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Order your repeat prescription in time and help avoid additional pressures on NHS services this Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday

GPs and pharmacists are urging people to plan ahead for the Jubilee Bank holiday by ordering their repeat prescriptions well in advance to avoid additional pressure on NHS services. People living across the North East and North Cumbria are being reminded to #DoYourBit over the forthcoming Jubilee bank holiday weekend by organising any repeat medication in plenty of … [Read more...]

Added:  21/05/2022

Practice Opening Times – Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday June 2022

The Practice will close at 6 pm on Wednesday, 1 June and reopen at 8 am on Monday,  6 June.

When we are closed, a Primary Care Service is available at St Andrew's, Sensier House, between 9am and 2pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays and weekdays between 6pm and 8pm. 

Please phone 111 who may be able to give you an appointment. Alternatively you can use NHS 111 online at

This is not a walk-in service and does not offer prescription, appointment or phone services.

For more information about 7 day access to medical care, click here.

Added:  21/05/2022

Pharmacy Opening Times – Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday June 2022

Please see local pharmacy opening times below for the 2022 Queen’s Jubilee June Bank Holiday. Avoid pharmacies if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19: If you have a dry, persistent cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of smell or loss of taste.

Be patient, all pharmacies are under immense pressure and working around the clock to ensure that you get what you need and please order medicines as normal. There is no need to stockpile medicines, order extra prescriptions or buy more over the counter medicines than you need.  [Pharmacy Opening Times

Added:  21/05/2022

Appointment Check In

We have reintroduced the screen appointment check in facility. When you arrive in the foyer of the Practice, the screen is located on the left hand side. Please use this facility to reduce waiting at Reception.

Added:  12/05/2022

Change to Opening Hours

Effective from Monday, 23rd May, we will open at 8 am.

Added:  18/05/2022

Your Views on Pharmacy Services Wanted

Pharmacies and GP practices dispensaries are an integral part of our communities.

To ensure they continue to meet residents' needs, Durham County Council is inviting people to tell them what they think of the services pharmacies provide.

From Monday, 16 May to Thursday 14 July, an online consultation will take place as part of a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment.  Producing the assessment is a legal responsibility to our Health and Wellbeing Board.  The assessment considers how accessible pharmaceutical services are for our residents and types of services that are available.

Your views are important and your feedback will be used to help shape services now and over the next three years.  

To take part, please read through the draft assessment for 2022-25 and submit your comments at or send your feedback to by Thursday, 14 July

Added:  15/05/2022

Mask Wearing in the Practice

The legal requirement to wear a face covering no longer applies. However, the government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

Face coverings and face masks are recommended to be worn in health and care settings to comply with infection prevention and control (IPC) and adult social care guidance. This includes hospitals and primary or community care settings, such as GP surgeries. 

For more information go to click here.

Added:  04/04/2022

Abusive Behaviour

At St Andrew’s Medical Practice we operate
zero tolerance policy and we will not accept
any abusive language or physical abuse to
any of our staff . If any patient is abusive or
physically abusive towards our staff you will
be removed immediately from our Practice
list and you will have to register with another

Updated:  22/08/2021

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