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

 

Christmas & New Year Bank Holiday 2020/2021

The surgery will be closed :

Christmas Day Bank Holiday - Monday 27th December 2021

Boxing Day Bank Holiday - Tuesday 28th December 2021

New Years Day  Bank Holiday- Monday 3 January 2022

If you have a medical emergency when the surgery is closed please call 111. You can be offered an appointment to be seen at the Local Hub at Bishop Auckland between 6-8pm weekdays and weekend mornings. 

Please remember the A&E departments are extremely busy at this time of year and please try and avoid going if possible.  Always contact your GP first, or visit your local Pharmacy for any minor ailments.

Please ensure you order your repeat prescription in good time.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

 

 

 

 
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