Welcome to Linthorpe Surgery
Welcome to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services. Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home and the convenience doesn’t stop there. You can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription, booking an appointment , sending us your comments or viewing your medical records are all just a click away.
If you would like more information on viewing your medical recorsd online please click the following link - Online records information
Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications. Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week.
However, flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:
- anyone aged 65 and over
- pregnant women
- children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
- children and adults with weakened immune systems
Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it's recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to protect them.
The injected flu vaccine is offered free on the NHS annually to:
- adults over the age of 18 at risk of flu (including everyone aged 65 and over)
- pregnant women
- children aged six months to two years at risk of flu
Find out more about who should have the flu jab.
Flu nasal spray vaccination
The flu vaccine is routinely given on the NHS as an annual nasal spray to:
- children aged two, three and four years old
- children aged two to 17 years at a particular risk of flu
65 and overs and the flu jab
You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2016-17) if you will be aged 65 and over on March 31 2017 – that is, you were born on or before March 31 1952. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on March 31 2017, you do qualify.
To watch our surgery video on the flu vaccination please click here.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
We would like to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive our surgery and staff. To help us with this, we have set up a patient participation group so that you can have your say.
A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a selection of patients and practice staff who meet at regular intervals to consider ways of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the practice to patients.
The aims of our group are to:
1. Improve communications and information transfer between the Linthorpe Surgery and its patients
2. Give patients the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest to the practice
3. Contribute to continuous improvement of services
4. Provide practical support and help implement positive changes
The meetings will be held on a bi-monthly basis between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on a Thursday. If you are interested in joining our group please click here to complete the application form
DIRECT ACCESS TO PHYSIOTHERAPY
If you have a problem that you think one of our physiotherapists could help with you can book to see them directly without seeing the doctor first. Contact reception and ask for an appointment with the physiotherapist.
LINTHORPE SURGERY APP
We've created a new surgery App where you can find useful patient information leaflets, our new series of short films as well as keeping up to date with our latest news.
Search for Linthorpe Surgery and download on the App Store or get it on Google Play.
LINTHORPE SURGERY DIGITAL DR
We have started to make a series of short films about common problems and conditions. Short films, featuring one of our GPs, can already be watched covering common conditions such as:
- Sore throats
- Back pain
Over the next year, we will be adding more films. We hope you find them useful and that they provide you with information on how to manage some of these common problems with more confidence.
You can view them on our YouTube channel or via the Linthorpe Surgery App. You can also view the videos on our website by following this video link or selecting Self Care from the list at the bottom of this page.
KEEP IN TOUCH
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The Linthorpe Surgery received its first visit from the Care Quality Commission on 22nd September 2015. We are pleased to report that we were rated as 'GOOD'
You can view the full report or see a quick summary by clicking the links below.
CQC full report Activity ratings summary Premises ratings summary
EXTENDED ACCESS TO A G.P. - now from 6.30pm-9.30pm weekdays and 8am-8pm weekends!
As a patient of Linthorpe Surgery you are entitled to use the STAR (South Tees Access & Response) scheme. The scheme extends evening and weekend opening times for patients from 6.30pm to 9.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am - 8pm on weekends and bank holidays. Patients wanting to see a GP can access the service by ringing NHS 111 - the urgent care helpline. A GP will then call you back to offer advice or an appointment at the surgery.
To view the STAR scheme website click this link
The Department of Health have introduced the Friends & Family Test to GP surgeries. This test has been used in hospitals across the country for some time.
We would like your feedback on the care or treatment we give you any time you visit us or have contact with the surgery. It doesn't take long.
Put us to the test and tell us what is working and what we can improve. You can say what you think without giving your name and we will use this information to plan improvements to our services.
(Site updated 28/11/2016)