If you require an appointment or wish to talk to a medical professional please DO NOT come to the surgery to make it. Please call the surgery first, 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Please note online booking of appointments has been withdrawn.
AccuRx Trouble Shooting
Our Clinicians have access to a new communication tool called AccuRx. This means they can send you text messages and links and documents to your phone or even have a video consultation if needed. Please see the following trouble shooting links
How to respond to a text message
How to view a document sent to me
How to do a Video Link
GP's warn the Covid-19 Pandemic is not over and remind patients to 'talk before you walk'
Patients in County Durham are being reminded to ‘talk before you walk’ to ensure they receive the most appropriate healthcare treatment. GP practices are ‘open for business’ but doctors are urging patients to contact their local practice by phone, or online, for help and advice on access to services if they feel unwell. Dr Stewart Findlay, chief officer, NHS County Durham … [Read more...]
Mental Health & Emotional Support
This PDF file has a list of organizations that is a great starting point to help you access support. Click on the organizations link to go to their website.
Last Updated: 06/07/2020
New Veterans’ Mental Health High Intensity Service in the North of England
FORMER armed forces personnel will soon be able to access a new NHS service to support them during a mental health crisis.
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) has been appointed as lead provider for this new service to improve the health and lives of former military personnel across the North of England.
The Veterans Mental Health High Intensity Service (HIS) has been commissioned by NHS England. LYPFT will lead a collaboration of partners including NHS trusts and third sector veterans’ support organisations to deliver the service across the North of England, which we anticipate will begin fully in November 2020.
The main delivery partners are:
LYPFT already provides the successful North of England NHS Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (VMH CTS) – a specialist community mental health service for armed forces veterans – which launched over two years ago.
The HIS will provide liaison, advice and support for health and care services close to veterans’ own homes should they be experiencing a mental health crisis and, following that, provide support for veterans to gain stability in their lives including some support for families.
We will work in collaboration with armed forces charities to enable a veteran-centric approach to:
- Crisis mental health care
- Inpatient treatment, and
- On-going care across locally-based organisations that are best placed to support veterans near to where they live.
Read the full story on the LYPFT website here.
Delaying childhood vaccinations could lead to deadly outbreaks
HEALTH chiefs are warning that delaying childhood immunisations, during the Covid-19 pandemic, could lead to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. Public health experts, and GPs. . . [Read more...]
Last Updated: 18/04/2020
Help to Health Volunteer Patient Transport
Volunteer drivers are needed. For more information click here.