Having a GP appointment

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Last modified: October 13, 2022

How to synchronise your repeat prescriptions

What is synchronisation? The aim is to order all the medication you have on repeat at the same time rather than different times throughout the month. Why synchronise? It saves time for you, your doctor and your pharmacist. Medication is less likely to be wasted and you are more likely to remember to take it. […]

Last modified: December 30, 2022


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Last modified: May 19, 2021

Bereavement Support

Cruse Bereavement Information on loss and bereavement. National Helpline available. St Giles Bereavement Group Local bereavement support group, every Friday. The Loss Foundation Information on bereavement, online support groups. St Cuthbert’s Hospice Bereavement Support Bereavement counselling for those: For one-to-one support accessing these and other services that may be helpful, please contact the practice Social […]

Last modified: February 16, 2024

Looking After Yourself During Lockdown

Follow the links below for some helpful ideas, guides and workbooks to help you look after your own wellbeing in lockdown: Home Pack – Stay healthy during isolation Free Guide To Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty New Things November – daily activity claendar from Action for Happiness Headspace – Mindfulness and meditation

Last modified: November 5, 2020

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Last modified: September 9, 2020

Coronavirus Safety Net

Most people make a full recovery from the COVID19 coronavirus. However, some people sadly become more unwell and will need help from the NHS. To keep yourself safe, please follow this advice: Stay well hydrated – Drink 6-8 glasses of fluid (e.g. water, cordial) each day Have someone check on you – if you live […]

Last modified: March 28, 2020

Practice News (Winter, 2017/18)

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 […]

Last modified: February 15, 2019

Practice News (Autumn, 2017)

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 […]

Last modified: February 15, 2019

The Great North Care Record

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 […]

Last modified: February 15, 2019

Vaccination/Immunisation Update

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 […]

Last modified: February 15, 2019

Practice News (Summer, 2017)

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 […]

Last modified: February 15, 2019

Practice News (Spring 2017)

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 […]

Last modified: February 15, 2019