Noticeboard

Changes from Monday 19th July 2021;

  • Face masks should continue to be worn when attending the surgery for appointments.
  • We will continue to limit the number of patients in the surgery at any time.
  • Both telephone and face to face appointments will be offered.
  • Staindrop Branch Site will re-open on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please see 'opening times' for more information.
  • Evenwood Branch Site will remain closed.
Repeat Prescription Requests

We now only accept repeat prescription requests over the telephone if you are housebound or have exceptional circumstances.  We encourage you to register  and use the online service or you can drop your prescription off at your local branch or send by post.

Care Navigation - New ways for your local GP practice to help you get to the right support. The Receptionist may ask you a few questions to help navigate you to the best person, they wont try to diagnose your problem but you may need to tell them a little bit about why you are calling.

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) Service;NHS Digital has been collecting data from GPs through its trusted General Practice Extraction Service. This system is now being replaced with their new General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service, a broader general-purpose collection which will enable faster access to pseudonymised patient data for planners and researchers. 

The data collection will begin on 1st September 2021.  

More information about the service can be found on NHS Digital's website.

We now include this additional privacy notice, alongside our main privacy notice, that explains what data is used and why.

Opting out

If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail on the NHS digital website. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.

The type 1 opt-out form can be accessed here;

Type 1 Opt-Out Form

 

Latest News

We wish to announce that April Futter Practice Manager will be retiring on the 13th August.  April has worked at the practice for 22 years and she will be missed by staff and patients.  Her successor has started at the Practice, Miss Joanne Taylor. 

Joanne has worked in the NHS and primary care for many years. She previously worked as Office Manager at Old Forge Surgery, Middleton In Teesdale, and prior to that worked in the Durham Dales Federation as a Service Support Manager and Bishopgate Medical Practice. She is very experienced and will be an excellent addition to the team, bringing her experience in management and digital technology.


BABIES CRY! Infant crying is normal and it will stop.  You can cope!

Infant crying and how to cope - ICON - Information for parents and carers 

Click on this link for more information iconcope.org


Ways to seek healthcare advice from a GP;

  • Call your surgery to discuss a face-to-face, telephone or video appointment.
  • Visit your GP Surgery website and complete a confidential online form to receive a response before the end of the next working day.
  • Call NHS111 or go online to seek advice https://111.nhs.uk/
  • Download the NHS App to order repeat prescriptions, book appointments and check your symptoms.

 GDPR Important Information 

NHS Digital has been collecting data from GPs through its trusted General Practice Extraction Service. This system is now being replaced with their new General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service, a broader general-purpose collection which will enable faster access to pseudonymised patient data for planners and researchers. 

The data collection will begin on 1st September 2021.  

More information about the service can be found on NHS Digital's website.

We now include this additional privacy notice, alongside our main privacy notice, that explains what data is used and why.

Opting out

If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail on the NHS digital website. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.

The type 1 opt-out form can be accessed here;Type 1 Opt-Out Form

How we use your medical records

General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice

General Practice Transparency Notice for GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research


Mental Health;

Whatever your age, if you are experiencing a mental health crisis you can call TEWV crisis services on a single point of access telephone number

0300 0200317

 

The line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for those living in County Durham, Darlington, Teesside and North Yorkshire and York.

 

People with learning disabilities and/or autism can also contact crisis services using this number.

 

You also may find this advice and information on what to do in a mental health emergency helpful, www.tewv.nhs.uk/crisisadvice.

 


Repeat Prescription Requests

We now only accept repeat prescription requests over the telephone if you are housebound or have exceptional circumstances.  We encourage you to register  and use the online service or you can drop your prescription off at your local branch or send by post.

RPOS – Repeat Prescription Ordering Service


 
Register for Patient On Line Access

Patient Online will help you to take greater control of your health and wellbeing by increasing online access to services.

 Patient on line access poster.pdf

Patient Information Leaflet - click here Patient On Line Leaflet


Wellbeing for Life - Summer Training Calendar

The virtual training (July to September 2021) covers the following topics:-

 

Ø  Job Application & Interview Workshop

Ø  A Mindful Approach to Stress Management

Ø  Healthy Lives: Food for Thought

Ø  An Insight into the Menopause

Ø  Physical Activity: Basics to Getting Started

Ø  Basic Diabetes Awareness

Ø  Motivational Interviewing and Communication Skills

Ø  Building Personal Resilience to Change

Ø  Basic Mental Health Awareness

Ø  Suicide Awareness

Ø  Mental Health at Work

 

All of these online training courses can be booked via https://www.wellbeingforlife.net/training-courses/

 

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