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!! Repeat Medication Notice: Please allow 3 - 4 working days after placing prescription requests to collect. We are experiencing extremely high volume requests at the moment. Thank you all for your patience and understanding!!

!! We have received a large number of queries regarding Covid vaccination boosters and the flu vaccination. Please be advised that the surgery will contact patients who are eligible for those vaccinations in due course!!


Pfizer & AZ 1st & 2nd vaccinations available for anyone 18+

No appointment needed – must be 8 weeks since first jab

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If you are 18 or over and need your first COVID Vaccination please call the surgery on 01325 730204 so we can get you booked in for an appointment. 

NHS GUIDANCE FROM THE 19TH JULY 2021

MASKS MUST STILL BE WORN IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS.        

PLEASE CONTINUE TO WEAR YOUR FACE MASK OR FACE COVERING WHEN ENTERING THE SURGERY

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

COVID-19 vaccine Oxford-AstraZeneca and blood clotting

Recently there have been reports of an extremely rare but serious condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccination.  The national committee which recommends on vaccines has therefore recommended that patients under 40 years are no longer offered this vaccine for their first dose. If you have already had a first dose of AZ vaccine without suffering this rare side effect you should still complete the course with the AZ vaccine for your second dose, even if you are under 40.  For more information please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting

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Please stop and read the guidance board at the main doors if you are visiting the surgery.

COVID 19: Please help the Practice to reduce footfall in the surgery and to minimize risk to patients and staff.

Please do not enter the surgery to order your repeat medication or to make an appointment. Please make appointments via the telephone and repeat medication can be ordered online or repeat requests can be posted through the letter box. If you are unable to do either then please contact the Practice to order your medication.  

IF YOU ARE VISITING THE PRACTICE PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING (MASK OR SCARF).  THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

COVID-19 vaccine Oxford-AstraZeneca and blood clotting

Recently there have been reports of an extremely rare but serious condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccination.  The national committee which recommends on vaccines has therefore recommended that patients under 40 years are no longer offered this vaccine for their first dose. If you have already had a first dose of AZ vaccine without suffering this rare side effect you should still complete the course with the AZ vaccine for your second dose, even if you are under 40.  For more information please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting

From the 17th May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

Please see below link Re: COVID Vaccine Guidance in pregnancy. 

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/coronavirus-covid-19-pregnancy-and-womens-health/covid-19-vaccines-and-pregnancy/covid-19-vaccines-pregnancy-and-breastfeeding/

New First Contact Physiotherapy - Self Referral Link

The practice is now calling in patients aged 18 and over.  If you are a patient in this age group and would like to book a covid19 vaccination then please contact the surgery. 

If you are a patient in cohort 1 - 12 (aged 18 and over) and have not yet received your covid19 vaccination then please contact the surgery for an appointment.

Anyone who has received a letter or text from NHS England can contact the practice to book an appointment if they don't already have one booked elsewhere.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 Coronavirus Advice

Durham Dementia Guide

Social Prescribing Information Leaflet

Diabetes:  - Patient News Letter  - Diabetes News

Carers: People do not always realise they are a carer If you think you may be a carer and would like to know more please click on the link below to get more information

https://youtu.be/zRp63yDvRPs

Free NHS Health Checks - please contact the surgery to make an appointment with the Health Care Assistant.

Patient Information Leaflet (Please click on this link

NHS Health Check Patient Leaflet Information

Smoking Cessation Clinics are currently being held via a telephone referral system.  Please contact us to arrange an appointment. 

 

Full information about the public consultation is available at: (https://www.durhamdaleseasingtonsedgefieldccg.nhs.uk/public-consultation-on-proposals-to-change-7-day-access-to-primary-care-services/).

 

Care Navigation Information:

Care Navigation Newsletter

Please see below link 

The Local Offer includes what is available in the County Durham area for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or disabilities during their time in education

https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/3722/County-Durham-Local-Offer

Please ask at Reception and sign up for our online services

order your repeat medication and book appointments on line.

You can also sign up to the SMS messaging service to get reminders for your appointments

Stop Smoking Clinics are running on Thursday morning please contact the surgery to make an appointment

MENACYW - NIMENRIX VACCINE (meningitis) IS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT FOR AGE 15 TO 25. PLEASE CALL THE SURGERY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT (You do not have to be at University to qualify for this  all people in this age group are eligible)

SHINGLES VACCINE IS AVAILABLE - PLEASE CALL THE SURGERY TO SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS VACCINATION.

If you have a communication need please inform the Receptionist.

Please see links below to "Health Watch" Information

Dementia - Dementia Advisor Service County Durham

Gainford Surgery CQC Report - this can also be found in the CQC folder

Safer Homes Information Leaflet

Teesdale Day Club Information

Teesdale Day Club Leaflet 2016

Young Carers Practice Contact - Carolyn Finch for support 

Cancer Support information

Silver Talk - if you need some company call Silver Talk

Friends & Family - PLEASE GIVES US YOUR FEEDBACK AND TAKE THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST. ASK AT RECEPTION FOR MORE INFORMATION.  

FREE HEALTH CHECKS PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENT BELOW

FREE_HEALTH_CHECK.docx

Family first Aid Advice - Family_First_Aid_E_Sample.pdf 

There is a new Guide for Common Childhood Illnesses please see the link below

http://www.durhamdaleseasingtonsedgefieldccg.nhs.uk/CCI/

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/  - Link to Dementia Survey

www.ageukcountydurham.org.uk  - Link to age Concern

Keep Warm LEAFLET Sept 2014 v2.pdf

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/records/healthrecords/Pages/care-data.aspx

Please see information below to "First Responder" information

http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/cgi-bin/vacdetails.cgi?selection=913166386

Please see below link to "ICA"

ICA North East Leaflet

Please see bwlow web link to "Medicine Management Waste" campaign

http://www.medicinewaste.com/

 

 

 

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