News Last Updated: 18/11/2019
Early Closing - Thursday, 21st November
Both St Andrew's and Oxford Road practices will close at 1 pm on Thursday, 21st of November for staff training. The doors and phones will reopen at 0830, Friday the 22nd.
St Pauls Community Centre
Again this year, the Whistling Teapot will run Christmas Together for people who will be on their own this Christmas. Please see the flyer.
Stroke Rehab and Ward 6 Consultations
TWO public consultations into shaping the future of local hospital services have been postponed until early next year following the announcement that a UK general election will take place.
Residents across County Durham and Darlington had been expected to have their say on proposals to redesign in-patient rehabilitation services on Ward six and stroke rehabilitation services at Bishop Auckland Hospital at a series of public meetings scheduled to take place in November.
Due to the announcement of a UK general election on December, 12, both consultations have now been paused and will resume on January, 14, 2020.
See DDES website
The County Durham and Darlington Carers card, developed in partnership with Durham County Council, Darlington Borough Council and NHS County Durham and Darlington recognises and rewards the support Carers provide to their neighbours, friends and family.
To receive discounts and concessions from businesses and organisations in the scheme, the Carer will need to produce their Carers card.
To apply for the card please contact Durham County Carers Support on 0300 005 1213 or use the ‘contact us’ page.
Health Visitor and Immunisation Clinic - Change of Location
Starting the week commencing 28th of October, the Health Visitor Clinic and the Immunisation Clinic are changing time and location.
There will now be a combined weekly clinic for St Andrews and Oxford Road patients. The clinics will be held every Friday at the Oxford Road site.
Health Visitors will be available every Friday between 9 am and 10:30 am.
The first clinic of this new schedule will be on Friday, 1st November.
NHS Flu Clinics 2019
Our walk-in NHS Flu Clinics will be held at our Oxford Road site, Monday through Thursday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm until further notice
This is for all patients who are eligible for the free NHS flu vaccinations.
There is no need to book, just walk in.
Appointments are also available for any eligible patient who would prefer to book an appointment for a flu vaccination. Please note that the Health Care Assistants have some late-night appointments that would be ideal for patients who work or rely on family/friends to bring them to the practice.
You can book an appointment with an HCA by phoning the normal practice number 01388-817777 (St Andrew's) or 01388-810081 (Oxford Road). You will be advised at time of booking whether your appointment is at the Oxford Road or St Andrew's site.
Note: If you decide not to have the vaccination or decide to have it elsewhere, please let us know so that we can enter this on your medical record.
For more information download this leaflet
eConsult is now live
Our eConsult service is now available from the link on the home page or via this direct link
Changes to Blood Clinic
Please note that the blood clinic now runs from:
- 8:40 am to 10:50 am , Monday to Thursday, and
- 2 pm to 3:30 pm on Friday
There will be no fasting blood tests on Friday.
Waiting Area TV Presentation
The waiting area TV presentation has been updated on 18/11/2019. You can view a pdf version here.