In response to COVID19, we have taken many steps in recent months to ensure the surgery is a safe place for patients to receive care, and for staff to work. This post details the measures we are taking.
The latest information for the stop smoking service in Durham.
A trial looking into treatments for coronavirus.
This notice describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the Covid-19 outbreak. It supplements our main Privacy Notice. The health and social care system is facing significant pressures due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Health and care information is essential to deliver care to individuals, to support health and social […]
Latest news from the practice.
If you have symptoms associated with the coronavirus including a new continuous cough or a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days if you are well. Please do not attend the practice. If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you […]
Are you a Military Veteran (Ex- Armed Forces)? The UK Government has pledged to support Military Veterans, Ex-Forces with priority NHS care. Who is defined as a veteran? ‘A veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces for at least one day in the regular or reservist forces’. There are around 4.5million veterans […]
How to use health services when in Durham It is important you access the most appropriate clinician when you have a health problem. The practice has, therefore, produced a “How to use our GP service leaflet” to assist you in identifying who to see depending on your health problem. In general, you should: Ask your […]
Please see attached newsletter: Practice News (Spring 2019)
Please see the attached newsletter.
Please see attached the most recent edition of our Practice News.
Please see the attached leaflet on changes to prescriptions for medication available over the counter.
Please see the attached PDF leaflet on how to manage blocked ears at home.
Practice News (Summer 2018)
See attached newsletter: Practice News (Spring 2018)
1. Staff Hellos and Goodbyes Regrettably we said goodbye to: Anne Phillips resigned as Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Manager on 29th December, 2017, to take up an appointment in Stanley Health Centre. Anne made an invaluable contribution to the development of the nursing team having worked in the practice for over twelve years. We hope she is […]
STAFF PROFILE Dr Michael Smith, Salaried GP Dr Smith joined the practice in March 2017, having previously practiced elsewhere in the North East. He trained in London, qualifying as a GP in 2015. Alongside his clinical practice, treating both Durham residents and students, he has a special interest in IT. Since joining the practice he […]
Improving healthcare in the North East You may have heard that a new way to enable medical professionals to access patient records is being rolled out across the North East region to help provide better, safer care. The Great North Care Record provides secure, real-time access to a summary of GP-held records for clinicians, so […]
NHS HEALTH CHECKS Are you aged 40-74yrs? Even though you might be feeling great, if you’re over forty years you may be at risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia. A free NHS Health Check can help you reduce these risks and make sure you stay healthy. You can access the NHS […]
STAFF PROFILE Joanne Malarkey, Medical Secretary/Supervisor Joanne Malarkey, joined the practice in 1999 as a medical secretary. She is a highly regarded, member of the practice team. She has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the role and is now supervisor of the secretarial team. She has seen many changes in the NHS over […]
Staff Hellos and Goodbyes Regrettably we said goodbye to: Dr Lindy Pun left the practice in November, 2016, during her maternity leave, to return to Macau in China with her husband, Lucas, and new arrival baby Jonathan. We wish them all the very best for the future. Dr Frances Timson left the practice on 31st […]
The practice is currently experiencing an increased demand for nurse appointments. We are, therefore, prioritising patients who require to be seen urgently. We appreciate that ear symptoms can be uncomfortable and irritating. Unfortunately, however, ear syringing is not classed as urgent. Please, therefore, be aware that you may need to wait up to a few […]