Latest news from the practice.
Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about […]
If you have been abroad recently, or are concerned you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 coronovirus, or if you have: a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly Please consult the 111 website from NHS England […]
Please see the link below: North Durham Pharmacy Opening Times Christmas and New Year 2019 2020
Claypath Medical Centre University Health Centre Monday, 23rd December 2019 8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Tuesday, 24th December, 2019 CHRISTMAS EVE 8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Wednesday, 25th December, 2019 CHRISTMAS DAY CLOSED CLOSED Thursday, 26th December 2019 BOXING DAY CLOSED CLOSED […]
Are you a Military Veteran (Ex- Armed Forces)? The UK Government has pledged to support Military Veterans, Ex-Forces with priority NHS care. Who is defined as a veteran? ‘A veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces for at least one day in the regular or reservist forces’. There are around 4.5million veterans […]
How to use health services when in Durham It is important you access the most appropriate clinician when you have a health problem. The practice has, therefore, produced a “How to use our GP service leaflet” to assist you in identifying who to see depending on your health problem. In general, you should: Ask your […]
Please see attached newsletter: Practice News (Spring 2019)
Please see the attached newsletter.
Please see attached the most recent edition of our Practice News.
Please see the attached leaflet on changes to prescriptions for medication available over the counter.
Please see the attached PDF leaflet on how to manage blocked ears at home.
Practice News (Summer 2018)
See attached newsletter: Practice News (Spring 2018)
1. Staff Hellos and Goodbyes Regrettably we said goodbye to: Anne Phillips resigned as Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Manager on 29th December, 2017, to take up an appointment in Stanley Health Centre. Anne made an invaluable contribution to the development of the nursing team having worked in the practice for over twelve years. We hope she is […]
STAFF PROFILE Dr Michael Smith, Salaried GP Dr Smith joined the practice in March 2017, having previously practiced elsewhere in the North East. He trained in London, qualifying as a GP in 2015. Alongside his clinical practice, treating both Durham residents and students, he has a special interest in IT. Since joining the practice he […]
We have updated our appointments page to provide clarity in the types of appointments and clinicians we offer. You can also print this in the form of a leaflet: How to use our GP service leaflet.
Improving healthcare in the North East You may have heard that a new way to enable medical professionals to access patient records is being rolled out across the North East region to help provide better, safer care. The Great North Care Record provides secure, real-time access to a summary of GP-held records for clinicians, so […]
NHS HEALTH CHECKS Are you aged 40-74yrs? Even though you might be feeling great, if you’re over forty years you may be at risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia. A free NHS Health Check can help you reduce these risks and make sure you stay healthy. You can access the NHS […]
STAFF PROFILE Joanne Malarkey, Medical Secretary/Supervisor Joanne Malarkey, joined the practice in 1999 as a medical secretary. She is a highly regarded, member of the practice team. She has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the role and is now supervisor of the secretarial team. She has seen many changes in the NHS over […]
Staff Hellos and Goodbyes Regrettably we said goodbye to: Dr Lindy Pun left the practice in November, 2016, during her maternity leave, to return to Macau in China with her husband, Lucas, and new arrival baby Jonathan. We wish them all the very best for the future. Dr Frances Timson left the practice on 31st […]
The practice is currently experiencing an increased demand for nurse appointments. We are, therefore, prioritising patients who require to be seen urgently. We appreciate that ear symptoms can be uncomfortable and irritating. Unfortunately, however, ear syringing is not classed as urgent. Please, therefore, be aware that you may need to wait up to a few […]