To enable the Practice to monitor your satisfaction with the eConsult service, could we request you agree to complete eConsult survey at the end of the consultation.
Moderna Vaccine, Your Questions Answered
What is Moderna? Moderna, sold under the brand name Spikevax, is one of the three COVID-19 vaccines that are approved for use in the UK. Like all these vaccines, it has been extensively tested and has been approved as safe and effective by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). It has also been approved for use in many other countries around the … [Read more...]
Where and when you can you get a walk-in Covid-19 jab in County Durham?
All second doses must be at least 8 weeks from first dose. You can also continue to book online appointments at a large vaccination centres or community pharmacies at: https://countydurhamccg.nhs.uk/where-and-when-you-can-you-get-a-walk-in-covid-19-jab-in-county-durham/
PLEASE remember to cancel your online booking if you choose to attend a walk-in clinic … [Read more...]
An Unwell Child?
Click here for a useful guide with when to seek help and from who
Having an unwell child can be a worrying time, especially if you aren't sure what to do.
Carers - New Digital Resources
Durham County Council and Carers UK have come together to offer some great digital resources to Carers living or caring for someone in County Durham. Carers will be given access to a wide range of digital tools and essential resources that may help make people's caring situation easier. Visit carersdigital.org to create an account using your free access code DGTL2485
Durham County Council are funding this until next March but if its found to be successful, they will consider funding it for longer.
Carers can use the code DGTL2485 to get free access to all the digital products and online resources, including:
- E-Learning designed to help carers access advice and information relevant to their situation, find resources and identify sources of support including technology, as well as promote carers’ own health and wellbeing
- The 'Jointly' care co-ordination app for mobile phones/tablets. A central place to store and share important information about the person you are caring for, including appointments, allocate tasks, save files or notes and lots more. This App is invaluable for carers to keep on top of all the tasks involved with caring for someone
- Essential leaflets and booklets for carers including: Upfront guide to caring, Looking after someone – Carers Rights Guide and Being heard: A self-advocacy guide for carers
- Access links to further resources and sources of information and support for people who are looking after a loved one
Sign Video on NHS111
BSL users can now use Sign Video as a way to contact NHS 111. You can download the app, or use a PC/laptop and webcam to access the service.
Sign Video is the replacement for InterpreterNow. Full details of how to use the new service can be found here https://signvideo.co.uk/nhs111/
County Durham Care Partnership Newsletter Autumn 2021
The innovative County Durham Care Partnership brings together NHS organisations, Durham County Council and other health and care providers to work together in true collaboration to deliver improved, joined up health and social care services closer to people's homes.
Click here to read the latest edition of the Partnership Newsletter
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
Wearing of face masks in the surgery
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.