A request. To enable the Practice to monitor your satisfaction with the eConsult service, could we request you agree to complete eConsults survey at the end of the consultation.
The COVID-19 vaccination is available and it is your right to be protected from infectious diseases
The COVID-19 vaccine is free to everyone in the UK. This includes all migrants. Millions of people have had their COVID-19 vaccination in the UK. It is safe and does not contain any animal or harmful ingredients. It is the best way to prevent death or serious illness from COVID-19.You do not need to have a GP or an NHS number to get the COVID-19 vaccine. If you don’t have … [Read more...]
Covid Walk-In Clinics
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Wearing of face masks in the surgery
Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday, July 19th.
However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.
That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.
Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.
Can we please ask that you wear some form of face covering, either a scarf or mask when you attend the surgery. Failure to do so will result in you being refused entry. This does not apply to children under the age of 4 or those that are exempt.
Click here for NHS England guidance.
Young people urged to get their vaccine before ‘Freedom Day’ on 19th July
WITH fully vaccinated UK residents arriving in England from amber travel list destinations no longer having to quarantine from 19 July, there are more reasons than ever to make sure you get your covid-19 jab. Now that people under 40 wait just eight weeks instead of 12 for their second jab, it means that those getting their first jab this week would be able to get double … [Read more...]
Help Do Your Bit for Local NHS
NHS teams across the region are calling on everyone to help #DoYourBit as hospitals, GPs and paramedics try to manage another surge of pressure on vital services. A surge in demand for NHS services has coincided with a large number of staff having to self-isolate because of Covid19, which is stretching services even harder after more than a year of managing a the … [Read more...]
GP Practices in County Durham ensure patients receive the right care, in the right place, with the right person, at the right time
COUNTY Durham GP practices can now refer patients to their local NHS community pharmacist via the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS). The service will enable GP practices to refer patients for a same day personal appointment to their local NHS community pharmacist for advice and treatment for a range of minor illness conditions. The resource aims to improve … [Read more...]
Appointments - please note
Standard appointments are for a maximum of 10 minutes. Please let the receptionist know if you will require a double appointment.
If you have more than one problem to discuss, please tell the doctor this at the start of your appointment so that the most important problem can be dealt with first. If it is not possible to deal with several problems during a single consultation you may be asked to make a further appointment(s) to deal with less pressing issues.
Medicals or longer appointments will be by special arrangement.
If you require an appointment or wish to talk to a medical professional, please use our email first email@example.com or phone or alternatively, use eConsult.
We are operating a same day phone triage service and will see if we can manage your health need over the phone. If clinically necessary, we will arrange to see you face to face at the surgery later in the day. There will be significant pressures on the phones but we will get to you as soon as we can.
Please note online booking of appointments has been withdrawn.