Due to patient feedback we will be discontinuing the walk-in blood clinics. From Monday 10th February 2020 any phlebotomy appointments will need to be pre-booked either through reception or online.
Due to changes with the care navigation system, you will no longer be able to book GP appointments online.
The way you order your repeat prescription is changing
County Durham and the Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Groups are implementing changes to the way in which you order your repeat prescription.
From September 2019 pharmacies will no longer be able to order medicines on your behalf. You will need to order your repeat prescription directly from the practice. There are a number of ways you can order your medication:
- Online - if you do not have online services then please contact the surgery for more information
- In writing - either by popping into the surgery and filling in a request or using the white tear off part of your repeat prescription
- Sign up for repeat dispensing - more information on this below
For more information on why this is happening and how these changes will affect you please read the leaflet below.
Repeat prescription ordering changes
Research about calling NHS111 or 999 for illness in South Teesside
Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD)
For more information on eRD please follow the link below or speak to your nominated pharmacy.
Gabapentin and Pregabalin
From Monday 11th March controlled drugs can be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy. If you currently use the EPS (Electronic Prescribing Service) for your medications, however you have had to come into surgery to collect your controlled drug medications, this will be changing from the 11th March. Any controlled drug requests received in from the 11th March 2019* onwards the prescription will be sent directly to your pharmacy and you will no longer need to come into the surgery to collect a printed prescription.
For patients that do not use the EPS system then nothing has changed and you will still need to come into the surgery with ID to sign for and collect your prescription.
If you have any queries about this then please speak to your nominated pharmacy who will supply you with details on how to collect your controlled drug medication from them.
*Any request date stamped at the surgery prior to 11th March 2019 will be printed and not sent electronically.
Breast feeding welcome
You are welcome to breastfeed your baby here. You do not need to be a registered patient, you may be out and about and baby needs feeding, pop in and we will make you welcome. Whether you are happy to feed baby in a public area or prefer a more private location we will try to accommodate where we can. You can find out more information on the Breast Feeding Welcome Scheme at Breast Feeding Welcome
From the 1st January 2019 we will no longer be accepting or sending faxes.
Practice boundary change
The application to change our practice boundary was accepted by NHS England and we will no longer be taking on patients with the following postcodes.
TS10, TS11, TS15, TS17, TS18, TS19 and TS23.
For those patients still registered with ourselves living in the above postcodes, you will not be removed from the practice list, however if you do move address to one of these postcodes in the future then you will be removed.
Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing, please follow the link below to find out why.
Changes to prescribing over the counter medicines
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