Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
Cockfield SurgeryTel: 01388 718202
Dovecote Street SurgeryTel: 01388 718202
Woodview Medical PracticeTel: 01388 718202 option 4
THE EVENWOOD BRANCH SURGERY REMAINS CLOSED
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you're staying at home
From 1st July you will be able to book an appointment to be seen by an Emergency Healthcare Practitioner or Healthcare Assistant on Saturday and Sunday at the Extended Hours Clinic at Bishop Auckland General Hospital. These clinics are run by the Durham Dales Health Federation and need to be booked by phoning our receptionists.
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.
The table below shows the opening times for all three of our practice locations.
Clinic Times are shown in BLUE
Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak the surgery opening times have been temporarily amended
16.30 - 18.00
8.30 - 18.00
08.30 - 11.30
08.30 - 15.00
09.00 - 12.00
10.10 - 12.00
08.30 - 18.00
The surgery is closed for appointments from 12:00 on Wednesday and Thursday. For emergency appointments please contact the Out of Hours Duty GP:
- If you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency call 111
- If it’s a life-threatening emergency call 999
NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life-threatening emergency.
- Calls to 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles
- NHS 111 is available 24/7, every day of the year
When to call 111
You should call 111 when:
· you think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service
· your GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
· you don’t know who to call for medical help.
When to call 999
Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:
· Major accident or trauma
· Severe breathlessness
· Severe bleeding
· Loss of consciousness
· Severe chest pain.
Out-of-hours services are provided during the following periods when the surgery is closed: 6pm to 8am
During normal practice opening hours, the practice remains your first point of contact for all routine requests.
For more information about NHS 111, please read the frequently asked questions
Christmas & New Year Bank Holiday 2019/2020
The surgery will be closed :
Christmas Day - Wednesday 25th December
Boxing Day - Thursday 26th December
New Years Day - Wednesday 1st January
NEW YEARS EVE - CHANGE OF OPENING TIMES - STAINDROP 3-4PM RECEPTION ONLY - COCKFIELD 4-6PM RING FOR APPOINTMENTS
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
The surgery will be closed 2019
Good Friday 19th April
Easter Monday 22nd April
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