Have you had a letter from the government regarding Covid Vaccination?

If you or a relative have received a letter from the government regarding Covid Vaccination appointments and are unable to attend the mass vaccination sites offered please DO NOT contact the surgery. 

We will contact you as soon as we are able to organise the next local clinics.  Thank you. St Andrews Medical Practice

Added:  14/01/2021

Health officials are reassuring patients that they will be able to get their Covid-19 vaccination locally if they prefer not to travel to a mass vaccination site

GPs in County Durham have stressed that patients invited to book a vaccination appointment at The Centre for Life, Newcastle, which is the North-East's designated mass vaccination site, can choose to wait until they are contacted by their local GP. Chief officer at NHS County Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Dr Stewart Findlay, said: “Letters from NHS England have … [Read more]

Added:  15/01/2021

National Lockdown Rules Apply in England from 5 January 2021

Stay a home

The UK Government has introduced a National Lockdown to help control the virus.

Everyone must stay at home and only leave for a limited set of reasons.

Find out what these measures mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.

Added:  05/01/2021

From Durham Clinical Commissioning Group - Covid-19 - FAQ's -

Who will get the vaccine first? The Government has confirmed that the vast majority of COVID-19 vaccinations administered by hospital hubs and local vaccination services in the initial phase will be prioritised for those 80 years of age and over, front line health and social care workers. Please be assured that everyone who … [Read more]

Added:  31/12/2020


If you require an appointment or wish to talk to a medical professional, please use our email first ddesccg.standrewsmedicalpractice@nhs.net 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Please note online booking of appointments has been withdrawn.

Updated:  09/11/2020

Hands Face Space

Remember:  wash hands, cover face, make space

Updated:  03/01/2021

Wearing of face masks in the surgery

In accordance with current government guidelines 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.

Updated:  21/07/2020

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