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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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 minimise 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.

FLU GUIDANCE 2020

  1. Over 65 patients will be first to get vaccinated.  
  2. Under 65 at risk (Clinics will start in October dates to be confirmed).
  3. 50 years and over will be at the end of the programme (we are waiting for more guidance from NHS England).
  4. Families of people shielding will be eligible.
  5. Carers have always been eligible.
  • How the FLU clinics will work and be managed:

Over 65’s will be first to be vaccinated.

Unique this year the FLU clinics will be drive through clinics starting on 14th September, but must be pre booked and guidance will be given to the patient by the receptionist when booking the appointment.

Up to 4 people per car maximum (if they are in a bubble and only if there is access to the persons arm without leaving the car). Patients must be appropriately dressed and arm ready when they park the car. Patients are advised not to come early and stick to the allotted time they have been given.

Text messages for patients will also be sent out with guidance.

Only patients aged 65 and over will be vaccinated in the drive through clinics anyone else coming in the car who is under 65 will not be vaccinated and will need to wait until their vaccine becomes available.  There will be some small walk in clinics for those over 65 who can only walk to the surgery.

The practice will start clinics for the under 65 at risk patients in October.

These clinics are planned from 11am and some afternoons (dates to be confirmed).

The over 65’s clinics and the under 65 at risk have to be completely separate for patient safety because each age group receives a different vaccine.

 

Flu Slogan is:  JAB & GO

CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE -

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough or a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.

Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.

For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.

 

 

Coronavirus Public Information

Coronavirus Advice

Durham Dementia Guide

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 held at the practice.  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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