Are you a Veteran?
Find Support for Veterans in Your Local Area
Connect veterans and their families with a range of local support organisations – both within and outside the Armed Forces sector. The services have been grouped into categories such as Education and Training, Employment, Finances etc.
Navigate through the categories to find the support you need, or use the search function by clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the map toolbar;
- On the map home screen, the search function searches all organisations in the directory.
- When you have a category open, the search function searches all data within that category
*New* Maternity App
Access to the app is via the web: https://www.pregnancyandbirthchoices.co.uk/, then select to download it to a device.
The app provides key information and advice which will help women to make informed choices about their birth from trusted NHS source, all in one place, and right at their fingertips.
There is a who’s who of healthcare professionals that mums-to-be will come into contact with before, and after their baby has been born, with a brief description of their role.
Mums and their partners will be able to compare facilities at hospitals across the region to find out which would best suit the type of birth they hope for. Whether it’s the closest maternity unit, or one that is more suitable for those who might have extra healthcare needs – the app helps women to plan where, and how they give birth.
The app contains key information for mums-to-be to think about, learn, and document using the notes section, as well as diary appointments.
Mums-to-be can access a visual and interactive guide on what to expect at certain stages through pregnancy. This guide also gives advice, for example what will happen during an ultrasound scan, to what foods you should avoid when pregnant, to what classes are available to help prepare for birth.
It informs women about what will happen after their baby is born, and tips how to look after them, from helping to develop a close bond, to feeding support, to what examinations will be carried out.
Help and advice for women who may feel a bit down, tearful or anxious after giving birth is also included in the postnatal visual pathway. About one in five women will experience some form of mental health problem, the app offers a wide range of support options available.
Citizens Advice, how can they help you?
Follow the link to see how they might be able to help you.... CAB Information
How do we use your information?
GDPR - Privacy Statement
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.
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.
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
What information is included in the Local Offer?
- 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.
Dementia Friendly and a Safe Place
The practice has recently become Dementia Friendly and a Safe Place for vulnerable people.
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.