programme
The practice has almost completed its work in vaccinating patients aged 70 and over as well as younger patients at risk. Thank you for your forbearance as this has affected our availability for routine work.

If you are eligible due to health risk for your vaccine with us, you will have received a text or phone call. If you have, please book your appointment now using the yellow covid vaccine button at the top of this page.
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Welcome to Bedford Medical Centre

We aim to provide personal medical care to patients and families. We strive for excellence in clinical science.

Bedford Medical is a purpose-built health clinic comprising a group general medical practice, Sam McCauley’s Pharmacy, the Mater Private Hospital Navan Clinic, Community Surgery Ireland-Navan Clinic, Navan Sports Injury & Performance Centre. We also work with colleagues in Dietetics/Nutrition, Psychology and Physiotherapy who are located at our town centre site.

The GP’s at Bedford Medical carry on the medical practice established at Bedford Place over 100 years ago.  We are proud to continue this tradition of general medical practice.

 

We are located at Convent road, Athlumney. Crossing the Boyne on the Kentstown road out of Navan, take the first right at Navan Education Centre. The clinic is on the left before the entrance to St Michael’s Loreto school.

There is plenty of free  parking in the grounds.

 

Medical Services

Women's Health

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Menopause
Sexual Health
STI Screening
Family Planning & Contraception (Mirena and Implanon)
Mental Health
Fertility

Health Checks & Screening

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Talk to a GP about any health concerns.

We advise against any regular commercial screening. Talk to us about your personal risk.

Baby & Children's Health & Vaccintions

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2 & 6 week checks
2 & 5 year measurements
Asthma Cycle of Care

Baby & Child Immunisations

GP consultation for paediatric problems

Travelling Safely

Please consult 6 weeks before travel
Dr Maguire &
Dr McMenamin


Vaccinations
Risk management
Returning traveller

Registered Yellow Fever Centre

Minor Surgery

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Skin cancer screening and treatment
Cysts, lumps & bumps
Moles
Ingrown toenails
Joint injections
DermView

General Medical Services

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Acute Medical Conditions

Chronic Disease Management

Medical Certification
Fitness to Drive

Injuries
Mental Health Issues

Sports Injury & Performance

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Dr Mac Colgáin

Injuries
Fitness
Performance

Sexual Health Services

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See the GP about:

Testing for infections
Erectile dysfunction
Female sexual difficulties
Contraception
Fertility

REPEAT Prescriptions

For your  safety, we do not allow our medical receptionists to take orders for prescriptions by phone.  Also, our receptionists can not complete your medication request form on your  behalf.

Please use the available request form (right) to order your repeat prescriptions. Two days (Monday to Frdaiy) notice is required an reday fro collection after 2.30pm on that day.

Please also note that the Irish College of General Practitioners and the Medical Council advise GP’s to regularly review patients using repeat prescriptions.  

Ordinarily, you should see the GP at a minimum of once per year to renew the prescription.  

If the prescribing GP notices that you have not attended, your request may be declined, provided for a shorter period than expected and you may receive a message with your prescription advising that you make an appointment. 

Please do not use the repeat prescribing service to order one-off items. These requests will be declined. You should talk to the GP about such requirements. The repeat prescription service is to facilitate your supply of stable, agreed medications only.

COVID 19

Due to Covid-19 all prescriptions are being sent directly by secure email to pharmacies. Please always indicate on your request, which pharmacists should receive the prescription. For private patients, please note that the prescription charge remains.

Repeat prescriptions should be requested 48 hours prior to collection. Prescriptions are only available after 14:30 on ther second day after they are requested.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication should ensure medications are accurately recorded by discussing any changes with the doctors during a consultation.

Know your Medications

Please ask the GP or Nurse to explain the purpose of each of your medicines. We will be happy to supply you with a list of your current repeat drugs and to add or remove items when you consult the GP or Nurse Practitioner.

New Medicines/Urgent Requests

If a doctor elsewhere has prescribed a new medicine for you and you need to have it issued on a medical card prescription, we will facilitate an urgent request if you telephone and give us the original prescription.

Many pharmacists can provide several days emergency supply, while you wait for us to prepare your new prescription

Available Online and at Reception

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be requested in the following ways:

1. Directly by Completing this Form

Please make sure to include patients full name, date of birth, address and for each drug the name, the dose and the number of times per day.

2. Ask your Pharmacist

Ask your local chemist to order on your behalf.

3. At Reception

Just complete the repeat Prescription request form at our Reception in the Clinic.
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Seasonal Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccines.

'Flu Vaccine

Every year, we recommend vulnerable ‘at risk’ people, related carers/contacts and, from this year, children aged  2 to 12 years to avail of the Influenza Vaccine. This year, the vaccine is supplied and administered free of charge to these citizens, whether or not they hold a medical or doctor visit card.

If you wish to have the vaccine and are not in an ‘at risk’ group, you must obtain a prescription for the vaccine, but the vaccine at the pharmacy and book for the nurse to administer it for a charge.

Who is in an ‘at risk’ or related  group?

Children 6 months -23 months and
Children 13years – 18 years and
Adults  at risk 18 years – 64  years  because of:

Chronic heart disease; chronic liver disease; chronic neurological disease (includes epilepsy, MS, brain injuries, spinal injuries, motor neurone disease, dementia, CP, Intellectual disability); Chronic kidney disease; Cancer; Chronic lung disease (includes  asthma and COPD); Diabetes; Down Syndrome; Blood disorders (Sickling, Thalassaemia); Morbid obesity (BMI >40); Long term Aspirin use; Long term immunosuppressant treatment (e.g. steroids, anti rheumatism, anti inflammatory bowed disease and psoriasis injections and tablets.)

Who else is advised to have free vaccination?

All children aged 2 to 12 years

All adults  65  years and older

Pregnant women

Nursing home residents

Healthcare workers

Household contacts of any of the above ‘at risk’ groups.

People working with pigs or poultry.



Pneumococcal Vaccine

You may benefit from having the vaccine to protect you against common strains of pneumoccocus, a germ which causes pneumonia and septicaemia.

Who should have this vaccine?

Ages  2years to 64  years at risk:

If you are in an at risk group (see  ‘Flu vaccine section) and have not had an the vaccine you need a one-time shot.

If you have  a condition causing immunity to fade such as having had  your  spleen removed, a non-functioning spleen, HIV infection, Kidney transplant or nephrotic  syndrome, the vaccine should be boosted once after  5 years.

 

Who else should have this vaccine?

Older healthy adults 65 years and up.

If you are a healthy adult 65 years or older and have not had the pneumococcal vaccine in the last five years, you should have the vaccine once.

 

Meet our Doctors & Staff

A Tradition of Family Medicine

The GPs at the Bedford Medical Centre are qualified doctors who have undertaken specialist postgraduate training in Family Medicine.  Our aim is to continue the tradition of personal medical care that has always been provided from Old Bedford Place Surgery under Dr. Ross, Dr. Dorgan, Dr. Michael Hayes, Dr. Potts, Dr. Finn and Dr. James Hayes.  At the new Bedford Medical Centre, we can bring additional services to our patients as befits a modern medical practice.

Dr. Niall Maguire

MB DCH DRCOG MICGP FRCGP
Graduated fom UCD in 1988 and the Dublin Regional GP Specialist Training Programme

Special Interest in Chronic Disease Managment and Skin Cancer

Dr. Niall Maguire

Dr. Seamus McMenamin

MB, MICGP
Graduated fom Trinity College Dublin and the Mid Leinster GP Specialist Training Programme

Special Interest in Chronic Disease Managment and Medical Audit

Dr. Seamus McMenamin

Dr. Kieran McCabe

MB MRCPI MICGP DCH(Syd) DRCOG DCP
Graduated from NE GP Specialist Training Programme in 2020

Special Interest in Minor Surgery

Dr. Kieran McCabe

Dr. Stephen Breen


A graduate of Trinity College Dublin in 2011 and the NE GP Specialist Training Programme

Dr. Stephen Breen

Dr. Dualtach MacColgáin

MB MSc MICGP
Graduated from NE GP Specialist Training Programme in 2020

Special Interest in Sports Medicine

Dr. Dualtach Mac Colgáin

Dr. James

Dr B.J. Hayes MB BCh FRCGP
Retired senior partner

Dr. Jack Finn

MB BCh MICGP
Dr Finn continues in practice as medicolegal examiner.

Dr. J.D.Finn MB BCh MICGP
Medicolegal Examiner

Dr. Mary Murchan

MB DME DCH DRCOG MRCGP
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin in 1988 and completed GP Specialist Training in Scotland.

Special interest in Children's Health and Women's Health

Dr. Mary Murchan

Dr. Joan Gilsenan

MB DipDerm DCH DRCOG MICGP
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin in 1988 and the Dublin Regional GP Specialist Training Programme

Special Interest in Women's Health and Dermatology

Dr. Joan Gilsenan

Dr. Fawad Anwar


Graduated from NE GP Specialist Training Programme 2014
Special Interest in Nursing Home Medicine

Dr. Fawad Anwar

Dr. Rania Ali

MB MRCPI

Registrar to Dr J Gilsenan joined the practice in July 2020 and will be with us for one year. She has a special interest in general adult medicine and geriatrics.

Dr. Rania Ali

Our Nursing Staff

We are lucky at this practice to have the clinical support of six talented practice nurses who have a range of additional specialist qualifications.  There are two to three nurses on duty at any one time.

All our practice nurses have specialised as practice nurses and are ready to help you with a wide variety of services, ranging from blood and ECG tests to wound care, ear syringing and cervical smear tests.

The practice nurses also provide the first point of contact for urgent patients and undertake most of the baby and travel vaccinations.  Patients seeking travel vaccines need to consult the GP first.

Our Medical Secretarial Staff

We are proud of our team of experienced medical secretaries whom you will encounter at our surgery or on the phone.  

All staff have been trained in the special skills required to provide caring, efficient and confidential help to the many patients who have attended our surgery over the years.

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Schedule of Fees

Please let us know what services you are looking to book so we can allocate the right time slot for you. Please note, additional fees may arise during a consultation for test/procedures.

Please note, prices are correct at time of posting, however may be subject to change without prior notice.  Payment is required at the time of consultation.

Private Patients

Doctor Services

Nurse Services

  • Standard Consultation €30
  • Blood Test with Nurse €20
  • Dressings to wounds with Nurse €30
  • Injections with Nurse €20
  • Ear Syringe €30
  • Cervical Smer Test with Nurse €30

    under 25 and over 65

  • Venesection €40

    no Private Health Insurance

  • Removal of sutures with Nurse €30

Other

  • Letters for Housing & Grants €10
  • Completion of Forms €10
  • Bexsero Vaccine for Children (per dose) €140
  • 24 Hour BP Monitor €125
  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine Administration €15

Medical Card Patients

Doctor Services

  • Driving License Medical/Eye examination €30
  • Travel Vaccine Consultation €55

    Vaccines additional cost

  • STI Screening €40
  • Minor Surgery Co-payment €30-50

Nurse Services

  • Dressings to wounds with Nurse €20
  • Blood Test with Nurse €15
  • STI Screening €40

    Includes drawing of blood for HIV 1 + 2, Hep A, B, C, VDRL

  • Cervical Smer Test with Nurse €30

    under 25 and over 65

  • Cervical Smer Test with Nurse €130

    under 25 and over 65

  • Therapuetic Venesection for Haemochromatosis €20
  • Removal of sutures with Nurse €30
  • Administration of Travel Vaccines €25 per visit

Other

  • Administrative Services €10

    Letters to support medical card applications, letters relating to housing, special grants, travel, completion of insurance forms.

  • Bexsero Vaccine for Children (per dose) €140

Please note, whilst we will try and accommodate additional services during a consultation, this may not always be possible. Blood tests must have been ordered by a doctor during a consultation. Blood tests ordered by a private consultant may incur an additional administrative fee.

News & trends

Useful Information

Contact info

We are open for Consultations by Appointment

Appointments

appointments@bedfordmedicalcentre.ie

Mail

info@bedfordmedicalcentre.ie
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CLINIC LOCATION

Convent Road, Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath. C15 PD0V

Call us

046 9021369 or if lines are busy click below to request a Call Back

Clinic hours

Covid Vaccinations

Can only be booked online. No telephone bookings are possible.

IF YOU CANNOT MANAGE TO USE YOUR  PHONE OR HOME COMPUTER PLEASE ASK A FAMILY MEMBER TO ASSIST YOU.

 

Please wait to receive an invitation to book your  vaccination , which will be sent to you in good time by text message, by post or by telephone.

Please help us to deliver this important  service, while continuing our other work by not attempting  to book until you are invited not telephoning the surgery to book. 

WE  SHALL  BE VACCINATING YOUNGER PATIENTS AT HIGH RISK FOR SOME SPECIFIC  ILLNESSES STARTING AT THE END OF APRIL.

YOUR GP WILL WRITE TO INVITE YOU IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE. PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE SURGERY TO DISCUSS YOUR  RISK AS WE  CANNOT RESPOND TO THOSE QUERIES BY PHONE. CALLING US JUST BLOCKS THE PHONE LINES FOR OTHER PATIENTS WHO NEED TO SPEAK TO US AND WILL NOT SPEED UP YOUR  VACCINATION.

Thanks for your  cooperation

 

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PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY ABOUT COVID VACCINES.  

 

PLEASE RESPECT THE PHASED AVAILABILITY OF VACCINES. THERE IS A LIMITED SUPPLY AT THIS TIME AND WE MUST PROGRESS IN ORDER OF AGE.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BOOK A VACCINE IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN INVITED TO DO SO BY THE PRACTICE.

ANY UNINVITED BOOKINGS WILL BE CANCELLED BY US SO AS NOT TO DENY A DOSE TO A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN CALLED FOR THEIR VACCINE.