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.
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.
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
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
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
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.ageuk.org.uk/ - Link to Dementia Survey
www.ageukcountydurham.org.uk - Link to age Concern
Keep Warm LEAFLET Sept 2014 v2.pdf
Please see information below to "First Responder" information
Please see below link to "ICA"
ICA North East Leaflet
Please see bwlow web link to "Medicine Management Waste" campaign