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Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone our cancellation line 593580 or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.




Out of Hours
Please telephone the surgery and you will be re-directed to the out of hours services. The out of hours centre is located within Shotley Bridge hospital.




Urgent Appointments
If you have a problem that will not wait for a routine appointment, please tell the receptionist

Community Information & Charity Webistes

Local Community Information

AlzheimersBlackhill, Bridgehill, Benfieldside and Shotley Bridge Community team have launched an initiative to help local businesses become Dementia Friendly.  A new Dementia Café at Sweetharts Café, Blackhill also provides a place for carers and friends to meet.

For more information please contact joc4rugby@aol.com

Dementia Friendly Communities is a programme which facilitates the creation of dementia-friendly communities across the UK. Everyone, from governments and health boards to the local corner shop and hairdresser, share part of the responsibility for ensuring that people with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community.

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20079/dementia_friendly_communities


Citizens advice

Healthier & Wealthier Telephone Advice Line

If you would like help or support with Benefits, tax credits, debt, housing, work, caring, relationships, energy, legal matters and more call this free Telephone Advice line.

Call 0300 3231001 Monday - Friday 9am-1pm


silvertalk 

Silver talk

 If you would like information regarding the Silver Talk service please click the link below. The telephone lines are open Monday - Friday 9-5 and is a freephone number.

https://silverknowledgedurham.wordpress.com/about/

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Al-anon

Invitation to Open Al-Anon Meeting
Visits their website for more information

http://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/

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citizens house

Citizens House, Consett
Station Road, Consett, Co. Durham DH8 5RL


Registered Charity No: 1153267

http://www.citizenshouseconsett.org.uk


Charity Information

Cancerhelp
cancer help Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process

Macmillan Cancer Support cancer backup
Europe's leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.

Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

Asthma UK Asthma UK
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it


Alzheimer’s Society Alzheimer’s Society
Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia. Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Guide Dogs For The Blind Guide Dogs for the Blind  
Guide Dogs wants a world in which all blind and partially-sighted people enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. Their mission is to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people. We campaign for improved rehabilitation services and unhindered access for all blind and partially-sighted people.

Mental Health Foundation Mental Health Foundation
Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live

Sense Sense  
Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. We provide expert advice and information as well as specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. We also support people who have sensory impairments with additional disabilities

Epilepsy Action Epilepsy Action
Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.

British Heart Foundation British Heart Foundation
Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease. We will achieve this through our pioneering research, our vital prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for people living with heart disease.

We need you to share our vision because, together, we really can beat heart disease.

Relate
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through this website.

MS Society MS Society
Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS. It affects two million more. We offer hope for the future by investing millions in research, and help for today through our information, support and campaigning.

Lifespan

North East, independent Charity supporting people with life limiting illnesses.

Lifespan

http://lifespan-charity.com/

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Important News

Local Doctors practices have reported incidents of patients receiving unsolicited calls requesting their bank details in order to purchase vitamins. The caller claims that they work for the NHS before stating that the patient requires vitamins that are to be paid for over the phone, resulting in charges of hundreds of pounds. Durham Constabulary advise that anyone who has been contacted in this way contact their bank as soon as possible to attempt to block the payment, and should report it to Action Fraud (the UK's national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre) on 0300 123 2040. To reduce the number of cold calls, register with the telephone preference service on 0345 070 0707 or www.tpsonline.org.uk



 
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