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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

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In Times of Bereavement

In the unfortunate event that a person has passed away, there are three things that must be done in the first few days;

  • Get a medical certificate from your GP or hospital doctor (this is necessary to register the death)
  • Register the death within 5 days (8 days in Scotland). You will then receive the necessary documents for the funeral.
  • Make the necessary funeral arrangements.

Register the death

If the death has been reported to the coroner (or Procurator Fiscal in Scotland) they must give permission before registering the death.

You can register the death if you are a relative, a witness to the death, a hospital administrator or the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors.

You can use the ‘Register a Death’ page on the gov.uk website that will guide you through the process. This will also explain the registration process for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Arrange the funeral

The funeral can usually only take place after the death is registered. Most people use a funeral director, though you can arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral directors

Choose a funeral director who’s a member of one of the following:

These organisations have codes of practice - they must give you a price list when asked.

Some local councils run their own funeral services, for example for non-religious burials. The British Humanist Association can also help with non-religious funerals.

Arranging the funeral yourself

Contact the Cemeteries and Crematorium Department of your local council to arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral costs

Funeral costs can include:

  • funeral director fees
  • things the funeral director pays for on your behalf (called ‘disbursements’ or ‘third-party costs’), for example, crematorium or cemetery fees, or a newspaper announcement about the death
  • local authority burial or cremation fees

Funeral directors may list all these costs in their quotes.



 
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