Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
Hill TerraceMiddleton-In-TeesdaleBarnard CastleCounty Durham, DL12 0QETel: 01833 640217
OPEN SURGERY TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
This is a precautionary measure in relation to the Coronavirus Pandemic
We will now be conducting our consultations via telephone.
Please contact the surgery through "econsult" or call reception and ask for a telephone call back with a GP. We envisage being able to resolve many problems in this manner, however, please be assured that if the GP needs to see you face to face, they will advise you of this on the call and book you in appropriately.
We have made this decision as a precautionary measure to keep our patients and team members safe.
We appreciate your understanding, Old Forge
Our receptionists are here to help you get to the right service. Please don't be offended if they ask what the problem is when you call to make an appointment. The receptionist might suggest other professionals that could help you such as: Opticians, Pharmacist, Nurse, Family Services or Support Groups. Thank you for your co-operation with this.
If you have a condition which requires you to take regular medication, your doctor may supply these without seeing you each time. Orders can be placed in the following ways:
We usually dispense medicines to our patients who live more than one mile from a chemist.
Book your Repeat Prescription Online
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Please allow 24 hours before collecting the prescription or 72 hours (3 working days) before collecting the dispensed medication.
If you require urgent medication, please contact the surgery between 8am and 6pm, we will endeavour to provide your emergency medication as soon as possible. If the surgery is closed please contact the Out of Hours Centre on 111
Good practice requires that this class of drug is limited to a 1-month supply. If your prescription for Gabapentin or Pragabalin is currently for more than 1 month then your quantity prescribed may be reduced.
As these will be Controlled Drugs from 1st April prescriptions will be unable to be sent electronically to your Pharmacy and will need to be collected from the Surgery. Prescriptions can still be collected by your Pharmacy, please discuss with them how this will be arranged.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 72 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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