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News Last Updated: 14/11/2019

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

St. Andrew’s Medical Practice & Oxford Road Medical Practice Merger - Part 2

On 1st August this year St. Andrew’s Medical Practice and Oxford Road Medical Practice underwent a merger and Dr Roy retired from the Oxford Road Medical Practice.

The practices have continued to operate as two practices operating from two sites but managed by the same team of doctors, clinical staff and admin staff.

We now propose to fully merge into one practice.  Patients will see little or no difference to the services already provided.  All patients will be able to be seen at either site.

Click here for more information

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 Andrew's 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 1030 am

The first clinic of this new schedule will be on Friday, 1st November.

Map of both surgeries

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 from 28th of October, the blood clinic will run from:

  • 840 am to 1050 am , Monday to Thursday, and
  • 2 pm to 330 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 14/11/2019.  You can view a pdf version here.

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