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Welcome To Oakleaf Medical Practice

July 2022

We continue to operate a full GP service.  We offer a Telephone Consultations initially as many medical issues can be dealt with over the phone, or by using Zoom, Messenger or Facetime for video consultations. The doctor will book a face to face consultation for appropriate matters.  By doing this we can deal with the maximum number of patients each day. If you need medical care please contact the Practice on 02871378522 - the receptionist will ask you for some information about your problem so the doctor or nurse can decide on the best way to help you.  We recommend that you download Zoom onto your smart phone if you can if you are expecting a video consultation with the doctor or nurse. 

If following you Telephone Consultation the doctor needs to see you face-to-face an appointment will be arranged at a suitable time in line with Covid safety regulations. 

Patients who may have covid symptoms will be seen in a designated area accessed by a separate entrance.

All patients, staff and visitors must wear a mask during their time in the Health  Centre, unless a exemption has been agreed with the doctor in advance. Your co-operation is appreciated as we try to keep all of our vulnerable patients safe, and protect the medical and nursing staff so they can continue to care for all of our patients.


 Dr Eamon Doohan, Dr Mary McClay, Dr Nicola Duffy, Dr John McLaughlin, Dr Paula Sharkey, Dr Ciara McLaughlin & Dr Sarah Grant.

Practice History

The practice was founded in 1948 by Dr Joseph Devlin, now sadly deceased and was originally located at 49 Great James Street, Derry. The first long-term partner was Dr Tom Casey who stayed with the practice for 15 years. When Dr Casey left in 1963 a group practice was formed with Drs T McCabe, Donal MacDermott (both now sadly deceased) and R McClean.

Dr Joseph Devlin retired in February 1979 and his son Dr Martin Devlin then joined the practice. The practice moved to new purpose-built premises in Great James Street Health Centre in April 1981.

Over the  next 17 years, Dr Anne Doherty, Dr Eamon Doohan and Dr Lee Casey joined the practice. Dr Samson joined in 1981 and retired in April 2000, when he was replaced by Dr Mary McClay. Dr Conor White joined in 1983 and retired in 2009.  Both Dr Samson and Dr White are now sadly deceased. 

In 2010 two new partners joined the practice, Dr Nicola Duffy joined in April, followed by Dr Ciara McLaughlin in October of that year. Dr Devlin retired in 2013.  In 2014 Dr John McLaughlin joined the Practice.  In March 2016, Dr Ciara McLaughlin left the Practice to take up a post with HSCB. Dr Casey left the Practice in March 2019.

In October 2019 Dr Paula Sharkey joined the Practice as a new partner and Dr Ciara McLaughlin returned as a partner, she still works part-time with the HSCB.

In March 2020 Dr Anne Doherty retired as a partner, however she still continues to work in the practice as a regular locum.

In April 2022 Dr Sarah Grant joined the Practice as a new partner.

 The geographical area covered by the practice is a ten mile radius of the practice premises on the northern side of the border.


Más mian leat, is féidir leat dul i gcomhairle le cheann de na dochtúirí trí mhéan na Ghaeilge. Abair le dhuine de na faílteoirí agus ba bhréa linn é a chur ar bun.

Ordering Prescriptions Online

Online ordering is the preferred method for requesting repeat medication.  You can do this through our secure system at www.patient-services.co.uk To do this you need to register by contacting the practice.  Once your registration account is created we will email an activation code to you. You will be able to use the system to request repeat medication as required. Please phone or email to request a registration form. 

If you already have an online account you can click the link below to access Patient Services.

Click here for patient services

Telephone Calls To The Practice

In order to reduce the number of people trying to get through to the surgery at any one time, we would ask that all patients observe the following times when ringing the surgery:

8.30-9.00am Requests for HOUSE CALLS and URGENT MATTERS.
 5.00-6.00pm  Requests for URGENT MATTERS

Requests for ACUTE (ie 'one off') PRESCRIPTIONS - will be ready at 4:30pm same day




Procedure For Contacting The Practice By Telephone

Dial (028) 7137 8522 and a recorded message will prompt you to:
Press 1 for Telephone Consultations  
Press 2 for Housecalls. 
Press 3 for Anything else

Please note that we only take Urgent calls between 8.30am - 9am & 1pm-2pm. Routine calls should not be made at these times. **Daily changes may be necessary depending on demand for our service and the availability of doctors at short notice (ie if doctors have to isolate due to covid as health care workers are not allowed to come to work if they are in contact with a covid case).  Our phone message will advise you of changes**

Practice News
  • 21Jul 2022

    Covid 19-Wearing masks - July 2022

    We continue to have a strict policy of mask wearing for all - staff, patients, carers and other visitors - in the Health Centre. This is in line with the Northern Ireland Chief Medical Officer's recommendations and in the best interests of us all to ensure we keep each other safe and reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Our staff encounter many patients face-to-face every day so the risk of spreading the virus will be high if they are exposed to patients not wearing masks. By staying covid free it also ensures that our doctors, nurses and administration staff are able to come to work to deliver our service. Staff and doctor shortages can have a major impact on the services we can provide. We acknowledge that there may be some very extreme personal circumstances when patients feel they cannot wear a mask so we ask these patients to inform us and we can see if we can make alternative arrangements to accommodate them.

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