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Staff Training
The surgery will be closed for staff training from 1pm Wednesday 13th December.  We will reopen as usual at 8am on Thursday 14th December.

Flu Season 

Flu vaccinations are available from 23rd September 2017.  

You are eligible for a flu vaccination if you are: 
-Over 65 years of age
-Any age with a chronic disease 
-Are pregnant
-Have a weakened immune system 
-All children aged 2- 3 years old
-Any child aged 2 - 17 years old who is at risk 

Please contact the surgery to book an appointment. 

Telephone Triage

We now offer telephone triage.  Triage just means deciding what, if any, treatment you need and which clinician you need to be seen by to get this treatment.  Offering telephone triage means that you will be able to speak to a clinician on the same day and either your problem dealt with over the phone, if appropriate, or an appointment offered if the clinician feels you need to be seen.  We hope this will work well and help improve access to appointments. 

Prescriptions
As of 4th January 2016 you will only be able to order your prescription over the phone between 2pm - 5pm.  You can however order online or by calling into the surgery at any time.  Please allow 2 working days before collection and make allowances for weekends and public holidays.

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How do we use your information? 

Fair processing notice

Our GP practice holds information about you and this document outlines how that information is used, with whom we may share that information, how we keep it secure (confidential) and what your rights are in relation to this.

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What to do if you are unwell

Click here for more information..  on local health services in the area and when you should access them.

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Does somebody you know have special education needs or a disability?

County Durham Local Offer

The “Local Offer” provides a wide range of information for families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) 0-25 years old.  
Follow the link for more info -  http://www.countydurhamfamilies.info 

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What information is included in the Local Offer? 

It includes:

  • sources of support, advice and information
  • education, health and care provision
  • arrangements for identifying and assessing children and young people with SEN
  • how services can be accessed (including eligibility criteria) and how decisions are made
  • arrangements for supporting children and young people move between school phases
  • services to support young people in preparing for adulthood and independence
  • leisure activities
  • arrangements for disagreement resolution, complaints, mediation and appealing to the SEN Tribunal
  • information on the review and development of the Local Offer itself.

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Dementia Friendly and a Safe Place

The practice has recently become Dementia Friendly and a Safe Place for vulnerable people.Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends

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Do you have any communication problems? ..let us know how we can help. 

We would like to get better at communicating with our patients.  We want to make sure you can read and understand the information we send you.  If you find it hard to read our letters or if you need someone to support you at appointments, please let us know.  

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