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AS FROM MONDAY 3RD AUGUST STAINDROP BRANCH SURGERY WILL BE OPEN FOR COLLECTION OF MEDICATION ON MONDAY 12PM - 1PM AND THURSDAY 9AM - 10AM

You can still collect from Cockfield Surgery if you prefer

You will still need to have a telephone consultation first and then you may be invited to attend the surgery for a face to face consultation. 

The volunteer delivery service will cease on Friday 31st July and we would like to thank Joanne and Nigel for their exceptional support and help during this difficult time.

AS FROM 8TH JUNE YOU ARE REQUESTED TO WEAR A FACE MASK OR COVERING IF YOU ARE ENTERING THE SURGERY

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED CO-OPERATION

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK THE STAINDROP BRANCH SURGERY WILL TEMPORARILY CLOSE FROM MONDAY 6TH APRIL

  • Repeat prescription requests can still be posted through the door and will be collected daily.
  • Medication will need to be collected from Cockfield Surgery.If you are unable to collect your medication please contact the surgery to ask about the volunteer delivery service

THE EVENWOOD BRANCH SURGERY REMAINS CLOSED

THE TELEPHONE LINES ARE EXTREMELY BUSY PLEASE ONLY PHONE IF YOU NEED TO PLEASE VISIT THE NHS CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION

On line appointment booking for face to face appointments has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. You can book a telephone triage appointment on line, use Econsult or ring the surgery. Your request for an appointment will be triaged by the GP to assess whether or not you need to come into the surgery to be seen.  All GPs have been requested to move to digital appointments where possible. Please read the additional corona virus symptom information. Thank you for your anticipated co-operation and support during this difficult time

Coronavirus

What to do if you have symptoms 

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you're staying at home

From 1st July you will be able to book an appointment to be seen by an Emergency Healthcare Practitioner or Healthcare Assistant on Saturday and Sunday at the Extended Hours Clinic at Bishop Auckland General Hospital. These clinics are run by the Durham Dales Health Federation and need to be booked by phoning our receptionists.

Repeat Prescription Requests

We now only accept repeat prescription requests over the telephone if you are housebound or have exceptional circumstances.  We encourage you to register  and use the online service or you can drop your prescription off at your local branch or send by post.

Care Navigation - New ways for your local GP practice to help you get to the right support. The Receptionist may ask you a few questions to help navigate you to the best person, they wont try to diagnose your problem but you may need to tell them a little bit about why you are calling

Medication Supply and Brexit - click hereMedication Supply and Brext

Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.


Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.

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Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)


 
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