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RETIREMENT NEWS

 Dr Nathans last working day at Auckland Medical Group will be September 4th.  He will be a massive miss at the practice but we wish him a long, healthy and happy retirement.

FLU NEWS

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which are eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

CERVICAL SCREENING
Are you 25+ and due/overdue your smear test?
call us to book your appointment today! 
Are you worried about your smear test or have questions about it?
call and speak to a Nurse to talk these through (no obligation to have test done)
#DON'T FEAR THE SMEAR 

 

Citzens Advice
How can they help you?   ...follow the link  ---->  CAB information

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
During Covid 19 you may order your prescriptions by phone at any time during the day not just from 2pm til 5pm.  You can also order on line.   Please allow 2 working days before collection and make allowances for weekends and public holidays.

Coronavirus

The NHS in Durham Dales CCG and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff.

From 01/04/2020 ABL Health will be delivering the Stop Smoking Service across County Durham. Our person-centred service focuses on delivering flexible specialist stop smoking support to those who live or work in County Durham.

Throughout the Coronavirus outbreak our Smokefree County Durham service is still open.

Our advisors are here to offer you support with quitting smoking so please contact us on 0800 772 0565 or 0191 369 2016.


Face coverings in your surgery.

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New School Nurse Drop In


Coronovirus Mindfulness Team

The TEWV Mindfulness Team continue to offer live online taster sessions and courses for service-users with recurrent depression and stressed carers/parents of people with mental ill health.

Courses will begin late September and taster sessions to recruit to these courses will run on the following dates.

Coronavirus Mindfulness Team

Repeat Prescriptions

From September 2019 community pharmacies will no longer be able to order medicines on your behalf.  This is to ensure safe and responsible issuing of medication and prevent unnecessary medicine waste.

There are various ways in which you can order your regular medicines including:

Online from your GP Practice - If you are not already registered ask at reception

Handing in the white, tear off part of your repeat prescription to the practice, identifying which medicines you require.

By telephone between 2pm and 5pm Monday until Friday.

Please allow 2 working days before collection and make allowances for weekends and bank holidays.

medication4They will be issued in 28 days supply at the doctors discretion and are normally for patients on long term treatment. 

Please nominate a chemist and your repeat prescription will be sent directly to them.

 

 

Dispensing

Some patients who live in rural areas may have their medications dispensed at the surgery, during normal opening hours at all sites. If you have any queries please speak to one of our Dispensing receptionists.

 

 

 
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